Many people use the internet as their first port of call when researching information specific to their needs.
Parents looking for advice and support on childcare are no different, since first launched in 2000 Childcare.ie has been helping thousands of parents each month.
The Childcare Directory aims to provide a central source of information for parents searching the internet for information specific to finding childcare in their area in Ireland.
Whether it is an expectant parent doing a first search to find a créche or families looking to move into a new area, it is important that we provide them with as much information as possible. It is a busy time being a parent and many working families might not have the option to drive around all the preschools in the area. But we have found that parents tend to short list their options and then organize viewings into a couple of days. Those preschools who have given parents the option to view images and read a full profile on Childcare.ie have found it was the starting point of many enquires and bookings.
By listing your créche, Montessori, playschool, after school or any childcare facility in our directory at www.childcare.ie you are giving your target audience real information about how excellent your service is. In competitive times you need to be sure that your childcare business stands out from the others, and this can easily achieved with informative photos and a clear outline of your service. Without any information about your business it is hard for parents to understand that you are better than a preschool just down the road, and they might not short list you for a viewing.
The information you display as a Premium Member is comprehensive, so immediately your target audience is given a much clearer understanding of the level of care you provide. Parents also have the advantage of being able to send an enquiry 24hrs a day which is delivered directly to your email account.
Childcare.ie also includes the ECCE calculator and enquiry form. This easy to use function firstly lets parents enter a date of birth to find the start date for their child. They then have the advantage of just filling in one enquiry form and sending it with their details to all Premium Members within their chosen area. Why would a parent spend time ringing around looking for a place when in five minutes they can send their information/enquiry to all relevant Premium Members on www.childcare.ie?
Being a Premium Member with Childcare.ie is not just having a listing on a website.
There are many business directory website in Ireland who will charge you an annual fee for nothing more than a feature on a website. Being a Premium Member with Childcare.ie has many more benefits beside your online marketing which include a bimonthly industry magazine emailed to you each month, exclusive online teaching resources, unlimited recruitment advertising, supplier discounts and much more.
But also importantly we have a full time team who take calls every day from parents looking for advice on choosing childcare or numbers of service providers if they cannot get access to the internet.