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By improving staff management at your childcare center, you can increase retention and productivity. Staff management includes all things relating to company culture like onboarding, staff appreciation, tools, training, templates, and more. 

We know this has been a stressful time for childcare providers when it comes to staffing. Effectively managing staff is key to solving this issue. Improving staff management techniques can seem like a daunting task if you’re not sure where to start. Using these tips and strategies, you can create a better work environment, leading to higher quality staff. Keep reading for more staff management tips and techniques.

Training and Onboarding

Providing support during the initial hiring phase is crucial for retaining staff and ensuring they can effectively do their job. There are a lot of ways you can improve your training and onboarding process using free tools.

  • First, audit your current onboarding and training process.
  • Then, create your digital manual. Use a free site like Trello to organize each section of your manual and create slide decks for each component.
    • This allows your staff to easily follow along through training and go at their own pace.
  • Record a presentation for each of your slide decks for the staff to follow along.
  • Finally, create an assessment for your staff to see where they’re at and how they’ve retained the information. 

For a more in-depth look at how to create a digital training process, check out this blog post here. 

Providing Necessary Tools

There are tools and services available that help make your staff’s job easier. One of these is childcare management software.

This software allows your staff to better manage their classroom, improve the care of the children, and connect with parents.

For example, with Kangarootime, staff can check children in and out, keep track of ratios, send photos and videos to parents, track naps, meals, diaper changes, and so much more. Keeping a digital record of all this information can also help your center when it comes to reporting and licensing.

Childcare software is easy to use and saves your staff hours each week. For more information on Kangarootime and classroom management tools, click here.

Free Templates for Childcare Staff

Other tools you can provide for your staff include free templates like milestone trackers, break logs, incident reports, menus, and more. 

We have a collection of free downloadable templates available for all aspects of your childcare center. To check out the templates and download them for free, click here.

Kangarootime is the leading all-in-one childcare management software for daycares and preschools. With billing and invoicing capabilities, parent communication and staff management tools and classroom automation, Kangarootime helps childcare centers grow and scale. To learn more about optimizing your center with Kangarootime, visit

Marissa Schneggenburger

Author Marissa Schneggenburger

Marissa Schneggenburger is the Marketing Coordinator at Kangarootime and experienced in content marketing. Marissa attended St. John Fisher College and received a B.S. in Marketing with minors in Finance and Spanish. Marissa also completed her MBA in Strategic Marketing from Niagara University. Marissa is passionate about the childcare industry and providing informative and engaging content.

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