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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2018, 05:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 339
Posted By Jupadia
I dont have any requirements where I live about...

I dont have any requirements where I live about who I leave the kids with but I did close for the week when I had my last.

I was able to know before hand about what way baby was coming (scheduled...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 588
Posted By Jupadia
What really helped me for my older few was one of...

What really helped me for my older few was one of those players with the extra pieces. I orginaaĺly got it for my own infant to give him a safe space to learn how to move in and dont really get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 338
Posted By Jupadia
No protcal to follow. I have 5 kids from 3...

No protcal to follow. I have 5 kids from 3 family's if you include my own 2. I have parents provide it and apply it before going out both morning and afternoon. I dont worry about washing hands...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By Jupadia
At 18 months some kids are just starting walking...

At 18 months some kids are just starting walking on their own. This sounds like the case here that this little one is just a late Walker and is not comfortable on their own. For the time being I'd...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 484
Posted By Jupadia
I provide 2% for 2+ ages and 3.5% for the under 2...

I provide 2% for 2+ ages and 3.5% for the under 2 crowd. Any children that require a different kind I have the parents provide it. For example I have one child that gets lactose free milk so parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 4,542
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 434,594
Posted By Jupadia
Where have all my plastic spoons gone.. .. ...

Where have all my plastic spoons gone.. ..

Lots of knives (dont use them accept my own kid and for playdough)
Some forks
Just enough spoons
(Some may be in my kids lost and found at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 419
Posted By Jupadia
For me it would depend on the family of I would...

For me it would depend on the family of I would do it or not. I would have them sign an amendment to yours and tuition rate with both a start and end date involved.
Personally I would charge enough...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 1,012
Views: 187,769
Posted By Jupadia
The kids where playing dcb 4, dcb 6, and my boy...

The kids where playing dcb 4, dcb 6, and my boy 5.
Start saying you "you can't screw me" "no I screw you". Me look over about to say something when one of them shouts out "well I'm going to drill...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By Jupadia
I'm like using a changing station myself. My...

I'm like using a changing station myself. My downstairs bathroom was short about an inch to put in a true change table. But I got a kalax shelf from IKEA 4 cube style that can hold a lot of weight....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By Jupadia
I use my back door as an entrance into the...

I use my back door as an entrance into the daycare. It has a small landing with like 3 stairs going up and like 8 going down to the basment/ daycare kitchen which leads to the daycare . The actual...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 427
Posted By Jupadia
I don't take SA kids but only cause they take a...

I don't take SA kids but only cause they take a spot and parents don't want to pay full toddler fees. Plus with my own kids pick up I have enough not worrying about picking up other kids. But I've...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2018, 06:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 500
Posted By Jupadia
I'm just doing what I did for mothers day. I...

I'm just doing what I did for mothers day. I bought a cheap filler store canvas and masked out a M for mom and now it will be a D for Dad. ( though my own boys did a NA for Nana each and will do a ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 298
Posted By Jupadia
I have some toys while they are available at all...

I have some toys while they are available at all times the kids have to trade. One bucket of small toys at a time. As well they have a few buckets of track, mega blocks, and music stuff that they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 245,547
Posted By Jupadia
Or school and dealing with heat

So not good part of this post is that a lot of the schools around here are old and in bad need of repairs. Not that repairs would help my sons school because it was built before they put stuff like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 478
Posted By Jupadia
I've started doing a click and collect service...

I've started doing a click and collect service offered by Superstore. I order them online and pick them up. It allows me to get them done on a weeknight and still have an evening left
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 536
Posted By Jupadia
Hey also from Ontario. When I first started out...

Hey also from Ontario.
When I first started out I did weekend care for just one or two kids at a time. But I made sure parents knew it was desired family time and had permission to transport. It...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 258
Posted By Jupadia
I use to have one child that came a couple...

I use to have one child that came a couple Saturdays a month. I covered pretty much what you have said. That care given after such or on weekend was considered family time. That the child would not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 531
Posted By Jupadia
Sticks I don't allow play, but they are welcome...

