You may love nurturing all children whether they are yours or not; some people love to be around children and think that they would like to become a childminder and it would be a good fit for their life circumstances. Although I have written about points to consider before becoming a childminder, there are also positive aspects of this calling as well.
Having Friends For Your Children
I found this was a nice way for my own children to make friends while they were being home educated; they were able to have the daily interaction with other school-aged children.
Children are able to make friends and play with those of other ages and not just restricted to those of the same age as they are in a daycare.
Children always create new challenges and a childminder will have to be on his or her toes. If you enjoy new challenges, then childminding may be for you.
Childminding is a way to make money from your own home if you are unable to work elsewhere for whatever reason. You will have to know the rules, regulations, and legislation in your area to know what you need to do to become registered and legal. Of course the more children you mind the more income.
In some areas there are childminding support groups where minders support each other. You can ask questions, get craft ideas, and that’s wonderful. If there’s one in your area, take advantage of it.
Keep Your Youth
Childminding is one way to keep you young and ‘hip’. You will know what is going on in the schools and keep abreast of the latest trends. You will also get your exercise picking up toys!