If you are seeking work at home mom jobs you may want to think about providing daycare for other working parents. Of course, to do this kind of work, you need to have a great deal of patience and compassion.
Things You Will Need
You will need to be willing to research daycare licensing regulations in your county and state.
Step 1You should find out what the licensing requirements for home based daycare are in your particular state and then follow these requirements exactly. (For instance, you might need to take part in a training course in order to receive your license to provide daycare.)
Step 2Of course one of the biggest reasons that providing daycare is one of the most appealing of all the work at home mom jobs is that it enables you to earn a good living while staying home with your own children. Also, from a socialization perspective, it's good for your children to have other children to play with during the day.
Step 3There are plenty of parents out there who prefer to place their children in a cozy home daycare environment, rather than in a busy childcare center, which is another reason to consider providing daycare in your home, rather than pursuing other work at home mom jobs.
To make your life easier in this or any other work at home mom jobs it helps to create a lot of scheduled routines, and then to stick with them day in and day out. For instance, you could have a regular snack time, a regular nap time, a regular lunch time, a scheduled time for reading stories and for playing games and working on ef="/Arts and Crafts">arts and crafts projects, etc. Whenever possible, try to plan each week's menus and activities ahead of time, and try to stick to those plans as closely as you can.
Tips & Warnings
Children find routines and consistent schedules soothing, and when they feel calm and relaxed, they tend to behave much better. Also be sure to set aside specific rooms for your daycare, and make other rooms off limits, as this will help you keep the lines between your work life and your home life less blurry. Please consider providing home based daycare and/or pursuing other work at home mom jobs as you continue your job hunt.
For more tips on working at home, you may want to read this piece, as well as this one.