Sticks I don't allow play, but they are welcome to throw any sticks that fall from the maple tree into the fire pit (not lite of course during daycare). But my brother came very close to poking out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By Jupadia
I was able to use backup between 2 people who...

I was able to use backup between 2 people who covered 5 weeks. Though I did assist cooking meals and as I recover doing things with the kids. I also closed for two weeks. I had a c section so I was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2018, 05:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By Jupadia
My son who's just over 2 has started this. He so...

My son who's just over 2 has started this. He so far has only split water out but has taken to swishing his drinks sometimes around in his mouth. If he spits I take the drink away. He will cry but I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2018, 05:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By Jupadia
I've done drop in before I use to be allowed a...

I've done drop in before I use to be allowed a couple more kids so i sometimes had a space open because then i also excepted PT kids. Parents who used me could request a day. I would let them know if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 392
Posted By Jupadia
Currently yes because it's my boys being invited...

Currently yes because it's my boys being invited since their roughly the same age as the daycare kids. My kids invite them as well since they want their friends at their parts. But when my kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 1,012
Views: 187,769
Posted By Jupadia
My son last night refused to eat dinner till his...

My son last night refused to eat dinner till his brother was done just so he could sit in daddy's chair cause you can see the TV screen. Sat at atbke while his brother ate them moved chairs and ate...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,877
Posted By Jupadia
Capriles and tees during the summer. Jean's or...

Capriles and tees during the summer.
Jean's or yoga pants with tees or sweaters during colder months. (Never use to do the yoga pants but when I was pregnant with my youngest by the end they were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 326
Posted By Jupadia
I wait to sign till after they have signed and...

I wait to sign till after they have signed and initialed each page since my contract includes my policys. If they request a copy I will either copy it or scan it and email it.

No I don't have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 478
Posted By Jupadia
Honesty in my province an Keeley unlinced care...

Honesty in my province an Keeley unlinced care giver dose not have many regs. There are just ones that really cover ratios and ages.

I have all the products on a shelf in there that kids can't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 478
Posted By Jupadia
I have them in a package waiting for my husband...

I have them in a package waiting for my husband to put up. I don't have My regs regarding anything but all my medicine are upstairs and cleaning stuff locked in laundry room. The kitchen out of reach...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 908
Posted By Jupadia
My husband works out of home so he dose not come...

My husband works out of home so he dose not come down to the daycare during the day. Even on the few times he is at home he only comes down for short period but will then bring our boys up or out for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 692
Posted By Jupadia
I'll send home something small. This year it will...

I'll send home something small. This year it will be a little wind up chick (got on clearance last year), a four pack of chalk and a sheet of stickers. Costing about $3.50 each. I'll be doing a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 491
Posted By Jupadia
I nap my own kids in their rooms my oldest has...

I nap my own kids in their rooms my oldest has left naps behind since he is now 5. He stoped napping at about 4. Before that he would get a pike a books to look at on his bed (along with his zillion...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 864
Posted By Jupadia
My own kids can grab a snack when they ask. We...

My own kids can grab a snack when they ask. We are only beginning to teach this to the 5 year old and the 2 year old is to young yet. But the 5 year old only can do this in non daycare hours. During...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2018, 05:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 814
Posted By Jupadia
I used to do a menu and then write it on the...

I used to do a menu and then write it on the daily reports for parents that I give out. But I've stoped the menu and only do the reports. I often make extra super or lunch and then use it for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 442
Posted By Jupadia
I do take it off thou it's not a stat holiday. I...

I do take it off thou it's not a stat holiday. I don't take much time off threw the year and added both Easter Monday and Civic Day (first Monday in aug). It gives me an extra long weekend between...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By Jupadia
Thank you call for your insight. I was...

Thank you call for your insight.

I was hoping there was something more we could do to aid him. I have always been slightly introverted as well but with him it seems high.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By Jupadia
I have no advise. But my own kid (Just turned 2)...

