• Ensuring sustainability in today’s market

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    By Connect Childcare

    Nurseries and childcare providers have long been struggling against a system that dictates their staff wages and hourly fees.

    And this is understandably creating mounting financial pressures on early years (EY) settings of all sizes.

    But after working in partnership with over 3,700 UK nurseries, at Connect Childcare we’ve learnt that there are three key aspects of your business you can harness to increase your profitability.

    Staff deployment

    Are your employees allocated effectively? 

    Understanding and managing complex staffing requirements such as how many team members you require, who is available, and who is most suitable – whether that be qualification or child-familiarity specific – will help to decrease the need for expensive bank staff and save you money.

    Enquiries and occupancy

    Do you know how effective your marketing strategy is?

    Effectively tracking, analysing, and managing your enquiry pipeline through CRM functionality will enable you to boost occupancy and increase your income, build better, more informed relationships with prospective parents, and help you figure out which marketing tactics are working best.

    Payments and cash flow 

    How much time do you spend chasing bad debt?

    Allowing parents to pay quickly, conveniently, and securely through direct debit or in-app will not only drastically increase your cash flow but our automatic reconciliation also saves hours of admin time for staff – which can instead be dedicated to child development or business planning.

    Contactless payments also provide safety benefits – helping to reduce the amount of touch-points for staff and parents.

    Connect Childcare is the only software available that can help you effectively manage all three.

    Over the past 16 years, we’ve gained experience working with all types of EY settings, and our flexible software system gives you the tools you need to remain sustainable in not only today’s climate but that of the future too.

    Get ready for September 2021 and take your setting online with the UK’s most trusted nursery management software. Connect Childcare is running a special offer to all Education Technology Forum readers – FREE implementation if you book your demo before 31st July, 2021.

    W: https://connectchildcare.com/
    T: 01282 507 945


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