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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.
Are you afraid of raising rates in family childcare, but need to make more money to make ends meet? What are you afraid of? Do you think your daycare parents will be mad at you? Are you worried your childcare services aren’t worth it? Do you think your clients will all quit?
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. If you ever have any tax questions, I highly recommend visiting Tom Copeland’s very helpful website. He’s a tax advocate for childcare providers and he knows what’s what! If you get into a sticky situation like an audit, he’ll even help you get through that. Click here to visit his site.
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If you break down the tax situation, you’ll be able to handle it little by little. Tom’s “Family Childcare Record Keeping Guide” is a great resource to help you out with getting organized. I have learned so much from reading Tom’s books!
Payment policies for childcare are super important. It’s even more important to set your payment policies BEFORE you need them. 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.
Contracts and policies for childcare are important for your business. Without them, your business will be much harder to keep a handle on. This is one way people burn out in this business. You NEED a daycare contract. If you are having trouble establishing your paperwork for your business, read on and find out how to develop it in a systematic and simple way.
What’s the difference between a good provider and a great one? Great childcare is a blessing to families and it’s rare. How can you grow your business and cut down on stress in your life? What are you doing to make sure your business is successful in the future? Would you love to know the magic formula for keeping daycare families and having a thriving home daycare? What makes a great daycare?
When you open a new family childcare business in your home, it’s hard to know what will work and what won’t. Let me save you a ton of heartache and headaches. If you start your business and add rules, it’s much harder than beginning the business with your rules in place. You can have them already in your contract or policies depending on where they belong and you will save yourself a whole lot of headaches.