How to Take Back Your Weekends as a Childcare Centre Manager

You work hard to take care of business and ensure the well-being of your children and staff. But once the week is done, you might still have a pile of paperwork to sort through, along with bills to pay and schedules to organize.

If the sheer volume of work needed to organize your business is taking over your free time, there are several steps you can take to manage your business more efficiently so you can reclaim your weekends and spend more time doing what you love.

Automate Your Processes

Gone are the days of having to process your invoices, make payments, and manage your registrations manually. The TimeSavr app is a popular childcare management software that is designed specifically for daycare owners to help them get more done with less effort in less time.

Online Enrollment

Enrolling new applicants is easy, when you embed our online registration form directly onto your website. You can then customize profiles based on the preferences you choose.

Process Payments

The TimeSavr app lets you process direct debit payments and online credit card payments and records them automatically. You can also automatically generate payment receipts and annual tax receipts that are sent to parents via email.


Tracking and sending out invoices to parents is also easy with TimeSavr. A payment button attached directly to the invoice makes the process simpler for everyone.


It’s easy to manage employee profiles, requests for time off, and monthly hours in TimeSavr. You can set parameters for time off requests, automatically calculate overtime hours, and bank overtime hours as desired.

Delegate Tasks

In the early stages of running a business, it’s common for business owners to take on a hefty amount of responsibility. While this may be necessary at the beginning as you piece things together, as your business expands and you hire more staff, you should begin to delegate responsibilities. This presents a great opportunity for your employees to acquire new skills and allows you to focus on important tasks such as growing your business and taking some well-deserved time off.

Outsource Non-Core Tasks

Consider outsourcing tasks that are not directly related to childcare, such as cleaning services or landscaping. This can free up your time and mental energy to focus on the core aspects of running your childcare center.

Set Boundaries

We all need some time to ourselves so we can disconnect from our work, spend time with our families, and explore new things. With cell phones, work can follow us home, and it can be difficult to separate the two; it’s important to set a precedent for your staff to take evenings and weekends off and to do the same for yourself.

Emphasize Self-Care and Well-Being

When you prioritize your well-being, you’re more likely to be productive and engaged during work hours, allowing you to complete tasks more efficiently. Emphasize the importance of self-care for your staff and encourage them to take breaks and pursue activities they enjoy outside of work.

Invest in Software to Save Time

Modern technology has come a long way, and you can literally find an app for everything. Use applications such as QuickBooks Online to streamline your accounting processes, and child care management apps such as TimeSavr for daycare management.

Create a Routine

In addition to implementing some of the tips listed above, create a manageable routine by breaking down tasks that are spread throughout the work week. This reduces pressure and makes tasks easier to handle, so you never have to feel overwhelmed.

Find More Freedom With TimeSavr

TimesSavr is a daycare app that is created for daycare owners by daycare owners. We understand the challenges you face, which is why we created this app to strike a balance between efficiently managing your childcare center and reclaiming your well-deserved weekends. Book your free demo to find out how TimeSavr can work for you.