Running a childcare centre can be very difficult. In addition to providing the very best care to children of various ages throughout the day, you are also responsible for managing employees, maintaining the childcare business location, advertising, collaborating with parents; bookkeeping and making sure payments are made on time.

Sending SMS Notifications

Text messages can reduce many of your daily tasks to one or two hours instead of half your work day. By sending SMS notifications to employees, parents, vendors and others, you can:

  • Remind parents of upcoming payments
  • Remind parents of late payments
  • Schedule meetings with parents
  • Schedule employees
  • Ask employees to cover shifts if another employee calls in sick or fails to show
  • Advertise your business

Instead of spending hours on the phone trying to reach people, you can simply send mass text messages.

Provide Better Customer Service

Provide the best customer service you can by communicating regularly with parents. Send alerts when children are running low on diapers, food, snacks and other materials you require them to supply.

Text messages also allow you to work around a parent’s busy schedule. Instead of having to coordinate a time for phone conferences, you can send quick text messages to tell them what they need to know. You can also send a message in the event of an emergency in addition to calling them directly.

Communicating with Employees

Communicate easily with employees to create work schedules or to tell employees important information about upcoming events taking place at your childcare centre. You can also:

  • Plan employee holiday/time-off requests
  • Update employees about new tasks/operational changes
  • Schedule training days
  • Let employees know when you will be taking a day off

Since you never know when an employee will call in sick, being able to send mass text messages to employees asking if anyone can fill in will save you time in calling individual employees, especially early in the morning when you’re opening the centre and greeting parents and children.

Build Your Business

Sending out the occasional marketing message alerting parents of open house events, parent-child days, monthly meet and greets and other events helps you build a solid business. Word-of-mouth advertising is very powerful. Sending promotional messages to parents allows them to quickly forward these messages to friends, family members, co-workers and others who may be in need of child care.