Daycare supplies hold an important role to make a daycare succeed or not. In fact, we can not only rely on best staff with great certificate or skill to run this business. Providing sufficient supplies sometimes become barrier for many provider especially those who do not have a lot of money to spend. It is mainly because there are so many thing daycare supplies type like equipment, furniture and many others to prepare and if we do not work efficiently then we may can not fulfilled the daycare supplies needs. However, there are some ways that we can try to find to safe some money when buying the supplies. The method will be explained based on each kind of supplies to buy. Those ways are detailed as follow:
1. General item for daycare supplies.
Most of us think that all of the supplies have to be something new. In fact, we do not need to buy something new for this. For example, the basic item that categorized as basic one like playpen, bib and high chair. This type of daycare supplies do not need to be buy as a new one as long as we can provide the same function as a new one. We can save some money on this by looking for it on second hand store or even a yard and garage sale. Just make a list on the general and basic thing of daycare supplies that we want to find and start hunting for it to save some money.
2. Playing item or toys
Any type of daycare that we run whether it is a homy, preschool or other then we have to have enough toys. We also can apply the same method by buying a second hand toys. If we want a new one then we can browse through many online site to find seller that offer great price if we buy in bulk. Buy such item of daycare supplies in bulk usually bring us many advantage like discount or bonus of additional item. Since we need this toys for child care purpose then we still also need to carefully choose the material and also condition of toys. Cheap does not mean that we will neglect the child safety or health. So start wisely shop by choosing daycare supplies like toys that do not contain harmful or dangerous material.
3. Art daycare supplies
This fourth type of supplies is needed to explore children creativity that important for their development. Unluckily, the price commonly set in a high level. However, there is always a way to overcome this kind of problem. Try to search for some site that considered as online retailer. There are so many choices where we can buy craft and art item. Try to mention that we buy in bulk then we will see that it will save some money. We just need to carefully choose the daycare supplies of art and craft that essential and needed in daily basic. Just choose paper, tape, crayon, paint, paint brush, chalk, and many other that surely needed in daily activities to avoid wasting our money when buy it in a bulk.
4. Food in daycare supplies
Even though food is put in the last but it does not mean that it will be less important. Food can be categorized as important daycare supplies because it is dealing with children nutrition need. In fact, children have certain amount of nutrition to support their development. If we do care then we will provide the best food that we can serve. We just need to be smart to find a way to decrease our expense when doing it. Put cereal, milk and snack in our food inventory list. Just try to find a wholesale retail stores to find great price. Just try our best to make sure that even though we get it in a lower price but we can make a plan to arrange the food still be balance. It means that we have to add it with healthy menu like fruit, vegetable and grain.For those 3 item, we can shop in a local store to get fresh and cheaper price. If we can do that than we will surely achieve needed daycare supplies item without being broke.