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Home Daycare

The Ultimate Guide To Home Daycare

Running your own in-home daycare is one of the best ways to make money while working from home, without having to pay for child care yourself.

There is relatively little cost involved in setting up, and no investment other than your time and energy.  It’s win/win!

Here at Welcome To The Zoo, I know many of my readers are doing just that: supporting their families financially by running a home daycare.  There are lots of helpful posts scattered around this blog, so I thought I’d gather them here in one easy to find location.  Enjoy!

I’d love to hear from you too.  Are there questions you have or challenges you’ve encountered that we could discuss on Welcome To The Zoo?  Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comment section, or even email me at megan@welcometothezoo.ca!

And if you’d like get ahold of this information in ebook form, take a look at Running A Home Daycare {and doing it well!}.  It’s $2.00 well spent!

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Megan is a WAHM to 3 (and then some) kids, who spends the majority of her time working as an Administrative Assistant, blogging and washing dishes. She loves to write about her adventures in parenting, running a home daycare, adoption and whatever else strikes her fancy!


  1. Lois Jones

    What a great resource to have! I’m gonna pass it along to a friend of mine who wants to start one! Thanks!
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  2. Beth@FrugalFroggie

    It is harder to open a in-home daycare locally where I live. I have thought about it a few times.
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  3. Ntina

    What great recourses! Thanks for sharing with us at the bloggers brags pinterest party! I’ve pinned your post!
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  4. Elizabeth O.

    Lots of things to learn here. Running a home day care is a great opportunity for stay at home moms who are looking to earn extra income.

  5. mrenkema79

    Great resources here! I did daycare for a few years. It always helps to have more tips!

  6. Maggie

    My friend that I work with just quit her job to do this. She has done it before and is now going to do it again while caring for her newborn grand Baby!
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  7. Cristina

    You are such a generous person for sharing your knowlege and personal experience, I´m writing from Mexico, Im about to open a day care center and I love all your posts! 🙂

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