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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 receive excuse after excuse. I like that comparison that if this was their paycheck they would expect it to be given to them without question. And if they didn’t get paid they would feel frustrated having to ask for payment time and time again. This is when you have to put your foot down when it comes to YOUR daycare policies. Here’s how I did it… Include a parent/provider contr...

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 yourself burned out. Remember you’re not just a daycare provider, you are an entrepreneur, you are a business owner, and you…you matter! I don’t think most people change their basic personality in regards to introversion or extroversion. You can, however, learn or adapt to different skills that will help you in life… without changing who you fundamentally are. -Chris Guillebeau An intr...

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 centers, nurseries, and preschools. Choosing a Daycare When choosing a daycare here are some leading reasons behind the choice of child care preference. Parents in Canada cited various reasons for their decision to use a particular type of child care. The majority, one-third (33%) of parents indicated that the location of the child care service was the leading reason behind their decision. This w...

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 and if my memory serves me correctly that was with a two-year contract. Unfortunately, the introductory price is no longer available, and the two-year contract plan is undesirable. So the “more than doubled bill” has got to go. With that came the decision to eliminate our landline. We were paying $44.99 a month (That’s a date night out with the husband!) Pretty insane if you thi...

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 started their own groups, with the same purpose, different venue per se. I have to be honest I never paid much attention to any of the Facebook groups until last year. The only reason I started joining groups was because of a friend of mine, a daycare parent. She would talk about conversations she had read on the local community groups and suggest that I should join. I did, and it was like a ligh...