History of Direct Debit

Direct Debit Through The Ages

Rapid advancement in technology and the revolution brought about smartphones has had a significant effect on how businesses collect their payments. Direct debit solutions and payment gateways have become more affordable and accessible to business of all sizes. But has … Continue Reading

Common Errors in Childcare Invoicing and How to Avoid Them

Handling your invoicing correctly is a key step to ensure your business has a healthy cash-flow and a plump bottom-line. Get the process wrong and you could be on the road to delayed payments, muddled accounts and a strained relationship … Continue Reading

Is Cheqdin's Direct Debit Right For You

Is Cheqdin’s Direct Debit Right For You?

Cheqdin’s direct debit lets you automate your payment collection and improve your cash flow. Now, is it the right choice for your childcare business? Here are a few questions to ask yourself: How long do you spend chasing payments each … Continue Reading

Pre-school branding strategy

How to Create a Successful Pre-School Branding Strategy?

If you pull it apart, your brand is a set of expectations, memories, stories and relationships that makes a customer want to choose you over another. Quite simply, it lets people see what is different about your business and what … Continue Reading

Childcare Accounting Software

What Can a Childcare Accounting Software Do for Your Business?

A few spreadsheets and colour-coded folders are about all you need to keep track of your financial data when you start off as a small childcare centre. But as your business grows, you’ll find this system becoming more complicated, time-consuming … Continue Reading

Paper Vs Paperless Direct Debit

Is Paperless Direct Debit Worth the Switch?

To give you a quick low-down, paper-based direct debit is the direct debit system where payment authorisation is taken from your customers using paper mandates (direct debit forms), whereas, for paperless direct debit it is done online or over the … Continue Reading

SCA

Cheqdin Childcare Digest: September 2019

After all the hullabaloo to get online businesses PSD2 compliant by the 14th of September, the SCA storm has finally calmed in the UK. Along with many other UK and EU businesses, we set everything aside and ran all the … Continue Reading

The Leuven Scale for EYFS

What You Should Know About the Leuven Scale for Early Years?

The blank stare. Indifference. Slumped shoulders. When you are looking after little people with widely varying personalities, it is easy to dismiss many of these behavioural nuances as temporary phases they are likely to grow out of soon.  But when … Continue Reading

Cheqdin implements strong customer authentication (SCA)

Cheqdin is Now PSD2 Compliant

Following the second Payment Services Directive (PSD2), we joined hands with our payments partner, Stripe, to bring in Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) – an extra layer of security for the card payments you make for your Cheqdin subscriptions. The new … Continue Reading

choosing a childcare direct debit provider

5 Important Questions to Ask When Choosing a Childcare Direct Debit Provider

If you are vetting direct debit providers to collect payments for your childcare business, here are a few questions you should ask yourself to make sure you get the best deal. 1. How much does it cost in total? Most … Continue Reading