Setting up a preschool | Maintenance

You put a lot of work into setting up your preschool business. And you need to put in more effort to keep it running smoothly. You’ll nominate, or get nominated, for awards and such so it’s vital to keep the standards of your preschool high. We’re going to tell you some of the best ways how.

 

Regular cleaning

Yes, you and the staff will do a cursory clean up at the end of the day or the week. Professional cleaners though, will go that little bit further to make your preschool spick and span.

Fun isn’t always clean!

Preschools are hotbeds of flu and colds come winter and autumn so it’s important to keep your building as clean as possible. Make a list for the cleaning crew to follow, including wiping down all the preschool furniture.

 

Bookkeeping

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Get a professional accountant or bookkeeper to keep records straight

Weekly bookkeeping and accounting is essential for the daily running of your business. Expenses, enrolment, and maintenance fees must be done by a professional, usually in the form of a bookkeeper or an accountant. They’ll automate what they can, like payroll and invoicing, so you don’t have to worry much about those. Your bookkeeper can also be your tax agent if they’re qualified, submitting BAS every month.

 

Staff training

Your staff need to keep their qualifications current, so allocate days they can go to training seminars. It’s a matter of health and safety for the workplace, as well as the safety of the children.

When you’re setting up a preschool include a blog section on your website and encourage staff to share their training experiences. This way parents can see their children are in safe hands and having new experiences.

 

Reordering supplies

You’ll find yourself ordering new preschool supplies on a monthly basis. This can be anything from paper to kitchen utensils. Make sure you create a monthly budget and allocate spending to the arts and crafts section. They’ll get used up quickly thanks to creative kids!