If you are just starting your childcare business you are probably wondering just what are the must-haves for childcare. Not just the paperwork, but the stuff. Well, this post is especially for you! Today I am giving you my Top 10 Must-Have items I have and use in my childcare. Many I couldn’t do without. Look out for my favs and I even stick in a BONUS item at the end. So ready? here we go …[Read more…] about Top 10 Must-Haves for Childcare
One of the biggest pain points for providers & parents has to be trying to get kids to eat more fruits & veggies. I think kids can actually learn to be finicky eaters.
Serving the same foods week in and week out can be boring. I mean, I like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich as much as the next person but I wouldn’t want it every day. Probably not even every week. So how can you get kids to eat more fruits & veggies?[Read more…] about Get Kids to Eat More Fruits & Veggies
You know sometimes a provider can really feel all alone. Even though we love our job, we are couped up with kids all day, at home all week and the only adults we seem to interact with are our parent clients. Having a few child care provider resources in your pocket can be your best friend.
Unlike corporate types, we rarely get to interact with our contemporaries which can be a not such so good thing. Sometimes we really need to reach out and touch somebody (I think that was a song).
So today I want to give my fellow providers some go-to resources that I keep in my back pocket or a contact list for when I have an issue, question or even if I need a craft project. So this is for you, check out this list of child care provider resources.[Read more…] about 5 Child Care Provider Resources
Just about any provider knows how important and instrumental the childcare tour is in growing their enrollment. Parents understandably want to see what the child care is all about and where their little one will be spending their days.
In fact, I can say with just about 100% certainty that the tour is the make or break when it comes to parents choosing whether or not to enroll in a program or not.
At the tour is were a provider can connect parents with the childcare.
Wouldn’t it be cool if you could give parents a peek inside your childcare even before they visited it?
Well, actually you can!
You can give them a Virtual Childcare Tour. This is one of the easiest things you can do to promote your childcare business. You don’t even need any fancy gear or video skills. All you need is a regular digital camera or even your mobile phone camera feature would work.
It’s easy! And Free! (I love saying that) So why not do it?! Ok, then let’s get to it![Read more…] about How to Make a Virtual Childcare Tour
Today I want to talk about setting your child care hours. I know what you are thinking. This is one of those things that seems like a no-brainer right? You figure out what hours you want to be open, tell the parents and that’s it.
Well, it turns out it’s not such no-brainer after all. In nearly 20 years I have seen it all. Parents sitting in my driveway until 6:00 pm on the dot. EVERYONE arriving early one day. Parents going all the way home and forgetting to pick up their child. I even had a parent tell me that, working an extra 30-45 minutes (a day) was just a little more work. child care hours[Read more…] about Setting Your Child Care Hours