Parent referral scheme for childcare centres

How to Get Started with a Parent Referral Program for Your Childcare Centre?

Referral marketing is acknowledged as one of the most credible forms of advertising these days. According to a Nielsen Trust Survey, a whopping 92% of customers trust recommendations from their family and friends, over any other type of advertising. However, … 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

In the Moment Planning or child initiated play

A Quick Guide to In the Moment Planning

The structure that comes with clearly planned out lessons and activity is comforting to many. But, chaotic as it might sound, ‘In the moment planning’ (ITMP) comes with its own merits and is slowly making its way back to early … 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

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

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

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

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