Nursery Paperwork Woes – A thing of the pastJuly 28, 2022 2:53 pm
Imagine going to the resource cupboard and taking out the professional documentation you need to run your childcare setting – without having to create any of it yourself.
How much time, stress, effort and money could that save?
As a professional childcare setting, you’re all too familiar with the overwhelming amount of paperwork and documentation needed under the EYFS and OFSTED guidelines. Your process for meeting these requirements probably looks something like this:
- You create your own templates (or modify best practice versions you’ve acquired from other childcare providers or found on the internet).
- You buy your own paper and ink, and then print paperwork on demand on your in-house printer.
Now, on the surface, this might seem like a perfectly logical solution. However, whilst there’s no question it works, this system is inherently inefficient for a number of reasons:
- You risk delays when your printer or photocopier jams or breaks down.
- You face the inconvenience of running out of ink or paper.
- It takes time to create and print templates (which is probably better invested elsewhere).
- The cost of ink and paper makes printing in-house very expensive.
In fact, it’s possible your printing costs may be one of your biggest expenses. Scary stuff!
Despite this, you’ve probably accepted the status quo. After all, what’s the alternative?; Let’s face it, creating and printing paperwork is part of the day-to-day requirements of running a professional childcare setting. But it means you have to absorb the time and cost involved to ensure you meet your legal responsibilities.
Now, the good news:
You don’t have to keep producing your documentation in-house.
That’s because there is a NEW alternative that could save you time, money and hassle.
Discover everything you need for EYFS reporting:
Nursery Resources is a specialist provider of high-quality printed resources and documentation for nurseries and childminders.
Our range is broad and continually expanding. Here are our most popular resources:
- Communication Diaries
- Age 2 Progress Check Templates
- Learning Journey Templates & Trackers
- Carbonated accident and incident forms
- Record keeping booklets
Cost-effective, professionally produced and printed documentation:
All our resources have been developed with the input and feedback of practicing childcare professionals. It means you can trust they are fit for purpose and are suitable for your setting.
In addition, because Nursery Resources is a well-established publishing company, we can produce printed products that are higher quality, and cheaper than you can create in-house.
Choose standard templates or customise for your setting.
There’s no need to compromise. Whilst our wide range of standard templates work for a lot of settings, we appreciate you may be using established documentation that staff and parents are familiar with.
Therefore, for a low one-off fee, you have the option to customise everything in the range to meet your specific requirements, please call us for a quote on 01733 898108. Simply tell us what you want; our team of highly skilled in-house designers will work their magic. You’ll get proofs to approve, and we’ll keep going until you’re entirely happy.
But I only need a small number of products…
No problem. With no minimum order size and a fixed P&P charge of just £2.50 per order, it’s really easy to use Nursery Resources whether you’re a sizeable setting or a small self-employed childminder.
Will this alternative really save me money?
A number of nurseries that have switched to our products monitored their printing costs for a month before making the change. The results were scary. One moderate size nursery found they spent around £3000 a month on their print costs – money that could be invested in play equipment and other essential resources.
I’m not sure we’re ready to change:
We understand you may feel a little reluctant to move away from what you’re currently doing.
You may think that some of our resources are very similar to what you already use. If that’s the case, why not take some time to evaluate how much time and money you’re really spending on your paperwork and use this as a guide as to whether a switch could be financially beneficial.
In addition, there’s no need to outsource all your paperwork production in one go (although you can if you like!) Instead, you could start with a single product such as the Communication Diaries or the 2 Year Progress Check template and see for yourself how Nursery Resources could seamlessly integrate into and benefit your setting.
“I have recently discovered your products thanks to Teach Nursery and I have to thank you for them. They are going to make my job as a Pre-school Manager so so much easier. It will make handling our mountain of paperwork much more pleasant and more professional”
Barbara Boisard – Pre-School Manager – St Johns Pre-school in Crystal Palace
Let’s talk today…
To learn more about the benefits and practicalities of using Nursery Resources products in your childcare setting, give Nursery Resources a call on 01733 898108. There’s no obligation to order anything – just the chance to find out we could work together to save you time, money and effort.
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