Whether we realize it or not, childcare provider mistakes are inevitable. I will be the first one to tell you that I didn’t have all the answers when I started my childcare business 13 years ago. Yes, I had child development education and experience. Yes, I had worked in the corporate world for decades and yes I brought my knowledge as a parent to this new business caring for children.
But the no’s far outweighed the yes’s. The one thing I did realize was that I would need to learn from my mistakes. Over time I got in the habit of developing policies to avoid previous mistakes, and there were some whoppers! Just in case you would rather avoid a few of my big ones, here are 3 childcare provider mistakes I made, learned from and no longer make.