If you are looking to start a home-based child care, you first have to do your research into your state and local laws. Most jurisdictions have set minimum standards for in-home care including registering and/or licensing your business, zoning regulations, annual training requirements, and health and safety standards you... more
These are conversations that need to take place prior to first day that child care services are provided to any new family AND also written into a contract signed by all parties. There is a nice nanny contract template on the Care.com website and several others available with a... more
An early childhood care professional with specialized training, varied skills sets, related degrees, and experience should feel comfortable charging and receiving premium rates for the area in which they live.