Category: Running your Dayhome

The 12 Days of Christmas

Christmas is a busy time for everyone, and as a childcare provider, you spend most of your time looking after everyone else! Let us look after you for a little while.  Your 12 Days of Christmas from Dayhome Registry includes: business tips and resources (printable, editable, useable) developmental activities and games for the kids crafts […]

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Ten Little things to make your life easier.

Sometimes, it’s the little things in life that can make such a huge difference in making our busy days a little easier.  I thought I would share with you some of things in my life that make my days smoother

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Help Save EC Map and our Kids!

As you have likely heard, I have recently become involved in the tail end of the work that is being done in our province through the vehicle that is EC Map. I became involved because the work they have done in the last 5 years is vital. It is vital to the long term health […]

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Kijiji Scams: What to do, and how to avoid them

We all hear about scams that happen to other people, but we all feel “I’m smart enough, they won’t get me!” or “How can people fall for that kind of thing?!”.  The answer is, its easy. These people target you where you are vulnerable. Trying to sell your car? Of course you are going to […]

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Where do our Children fit?

You have to go back to work. You have to find childcare. Insert panic here.  But wait, who, other than you, is going to be affected by this decision? Your child. I feel, sometimes, that the pressure of our 21st century world forces us back to work without allowing us to stop and think about […]

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3 Steps to a Painless Back to School Routine

Back to School means back to routine…and back to rushing, running, nagging, cajoling. But maybe it doesn’t have to be. This year, with both kids in school full days, we are working really hard to make the transition easier. 1. Get the kids involved. Talk about what they need to do before and after school, […]

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Summer pains in the Childcare Industry

Summer is a pretty quiet time of year for the childcare industry. Parents take the kids on holidays, Grandma and Grandpa are around, friends can swap days and have grand playdates, all of which are cost free childcare.  As a childcare provider (or a business who helps providers!), this can certainly hurt the bottom line!

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I’ve Never had a Child like This!

As childcare providers, we have all seen many different kinds of children. From the quiet watchful boy who will play trucks and read books all day, happy to interact from the sidelines, to the child who won’t…. stop…. moving…., and everyone in between. We love and accept all children from all personalities, family situations, etc. […]

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Saving Money for Spring

Somehow I always think Christmas is expensive, but then I look at planning for camping, growing kids, and needing new summer gear, and the summer break is NOT cheap!  It seems the theme of saving money is a popular one, so I’ve done some digging and come up with some more ideas for you!

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Private or Accredited?… that is the question!

We get a lot of questions from prospective dayhome operators about whether or not it is worth it to run their dayhome through an agency and be an accredited dayhome. So, we went straight to the source, and got the facts from Child Development Dayhomes!  We asked about what it means to be an accredited […]

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