Foam Mats in the Home Daycare Setting

As a daycare provider in your own home, you know how important it is to offer parents exactly what they’re looking for: a safe, nurturing environment for their children. You have to be the parent-away-from-home, and provide a home-away-from-home that any parent would be happy to have their child raised in. One of the key components to success in this venture is to offer an environment that is appealing not only to parents, but to kids as well. Not many things appeal to both parents and kids in the daycare setting. Mom and Dad look for a compassionate, competent caregiver while the kids might just be interested in someone who can be fun. Mom and Dad look at the safety of the house or facility, but of course kids see the potential for entertainment. To offer both parents and kids something appealing is quite a feat, and that’s where foam mats come in.

EVA foam mats do several important things. They can delineate the part of the home that is intended specifically for the kids, making it obvious that you’re being intentional about providing a secure place for the kids. They provide cushioning when kids or objects hit the floor (which they do about every 30 seconds…) and can mean the difference between a break or just a few easily managed bumps and bruises. Our mats are also made of water-resistant material, so they don’t absorb liquids the way carpet would. They’re easily cleaned and dried with just a mop or rag and some water. No abrasive chemicals are ever needed, so our mats are also conducive to a healthy environment.

But our EVA foam mats are fun, too. Kids are drawn to bright, energetic colors and our mats come in many of those. Our ABC 123 mats could be the focal point of the floor, teaching while they sit silently and wait for the kids to notice. Our 3/8″ foam mats come in 13 colors, so you can choose exactly the right one for your style of care giving. The kids will love the gently bouncy feel of the mats and will have a comfortable place to sit on the floor and play. Now you’ve satisfied both parents and kids. We’d say you’re all set to win this year’s Best Home Daycare Provider award!