Recently I was involved in a discussion regarding whether or not a childcare provider should offer a discount. The issue specifically related to a sibling discount. Although other providers disagree with offering this as well as other types of discounts, I thought it might be helpful to discuss the overall topic of offering daycare discounts. Keep reading for a FREE DOWNLOAD![Read more…] about Daycare Discounts?
Child care policies
As I have said before, providers wear many hats. Especially those of us that are home child care providers. That’s one of the reasons why finding strategies to make our workload a little lighter can be tremendous. You know the old saying “Work smarter, not harder”? Well, let me show you just how I automate some of my provider superpowers so that I can concentrate on spending more time with the children and not drowning in paperwork. Let’s look at how to automate your childcare work week.[Read more…] about How to Automate Your Childcare Work
Not that many years ago, every week I could expect to have tuition payments arrive late and later. It actually got so bad that I was making trips to the bank 3-4 (or more) times every week. I was so tired of it! Some parents would say they “forgot” here and there. Others would be habitually late every week. I was in my push over phase and let things go for too long. I didn’t know how to get daycare tuition payments on time. Finally, I was given a road map for how to get tuition payments on time – every week. So just in case you can relate, today I want to share this strategy with you.
Buckle up, and get ready for things to take a 180-degree turn. Here are 10 things you can do this week to get daycare paid on time next week and every week.[Read more…] about How to Get Daycare Tuition Payments On Time
This post was inspired by something I hear all the time from other childcare providers, “how do I enforce my childcare policies with clients”. What usually happens is you bend a rule for a parent and before long they are doing it all the time.
As providers, sometimes we can feel intimidated by parents and not know how to enforce boundaries and policies. Unfortunately, the old adage is truer than not “give them an inch and they will take a mile”. What’s needed is to simply figure out how to enforce your childcare policies.
So how do you get clients to follow your rules without always having to confront them or worse feeling like you are being taken advantage of. Keep reading …[Read more…] about How to enforce your childcare policies
Today, I want to give you a list of the Top 5 Must Haves for the child care provider. These are the absolute must have procedures if you are new or fairly new to child care. I say new because I don’t think you would have gotten too far without these things. So if you have been a provider for awhile I am almost certain that you will have all or most of these in place.
These are without a doubt crucial to starting out on the right foot and building a thriving child care. So go ahead and check these off if you have them and if you don’t GET THEM in your business today.