Overnight Care for children? - page 2

by LilNurse2b143 6,170 Views | 23 Comments

So I have come up with an idea of possibly opening up a "night" care for the sole purpose of mother's and father's who work the third shift. There are so many people who are struggling with day care/school hour issues b/c of... Read More


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    Quote from LilNurse2b143
    Thank you for the feedback! I would not be doing this in my home. I would establish an actual facility. I would like to take as many children as I am able to start off with given the number of staff I would have at that time. Hours would most likely be from 6p-8a. There are no other "overnight" cares that I have seen in NJ that I'm aware of. Affordability would be a must. Just brainstorming ideas still-it only came about a week or so ago
    You need to do a market evaluation...the website idea is brilliant. Fing out what your demmographic is ready to pay for or even if they think it's a viable option. Flyers on the cars in the hospital parking lot overnight.....Check with your states rules and regs. Maybe you state doesn't allow overnight child care outside of a residential home for whatever regulatory issue. What is your overhead?....who would you hire?....HOw much would you pay?.....do you offer your employee's benefits?....do your care givers need to be certified/licensed care givers? What are fire regulations in a free-standing non residential building providing overnight child care......

    It is a really great idea.....but I have never seen one. It makes you wonder why.......are there regulations against overnight daycare facilities? Is the insurance/overhead too much?......Is there no interest/clients due to saftey cost issues? Is it cheaper to hire someone to care for the children in their own home?

    Keep us posted.......
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    I am not sure about your target market. Unless both parents work nights, it seems (and I am speaking from experience) most parents learn to juggle the child care responsibilities. If anything I would think it would be the night shift worker wanting care in the daytime so that the person could sleep. I suppose if it was a single parent who had no family to help out, then maybe that single night shift parent would appreciate the option. But then, if you are dealing with school age children, there is the issue of getting to school in the morning.
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    That would br fantastic! My hubby works odd hours and I work the 7 pm to 7:30 am shift. My family gets tired of emergency child care calls!
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    Quote from JeneraterRN
    That would br fantastic! My hubby works odd hours and I work the 7 pm to 7:30 am shift. My family gets tired of emergency child care calls!
    What would you be willing to pay???
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    Quote from Esme12
    Flyers on the cars in the hospital parking lot overnight.....
    I just want to caution you on this approach. I personally find this to be about the most irritating form of advertising that there is and would *never* patronize such a business.

    With telemarketers, there's the do-not-call list. With spam, there's the spam filter. With door-to-door, there's "no thanks."

    With the car flyers... mostly it's just litter.

    Sorry, just a pet peeve of mine.
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    Quote from ♪♫ in my ♥
    I just want to caution you on this approach. I personally find this to be about the most irritating form of advertising that there is and would *never* patronize such a business.

    With telemarketers, there's the do-not-call list. With spam, there's the spam filter. With door-to-door, there's "no thanks."

    With the car flyers... mostly it's just litter.

    Sorry, just a pet peeve of mine.

    Too Funny!!!!!!...........True but to get real input and you can't go inside without a pass.....besides standing at the employee enterance and hand them out there aren't a lot of other ways.......I just tossed that out there!!!
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    Another business that might be really really good is to watch children during the day for moms/dads who work nights, so open up from maybe 6:30-2:00 or whatever so they can get some sleep when they get home. My sister works nights and this is her biggest issue, getting sleep when she gets home. My sister has a 18 month old and she works nights to avoid the expenses of daycare, and her husband works during the day. so when she gets home from work my nephew is up and ready to play, she is ready to sleep.

    Maybe thinking of something to assist with this would be even better, because i think that is a big issue for night shifters as well.
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    Quote from Esme12
    Too Funny!!!!!!...........True but to get real input and you can't go inside without a pass.....besides standing at the employee enterance and hand them out there aren't a lot of other ways.......I just tossed that out there!!!
    I hear you.

    How 'bout this? Advertising on Allnurses.com?
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    This would also benefit single parents who work the overnight shift-----especially if they don't have family or friends that's nearby that they can rely on.
    Last edit by rn4ever? on May 3, '11
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    Same comment as in duplicate thread.


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