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January 29, 2018

There are many examples of successful partnership models currently in existence within the Early Years sector. With the introduction of the 30 Hours childcare, an increasing number of settings have created formal partnerships with other childcare providers to ensure th...

August 14, 2017

Supporting understanding about the business challenges of delivering 30 hours free childcare sustainably

June 28, 2017

It has been very encouraging working with over a hundred providers around the country over the past few weeks, discussing and sharing our mutual concerns, ideas and aspirations around the Government’s 30 hours free childcare offer. Once we all realised we have a common...

June 21, 2017

We have lots of questions from childcare providers around how to increase occupancy to ensure their setting is full and sustainable. Usually they ask this question when their numbers are low, which is sometimes too late to prevent financial issues, but the main source...

June 9, 2017

Why do you need to understand your costs?

As business advisers when we talk about understanding costs we are really focused on a couple of important areas. Firstly, we concentrate on what each service you offer costs you to deliver per child, per hour. So if you provide...

June 1, 2017

If you are anything like me you may have struggled to embrace all the good that we can find in the use of social media both in our personal lives and more importantly, for me at least, in our business environment. I think it's an age thing to some degree, my children w...

May 31, 2017

It's normal for most childcare providers to show new parents and their children around the setting to help them decide where to place their child and also to gain the sale of a childcare place.

"So, hands up, how many of you actually ask for the business?" By that, I me...

May 18, 2017

Whether you are marketing your childcare services now or are thinking about it one thing remains a fact, "Ignore marketing and at some point your setting will suffer!"

We often hear childcare providers saying, "We don't need to do any marketing, parents find us by word...

May 18, 2017

I know, it took me a while to understand what the heck was meant by the gift of a complaint, but now that I understand the power of this phrase, my business delivers better quality than ever!....Let me explain...

One of my biggest bug-bears when I walk into a childcare...

May 16, 2017

We all have periods at work when we struggle to have enough time in the day to get everything done. But what interests us are the many studies on how people control their time and some of the ways they can truly save time and be more efficient if only they could take a...

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