Forum Daycare Forum

Go Back Forum > Main Category > Daycare Center and Family Home Forum

Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Daycare Center and Family Home owners, Directors, Operators and Assistants should post and ask questions here.

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-03-2016, 11:55 AM
Kelnika's Avatar
Kelnika Kelnika is offline Member
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 1
Question Fence

I rent a house where they will let me run an in home child care. I'd love to do it, but I find myself hesitant as my yard space is VERY limited. All of it is on the outside edge of the house as I live on a corner lot. The yard extends approximately 10-15 feet from the house, ends in a sidewalk with a boulevard. I'm worried about the kids going beyond the sidewalk when I don't notice as most of the kids I'll service will probably be between the ages of 1 and 5.
I cannot afford to fence the yard, unless it's a cheaper fencing that I can use. I do not want to put it up and take it down constantly as I don't see myself having time for that.
We do have a park nearby, three blocks, but the city filled the playground with sand...
Thank you for your thoughts and input!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2016, 12:02 PM
JackandJill's Avatar
JackandJill JackandJill is offline Member
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 419

Depending on your state regulations, and what your land lord says, some fencing is inexpensive. I have a post and rail fence, and my licenser just made me add chicken wire to the bottom half to keep kids from sneaking underneath it. I was worried I would have to replace with picket fence or stockade or something, which was out of my budget, but she found an easy solution for me.

Give your office a call and see what the requirements are and then go from there. Good luck!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2016, 12:05 PM
daycarediva's Avatar
daycarediva daycarediva is offline Member
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 11,543

I just fenced in a 60x40ft area with 4ft wooden picket fencing for $400.

A chain link would have been half that.

Worth the liability and to have a designated place to play.
Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2016, 12:25 PM
Posts: n/a

Before you fence be sure to check license requirements if you plan to be licensed. There may be a minimum space requirement.
Reply With Quote

fence, fenced yard, fences

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
More State Issues with Fence Requirements gbcc Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 46 08-28-2018 02:35 PM
Payments on Fence Kelly Daycare and Taxes 6 01-18-2016 04:14 PM
Building A Fence For Play Area - Little OT Nickel Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11 04-26-2014 08:05 PM
State Required Pool Fence tn0087 Daycare and Taxes 2 11-11-2013 12:10 PM
Fence Installation Tax Question WImom Daycare and Taxes 2 01-14-2011 12:27 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:57 AM.         Find A Daycare         List Your Daycare         Toys & Products                 About Us
Please read our Disclaimer before continuing.

Topics pertain mainly to the following States:

Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming