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Opening a Daycare
If taking care of children is your calling, then you may be considering opening your own daycare. Before you dive right into the business, you need to think about daycare names.
Like any business, a name is very important: It is a part of the face of the business, something customers will see on the front line.
If a family isn't sure which daycare to choose, the daycare's name might become a deciding factor. Read on for ideas and inspiration!
Daycare Name Ideas
The Gingerbread House
Pitter Patter Playhouse
Teddy Bear Daycare
The Learning Tree
Kiddie City Daycare
Babes n' Tots
Snails and Puppydog Tails Childcare
Under the Son Christian Daycare
Happy Kidz Daycare
Happy Trails Daycare
Under the Sun Daycare
Bright Eyes Childcare
Little Ducklings Daycare
We Care Childcare
Itty Bitties Daycare
Play Safe Playhouse
Story Time Daycare
Over the Rainbow
The Children's Cloud
The Color Wheel Daycare
Laugh n' Learn Academy
Stop n' Play
Building Blocks Preschool
Learn n' Play
The Stepping Stone Preschool
Mother Goose's Playschool
Stepping Stones Academy
Crayon Prix Daycare
Miles of Smiles Childcare
Brainstorming Daycare Name Ideas
When thinking of daycare names, ponder the following:
- Consider the audience. Of course, you should gear the name toward the kids who will be attending but don't forget it is the parents who will ultimately decide if their child will attend.
- Refer to toys. So we've determined your clientele is young, so why not include something they can relate to in your daycare's name, i.e., "Teddy Bear Daycare"?
- Choose a name that makes it clear what you do. Who goes to daycares? Kids, children, toddlers, babies, and infants. There are many different variations of these words that can easily be used in the name. Add adjectives that describe them such as tiny, smart, little, and happy to help boost the appeal of the name, when possible.
- Incorporate your philosophy. Whether you are opening a religious daycare or a regular preschool-type of daycare, use related words in the name to give parents an idea of what you are all about. This can also help to draw in parents with common interests, saving you future headaches.
- Use rhymes. Rhymes are very catchy and easy to remember! Don’t be shy, give it a try!
- Convey a mood. What words come to mind when you think “daycare”? Ideally, you might think of words such as safe, secure, play, learn, fun, and happy. Your daycare name should denote a place where anyone should feel comfortable leaving their child. Parents want to know that their child will have fun, learn a lot, and be safe; a daycare name should convey this.
- Use common sense. Common sense goes a long way. If it seems like every daycare in town uses the word “play” in their names, then you definitely shouldn't use it; that is, if you want to stand out.
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Deciding on a Daycare Name
As you can see, the possibilities for daycare names are limitless, and it is really not that difficult to come up with good ones. If you find yourself stuck between a few names, try these ideas:
- Take a poll. Create a short survey on a website or use social networking to poll friends, family, or the general public.
- Plan a get-together. The opinion of others really matters when deciding on a business name, so why not have a little party where you can discuss it and get ideas? Invite family, friends, and even the kids for that extra boost of inspiration!
- Design a logo. Perhaps you’re more of a visual thinker and already have a logo in mind. If so, draw out the logo and see which names look best with it.
- Coin toss. Stuck between just two names? Flip a coin on it!
The best time to make big decisions, such as choosing a name for your daycare, is after you have had a good night of rest, after you eat, and when you have a clear mind. If you are running into mind blocks, try to relax and it will eventually just pop into your head!
Tips for Naming Your Daycare Business
Ann on August 13, 2020:
We are starting a daycare for hospital employees at our hospital. The initials of the hospital are RCH. Can you help me with a name please? Thank you
AZ on July 17, 2020:
I’m starting a Harry Potter themed kids daycare and this helped me out a lot!
Maizie Digby on June 07, 2020:
This really helped when trying to come up with a name for a story I'm writing! Thank you!
Sue and sons on April 20, 2020:
Im also opening a daycare and im also searching for a great name that will be easy for the kids
Anonymous User on March 19, 2020:
this didn't really help
Georginah Marope on March 11, 2020:
Thank you it's really helpful
Shay on March 10, 2020:
Thank you! This was helpful.
Vasuki on February 21, 2020:
I have did my dted .Am I eligible to open play group and nursery. Please can any help me and tell me the licensing needed to open play group.
Mithz_gives@yahoo.com on January 18, 2020:
Hi im openings my home day care would you like to help me what is the best name my child name is Charlotte Faith.
I was thinking if this good
Faith Loving Wecare!
pauline okoyo on January 07, 2020:
Latiesha on January 04, 2020:
I am opening a daycare, I would love some help with name selection
Sinthujah on December 25, 2019:
I need help choosing a name for my new daycare.
Sabrina on November 12, 2019:
I am opening a daycare , can u suggest any name
Mamorwa on November 07, 2019:
Hi I am interested on getting post. I might be a different child minder through your input
Ganesh on October 14, 2019:
We want to open a day care center and expecting support
Radhika on October 07, 2019:
I want open day care plz suggest me name
Anila Shah on September 02, 2019:
I am planning to open a day nursery, Can any one help me for how to start and go through step by step?
Also considering to provide religious education.
Yamaira on August 07, 2019:
I need help for a daycare name that I would like to do. Can anyone help with ideas Thanks!!!
Jessica Coleman from Ferguson on July 20, 2019:
I'm so excited about opening up my Home Daycare! Since I could remember I've always had a Huge Compassion for children' I've been working with individuals with Autism and disabilities for the past 18 years and I'm ready for a change but The same care and Love that I've always had for helping and making a difference
karen on July 16, 2019:
my grand opening for my daycare is in January if anyone is inter rested
krishan on June 27, 2019:
agastya on May 11, 2019:
you have the best collection. Appreciated
Celiwe Jack on April 27, 2019:
Looking for second hand day care centre mattresses
seema kalpal on April 07, 2019:
Hi i am seema i m planing to open a day care kindly anyone guide me i m pretty new to this feild
Rebeca on April 05, 2019:
Starting a new babysitting club hopefully this summer!
Usha Mamidi on April 05, 2019:
Hi frnds I wish u all who r starting day care n play schools all d very best.... One thing is dont blindly trust anyone... Take ur lead n move on with success
Emma on April 01, 2019:
I have a plant of opening children centre so you pray of me that with God it be don
God be wit you as you do that
ashu on March 30, 2019:
hello everyone. i am starting a new pre school. if anybody plz suggest me pre school name and also quotation.
Karishma on March 14, 2019:
I also start my own play school. Can u tell Me what's the first step to start it.
Gengeswary on February 28, 2019:
Hai i am starting a new preschool n daycare center.pls give me some cute name.
UJ on February 14, 2019:
Pleasegive me new unknown name for my pre primary playschool
Shravan kumar on February 12, 2019:
Please give me a new n catchy names for my new pre primary school
ABIGAIL on February 11, 2019:
hello, I am starting up a daycare center p/s I need a name that will go with my name ABIGAIL
Mazlan A from Malaysia on February 08, 2019:
Tatiana, enjoyed reading your article.
After this tough decision of finding the right name, the next step is finding the right fonts and color: another difficult choice to be made.
I personally believed that the wrong choice in fonts and color will mess up even the right name.
I have seen some restaurants with weird names but because they chose the right font style and color, it came out stylist and welcoming.
Just my 2c worth!
Susie ruiz on December 15, 2018:
Sunny side day care
Elorm on October 09, 2018:
I want some cute names for the classes in my preschool,i am about to start soon.Thanks. want to name the school"The Anna Maria school.
Careen on September 10, 2018:
I have a slogan that is where children grow in mind and spirit what is the best name for the day care centre
Anju Poudel on August 24, 2018:
I need help choosing a name for my new daycare.
Veron on August 20, 2018:
Hi! I want to start my kindergarten soon hope i can have a name related to humanistic and learning step by step. Can you please give me some idea?
Lata on August 10, 2018:
I want to be start a preschool so i want some knowledge about that, how can i start a preschool what are the basic things to start. and my preschool name is kid's zone.
jacob on July 24, 2018:
i need a proper name for my nursery school, it catters 3 to 5years
Sarah on July 23, 2018:
Home Grown Childcare (house with heart and child for logo)
Grow with Me Childcare (stick mom and child for logo)
With Love Childcare (child hugging heart logo)
Just like Home Childcare (house with rainbow over for logo)
The Missing Piece Childcare (with puzzle pieces for logo)
Which one is best???
Elizabeth Ziba on July 13, 2018:
I want to start my day care Centre in Malawi. LITTLE DUCKLINGS is the name.
Latonya on May 23, 2018:
How about Miss Barnes Dancing Little Stars
Kavya on May 16, 2018:
How about Mumma's Smile Day Care
Dada on May 12, 2018:
You should do
Building Brains Daycare
Tyty on May 12, 2018:
I am starting a day care soon and I need a name to use which should be comprises of letter B,K andT..pls help me
izzy on April 16, 2018:
are you aloud to use names?
Liam on March 22, 2018:
I love it
gazyt garcia on March 01, 2018:
need good names
Sandy on February 26, 2018:
We are starting a family daycare, please help with the name, we are in a mostly Hispanic neighborhood, so we need a cute, easy name that we might be able to translate in Spanish. THANK YOU, GRACIAS.
