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Are you happy with your Business Income? Can you use a rate increase? Has it been over two years since you have raised your rates? Not sure how to go about changing your rates?

If you answered yes to at least 2 of the above questions, it’s probably time for a rate increase!

Many child care providers are afraid to increase their rates because they are concerned that families may leave their program and go to another daycare.

Tip:Before changing your rates, check the rates at surrounding daycare’s. You don’t want to be known as the over priced child care program.

Today I am going to show you how to increase your Business profits and increase your Business Income:

Consider increasing your rates by only $5.00 a week. If you have 10 children this could be a monthly increase of $200 a month. However if you have 100 children, this is a $2,000 a month increase!

Once you make your decision to increase your rates, give parents a 30 day notice to allow time for budget adjustments. The average family will not be affected by a $5 a week increase. In fact, if they love your daycare, they will not have a problem with paying a little bit more per week.

Here is a sample letter: (feel free to copy and paste)

Dear Parents,

This notice is being sent home to inform you of an upcoming rate increase. Our rates will be increasing to $_______ a week beginning on _____________.

Rate increases assure that we are able to buy new items for the program and to be sure that we provide a Quality Program for young children.

If you should have any questions about this notice, please see _____________.

Thanks for Choosing ( Your facility Name)!

Your Name

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staffDo you have a high turnover in your Child Care Business? Is Gossip a Big problem in your Business? Are your employees calling off all the time?

If you answered yes to at least two of the questions above, I have some ideas that will help you to create a better work environment for your employees!

I’m going to be honest with you! My biggest struggle in the business of Child Care is dealing with all the issues that come with having employees. However, I realized that I had to focus on building a great place to work and not the issues that could come with having employees.So I made a few changes and I’m going to share them with you today.

  1. Plan fun events for you and your team such as a Monthly potluck. On Friday October 9, 2015, I decided to have my first seafood potluck with my team. I was surprised to know that many of my staff members love seafood!! We had crab legs, shrimp, crab fettuccine and so much more. Moreover, the moral was very high that day.
  2. Reward your employees for having perfect attendance (if your budget allows). When you show your appreciation for punctuality, your employees will do more of what you praise! Ideas: Give perfect attendance certificates, consider giving a monthly bonus or $20-25 or give a spa gift bag. What ever you choose to give, show your appreciation to those dependable employees.
  3. Be a Positive Leader. when I hire new employees, many of the employees often seem to open up to me and tell me that their old bosses lacked people skills. People love to work for positive leaders.
  4. Plan Fun outings with your staff. This year I did something that I had never done before, I invited my team members to join me at a Joyce Meyers conference. In fact, four of my staff members joined me and we had a great time!!
  5. Invest in your employees. Train them, mentor and coach them. I recently had an employee to come into my office just to tell me that she appreciated the fact that I took a chance to hire her and she appreciated the fact that I mentor her. **She made my day!

I hope that you  have been inspired you to take a closer look at how you manage your assistants or staff members. Furthermore, I want you to know that when your employees are happy working for you, they will go beyond your expectations.

It’s time to get to work on creating a great place to work!

Shiketa Morgan

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