How You Manage Your Business & Your Team, Has A Big Impact On How You Can Control Your Day!

Is This Your Day?

You arrive at work with a clear plan on what you will do for the day and have a prioritised To Do List ready to follow through out the day.

But you are constantly being distracted and interrupted all day long?

Having 15 minute tasks take all day to do, and at times, still not get done?

You put important things off because they will take too long to do, or they are difficult, or you just don't like doing them?

You have chosen to do the easier things first, so you will have time to do the other important things later in the day, only to find it's the end of the day and they are still not done?

It's now 5.30pm, you've been flat out all day, your tired and worn out, your To Do List has very little completed and you can barely remember what you have done all day!

It's Time To Take Back Control Of Your Day!

This course, Part 3, Is designed to enable you start reducing the amount of interruptions you have in your day.

Through following a specific process of questions when your team interrupt you and then having a clear understanding and implementation of the key leadership skills you need, to keep your day under control, you will start to see major changes in the level of your productivity.

You will now be starting to get significantly more done each day and have time left over to do the things you love to do.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction To The Ultimate Time Management Program For Childcare Owners & Directors Part 3

    • People Management & Leadership
  • 2

    Unit 1 - People Management Skills

    • Dealing With Interruptions
  • 3

    Module 1 - Are You A Zoo Keeper?

    • Dealing With Interruptions
    • Lesson 1 - Are You A Zoo Keeper?
    • Lesson 2 - Dealing With Questions
  • 4

    Unit 1 - Dealing With Interruptions Summary

    • Unit 1 - Dealing With Interruptions Summary
  • 5

    Unit 2 - Leadership Skills

    • Unit 2 - Leadership Skills Introduction
  • 6

    Module 1 - Organisation Charts

    • Downloadable Document -
    • Lesson 1 - Organisation Chart
  • 7

    Module 2 - Managing Through Your Team

    • Downloadable Document - Managing Through Your Team
    • Lesson 1 - Managing Through Your Team
  • 8

    Module 3 - Employing Quality People

    • Employing Quality People Introduction
    • Downloadable Document - Employing Quality People
    • Lesson 1 - Is The Role Required?
    • Lesson 2 - The Job Description
    • Lesson 3 - The Interviews
  • 9

    Module 4 - Staff Development

    • Staff Development Introduction
    • Downloadable Document - Staff Development
    • Lesson 1 - Training Matrix
    • Lesson 2 - Inspect What You Expect
  • 10

    Module 5 - Creating A Sustainable Centre

    • Creating A Sustainable Centre Introduction
    • Download - Creating A Sustainable Business Document
    • Lesson 1 - The Futrue
    • Lesson 2 - Operational Systems
    • Lesson 3 - Automation
    • Lesson 4 - Marketing Your Centre
  • 11

    Unit 2 - Leadership Summary

    • Unit 2 - Leadership Summary
  • 12

    Ultimate Time Management Program For Childcare Owners & Directors Part 3 - Course Summary

    • Ultimate Time Management Program For Childcare Owners & Directors Part 3 - Course Summary


Peter Johnson

The Time Retriever

Peter Johnson

As a Business & Personal Productivity coach, my aim is to help business owners and their teams, develop high level, real time management skills, to help remove a lot of the frustration and stress they endure each day. This enables them to get their day under control and get more done, thus building a high-quality business and still have time left over for their family, holidays and friends.

To fulfil this aim, I have created the “Ultimate Time Management Coaching Program For Childcare Centre Owners and Directors”. It is the most comprehensive time management program available anywhere today and is available world wide for anyone involved in childcare.

Why I focus on Time Management and Childcare

As I grew up, I always had good time management skills. In my early days working as an office equipment technician, I was always able to plan and execute my days successfully. Even when I was supervising up to 17 members in my team, I was able to keep control of my days.

However, when I took on the role of Papua New Guinea Service Manager for Remington, I found my days went out of control. I was now managing over 100 team members, plus the interaction with other head office staff and found my door was a constantly revolving door and could not get things done.

I did a time management course, but found it was only teaching me the skills I already had. I realised there were obviously many more skills I needed to develop to get my days back under control.

From that day onwards, Whilst taking on new roles at Remington and then other companies in various states and cities in Australia and managing teams from 10 to over 200 members, I continued the development of my time management and business skills, developing various systems and methodologies for keeping my day under control and get things done, passing this knowledge onto the people around me.

