Daycare shortage becomes a business opportunity for Osborn
Mandi Osborn is a relative newcomer in the daycare business.
She started operating The Tot Spot out of her home five years ago in order to stay at home with her four children.
It didn’t take long to realize the need for providers in Scott City.
Osborn and her boyfriend, Michael Hickey, soon had eight more children under their care - giving them the maximum of 12 allowed.
“We have 17 enrolled, but we can only keep 12 at any given time,” Osborn points out. “Some of the additional kids are here when school is cancelled and school vacation days, but we can usually make it work when others don’t bring their kids.”
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