You aren’t operating a childcare business to push paper. Unfortunately, many childcare facilities still rely on printed documents for everything from taking attendance to invoicing. Preparing so many forms, even when using an accounting package, can still take valuable hours away from your true passion: taking care of children.
From the time the school bell rings at the end of the day to the time parents and caregivers arrive home, over 15 million students are at loose ends. For three or more hours, there is time for a student to experiment with drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, and sexual relations. There is ample time to get in trouble with the law while roaming the community unsupervised. Students are also in danger from others who may prey on them when there are no adults to watch.
Your ability to maintain and grow your childcare business relies on your ability to obtain payment for your services. Regardless of the economic status of your clients or any reason they may have for paying you late or not at all, you need a steady cash flow to meet your own obligations.
Summer camp registration usually gets started in late winter or early spring. However, there are always those parents who wait until the last minute. If you are still using a paper system to register and enroll campers, it may be time to make the switch to software to capture those latecomers and ease the way for everyone.
Have you wanted to grow your business but can’t find the time or resources? Take on your small business problems by thinking like a big business.
Automating repetitive tasks and small jobs not only free up time to work more with your clients, but it can also help you scale your business at cost. Enterprise has long used technology and automation to create efficiencies in their business processes. Now it's time for you to do the same.
Cloud-based childcare management software can reduce the cost of operations and help your business functions more efficiently.
While providing childcare can mean lots of fun and games, at the end of the day it is a business. Keeping track of billing and payment is part of the job if you want the business to stay in the black.
Summer camp businesses are seasonal affairs. Each year you have several months of marketing and registration, then the rush of campers over the summer break. At the end, you clean up and start planning for next year. If you are keeping manual records or are using multiple software solutions for each part of your business, you aren’t working as efficiently as you could.
The demand for afterschool programs continues to grow, but sometimes the very places that need one have multiple challenges in implementation and operation. According to a study by the Afterschool Alliance, participation in afterschool programs has increased by two million children between 2004 and 2009.
Finally, Mother Nature decided to bring back Spring, and our hearts turn to…Spring cleaning. And where better to start than with your daycare recordkeeping system!