25 Childcare Business Ideas You Can Start Today [2022]

25 Childcare Business Ideas You Can Start Today [2022]

Interested in starting a childcare business in 2022?

We put together 25 of the best childcare businesses you can start in today.

For each business idea, we’ll show you real-world examples of other childcare businesses to help you see what it really takes.

Here's the full list:

1. Start a pet care business ($96K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$8,000 — $250,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$75,500
Time To Revenue
360 days
Skills
Business model
Work from home

Benny DiFranco from Columbus, OH, USA started Hands N Paws over 4 years ago, a pet care business.

  • Revenue: $8,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 4
  • Location: Columbus, OH, USA

Case Study

In 2017, I started my business by accident… quite literally! I was in my second year at Capital University (Columbus, Ohio) and was looking to get a part-time job. One day in my spring semester, I found myself looking up “babysitting jobs in Columbus, OH”. In my short search, I came across “dog sitting jobs available - sign up now!” Curiously, I hadn’t known that dog sitting was “a thing” or rather, that there were professional dog-sitting companies out there that employed people. I signed up as a pet sitter on Rover.com that same day and in a matter of 10 months, found myself a technician suffering from an entrepreneurial seizure.

Continue creating and documenting so that the business owner can pointedly begin to remove him/herself from being so directly involved. Herein lies the definition of what it means to be a true entrepreneur.

This is a phrase coined by one of my biggest inspirations in business, Michael Gerber- author of the E-Myth series. More to come on him later!

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2. Start an aspiring babysitters training program business

Examples of a successful aspiring babysitters training program business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a aspiring babysitters training program business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an aspiring babysitters training program business ➜

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3. Start a home tutoring business

Examples of a successful home tutoring business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a home tutoring business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a home tutoring business ➜

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4. Start a daycare

Examples of a successful daycare:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a daycare:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a daycare ➜

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5. Start a story books supplying business

Examples of a successful story books supplying business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a story books supplying business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a story books supplying business ➜

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6. Start a babysitting business

Examples of a successful babysitting business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a babysitting business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a babysitting business ➜

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7. Start a home schooling business

Examples of a successful home schooling business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a home schooling business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a home schooling business ➜

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8. Start a nanny placement service business

Examples of a successful nanny placement service business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a nanny placement service business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a nanny placement service business ➜

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9. Start a children toys distribution business

Examples of a successful children toys distribution business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a children toys distribution business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a children toys distribution business ➜

10. Start a children special needs daycare business

Examples of a successful children special needs daycare business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a children special needs daycare business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a children special needs daycare business ➜

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11. Start a cartoonist business

How Much Can You Make?
$100 — $4,700/month
Skills

Examples of a successful cartoonist business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a cartoonist business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a cartoonist business ➜

Case Study

I’m Zoltán, together with my two colleagues Arnold and Gergő, we founded Avatoon.net
We are selling custom hand-drawn avatars, drawn by professional illustrators through our website.

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12. Start an after school daycare services business

Examples of a successful after school daycare services business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a after school daycare services business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an after school daycare services business ➜

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13. Start a lullabies recording business

Examples of a successful lullabies recording business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a lullabies recording business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a lullabies recording business ➜

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14. Start a crèche business

Examples of a successful crèche business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a crèche business ➜

15. Start a professional babysitting networking platform business

Examples of a successful professional babysitting networking platform business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a professional babysitting networking platform business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a professional babysitting networking platform business ➜

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16. Start a preschool daycare services business

Examples of a successful preschool daycare services business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a preschool daycare services business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a preschool daycare services business ➜

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17. Start a lesson plans business

Examples of a successful lesson plans business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a lesson plans business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a lesson plans business ➜

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18. Start a music classes business

Examples of a successful music classes business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a music classes business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a music classes business ➜

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19. Start an early childhood education specialist business

Examples of a successful early childhood education specialist business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a early childhood education specialist business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an early childhood education specialist business ➜

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20. Start a martial art school

Examples of a successful martial art school:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a martial art school:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a martial art school ➜

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21. Start an art & crafts classes business

Examples of a successful art & crafts classes business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a art & crafts classes business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an art & crafts classes business ➜

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22. Start a baby nursery business

Examples of a successful baby nursery business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a baby nursery business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a baby nursery business ➜

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23. Start a dance classes business

How Much Can You Make?
Skills

Examples of a successful dance classes business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a dance classes business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a dance classes business ➜

Case Study

Turning a passion into a 6-figure business is the goal of many entrepreneurs, and Jennifer Sobel has made that happen.

She has taken her long-term passion for belly dancing and used her three years of knowledge in digital marketing to build a successful belly dancing coaching business online.

Her company is called TheBellyDanceSolution.com and she inspires hundreds of women to attain their positive body goals with the help of belly dancing.

Jennifer uses belly dancing as a tool to live a healthy and happy life and helps her clients live a stress-free life while guiding them to regain their confidence & self-esteem.

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Listen to the full podcast on sidehustleschool.com➜

24. Start a textbook sales business

Examples of a successful textbook sales business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a textbook sales business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a textbook sales business ➜

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25. Start an education toys business

Examples of a successful education toys business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a education toys business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an education toys business ➜

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