In August 2006 I started operating as a business coach, providing knowledge, skills and support to a wide range of business owners and their teams. During the early days of coaching, I noticed that just about every business owner I worked with had the same problem, they could not get their day under control and do the important things to grow their business. They were being constantly distracted and interrupted in their day and putting key activities off to another day. Most of the time, "another day" did not arrive.

In 2012, I started working with childcare centre owners. I found that they also had the same issues as the business owners I had already been working with. However, their issues were more exacerbated by the fact they had to comply with government department requirements at national and state levels. This compliance puts a lot more pressure on the owners, directors and all team members, that other businesses do not face.

This prompted me to look back over the years and identify what skills I had developed that were critical to improving your time management skills to get your day under control, so you could focus on actually doing the important things that needed to be done, to successfully run your centre. What I found was, that there are four key areas that you need to gain knowledge and develop skills in, if you intended to get back control in your day.

I called these four areas, the 4 Inescapable Components of Getting Your Day Under Control.

These four areas are;

1. Planning

2. Time Management

3. Self-Discipline

4. People Management/Leadership Skills

Without specific knowledge and skills in each of these areas, it is almost impossible for a childcare centre owner or director to get control of their day and be able to get those important things done and still have enough time left over, to enjoy their family, friends and leisure activities.

I have found that all of the time management training I have done over the years, and through regularly reviewing time management courses currently on offer, only provide training in the first two components, planning and time management and a little bit on procrastination.

This means that when you arrive at work following the training, you have your weekly and daily plan, but cannot get anything done on your to do list, because you are still constantly putting things off and being interrupted and distracted in your day. There was no training on developing specific skills in self discipline and people management/ leadership areas.

Planning and time management (weekly and daily planning) are the easy bits. The hard bits are trying actually do the tasks on your to do list, whilst constantly being interrupted and distracted.

As a business and personal productivity coach, my passion is to help childcare centre owners, directors and their teams, to develop the skills in the “4 Inescapable Components of Getting Your Day Under Control”. Through his coaching program, I have been able to help childcare centre owners and directors, go from working long hours 7 days a week and at times in poor health, to being fit and healthy and working 3, 4 or 5 days a week, in normal working hours.

I have written the book “The Time Retriever” which along with a step by step planning process, also provides readers awareness of many of the key skills required to get your day under control.

As a speaker, I am a very highly engaging motivational speaker, providing my audiences with some key strategies that they can implement immediately and start to see changes in their life.

To make contact with me or book me to speak at your next event, call 1300 794 401 or email us at


“Peter Johnson of The Time Retriever presented at our 2014, 2015 and 2016 conferences on the subjects of both time management and marketing. He is a warm and engaging presenter with a very strong knowledge base and a wealth of experience to provide real life examples to his audience. 

Delegates who have attended Peter’s sessions have overwhelmingly given positive feedback and have gone on to engage Peter in a private capacity. I have found Peter a delight to work with and a valuable addition to our conference programs. I have no hesitation in recommending Peter.”                                                                     Philippa Valder, Australian Childcare Alliance Victoria.

“I have been working with Peter for over 5 years, he has helped me immensely at a time that my business has grown and my role in the organization has significantly evolved. Peter’s guidance and support has allowed for my evolution from a hands-on centre director, to be able to encourage the growth and development of my management team to take on those responsibilities. 

This has significantly reduced the amount of time I need to be working in the business and allowed more time for me to pursue other areas of interest and to spend time with my young family.   Peter continues to help me drive improvement and efficiencies with my management team which has a positive impact on them and the operation of the services. I can’t thank Peter enough for his impact on both me personally and my business”                                                 Paul Mondo : Bimbi Day Care

Contact Details

Ph: 1300 794 401             Email:


The skills that you will develop in Part 3 of this program.

  • Reduce Interruptions In Your Day

  • Employ Quality People

  • Have A More Productive Team

  • Create A Sustainable Business

  • Know How To Get More Done In Less Time

  • Reduce The Amount Of Hours You Work

Bonus material

Include additional content to your course curriculum to provide further value to your students.

  • The Time Retriever Book

    All students will be provided access to the digital version of The Time Retriever Book for FREE. $24.95 value

  • Ask The Time Retriever Sessions

    You will be able to attend the "Ask The Time Retriever" web sessions on the 1st & 2nd Tuesday of the month. You will also be able to contact The Time Retriever for support as you work through the course, FREE. $1,500value

  • FaceBook Group

    Contact the Time Retriever for support as you work through the course, FREE. $300 value


Pricing is for part 1 of the program. if you have a discount coupon, please use it on the checkout page.

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