There are career women looking for a place to put their kids while they are away at work. Some businesspersons too would be glad to have a place to put theirs. They want a place that is neat and safe.
A place where they will drop their kids and be sure they would meet them well and hearty. A crèche is the answer.
You can provide that service especially if you are a woman. You only need a well-ventilated room for a start, a couple of mattresses, cots and beddings. You will also need some toys.
You will do well to put tiles on the floor and mop the floor always, knowing that kids do play on the floor.
Children like pictures, so I advise you put a TV and DVD there where you can play children rhymes. You also need a first aid box.
With time, you will need to register with the government. All the above are not enough to make you succeed, you must love children and their tantrums. If you employ hands, as you will do, they must love children as well. If you radiate love to the kids, the parents will appreciate you and present you with gifts besides the fees.
If you employ hands, as you will do, they must love children as well. If you radiate love to the kids, the parents will appreciate you and present you with gifts besides the fees.
There are examples of very big schools today, which started as crèche. This business, like school business is lucrative.
You do not need any raw materials and you are not so much affected by electricity. Things can be safely predetermined which makes planning easy.
MARKETING. Have a beautifully printed handbill displaying happy children at a crèche and distribute them in your locality.
Please do not use European children many lazy printers lift from the computer.
They annoy me. Instead, take the trouble to take your own photograph of African children, if you cannot get such children in the PC.
You will know which houses your likely customers are living. From your price, which you must have fixed through research and the quality of service you are providing, you will know those who can afford your price.
Some people cannot afford to pay as little as N3000 per term so do not waste your fliers. There is no need flogging a dead horse.
Now, follow up with house-to-house visits and invite them to come and see the place. While in their houses, be friendly with the kids especially the ones you are targeting.
CAVEAT. You are dealing with kids who cannot talk. Do not provide food of any kind except biscuits and pure water.
Do not mix up their food, that is, do not give A’s food to B. As a rule, any ill pupil should be taken to the hospital.
No self medication by you, except the medicine brought by the parents.
Some people use oral tranquilizers to put troublesome children to sleep, DO NOT DO IT.