Sustainability of childcare settings is high on the agenda of Childcare organisations, childcare providers and professionals, it doesnt, however, appear to be high on the political agenda.
NDNA has pubished its latest report on the number of nursery closures; it makes interesting reading. Read the full report here https://bit.ly/2lT179d
For many the underfunding of the funded hours appears to be the primary reason for the closure of their nursery.
With ever-increasing operational costs, including the national minimum and living wage, pension contribution increases to 3%, and increases in business rates, it's not surprising, so many ...
NDNA have published their report on Nursey Closures, since the 30 hours funded chidcare was introduced closures of nurseries have inceased by 153%. The highest numbere being in the North West.
click on the link below to view the fulll report
How does staffing contribute to your sustainability?
Staffing costs can be between 75% and 85% of a nurseries expenditure, so it is important to keep on top of it
Here are a just a few things that you can do to help minimise this expenditure:
1. Monitor staff absence, if you are having to bring in agency staff or pay overtime due to staff absence, it could be costing you more than you need.
v Always do a return to work interview, even if its only been one day, having to speak with the owner or manager ...
Having had some experience of this situation, I would like to offer a word of caution; there are several options available to you...
Much has been done over the last few years to find ways of supporting parents with childcare costs including employers’ childcare vouchers, childcare tax credits and subsidised childcare through the CAP pilots.
We would all agree that quality childcare is key to achieving good early years outcomes and is the building block for educational achievement in later years, but providing quality does come at a price...
Childcare vouchers can save money for both businesses and working parents.
Busy Bees Group are campaigning to have the current rate of £55 per week; which hasn’t been increased since it was set in 2006; increased to £75 per week...