After School Payment Collection

How to Speed Up Your After School Payment Collection?

Asking for payments is never easy. But when you have a business to run and bills to pay, you can’t be left out of pocket for long. Here is a look at some of the best practices to speed up … Continue Reading

Top 3 Things Childcare Providers Hate About Invoicing 

Creating each invoice from scratch Varying booking patterns, ad-hoc sessions, cancellations, late fees, funded hours…whew! It can be an absolute nightmare hopping between spreadsheets, Word documents and a pile of paper records – making the calculations and typing out individual … 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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