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Use PayPal ‘recurring’ payments & never ask for a daycare payment again

One of the best things I’ve ever done for my daycare is to make it mandatory for my daycare parents to sign up for PayPal Recurring Payments. And get paid automatically on a weekly or monthly basis. But the absolute best part is I never have to ask for a daycare payment again and neither should you. There’s nothing worse than having to ask for daycare payments on a weekly basis only to...

How to enforce daycare policies even if you’re an introvert

This particular blog post is especially important to all the daycare providers out there to make sure they have their policies in place and stick to them. Unfortunately, there are people out there that will take advantage of your kindness. Know how to handle them in advance and prepare yourself for what’s to come. Always be one step ahead. It will help you especially in times where you find ...

What is Daycare? Everything you Need to Know About Family Child Care Homes

Daycare or family child care home is a child care facility run out of one’s own home. Child care, or otherwise known as daycare, is the care and supervision of a child or multiple children at a time, whose age ranges from 6 weeks to thirteen years. Almost one-quarter (23.4 percent) of children under the age of five are in some form of organized child care arrangement, which includes day care...

Aquarium Awesomeness: How to make a fish tank aquarium craft using a plate

Watch these two kids make two crafts. First, an aquarium made out of a royal blue paper plate. And second, a cute little fish tank card. All aquarium awesomeness! Credit: YouTube

How To Make Moon Sand | A DIY moon sand recipe using 3 ingredients

Credit: YouTube Need to make moon sand for your toddler? Here is a moon sand recipe that you'll be able to craft in no time at all. This moon sand recipe is made using 3 cups corn starch, 1.5 cups water, and 6 heaping cups (or 8 regular cups) of clean fine sand.

How I found a ‘daycare near me’ and a helpful list for your child care search!

A popular search amongst the search engines are parents or guardians looking for a “daycare near me”. I know from experience this is one of the toughest things to do is to find a reputable daycare within a decent proximity of where you live. I’ve created a list of websites and search tips for finding a daycare near you. Hopefully this list will help you with your search. Please f...

An Open Letter To A Fellow Daycare Provider

Dear Fellow Daycare Provider, I’m writing you this letter to “thank you” for your interest in my daycare. It’s not often I get phone calls from local daycare providers and quite frankly it took me by surprise. And with my introvert personality, I ended up being quite vague with you and your questions which I apologized about later in a text message along with filling in the...

Not Just Another Child Care Provider Facebook Group, I Promise

Ok, ok, I know…there are tons of Facebook groups out there for child care providers BUT THIS ONE IS DIFFERENT, I promise. Why? Because we encourage parents and guardians to join our group too. This group is not exclusive to child care providers, as we have an “open-door policy” where all are welcome to become a member. What our group can do for you: Become a Member: HelloDaycare ...

I Was Told ‘We Are Not A Good Fit’

I had finally filled my last daycare spot that I had been trying to fill for several months, mainly because I was having the worst year ever. But things were “starting” to look up as I brought on a new family. They were transitioning over from another daycare that again was not a good fit for them and their family’s needs. Maybe this was the beginning of a pattern for this family...

Sacramento Police Department Responds To Daycare Bouncy Complaint

A daycare celebrating their yearly fun day, parked a bouncer on the neighborhood street, apparently aggravating a nearby neighbor. The neighbor called in a complaint to the police department. And you’re going to love how the Sacramento Police Department responded. Check them out taking off their shoes, one concerned about holes in his socks, as they climb in and start bouncing away! Way to g...

Um, yes…Google Voice is a must have for your child care business line

As a child care provider, I know what it’s like to want to cut down on expenses as much as possible. That’s why my husband and I recently decided to cut-the-cord on our cable and landline. A triple play bundle service we were paying up to almost $250/month which included tv, phone, and internet. Originally when we signed up for this plan it cost us an introductory price of $99.95/month...

12 Facebook Groups For Daycare Providers

HelloDaycare Peeps! I’ve put together a list of popular Facebook groups for daycare providers in case some of you were not aware they existed. I was planning to make this an ongoing list as more groups emerge. But I never realized so many groups were out there until I started working on this blog post. Wowsers! There are a lot to choose from! It appears many daycare providers have branched off and...