Author: Jacqui Burke
For those starting a business in early years childcare, having a passion for the job is important. But sustaining a business successfully takes more than natural enthusiasm. Many childcare businesses struggle due to lack of formal training or confidence in the business world. This accessible and practical guide shows exactly how to develop your organisation, leading to success within the competitive market and ultimately a higher quality childcare service.
Jacqui Burke reveals what parents really want from professional early years childcare, and the core marketing, finance and management skills needed to realize these ideals. Studying what businesses have done right and wrong to date, the book includes example activities and market-savvy checklists that clearly show how to analyse your organisation, master day-to-day management, attract new customers, and take your business to the next level.
With invaluable advice on how to better the experiences of your children, parents and staff alike, this guide will help you make your organisation stand out from the crowd.
- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1785920596
- ISBN-13: 978-1785920592
Paperback Edition: £16.99
Kindle Edition: £11.04
About the Author
Jacqui Burke is a learning and development consultant with over 25 years of training experience, who specialises in business, management and leadership skills development for the Early Years and Childcare sector.
Following an initial career as a training and development specialist in the Financial Services industry, she later became a consultant with one of the UK’s leading HR consultancy practices, and in 2001 set up her own business, Flourishing People.
Flourishing People is a specialist people development and training consultancy that works with organisations, teams and individuals providing a range of face to face and online people development and training services.
“Extremely innovative and practical … Jacqui has generously shared her unique experience and knowledge of working within early years to help owners to support the development and sustainability of their business.” Laura Henry, Award Winning International Early Years Specialist
“A must read for owners and managers seeking to enhance their knowledge and business skills.” Linda Baston-Pitt, Chief Executive Officer at EduVT Ltd, Co-Founder of PANCo
“I love the tone Jacqui writes in – it’s very down to earth and ‘normal’!” Charlotte Pace, Independent Consultant
“An invaluable guide and checklist for anyone running, or contemplating starting, an early years setting. Jacqui understands the delicate balance needed between being caring and at the same time businesslike.” Ross Midgley, Director, PBD Early Years Training