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Didn't know where to post this... Childcare? **Alexius's Mommy** 1 child; Elmira, New York 256 posts
25th Apr '13

I didn't really know where to post this but here goes... My daughter is about a month old and I was thinking of ways of how I could make money from home since I can't quite work yet because I am still healing. Childcare popped into my head but my question is how would I go about doing it?

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44071 posts
25th Apr '13

Depends on if u wanna be licensed or not. If not then find some kids randomly, care.com, Craigslist, whatever. If u wanna be licensed then call your local LCD song office and ask for some help on where to start.

kthx. Due January 13 (girl); Cleves, Ohio 66885 posts
status 25th Apr '13

Make sure you're CPR certified and know proper first aid care. Care.com has a lot of people on it who are looking for babysitters, so just browse that and see if you meet their qualifications.

**Alexius's Mommy** 1 child; Elmira, New York 256 posts
25th Apr '13

Do you have to be licensed?

kthx. Due January 13 (girl); Cleves, Ohio 66885 posts
status 25th Apr '13
Quoting **Alexius's Mommy**:" Do you have to be licensed? "


Not if you only watch a few kids. I don't know what the limit is... but if you go over it, you need a license and/or a second babysitter.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44071 posts
25th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting **Alexius's Mommy**:</b>" Do you have to be licensed? "</blockquote>




If you aren't advertising as daycare. You can "babysit" and not be licensed. And yes like someone else said get CPR and first aid certified. Call your local Red Cross for classes. It's not that expensive and well worth it. And you'd be more marketable if you get a background check.

**Alexius's Mommy** 1 child; Elmira, New York 256 posts
25th Apr '13

ok thanks everyone :)

waiting for 7/29/13 1 child; Haymarket, Virginia 416 posts
25th Apr '13

Typically its 5 kids per adult sitter but every state is different.

I'm me 4 kids; Kentucky 3109 posts
25th Apr '13
Quoting waiting for 7/29/13:" Typically its 5 kids per adult sitter but every state is different."


this is what I was thinking also