Overnight Care for children? - page 3

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... Read More

  1. Visit  Esme12 profile page
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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???
  2. Visit  ♪♫ in my ♥ profile page
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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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  3. Visit  Esme12 profile page
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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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  4. Visit  Jenni811 profile page
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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?
  6. Visit  rn4ever? profile page
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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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  7. Visit  caliotter3 profile page
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    Same comment as in duplicate thread.
  8. Visit  nurse2033 profile page
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    The idea is good but I think it would be much easier to offer the care in the home. You have so much regulatory stuff and it would be disruptive to the kids to have to sleep somewhere else. It would also be much cheaper for the parent. Good luck.
  9. Visit  wooh profile page
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    Perhaps instead of a stand alone nightcare, you partner up with an already established childcare to expand their hours. (I'm not sure how this would work with childcare licensing/regulations or other business laws.) The daycare already being set up to "house" kids, with some modifications would be able to turn it into a 24 hour operation, and not paying separate lease/mortgage payments for two facilities. Besides, then you could cover those often forgotten 2nd shift workers!
    (Sort of like a dog boarding facility that does doggy daycare as well.)
  10. Visit  Old.Timer profile page
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    Quote from Esme12
    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.......

    It's very pricey to provide. The only ones I've ever been aware of that were successful were subsidized by hospitals to make it affordable. It was used as a recruitment tool/benefit to attract night staff. That was back in the days when sign-on bonuses were also routinely offered.
  11. Visit  Angels_wearScrubs profile page
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    would you be responsible for getting the child up in the morning, bathed and dressed in the morning for school? If I leave the hospital at 7:30, and my kid needs to be to school at 8/815......see what I mean?

    Besides that, I think it's a great idea.


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