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
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.”
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…]