Have you ever received a gift with purchase? It was probably a nice surprise, right? A little something extra that you could use or even wanted. Well, some surprises are the kind you could do without and don’t want or need. Here are 5 unexpected things about being a childcare provider.[Read more…] about 5 Unexpected Things About Being A Childcare Provider
Do you have THAT childcare client that you have issues with? You know the one. Either you just don’t vibe with them or they don’t seem to like you very much? Well, if you do (or suspect that you do), here’s how to deal with and hopefully save that childcare client relationship.[Read more…] about How To Avoid The Childcare Client You Can’t Stand
I probably don’t need to tell you that there’s a lot more to running a childcare than just watching the children. A childcare provider wears many hats. Most of them all at the same time. And while we try to find a balance between our provider and personal sides, sometimes we could use a little backup. So who’s got the provider’s back? Is there such a thing as The Child Care Enforcer?[Read more…] about Who is The Child Care Enforcer?
Most people probably realize that many consumer reviews should be taken with a grain of salt. However, in our business, a bad childcare review could make or break our business.
Which is why today I am sharing with you what to do if you ever get a bad childcare review. I’ll share with you my own bad review story and what a friend of mine recently went through. We will get into what you should (and should not) do if you ever get a bad childcare review.[Read more…] about What To Do If You Get A Bad Childcare Review
With the many hats that a provider wears, it is no wonder many experience provider burnout. From dealing with nervous new parents to constantly crying babies to dealing with licensing, PROVIDERS DO A LOT. If we are not careful the lot can turn into burnout.
To be honest I think I suffered from provider burnout very early in the game. Probably within the first three years of starting my childcare I was feeling stressed, overworked and generally burnt. I am actually not quite sure I ever fully recovered. I think it just lingers in the background like a dull headache. Ready to flip into burnout overdrive at a moments notice.
So today I want to share with you how you can recognize if you may be experiencing provider burnout. What it is, the symptoms, the effects of stress and finally what to do to reduce some of the stress that can lead to burnout.[Read more…] about Do You Have Provider Burnout?