I have no advise. But my own kid (Just turned 2) has done this a hand full of times. Mostly when I say no. He chooses to have a melt down which has lead to vomit. As well when we try to give him...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By Jupadia
Shyness In 5 Year Old

Ok this is my kid I'm writing about.
He has always displayed a high level of shyness even around people who he has seen regularly.

When we go to birthday party's or at friend houses he won't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 903
Posted By Jupadia
Yes a few times I've had a knock on the door. I...

Yes a few times I've had a knock on the door. I do have a lawn sign out there so people do know where I am. The latest was a couple today that knocked wanting to know if i have any cirrent openings. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 4,542
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 434,594
Posted By Jupadia
It may be, I'm still waiting for his teacher to...

It may be, I'm still waiting for his teacher to phone. But I don't think so cause one of my parents had thenlm at her kids school to on Friday. But I'm going to remain calm and find out what...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 476
Posted By Jupadia
I require first and last week up front before the...

I require first and last week up front before the start of care. The first week goses towards their first week. The last week covers their last week of care, it goes towards last week of care (but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2018, 05:54 AM
Replies: 4,542
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 434,594
Posted By Jupadia
Off topic - school mis communication

So my kids school sent his report card home on thursday. Friday was a pa day with no school. On Sunday we had his birthday party. One of the parents starts speaking about their parent teacher...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By Jupadia
I let parents leave or take bottles. If the...

I let parents leave or take bottles. If the bottles are left at my house then I wash them. If they take bottles home then they wash. I will also leave left over milk (formula) in it so they cn see...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,498
Posted By Jupadia
At age 2, no I would not shorten nap time. At 3 I...

At age 2, no I would not shorten nap time. At 3 I may depending on child cause some of them that turn 4 before the end of the year will be attending Jr. kindergarden all day and won't nap there. But...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 1,012
Views: 187,769
Posted By Jupadia
My son did this a couple years ago with one of...

My son did this a couple years ago with one of the dkb Same shorts with weirdbzurf boarding dogs (of all things) and same blue polo shirt. It was so weird.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2018, 05:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,304
Posted By Jupadia
We will do a card exchange and have the kids...

We will do a card exchange and have the kids decorate bags for the cards, probley make mom and dad a card as well.
For lunch we will have pink pancakes and milk (with eggs and veg).
For snack we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 558
Posted By Jupadia
I just had one out early last week and late the...

I just had one out early last week and late the week before cause of the flu. Thankfully my 2 still are good but she told me today her older one got off the bus sick today. Don't have any other kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By Jupadia
Do you have a drink dispenser that you could use...

Do you have a drink dispenser that you could use (or borrow) that you could use for hand washing. Just fill it with boiled water. Or even some kind of pump coffee run Or such.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 572
Posted By Jupadia
I run mine out of my basement. I have a dedicated...

I run mine out of my basement. I have a dedicated playroom down there. As well as a kitchen and bathroom. I don't advertise what floor the playroom on and when parents see.it they are often glad to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2018, 04:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,183
Posted By Jupadia
I let parents know they are welcome to come at...

I let parents know they are welcome to come at any time without notice. But will have to pick up their child if they do so, I'll let parents know during interview that their child will not understand...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 729
Posted By Jupadia
Speaking of noses My own 4years stuck a...

Speaking of noses

My own 4years stuck a lives of lego up his nose. Dad was halfway home to take him into the hospital since I could no see it (but was breathing ok due to shape and size he picked)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 793
Posted By Jupadia
I charge 15 per half hour if they let me know...

I charge 15 per half hour if they let me know before 545 (close at 6). If not I charge 1 per min and will terminate if they are late to offton. As well that 15 dollar charge is up to me to allow a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 657
Posted By Jupadia
I do it more for when parents get stuck on the...

