No, not really, but it does help you look more professional. Business cards are still a popular way to network and advertise yourself. Home daycare business cards provide clients with something tangible to keep and reference when they need it. Often potential clients are thinking about daycare services months before they need the service.
You can hand out your business card when you’re actively looking for new clients. Or post them on community boards at your local coffee shop for free advertising year-round. Your business card will also create a more personal connection with clients. It’s essential to have some standard contact information on your business card. Whether it’s just a phone number, email, or website. If they don’t, then clients will not know how to contact you.
Do I need to put my face on my business card?
It’s up to personal preference. Some people might like to use their headshot as a form of branding, while others might feel more confident presenting themselves anonymously. It’s best to go with what you’re more comfortable with.
If you decide to put a photo on your business card, make sure that it is a neutral, professional photo with good lighting. A clear image will help potential clients see your face clearly and recognize that you are somebody they want to leave their kids with.
What information do I need to put on my child care business card?
Include your business’s name, the location of the business, the services you provide, and contact information. As well as any other information you deem necessary.
Information to include on your home daycare business card (You don’t need to have all of them; pick and choose what you want)
- Provider’s name
- Business name
- Phone number
- Email address
- Facebook page/Social Accounts
- Services Provided (Full time, Part-time. Drop-in, Before and After school care)
- Hours of operations
- Address or neighbourhood
Also, include anything special that sets your home daycare apart from other home daycare in the area. Is your home daycare bilingual? Do you provide transportation? Etc.
How many business cards do I need for my home daycare business?
Depending on how much marketing you plan on doing, you shouldn’t need more than 50 or so. If you are first starting out, you may need a few more. Think of all the places you can drop off a business card. Coffee shops, libraries or anywhere that has a bulletin board. Who can you give a business card to? Network with a few other home daycares and see if you can drop off a few of them. Ask them to pass on your business card to any clients they can’t take on or need backup care.
Can I print my business cards at home?
Yes, you can, but it’s usually not worth it. Between the cost of paper, ink and your time figuring out how to do it, it’s not worth it. There are so many cheaper and better quality options. If you want to, you can get perforated business card paper like these.
How to create home daycare business cards
We love Canva and use it all the time. Canva is free, or you can get a pro account if you find you use it a lot. You can create a unique design or use one of their templates to create a business card. Then, you can save the file and get your business cards printed at a business center. Alternatively, you can get them printed directly through Canva. The price varies depending on the type of card stop you choose.
If you don’t have a creative bone in your body, don’t worry. You can also hire someone on Fiverr or Etsy to design one for you. But try Canva first; it really is simple and is cheaper.