Peabody resident turns her love for children into a business
After working in several daycare centers over the years, Janine Foth, an eight-year resident of Peabody, has opened a home daycare.
At the moment, it operates under a temporary license, but she plans to make it permanent.
The daycare operates under the name Nene’s Daycare, inspired by the name her grandson calls her.
“I have just always liked to take care of babies and kids,” Foth said. “It’s just something I’ve always had an interest in doing.”
It was this interest in caring for children that compelled her to get a degree in Early Childhood Education.
She began her studies at Colby Community College and finished her degree at Barton Community College in Great Bend.
When her children were younger, she ran her first in-home daycare. As her children got older, she closed down the daycare and began working at centers instead.
Foth’s return to the realm of home daycare was because of her wish to return to a family daycare environment, as well as the ability to take care of her young niece, Harper, during the day.
Foth teaches the children songs and games. She also does sensory activities including working with play-doh and painting with sticks and other objects, but mostly they just play.
“Someday I would like to expand it, and eventually maybe open a center,” Foth said. “But I wanted to start small and build back up.”
Last modified Nov. 1, 2018