Often times when a provider decides they need to help and decides to hire an assistant, desperation for immediate aid can lead to hasty decisions. In short, we might just pick the first person who walks through the door. Believe me, I’ve been there! Overwhelm can turn a rational, thoughtful person into an impulsive employer. Well, before you hire the mailman, let’s get a process. Today we are going to actively avoid the desperate inclinations and plan just how to hire a childcare assistant.
When I start just about anything, I like to find a guide. A book, course or workshop that covers all the basics. I like a road map just so I can be sure that I am doing it right. So when I decided to start my childcare it was no different. One of the first things I did was to get a How-to book for child care. I still have that book today. Of course, when you begin the process to becoming a licensed provider it is mandatory for you to attend a licensing orientation*. Now you would think that just about everything would be addressed at that orientation. Well, guess what? It’s not! Many things will have to be revealed over time and with experience. So today I thought I would give you a sort of cheat sheet and address several things licensing doesn’t tell you, but are need to know things for the child care provider. [Read more…]
I know it seems crazy to be talking about saying no to a client. After all, for most providers who are first starting out our sole focus is getting clients not declining them. But just how we have the need to say yes to clients we also need to factor in when no is the correct response as well. So when should you say no?