Who is it suited to?
Running a nursery is certainly not a 'get-rich-quick' plan. In fact, you could make more money driving a taxi. But, if you want a job - and a business - that offers something a bit special, this could be right up your street.
It is a business that tends to attract working parents - either because they think they could do a better job than the nurseries already on offer or they discover that there is nothing available in the area at all.
But don't fall into the trap of thinking that looking after your own children will give you the experience necessary to run a nursery. Can you remember the worst day you had looking after your own kids? Add another 20 children and the additional pressure these 20 being someone else's child.
You will need endless enthusiasm and energy. Don't expect to win prizes for your fashion sense either. Nappy changing and baby feeding could soon spoil your best clothes. You need to have the patience of a saint. One child screaming or crying can be tiring, but imagine that multiplied several times.
But if you can cope with the tears and tantrums, this is a business that offers much more than money.