Today I thought I would talk a little bit about why you need a Pricing Strategy for your Family Child Care (FCC). I say strategy, but really its more of a pricing policy for getting paid what you are worth. Spoiler Alert: it’s actually not going to lead to a rate of pay that is anywhere near what you are worth. What it will do is get you into the habit of charging a FAIR rate of pay and hopefully give you a sound base to build your business on. Here are 10 Reasons Childcare Providers Need a Pricing Strategy.
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
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…] about Questions Childcare Providers Should Ask Clients [INFOGRAPHIC]
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