Category: Running your Dayhome

How being a teacher has helped me as an entrepreneur

Well, I’m about six months into this entrepreneurial business thing, and I have to say, its been quite a ride. The day we had our first dayhome sign on, I literally ran across the room and JUMPED on my husband in a full body hug I was so excited! Then there have been the days when my […]

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Getting Back to Back to School

Well, its that time again. There is a coolness in the air, and the stores are packed with binders, books, pens, etc. Yup, back to school. After a lovely, long, lazy summer, its time to get back to reality. With reality comes routine and schedules.  Regardless of the age of children, back to school is […]

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A place for everything, and everything in its place…. hopefully!

I am one of those people who cannot think or focus in clutter. Even just being in a house that is really cluttered makes me twitchy Before I sit down to write, work, plan, mark, etc. I have to have a clear space around me. The nights before report cards are due, or if I […]

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Keeping Life Organized

Life is busy. And when you care for other people’s children, its even busier!  There are a number of tips and tools out there to help keep your brain from exploding and helping you stay on top of things. As a business owner, teacher and mom, here are some things I do to help keep […]

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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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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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