When times change, it is also important to consider that the childcare environment is continuously changing as well, but it is not easy to make a decision. To help ease some stress, we talk about the cons and the number of benefits your center can receive by investing into childcare staff.
Downside of Investing into Childcare Staff
The number one thing about hiring childcare is the costs and the high staff turnover rate. Training and professional development requires a bulk load of time and resources, this may cause you to increase your tuition fees which will ultimately impact your customer base especially if they are price sensitive. Turnover in the childcare industry is fairly steep as well, so you may want to factor that before making a decision.
Benefits of Investing into Childcare Staff
Investing in your caregivers will always mean being able to provide better care. This way you’ll be able to retain staff and attract more customers. Here are some key benefits:
1. You can provide better care
Investing more resources and time in training programs will allow your staff to provide better quality care. This can range from training your staff first aid procedures and techniques to training sessions to develop new curriculum. Your staff will be better equipped to provide higher standard of education and care.
2. Attract and Retain Talented Staff
By offering staff the opportunity to earn additional qualifications or certifications, your centre will attract more talented candidates for job openings. People within this space look to advance their careers by looking for positions that provide development opportunities. Once you have formed your ideal team, consistent training will help you retain your staff.
3. Improve your Reputation
Better quality care equates to better customer satisfaction. This direct relationship of happy children-happy parents is a testament of why it is important to invest into your childcare staff. Not only will you see more satisfied parents, but you’ll also see the domino effect of increasing enrolment. You will benefit from the word-of-mouth recommendations that parents are sharing with others after experiencing great childcare from your centre.
Though investing in your childcare staff requires time and financial resources into training and hiring talented candidates, if done properly, your return on investment would be well worth. Talented and committed staff, higher quality child care and a popular reputation among child care providers doesn’t sound that bad after all.