Month: June 2012

Getting Down to the Nitty Gritty

So, for the next few weeks, I want to expand upon “What Parents are Looking for in a Dayhome”.  I feel it is important that we get down to the nitty gritty, so here goes.This week’s topic is: Is your dayhome safe for children of all ages? We realise you cannot plan for every possible eventuality, […]

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What are Parents looking for in a Dayhome?

So. You’ve decided to run a dayhome; either privately, or with an agency. Whether you are new at this, or just need a refresher, here are some tips: WHAT are parents looking for? First and foremost, parents are looking for a place where their child is going to be happy.  Leaving your child in care […]

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Licensing and Regulations of Private Dayhomes in Alberta:

Here’s some things you need to know: A license is required under the Child Care Licensing Act to operate a childcare program that provides care for seven or more children except for: §       Private babysitting in a private home for six children or less.  The caregiver’s own children are not included in these six. §  […]

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