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Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 12-12-2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,827
Posted By lisa@tinytots
Wish you all the best!

You sound like you are gonna be a great care provider. Your enthusiam will be well appreciated by your new parents. With 3 kids of your own and having been raised in a daycare I am sure you are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2011, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6,246
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 809,618
Posted By lisa@tinytots
hope things get better!

Sorry to hear you are having such a hard time. Can you make parents pay each week? Thats what I do. They have to bring the check for the week before by Tuesday or Wednesday for the previous week. I...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 12-07-2011, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,203
Posted By lisa@tinytots
Hi Erin

I agree with you about daycare being stressfull. Dealing with difficult parents is extra tough. I have been doing daycare for 20 years and have had many difficult parents! But many more kind and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2,152
Views: 392,357
Posted By lisa@tinytots
Good news

Today I found out the most difficult DCB I have is going down to 1 day per week instead of 2. I know this sounds mean but I am so glad cause he is sooooo hard!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2011, 10:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,349
Posted By lisa@tinytots
sooo hard!

It's one of the most difficult things to deal with as a daycare provider. I have had plenty of babies like that. Does the baby stop crying when he is in the play area or when you hold him or her?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,820
Posted By lisa@tinytots
Not me

I can't afford to offer vacation days. I do not charge on the days I am closed for any reason. That is the way I have had to work it. In the past I gave them 10 vacation days and I didn't charge when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2011, 09:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,844
Posted By lisa@tinytots
Me too

I am done with state paid clients.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,624
Posted By lisa@tinytots
Today's kids fences are the best

I have had plenty of children like your DCB. On Ebay you can get these fences. They are the best! You just surround the infants in their own area to protect them. It works great!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,714
Posted By lisa@tinytots
Yes!

You did the right thing! I would have done the same thing! What a buch of drama! I hope this isn't gonna be a sneak preview of what kind of experience you are going to have with this family.I had a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,296
Posted By lisa@tinytots
I also specialize in infants and toddlers

I take 2 infants and 3 toddlers at most. I charge $42 per day (8am until 3 pm). Beyond 7 hours is $6 per hour. I live in an expensive area. Most people are charging $50 per day. But they are open...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 12-05-2011, 03:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,125
Posted By lisa@tinytots
New To This Forum

:)Just getting started here. I was able to post earlierat another section but thought I would post here also. I have had a really busy year! In January I will slow down to 4 kids instead of 5. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2011, 01:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,990
Posted By lisa@tinytots
New To This Forum

happyface So glad to be able to join this forum. Daycare can be a little lonely at times. I have been a licensed home daycare provider since June of 1991. I love working with the darling little...