Today I have a sobering post. Unfortunately, this post is rooted in tragedy. I think all providers can learn a lot through the experience of other providers, even a bad experience. So today I want to talk to you about a new policy you should seriously consider adopting. It is called the 24-Hour Rule. Read why you might what to adopt this rule TODAY!
If you are anything like me, you are always on the lookout for products that make your everyday life a little easier. That’s why today I am sharing with you a few new products that do just that. They make childcare clean up time a lot faster and easier. Check out my new favorite cleanup up products for childcare. childcare cleaning products
As a childcare provider, I know how much I appreciate tips and insider tricks from other providers. I think it would have been especially helpful as a new provider. Which is why today I thought I would share what I believe are five essential things that would make running a childcare easier. Make Childcare Easier [Read more…]
This week I would like to give you a few resources that I recently found for teaching materials. Each one is both economical and accessible. So check these local resources for affordable teacher supplies.
If I polled most providers I am sure that one of the most abused and violated policies would probably be the Drop-off & Pickup policy. I know it was a biggie for me once upon a time. I say it was because I developed a habit of handling this issue so that it no longer was out of control at my childcare. So if you are dealing with this issue at your childcare, this post is just for you. I will show you how to identify the issue early, develop a policy and how to enforce a Drop-off & Pickup policy. [Read more…]
When I started my childcare business over 13 years ago I realized that I would need to convince potential clients that my childcare was the place for them. In particular, I knew that I had to build credibility as a childcare provider. One of the things I did to better convey my experience and market my childcare was to develop a Childcare Provider Portfolio. I would invite parents to go review the portfolio during tours. It worked quite well for showing how much experience I had in the field. It also showed the specialized training I had even if I would forget to mention it.
A portfolio can be especially helpful if you are new to childcare and are trying to sign up those first clients. Today I thought I would show you how to put together your own childcare provider portfolio. I’ll talk about why a provider should have a portfolio, what to include and just how to create a childcare provider portfolio. [Read more…]
So here is another tricky question. Today I am asking “Do You Know How Much You Make?” Now I know that most providers are aware of what their childcare rates are. And you probably know what you bring in on a weekly or monthly basis. But do you know what that equates to on an hourly basis? Well, since I believe knowledge is power I think it might be a good idea to investigate … [Read more…]
Do you use the title of childcare or preschool in your business? What constitutes a preschool and what determines a childcare environment? Is there really a difference? Maybe you are trying to decide what to put on your business cards. Ok, let’s figure this out. Are you a childcare or a preschool? The answer might surprise you. [Read more…]
This is the next installment in our question series. Ok – Do you tell your rates either on the phone or on your website? In particular, post your childcare rates
Is it a good idea to reveal your rates before a tour?
What are the pro’s & cons of telling your rates?
So this week I want to know – post your childcare rates