Ever wonder how a childcare tour went? You think it was great, but what did the potential client really think of your business? Well, today I’m sharing a way for you to easily find out just how that last childcare tour went. Not only that, this method has the potential to make your next childcare tour even better. Today I’m going to show you how to use a post-tour survey or questionnaire to convert childcare tours.[Read more…] about How To Easily Master Your Next Childcare Tour
It’s pretty 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.
That’s right we should ask questions too!
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
Have you considered offering Daily Notes for your childcare children? Well, years ago before I started my business when I interned at a daycare center, I was introduced to the practice of writing daily notes.
We wrote notes for all of the children in our room. The notes detailed and summarized a child’s day and were provided to the parents at pickup.
The notes also helped the care providers to keep up with many routine tasks. Like when diaper changes where needed or when the next scheduled feeding was for a baby.
Now I will not lie, sometimes it did seem like a lot of work those notes. But the parents really seemed to appreciate knowing what their child’s day had been like at daycare. And, as I said, it did help us keep track of the needs of each individual child.
Yeah, I know what you might be saying, “why are notes important? I already do a lot at the childcare. Why is offering Daily Notes good for my childcare business?”
Well, I’m glad you asked!
Here are some of the reasons why I think Daily Notes are a great thing for a childcare provider to offer.[Read more…] about Daily Notes In Childcare?
Here is the next question in our regular reader question series. Ok – this month I want to get you thinking about improvements to your child care. In particular –
What child care upgrades have you made (or plan to make)?
When we start our businesses I am sure many providers think a lot about their setup. We picture all the stuff we need and how it will look to our future clients. But once we start our businesses sometimes we can forget that over time we should consider upgrades that improve or enhance our business.
So this month I want to know –