I do it more for when parents get stuck on the highway or such (dose not happen very often). If parents inform me before 530 (close at 6) the pay 10 per 30 min if late. If no call 1 per min. I also...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 588
Posted By Jupadia
For me it would depend on how many kids are in...

For me it would depend on how many kids are in care. When I started I could have 5 plus my own. So I was able to offer at least 1 pt spot. More my first year or so when I started cause I had space. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2017, 05:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 804
Posted By Jupadia
I don't charge if I close. If one of my kids are...

I don't charge if I close. If one of my kids are sick they either stay up stairs with dad (who takes day off) or Nana ( who just retired so is availble) or head over to Nana's house (5 min drive...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2017, 05:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,417
Posted By Jupadia
I have tunnels both outdoor ones (for summer) and...

I have tunnels both outdoor ones (for summer) and seperate indoor ones that I use in winter. The kids love them but can go wild. I do like them though and if I had not got them as pass downs I would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2017, 06:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 714
Posted By Jupadia
My guy at about 3.5 started staying dry at night....

My guy at about 3.5 started staying dry at night. So we took off the pull up and just went with it. He has done great with it only eating the bed a hand full of times.
Poop is another story but he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2017, 05:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,789
Posted By Jupadia
Here at my place for my home daycare don't need...

Here at my place for my home daycare don't need to do fire drills but do a practice with my 2+ kids. In summer we just head outside to yard in our socks. Winter I have them like up at stairs.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2017, 07:42 AM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 245,547
Posted By Jupadia
Filled my 2 spots parent gave notice earlier this...

Filled my 2 spots parent gave notice earlier this month for 2 kids for Christmas) today with kids that come in March. One was going to start next September when I had room but now they are starting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2017, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4,542
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 434,594
Posted By Jupadia
Just say NO yourself parents. I do allow...

Just say NO yourself parents.

I do allow outside toys brought in under the condition toy is shared and if broken will not be replaced. But I can have a say if a toy can stay.

This mom just will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 977
Posted By Jupadia
I'm open from 7am to 6pm. My dream is when I...

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...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2017, 06:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,246
Posted By Jupadia
Surcharge For the child that reaches into his...

Surcharge
For the child that reaches into his diaper 15 min after arrival and says "wipe poop" and presents to wipe his hands on himself. No poop at arrival, just waited till he got here to do it. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2017, 06:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 848
Posted By Jupadia
I have a small stack of Dollar store / garage...

I have a small stack of Dollar store / garage sale hard board books for the kids at all times. That way its not to bad on the pocket book to replace. I've also have a stack of both hard and soft the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2017, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 663
Posted By Jupadia
The one child I had that would cause himself harm...

The one child I had that would cause himself harm such as scratching or hitting was diagnosed with autism. Though when he was doing this behavior he was not yet diagnosed. He also had language...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2017, 05:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 690
Posted By Jupadia
Mine generally attend during the holidays. All...

Mine generally attend during the holidays. All the parents have jobs that don't shut down unless it's a sat holiday. This year though I'll only have 1 plus my own 2 guys. The family has notified me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2017, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4,542
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 434,594
Posted By Jupadia
I'm allowed 5 kids but 2 are mine. I have 2...

I'm allowed 5 kids but 2 are mine. I have 2 family's 1 with 1 kid and a newer 1 with 2. They gave me notice last week that they care gone by Christmas (Dec 22 last day). Just last month I asked if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2017, 04:18 PM
Replies: 1,012
Views: 187,769
Posted By Jupadia
I have a new thumb sucker in my house. She is...

I have a new thumb sucker in my house. She is only 10 weeks old but when she's asleep in rose the paw. That's right my new kitten sucks her paw and purres load when she falls asleep. I had no clue...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-25-2017, 12:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,317
Posted By Jupadia
I'm taking off the 25, 26 and 1. Here (Ontario...

I'm taking off the 25, 26 and 1. Here (Ontario canada) They are holidays so it's the same as most other places so none of the parents have a problem. I also close at 12pm on Christmas eve if it falls...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2017, 05:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,277
Posted By Jupadia
I had a child a couple weeks ago that few days...

