Now that the Holiday season is upon us I wondered what was on a provider’s wish list. Let’s see just what’s out there that providers would love to have at their childcares this year. Some don’t even need batteries. Imagine that! I started this last year, and it was so much fun. So here it is the 2nd Annual Holiday Gift Guide for Child Care.
One of the first things I hear from providers is “what can they do to get tuition payments in on time”. If you are a childcare provider I am almost certain you are saying a big AMEN right here. Which is one of the reasons I write about this issue regularly. Well today I have a few EASY suggestions for how to encourage clients to get tuition on time EVERY WEEK!
Has this ever happened to you: you’re changing a diaper and the doorbell rings. You’re in the middle of everything and just can’t stop to run to the door. You can either take a bare butt baby to the door with you (not a good look) or you can make whoever is at the door wait. What do you do when you can’t answer the door?
In this selfie indulged society that we live in, I thought we would look at how pictures can be used in childcare. How can providers use pictures to connect with clients and prospective clients? So lets look at a few ways you can use pictures in childcare.
Around this time of the year I think it is quite normal to start thinking about the coming year. I mean Summer is in the rear view and the holidays are just about on the horizon. If you are anything like me this is when I start thinking about next year and specifically next year’s enrollment. So today I want to give you some easy ways to boost your childcare enrollment in the coming months and into next year. Boost Childcare Enrollment
So you have started your childcare and your enrollment is growing. Great! Everything is perfect right? Well, yes and no. For many providers believe it or not filling your open enrollment spots is only half the battle. Now you need those spots to be paying tuition. Wait a minute! Of course they are paying tuition. They enrolled didn’t they? Yes they did. The only problem is many parents do not take the commitment for paying tuition as seriously as they should. This leaves many providers chasing parents every week to get paid. Sound familiar? Well, today I am going to give you 3 Easy strategies to get tuition on time – EVERY WEEK!
I recently wrote about the life threatening issue that could arise following immunizations. You can read about that here. Today I thought I would address another issue that providers commonly face with children. The issue of food allergies. I will discuss how to decide whether or not to accept children with food allergies, how to be trained to deal with children who have food allergies and where you can be marketed as an allergy conscious provider. Oh, and hang on till the end for a FREE gift just for you. peanut free childcare
With all the devastating natural disasters in the news recently now seems a perfect time to make sure our childcares are ready in case of an emergency. Even if you think you are ready for an emergency, you need to read this to make sure your childcare is ready in case of a disaster.Disaster Planning for Childcares [Read more…]
I recently had a reader leave a comment asking for advice. Here is what she said; Advice to a New Childcare Provider
“I am a mom of three… I am thinking of starting a childcare from home. But I am scared of leaving my safe job/check… I am scared I won’t be able to fill the spots. But I really want to be able to spend more time with my littles.”
It is rather typical for parents to ask lots of questions during a tour or even before they come for the tour. Understandably, they want to know certain things about a caregiver. Or they want information about the childcare program to see if they might be interested in enrolling. Most providers are willing and prepared to answer parents questions to help them decide if their program is a good fit for a family. Questions Childcare Providers Should Ask
Today I want to address some questions the provider may want to inquire about a potential client. These are questions that could help the provider decide if they want to accept a family before enrolling them. Here are 10 good questions childcare providers should ask before enrolling. [Read more…]