Priscilla Clendenning on February 24, 2018:
25 successful years...the name " Precious Ones" child care center
it conveyed how I felt about their child....
"Play n' Learn" child care center would also be good.
minika on February 20, 2018:
Want to start a daycare, nursery and primary school, help give a fantastic name please
Ralph Diaz on January 30, 2018:
yo homies i am trying to make a daycare for a school project hit my line with names
Rachel Papier on January 30, 2018:
Hi I'm starting a play group the name is Little Tiny Tots.can you please help me to dezine a logo for my play group.
Danisile on January 25, 2018:
I'm starting a day care I need a name can you pks help children from 1month to 4years
Betty Nkosi on January 17, 2018:
Im starting a day care. i need a name taking from 1month to 4 years
Maddie on January 15, 2018:
I’m starting a babysitting business and I need a business name. Btw I’m only 12.
Millie White on January 03, 2018:
I am opening up a day/learning center with the characters of Minions. I need a name for my daycare/learning center. Can you PLEASE HELP ME.
mojisola seriki on December 27, 2017:
pls give a name for my family day which i want to start
Alayr on December 11, 2017:
I need suggestions for a diabetic day care please
Sam Dennis on November 17, 2017:
May I have suggestions for my Christian daycare please.
Rubina Kazi on October 17, 2017:
I need a nice cute name for my preschool...Which will be a home based school..
Peter on October 09, 2017:
May I have suggestions for my family daycare please?
Bpa on October 07, 2017:
I need a good name for my preschool
kitty on October 06, 2017:
plz give me a name for a daycare i might start
RZ on October 03, 2017:
Please suggest a nice name for nursery
Paulina Seibes on July 16, 2017:
Hi can you please help me with the name i want to open day care i love to work with the kids.... Please help
Talarah G on July 02, 2017:
I am creating a daycare business for a school assessment task...and i need a name FAST...plz HELP!!!
Rebecca on May 20, 2017:
I choose Teddy bear care or kool kidz idk which one
hufin on May 15, 2017:
i need a good name for my preeschool
renada on May 10, 2017:
Hi I'm trying to come up with a daycare name!! Can u help me?
Bernice Torres on May 01, 2017:
Elka why don't yo do Little Hoppers Daycare.
Radha on April 16, 2017:
I need help choosing a name for my new daycare.
Elka on April 04, 2017:
Hi I always dream open my own daycare the 1st employee with disableties, to do this.I need a name has to do with frog's, I do collect them around my house,I'm thing little hoppers what do you think? Please help.
Beatrice on April 04, 2017:
Look for name for my new day care
Patience on April 01, 2017:
Im 17 and im about to graduate highschool early tgen go to college for childhood development. I have a gift with kids with behavioral problems and mental issues. Where i live most daycares are extra expensive and very unimpressive. Since my name is Patience, i want that in there. This site gave me many ideas and helped a lot
kgomotso on March 20, 2017:
i need help choosing a name for ma new day care center the name that is unique
Claudia R Mendez on August 18, 2016:
I want to change the name of my daycare.
The current name doesn't bring me joy no more. Can I just go ahead and change it?
Brandie on August 16, 2016:
I chose "love & learning" how does that sound?
Paula on May 18, 2016:
I'm a grandmother and this is the biggest reason I am opening an in home day care. I was just going to name mine, Paula's Day Car. But I like Grandma's day care. It that a professional business like name or not?
babatunde blessing on April 03, 2016:
I really want 2 customize my name for my daycare and preschool buz
Demetria on March 25, 2016:
I totally agree with "H" 5 weeks ago , I think that it showz the ownerz unprofessionalism when they miz-spell words in the naming of their businezzez. Kidz are just learning how to spell and don't need the extra confusion. You see how stupid that looks! Keep class in your preschool.
Macashley on March 16, 2016:
H on February 17, 2016:
Please stop spelling daycare names wrong to look cute. Actually, continue spelling it with z's instead of s's and k's instead of c's so I know which centers to avoid.
Rafat on November 04, 2015:
I need help choosing a name for my new activity centre with letters D,J & P. It should be unique n catchy .
Rajendra rokana on May 08, 2015:
Nice website I want to open a cretch with all facilities
Angel C on September 12, 2014:
Hello, my name is Angel, I am 26 with a 2 year old daughter. I have been working in home day cares since the age of 12, child care is my calling. With that being said, I'm planning to operate a baby sitting service at home and need ideas for a name. I really want to incorporate my daughter's name which is Alanee. We also call her Lanee. I would really appreciate if you could help! Thanks
Esmeralda River on September 04, 2014:
I need help choosing a name for my new daycare. I want a name that is unique and that nobody has used before . Help!!!