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Working Moms\\\' Secret Weapon: Child-care services (Part 2)

Putting up your own daycare or playschool is also a great business idea.
By KC Calpo |

Looking for — and deciding on — a daycare facility, playschool or preschool is very important, and each family will have different considerations. But what if you want to put up your own early child care and development facility? We do have additional tips for budding daycare center or playschool operators:

-Do research on various early childhood education philosophies and methods, and choose which one you want to focus on. You have a wide range to choose from, including Montessori, Waldorf, and Reggio Emilia to name a few.

 

-Say hello to paperwork, prep work and permit applications. If you\\\'re not renting out building space, you have to secure a building permit, plus look for and hire licensed and experienced contractors. Regardless of whether you own a space or you\\\'re renting it, you\\\'ll need a Mayor\\\'s Permit and baranggay permit, plus requirements from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), Social Security Service (SSS), PhilHealth, Pag-Ibig, Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), and accreditation from the Department of Education (DepEd). You\\\'ll also need to stop by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) if you\\\'re registering as a partnership or corporation.

 

-Space, security and safety. Daycare centers, playschools and preschools require a lot of room for kids, teachers, parents and staff to move around, as well as extra space for offices and day-to-day activities. Also check if the building or single-storey structure your facility\\\'s going to be in has good security and safety policies, especially for earthquake, flooding and fire.

-Location, location, location! Make sure your chosen venue is easy to find and accessible by both private and public modes of transportation. It would also be great if your venue has a lot of foot traffic.

 


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