Do you know who your ideal childcare client is? You know, your dream parent or family. Have you ever thought about it? Who would be your perfect client? Well, today we are going to figure out just how to identify who that is and why it might be one of the most important things know for your business.[Read more…] about Do you know your ideal childcare client?
A problem that many providers may have at one point or another with their business is – What should you do if your childcare competition is less than you are?
If you have dealt with this issue I am sure you must have thought “OH NO! They are probably going to steal all of my clients.”
I’m I, right?
Or maybe you started thinking the only thing that you could possibly do would be to slash your rates.
Well, hold on there!
Before you do that Walmart thing and flip your prices down, let’s take a step back and really take a look at how to handle this issue without devaluing your services or business.
Here are 5 areas to look at to handle what to do when your childcare competition is less than your rates.
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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 rearview 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[Read more…] about Easy Strategies to Boost Childcare Enrollment [INFOGRAPHIC]
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.”
I posted her question in our Facebook Group. WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE THIS READER? Any advice?And here is what fellow providers had to say –[Read more…] about Advice to a New Childcare Provider
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…] about Creating a Childcare Provider Portfolio