What learned is you don;t have to spend a lot of money to have a successful in-home daycare. Buying second hand stuff works just as well as expensive stuff.. You can find all age appropriate thing at a second hand store. Also you can use material around you house you already have and don’t have to go out and purchase expensive things.. Make sure each child has their own personal space for their things. Space is the key of having a successful daycare. Make sure you have storage for all age appropriate age children. were they can self direct play. Make sure to have quite activity for children at the appropriate time. And make sure your outside area is well planed for all age children so they can explore with out getting hurt.