Productivity in home daycare is a must in order to get it all done. Read on for some great tips in how to improve your daycare with productivity tips.
Sometimes in home daycare it feels like there is no way to get it all done. But if you come up with some great routines and batch your tasks together, you can get more done in less time and might be able to get on top of what you need to accomplish.
How to improve your daycare
There are so many things we have to juggle when running a home daycare. Sometimes it can seem overwhelming. But there are ways to get on top of it. You have to worry about mountains of paperwork, licensing, taxes, and that’s just the paper moving parts.
There’s also tons and tons of cleaning and repair and maintenance to keep your house from falling down from all the wear and tear it gets. There is so much mess!
Then being organized enough to keep your budget in order and have all the supplies you need can be overwhelming too. But I’m here to help and I know you can do it.
How to run a successful daycare
Being successful in home daycare just means you have to stay on top of the important things. I don’t worry as much about the toys being in order as I do supplies and paperwork. If I lose a sock, it’s not completely the end of the world, but if I lose a kid, that would be life altering. So, don’t sweat the small stuff. And rock the big stuff.
How to get more done in a day
How do we plan activities for the kids, and manage all the supplies it takes to run a home daycare all on our own? You can enlist help, streamline your process, and make routines that help. But click on the articles to find even more helpful tips that will help you get more done in a day.
Click to read these tips on How to Get it All Done in Home Daycare Without Losing your Mind (and Life). There are some life-altering ideas in there.
Also, don’t forget about handling all the paperwork that comes along with home daycare. And there’s tax time which compounds the paperwork too. There’s no shame in hiring help or shutting yourself in your room after work to knock a bunch of it out. But these articles are full of tons more tips to help you.
Home daycare productivity tips
Simplifying every day in daycare is a great way to make the day more manageable. There are tons of tips in that article. And keeping track of your finances is important too because you have to juggle enough money to buy all the needed supplies.
And the big thing no one talks about is the MESS. There is so much mess involved in having a bunch of kids in your home. There are toys to pick up, kitchen messes, messy floors. There is also repainting and repairing all the damage the kids do to the house. A provider’s work is truly never done.
Running in home daycare
Juggling all the regulations is an important part of productivity in home daycare. A local childcare organization and online support groups like I daycare so hard are a great place to get support and advice on handling all of that.
Having routines and a schedule for the kids helps a ton in improving your daycare and how smoothly it runs. And don’t forget to take care of you and avoid burnout in this job. It has a really high burnout rate because it’s a really undervalued and underpaid position.
If you want more advice on how to start a home daycare, check this out. There are a ton of tips to help you be successful and improve your home daycare so you can love your job and have plenty of clients that love the job you do too!
For a planner made JUST for home daycare providers, this jewel will help you get all of your business organized-AND, it’s gorgeous! There are tons of great provider helps on this site. I wish resources like these ladies have were available when I started. There was no help for home daycare providers back then.
Here are a ton more helpful printables you can get that I would have loved to have!