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Core12 12-08-2017 11:49 AM

What Are Your Hours?
Just wondering what everyone’s hours are. My daycare is open from 7-530. A couple of my families drop off at 7 and pickup at 530...just bc they know they can. My Next contract will specify hours and implement a late fee!

sahm1225 12-08-2017 12:13 PM

7:30-5:30 m-f

AmyKidsCo 12-08-2017 12:15 PM

I used to be 7-5:30 but that last half hour was a killer, and I got really upset when there were late pick ups because then it was pushing 6:00.

Now I'm 7-5 and that half hour change made a big difference. I'm much less upset over late pick ups because I'm still done before 5:30.

storybookending 12-08-2017 12:29 PM

7:00-5:30. I have a sib set that attends 9-5/5:15. 3 year old 7:50/8:00-4:40. 2 year old 7:40-5:10 (used to be 3:45 pick up twice a week but dad moved out of state and they are joining him in a few months). 1 year old 8:00-anywhere between 4:30-5:30 (if later than 5:15 I know ahead of time). Then there’s my niece that comes at 7:15 or 7:30 and can leave as early as 3:30 or be here as late as 5:30. Mom is a teacher so depends on meetings and stuff and sometimes I just offer to keep her if I’m going out to their house that night.

Pestle 12-08-2017 12:32 PM

07:00-17:30. (My five key is broken. :lol:)

Claraskids 12-08-2017 12:43 PM

6:45 to 5:30. I really want to close at 5:15 but dh is afraid I will lose families. I know all my families can make that work but they won't like it.

TheMisplacedMidwestMom 12-08-2017 12:47 PM

7-5:15, no contracted hours, but still none of my kids are here open to close. Though I do have one that drops off at 7 and another that is picked up daily at 5:15.

BumbleBee 12-08-2017 12:50 PM


KSDC 12-08-2017 12:56 PM


When I first opened I was 7-6. I have gradually pared that down to a point that I am happy with. :)

Blackcat31 12-08-2017 01:16 PM

My website, handbook and all other paperwork state:

"BC's Child Care does not have standard open to close hours but instead offers care to families on contracted hours. Care is only available to your family for the hours in which you are contracted for. Care hours are not available before 7:00 AM or after 5:00 PM."

Puddleduck 12-08-2017 02:13 PM

I feel so incredibly lucky right now! I work 8:15 (9 on Mondays) to about 4:30.

Jupadia 12-08-2017 02:25 PM

I'm open from 7am to 6pm.
My dream is when I don't have my own kids in care that ill be able to close at 5pm. Im hoping when i have more spots available that ill not be so despriate to fill my spots right away and can pick family's only wanting care till then.

Unregistered 12-08-2017 02:31 PM

We opened from 6am until 6pm Monday through Friday closed the weekend

amberrose3dg 12-08-2017 03:24 PM

6am to 5pm.

megoddess444 12-08-2017 05:38 PM

Wow, I wish I could have some of your guys hours. I'm 6-6 m-f.

kendallina 12-08-2017 05:46 PM

8:30-5:15. I'm super lucky

Indoorvoice 12-08-2017 05:53 PM

7:30-4:30. I'm willing to go to 5, but I'm being pretty stingy about it.

ColorfulSunburst 12-08-2017 07:24 PM

My hours are 7am-7pm.
All family have contracted hours. Most kids are dropped off 8-9am and picked up 5-6pm

HappyEverAfter 12-08-2017 07:27 PM

Currently 6:45am-6pm, but in January it's changing to 7am-6pm because I've never once had a drop off earlier than 7am. I wish I could close at 5 but my favorite dck needs a 5:45 pick up and I couldn't stand the thought of losing her. My others are usually gone by 5 though so it's not awful.

renodeb 12-11-2017 09:22 PM

6:30am- 5:15 pm Monday - Friday

DaveA 12-12-2017 03:12 AM

6-5 M-F. Most of the times DCKs are out the door by 415

Play Care 12-12-2017 03:34 AM


Originally Posted by Indoorvoice (Post 658068)
7:30-4:30. I'm willing to go to 5, but I'm being pretty stingy about it.

Me too!

I also find the latest pick ups are always the ones who can be here earlier but choose not to. This makes me less likely to agree to later hours. :ouch:

MomBoss 12-12-2017 06:40 AM

7-5. I used to be 6:30-5:30 but Im so glad I changed my hours. It was draining. Especially the last half hour. I was worried at first that some families might leave, but if you offer a great service and they love you, they will make it work!

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