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3 Tips for Kickstarting Your Daycare Lead Nurturing Strategy

Are you struggling to attract and retain families in your daycare centers?  🤔

It's time to take your lead nurturing game to the next level!

Studies show that businesses that excel at lead nurturing can generate 50% more sales-ready leads while reducing costs by 33%.  

Don't let the competition snatch up your prospective families. Follow these best practices to boost your childcare success and become the go-to destination for families in your community. 

Here are our top tips:

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What is a lead nurturing strategy?

Lead nurturing is like planting a seed, then helping it to grow and blossom. 🌼

Essentially, lead nurturing is the process of building relationships with potential customers and guiding them through the sales funnel with personalized content and communication.  

And a good lead nurturing strategy can turn an interested parent into a loyal family that keeps enrolling year after year. 

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Why is lead nurturing important for childcare centers? 

For childcare centers, lead nurturing is crucial to winning over parents' trust and loyalty. By providing valuable information, answering questions promptly, and showing genuine care, you can turn prospects into happy customers.  

Plus, a well-executed lead nurturing strategy can help your center stand out and build a strong reputation in your community. 

What are the three key elements that any successful lead nurturing strategy will need?

1) Start with a goal. 

When it comes to nurturing families, if you want to be successful, it's important to have a plan in place. That way, you can track key metrics and achieve milestones as you go. 

For example, if you want to gain more fall enrollments—break down what you could improve throughout your enrollment journey.

  • Do the tour completion rates need a boost? Consider increasing the number of times you send tour communications out to families. Get creative – ask parents to respond with an emoji, send a gif, or attach a video that highlights the value of your center.
  • On the other hand, maybe your center needs to improve how many families fill out enrollment forms. Provide self-service options like digital forms so it's easier for families to finish and submit enrollment packets. 

Tip: set up a drip campaign or even automate your communications. That way, parents get reminders and helpful suggestions automatically sent their way when they're ready for them! 

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2) Develop your ideal customer persona. 

When you know your ideal customer persona (ICP), you can craft a targeted message that speaks directly to them.  

Your ICP is simply a segment of your daycare target market. You’re identifying one primary group to become your ideal audience for advertisements, emails, and more. It’s vital to select a group that makes sense for what your childcare business offers (programs/ages catered to). For example: if one of your centers offers full-time childcare, your target audience may be parents who have children under 5 years old.

To break this down even further, most parents of children under the age of 12 are Millennials and Gen Z. Now, you have a unique bracket of parents to primarily market to – your ideal customer persona! Offer fast, digital choices and send valuable messages to garner interest from Millennial parents. 


Millennial pr Gen Z family

3) Ask the right questions to determine your lead management framework. 

If you're a childcare provider or childcare director, you likely have some questions about how to manage your leads. 

The truth is, we all do. It's hard to know what's working and what could be better when it comes to lead management. That's why we asked ourselves five key questions to evaluate the stability of our lead management strategy: 

  1. How many family leads do you generate each month?  
  2. What’s the main source/place your leads are coming from?  
  3. Do you have any new or upcoming features, amenities, or programs that could attract interest?  
  4. How are leads organized, managed, and nurtured across your centers?  
  5. Could your lead management process become simpler with the help of industry-specific technology? 

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By outlining your goals and ideal parent audience – attracting new families to your center will be a breeze. Ensure each family is fit and ready for your program by asking the right questions. 

Nurturing leads sounds like a time-consuming task, but it doesn’t have to be 

LineLeader can help you organize, manage, and automate messages to potential families. Take the guesswork out of lead nurture, so you can grow enrollment with less work.  

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Meet The Author

Hope Dasher is a marketing professional with years of SEO content writing and social media strategy experience. Hope had a Bachelor's degree from The University of Texas at Dallas in Psychology and Child Development and an emphasis on language. She has extensive knowledge of the childcare system, effective marketing strategies, and copywriting. Hope serves as a Content Specialist for the Marketing team at LineLeader by ChildcareCRM.

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