Do you know the phenomenon of the last hour of work in childcare everyday feeling like it drags on for hours on end? Ugh! I hate that feeling. Every day about 3-4 o’clock in the afternoon, I just feel spent. It’s a universal problem in all jobs and it’s much worse on Fridays.
Is your childcare bill a priority for you? Do you pay for childcare first, or do you see it as an afterthought? Being a family childcare provider, I have had times in the past when it was super hard to get paid.
Do you ever get tired of serving the same ole thing to your kids for snack? Are your kids tired of what you’re serving? Do you wish you had healthy snacks for them that you could feel good about? Check out what my childcare provider friends say are tried and true snacks that kids LOVE!
Are you an Oklahoma childcare provider who needs help navigating all this paperwork? There are always a million forms and where in the heck they are is the question of the day. This post is for you! Hopefully, everything you need is here so you won’t have to search all over the place to find them.
What do you think are must have items for home daycare? When I asked the question to a bunch of providers, I got a lot of interesting answers. Some providers said things like kids, art supplies, toys, books, songs, baby gates, reading glasses, cell phone, computer, sharpie markers, printer, copier, baby wipes, Lysol wipes, magic erasers, cheerios, bleach and things like that. Those are for sure must have items for home daycare. I mean, what would we be doing if we didn’t have kids.
There are a few things that can make tax time a lot easier for a childcare provider. Childcare taxes are fairly complicated and involved, but you can do them with no problem if you have a few tools to help you along the way.
Payment policies for childcare are super important. It’s even more important to set your payment policies BEFORE you need them. Find out more.
You and everyone you are serving in your business needs to have a good idea of what to expect from the business relationship. You as the provider are in charge of this business and you are the one who can make it a success or a failure.