Automations in childcare. How to free up your time.

 

Make sure you’re running your daycare center business effectively.

 Are you new to the child care business world  and does this sound like your life?

  • Stressed out
  • Overwhelmed
  • Not sleeping much
  • Eating junk
  • Taking work home with you
  • Working on the weekends

 

Is your business feeling more like a job and you don’t know how to get out of this cycle?

 

GOOD NEWS! I am here to help!

 

As a childcare business owner there will come a time where you will need to come to terms with the fact that you can not do EVERYTHING in your business. 

 

There are non-negotiables that you should be focusing on everyday and there are tasks that can and should be passed on to someone else. Learning how to delegate work, outsourcing childcare business tasks are all a part of your responsibilities as the business owner. 

 

This week’s video focuses on which tasks should be automated, outsourced  and delegated in your daycare. 




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How to open a childcare center--- a few things to consider.

 

What to consider when starting a new childcare business

Congratulations on stepping into a business owner role. Although it’s not easy, I think, it’s the most gratifying and purposeful role you can have!

 

If you are reading this today it means that you are tired of working for the “man” or “woman” and you're ready to step out of your comfort zone and create something of your own…. 

 

You may also feel as though you’ve always had an entrepreneur inside of you and now, it’s time to step into your purpose and get things done your way!

 

I understand because I was in your shoes. I was straight out of college with my ECE diploma on the search to find the best daycare  where I could use the skills I had learned in school. 

 

I worked in child care centers, home daycare and after school programs and still felt as though something was missing. I was surrounded by educators that, let’s face it,...

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How to increase your daycare/ childcare business.

 

3 ways to market your childcare center that will surely make you stand out from the crowd.

Easy ways to increase your child care center's business.

  • Host an open house - fair: Reach out to different partners in your community that already offer services to your ideal customer. Advertise in your local paper, restaurants, shops and parent associations. Offer your center as the space. Have a friend come in to entertain the kids with arts and crafts as you talk to potential customers about the curriculum and show them around your center. Offer pamphlets with information and maybe a discount ( on the registration fee) with a special code... 
  • Facebook ads. If you haven’t figured them out yet, you need to!!! Cheaper than traditional ads, they target your audience and put your business in front of them. 

            Fun facts: 

  •             Every second there are 20,000 people on...
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5 step process when it comes to interviews and your childcare center

hiring interview staff Jul 17, 2019
 

The interview process should be carefully planned out. As a childcare owner, you are adding to your business family and that is cause for celebration .( for the most part) 

 

It means that your team is growing. It also means that you are weeding the employees that do not fit your team culture and adding precious gems that hopefully will be ideal team members.

 

There are a few steps I like to take to make sure I am well prepared when interviewing a potential employee.

 

Step 1: Do not waste your time or anyone else's by interviewing out of desperation. 

Call back ONLY the potential employees that FIT your job description and staff avatar. 

 

Step 2: Take control of the interviewing schedule and plan according to your energy level.

Please, for the love, do not schedule the interviews when you are stressed, busy, sick, tired or not fully present.

 

Step 3: Be prepared with questions and the person’s file. Make sure all scheduled potential...

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Vacation policies and how to help decrease in sales.

 

Dunk in income during summer vacations

 

As you operate your center, you will quickly realize that not all seasons of business are the same.  There are busy months as well as months when things move slow. 

In order for your business to run smoothly certain policies need to be in place from the get go to help you through the more difficult months.  Customers need to know what your policies are (vacation time ) BEFORE they sign up at your childcare center .

 

We all work hard and obviously need some time off. Kids are no exception. Vacations and absences however can cause stress in a business owner’s life due to the lack of regular staff and a decrease in income.  

 

As you create your policy and procedures guidelines for your customers, here are the fundamentals you will need in order to create a solid vacation policy.

 

Know the law. I have said it time and time again, knowing the law governing child care centers in your state,...

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Can social media hurt your daycare center?

 

The pros and cons of social media and your childcare center.

How do you make sure you leverage social media to your advantage?

Here are a few pros and cons.

Pros:

1. Facebook ads: detailed targeted ads that can cost as low as 1 $ per day. Filling up your spots or hiring an employee can be totally automated.

2. Secret facebook groups can update your existing customers on activities and daycare events.

Cons:

1. It can get very uncomfortable if customers start  friend requesting your staff or yourself. 

2. Social media posts stay on the web forever.

3. Lack of privacy and things taken out of context.

What can help?

Creating clear social media policies for the clients as well as staff can help.

Does your center have clear social media policies?

If so, share with us below!

 

 

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Automation Binders and Your Childcare Business.

 

Creating systems and automations in your childcare center can free up your time as the owner or director.

I am all about that!

This week we discuss using binders as a great and simple way to make sure all the staff is on the same page with the center's procedures. 

Download a free guide to help you get started here.

Let me know how you stay organized in your business.

Christina Rizakos

 

 

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Your your mind straight before opening your childcare center business!

Uncategorized Jun 13, 2019
 

So you decided you want to venture off into the business world and start your very own childcare center! CONGRATS!

I get it! I've been there! I can tell without a shadow of a doubt that mindset is everything when it comes to starting you very own business. 

Ths week I am hopefully throwing some inspiration your way sharing my story and what I did to get my mind right!

FREE ressources: https://www.profitabledaycare.com/mindset

 Have a wonderful day!

Christina Rizakos

P.S.What has stopped you from going ahead with your business venture?

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Successful Tours, the ins and outs of giving a successful tour and increasing registrations

 

This week we tackle the ever-so-important tours! 

Someone has booked a visit at your center! AWESOME! But you know what? They probably booked 10 other visits as well....

So how do YOU make sure your center stands out?

Watch this week's training and make sure you download the free ressources on tours by clicking here.

 

I also have a FREE customizable Tour Sheet you can download and edit! 

Let me know in the comments section how your tours stand out from the crowd and if they don't, how you're planning on changing things up?

 

Christina Rizakos

Daycare business mentor and strategist. 

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DOES YOUR CHILDCARE CENTER HAVE A WEBSITE?

 

Why create a website? Well, because you are running a business! You need to be found on the world wide web. Customers need to know you exist and because, well, you don't own Facebook!

The number 1 search engine in the world is GOOGLE

"Google processes over 40,000 search queries every second on average, over 3.5 billion searches per day, and 1.2 trillion searches per year worldwide" as listed by Internet Live Stats

Best part is that people that are searching on Google know exactly what they're looking for. For instance: " best daycare centers in the city of Laval, qc or preschools close to the Royal Victoria hospital, or daycare centers in Montreal that serve vegan meals"

Purpose if your website.

Your website's main mission is to let people know that you exist! what else can it help with?

  1.    Let Google know you exist! Do not depend on social media to get your name out in your community. Facebook is so busy and distracting
  2.    You can grow an email list...
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