a blog about parenting, home daycare, adoption and life in general.

This page is specifically for Home Daycare Providers.  I know from experience how hard it is to work all day and then have to spend a great deal of your spare time writing up your handbook, policies and forms.  These templates will help with that.  They are absolutely free for you to edit, copy and reuse as many times as you’d like.  Enjoy!

Parent Handbook Template – This is designed to be printed booklet-style, back to back.  Feel free to resize it if needed.

Registration Form Template

Daily Reports Template – Designed to be double-sided, cut in half and folded booklet-style.

Daycare Payment Record Template

Daycare Permission Template – For Transportation and Photography

Notice of Change of Hours Template

Interview Log Template

Payment Contract Template — If you don’t have a payment contract, you need to get one!

 

 

 

 

 

6 Comments

  1. Sadia

    Thank you for providing resources to start home daycare. I just want to make a request can you please save the tempelates in other rft or doc form so its easily accessible to me

    Thankyou

  2. Karen

    Hi Meagan!

    Please allow me to beginning by saying how much I appreciate the information that you have shared in your e-book. The suggestions and tips that you have graciously shared with us is priceless. I am a first time home childcare provider and I have had a difficult time with finding a family that is willing to “take the plunge” and be the first family to register their child in my learning center. When parents tour my learning center they are very impressed with the daycare set up and my credentials, etc. But when they inquire about how many children I currently have enrolled and I tell them they will say that they would prefer to enroll their child when I have more children enrolled. I have been licensed for about a year now and I have not really had any children enrolled.

    I have tried to market in our community and I have not had many calls. I was wondering if you have any ideas or suggestions on ways to get parents to enroll and to make our presence known in our community.

    • Megan Elford

      Hi Karen, I know firsthand how hard it can be to break into the market. Once you do enroll your first child, it will snowball from there.
      Do you know of any stay at home moms who could use a break once a week? Or do you have any neices or nephews you could borrow? Offer to watch their kids for them at a greatly reduced rate (or even for free), for a few hours each week. No one else needs to know what they’re paying. And when new families ask, you can tell them about the children that coming part-time. Take lots of pictures (non-identifying if necessary) and do lots of art projects that you can then show to families you’re interviewing.
      For many parents, it’s more about trust than anything else. If you can show them that others trust you to eatch their children, it will be much easier for them to enroll with you.
      And, make sure to emphasize the advantages of having a fewer number of children. Things like going to the park or zoo is much more manageable when you don’t have many kids yet. They’ll also get more one-on-one attention too ;-).
      Let me know how it goes! I’d love to hear what works for you!

  3. VIOLETTE BATCHELOR

    THANK YOU FOR SHARING, YES JESUS IS FIRST IN MY LIFE ALSO.I AM A GRANDMOTHER THAT LOVES CHILDREN AND HAVE TAKEN 2 GRANDKIDS HOME FROM BIRTH AND GOD HAS OPENED THE DOOR FOR ME TO STAY HOME AND EARN A LIVING. I AM LEANING ON HIM.GOD BLESS YOU .

    • Megan Elford

      Thank you, Violette! I’m so blessed to hear of how you’re caring for your grandkids and making a living too. Give those grandbabies a big hug and a kiss for me 🙂

  4. mahima

    You are awesome Megan, your website has all the information i was looking for.. thank you for your creativity.. 🙂

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