Direct Debit for Preschools and After School Clubs

8 Reasons Why Preschools and After School Clubs Should Use Direct Debit

1. Helps Bring Down Late Payments With most parents juggling busy work schedules, it’s common for many to miss invoices in the mail or forget payment dates. Direct debit ensures the payment is automatically deducted from their bank account on … Continue Reading

Daycare recordkeeping

A Beginner’s Guide to Daycare Record Keeping

Record keeping is not everyone’s cup of tea. But if you are starting a daycare, it is one aspect of the business you cannot afford to slide to the backburner. As many daycare providers agree, record-keeping and administrative paperwork can … Continue Reading

How to implement heuristic play at your setting

How to Get Started with Heuristic Play

Now, now, now, before you conjure up the picture of some fancy pedagogic approach that will get you scrambling for funds, let’s give you a heads-up, it’s nowhere near as complicated ( or expensive) as the name will have you … Continue Reading

Forest Kindergarten and forest school

Forest Kindergartens:  Beyond Logs, Leaves and Free Play

When Friedrich Froebel first came up with the concept of kindergarten (children’s garden), what he envisioned was an enriching environment that offered unstructured time and joy for the little minds. But as the educational landscape evolved and competition stiffened, the … Continue Reading

Recruiting Early Years Staff in the UK

Things to Remember when Recruiting Early Years Staff in the UK

One of the most important boxes to tick when starting a new childcare business is building the right team. As children are often unable to vocalise their feelings or seek help when needed, it is vital that childcare providers adopt … Continue Reading

5 Common Mistakes Start-Up Childcare Businesses Make

5 Common Mistakes Start-Up Childcare Businesses Make

1. Going for a complex business model A cardinal mistake many start-up childcare businesses tend to make when shaping their business model is – providing too many choices (service offerings) to their customers. Eight to nine different session choices with … Continue Reading

How to reduce food wastage in out of school clubs

How to Tackle Food Waste in Out of School Clubs

From the unfinished meals left on the plates to the spoiled food and usable bits and bobs tossed out from the school kitchens, the Education Sector churns out nearly 123,000 tonnes of food waste in the UK each year. Though … Continue Reading

Tips for Managing Preschool Billing and Invoicing

Tips for Managing Preschool Billing

To most people, managing preschool billing begins and ends with the collection of payments. However, as any business owner who’s ever been there would admit, the collection process is just the tip of the iceberg. Here are a few pointers … Continue Reading

Choosing staff time clock software for childcare business

4 Tips to Choose a Staff Time-Clock Software

Time clock software come in all shapes and forms these days. You get them as free stand-alone products; as part of full-fledged management software packages; with or without roster apps, digital signatures and reporting features. Name it, and you have … Continue Reading

How to write incident reports in childcare or writing ouch reports

The Whys and Hows of  Writing Incident Reports for Childcare

Of all the documentation you wish you didn’t have to do as a childcare provider, incident reports aka ouch reports could be sitting right at the top of the list. When a parent entrusts their child in your care, it … Continue Reading