Choosing a Van for Your Home Daycare: The Three Types of Used Vans for Sale

by | Oct 17, 2013 | Automobile


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If you’re a parent, you know how valuable a good daycare provider is. You also probably know how hard it is to find a good one! This is one of the biggest reasons so many stay at home moms start their own home daycares. If you’re at the point where you’re ready to go from babysitting a few children, to starting a daycare, then you’re probably looking into what you’ll need to buy. Among other things, this probably includes a larger vehicle, so that you can offer transportation. Here we’ll take a look at the different types of Used Vans For Sale that would work for your home daycare.

There are three types of vans that are typically used in the home daycare industry, visit Heritage Motors Corporate Center for more info. Let’s take a look at each one.


This type of used vans for sale are based on the design of a car, with additional seating and cargo space. Sliding doors, foldaway seats, and cargo areas are typical of this type of van. Minivans generally have passenger seating for 6 to 8, depending on the make and model. How many children you can safely transport, however, will depend on how many car seats and/or boosters you can correctly install.

Full Size van

A full size van, sometimes called a crew van or a passenger van, is a larger van with 3 or more rows of seats. You often see school districts use this type of van to transport small groups of older children to various activities. Depending on the make and model, full size vans typically have passenger seating for 10 to 15. Again, these numbers may be smaller depending on how many (if any) of the children in your daycare require car seats or boosters.

Mini Bus

One step up from the full size van, the mini bus is just one of many terms used to describe passenger vehicles larger than the typical full size van. These types of used vans for sale have a passenger seating capacity of anywhere between 15 and 30, again depending on make, model, and the age and car seat requirements of the children in your care.

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