I started a school age childcare in my home this past Jan. I only watch children 5 and older, so they only come before and after school. It worked out really well this past spring. I had time during the day to homeschool, clean, go on field trips, etc and then the kids played all afternoon w/the daycare kids.<br><br>
I'm kind of glad that I am only watching 2 children this summer on a very part-time basis(their mom works on call) because it would be really hard to watch kids all day long. I'm planning to advertise for more kids as it gets closer to school starting again.<br><br>
I don't see what the difference would be between babysitting while homeschooling and having younger kids of your own. Either way your attention is going to be divided between the kids. But they'll still all get more attention than they would in school.