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Early years funding boost

£66m Announced for Early Years in Government Spending Review

There’s a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel for early years providers struggling with government underfunding. The Chancellor of Exchequer, Sajid Javid has announced an additional funding of £66m for early years education in his first spending … Continue Reading

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Automating Childcare Payments

3 Processes You Shouldn’t Think Twice About Automating

1. Invoicing Unlike most other businesses, the inherent variability in booking patterns makes invoicing a highly time-consuming process for early years providers and after school clubs. Throw into the mix the variables of funded hours, ad-hoc sessions and optional extras, … Continue Reading

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Types of invoices

Know Your Invoices

Invoices are records of purchase that allow your customers to pay you for the goods and services you provided them. They can also double as legal tax documents and serve as the all-important tax receipts when it comes to filing … Continue Reading

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Automating nursery fee collection

Automating Nursery Fee Collection: What Are Your Options?

Payment collection and accounting take up a major share of the administrative workload of most businesses. Add to it late-payments and the staggered payment pattern that follows, many childcare providers end up spending up to thirty hours a week on … Continue Reading

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Cheqdin Childcare Digest August 2019

Cheqdin Childcare Digest August 2019

August has been one incredible month for the Cheqdin family. We launched two of our much-awaited modules – Direct Debit and Rules-Based Invoicing and added a whole new set of embellishments to existing features. Direct Debit and Rules-Based Invoicing from … Continue Reading

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Fee collection for after-school clubs using Direct Debit

How Can Direct Debit Make a Difference for After-School Clubs?

1. Brings down late payments A recent survey by BACS reveals nearly one-third of small and medium businesses in the UK are forced to wait more than two months to get their payments settled. This delay in receiving payments has … Continue Reading

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Childcare Payment Collection by Direct Debit - Myths Vs Facts

Childcare Payment Collection With Direct Debit: Myths Vs Facts

Since its inception more than 50 years ago, direct debit has evolved from a complex, admin-heavy payment collection system to one of the simplest, easy-to-use payment solutions for regular bills. Despite being one of the most preferred payment options in … Continue Reading

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Cheqdin launches fully automated direct debit for childcare providers

Cheqdin Launches UK’s First Fully-Automated Direct Debit Solution for Childcare Providers

We are incredibly excited to announce the launch of our much-anticipated module – a fully-automated direct debit solution for childcare providers. Following the release of our billing and invoicing solution earlier this year, we joined hands with leading direct debit … Continue Reading

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How to manage food allergy in early early years settings

How to Manage Food Allergies in Early Years Settings?

Moving away from the harmless sneeze or watery eyes, allergies are now classified as debilitating conditions that require careful management and lifestyle changes. According to the statistics published by Allergy UK, young children and toddlers are four times more at … Continue Reading

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shape sorting activities for early years

6 Shape Sorting Activities for Early Years

Shapes and colours are two attributes children use to observe and categorise the diverse world around them. Learning to discern shapes not only helps them identify and organise visual information but also improves their skills in other curriculum areas such … Continue Reading

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