Children in daycare could easily spend more of their waking hours there than they do in their own homes, so it's important that the daycare be a safe, fun, and educational environment. Whether it's five children you care for in your own home or 30 children you (and several other qualified adults, we hope!) watch over at a daycare center, you're sure to find that your daycare is more successful if it's equipped with the right daycare furniture, daycare storage, and daycare learning aids.
The first things you'll want to consider are the basics in daycare furniture. If you have a small daycare, the children may be eating lunch at the same table they'll use for arts and crafts. Choose daycare tables that will serve any and every need. When it comes to daycare chairs, size matters. Little ones will be happier and more content when they're in a seat that fits. Also of top importance will be daycare storage. Kids require a lot of stuff so you'll need book storage, coat racks, storage cubbies and bins, and more to keep everything from turning to chaos.
Outfit the daycare in plenty of soft play equipment that lets them climb, tumble and bump without risk of injury. Outside, you'll need plenty of swing sets, sand boxes and riding toys to keep them going. And while motor skills are a key factor in child development, don't forget to encourage their imaginative play with dramatic play equipment like toy kitchens, play houses, and dress up.
If they're not playing or eating, they're probably sleeping. Nap mats or youth and toddler cots will make sure they're comfy enough to sleep … so you can finally sit down and relax, too. And for the babies, you'll need safe, quality full size cribs or folding portable cribs. Finish off the daycare with some fun reading and activity rugs and some kid's bean bags and you're almost ready. Now all you need is patience, kindness, and a whole lot of energy.</p>