I had a child a couple weeks ago that few days after shots that got a fever (about 4 days). I called for pickup I did give tyolnol as per moms request, But also had parents pick up. She ended up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2017, 06:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,948
Posted By Jupadia
This again. Cause my kid the same way at school. ...

This again. Cause my kid the same way at school.
I'm constantly on my husband about letting our 4 year old do things himself, I have to remind him that his teachers have 25 kids between 2 of them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2017, 01:00 PM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 245,547
Posted By Jupadia
Got a kitten this weekend from a local shelter....

Got a kitten this weekend from a local shelter. My boys love it and the dk kids do to.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2017, 02:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,572
Posted By Jupadia
In the past u won't take them out when it dips...

In the past u won't take them out when it dips below -10 Celsius with wind chill. I always have at least 1 under 2 who has just started walking or not walking yet so I've taken this into account as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2017, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4,542
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 434,594
Posted By Jupadia
I buy kids socks from the dollar store and use...

I buy kids socks from the dollar store and use those for anyone who pulls off their mittens. They go up further so the little can't get them off, plus no thumb spot to worry about.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2017, 05:29 AM
Replies: 4,542
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 434,594
Posted By Jupadia
Snow / cold weather. Small vent it got cold...

Snow / cold weather.

Small vent it got cold I put off buying my son's winter boots cause I thought I had some stored away. But when I checked this week nope nothing in his size. So I was going to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2017, 04:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,596
Posted By Jupadia
My dk kids are not exposed to my tree. But my...

My dk kids are not exposed to my tree. But my kids are taught not to play with it (age 4 and almost 2). Younger one was good last year this year we will have to re teach him.

Dk kids have a felt...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2017, 04:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,413
Posted By Jupadia
My oldest has a set of the mags tiles. Can...

My oldest has a set of the mags tiles.

Can other brands work with these?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2017, 06:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,865
Posted By Jupadia
I just useally do salt dough ornaments. But i...

I just useally do salt dough ornaments. But i rotate shapes i do them in so parents get a diffrent shape each year. I useally do 2 per shapes per year. My husband sprays a shall on them as well.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2017, 06:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,732
Posted By Jupadia
I close early Christmas eve (family party at...

I close early Christmas eve (family party at nigt) but if it falls on a weekend I don't worry about closing early another day cause the how reason for closing early then won't effect my holiday. But...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 1,012
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Posted By Jupadia
My kid last night ( age 4.5) I asked him to make...

My kid last night ( age 4.5) I asked him to make sure his listening ears were turned on. His reply "Ok I will, they just have to load first"
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2017, 05:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,617
Posted By Jupadia
Forgot to add as well. I do do mini cupcakes...

Forgot to add as well. I do do mini cupcakes (unless parent brings in treat), we sing happy birthday then. As well I have a bunch of stickers that light up and flash that read birthday boy / girl.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2017, 10:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,617
Posted By Jupadia
I don't do a daycare birthday gift, but my kids...

I don't do a daycare birthday gift, but my kids go to the do kids birthdays and they come to my kids birthdays cause their all the same ages. I do spend around $30 each kid then. If my kids aren't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2017, 08:58 AM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 245,547
Posted By Jupadia
Congrats

Congrats
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2017, 11:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,191
Posted By Jupadia
My lawn sign has helped me get a few calls.

My lawn sign has helped me get a few calls.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2017, 09:38 AM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 245,547
Posted By Jupadia
My MIL told us this weekend that she's retiring...

My MIL told us this weekend that she's retiring from work on November 30th this year, we were not thinking that it would be for a few more years. I'm doing a happy dance cause now she wants to walk...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2017, 05:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,270
Posted By Jupadia
No form to hold a spot I just have them fill out...

No form to hold a spot I just have them fill out the contract just like when any other person who wants care and I agree to take them on. I also get first and last week from them.

As for if I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2017, 03:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,559
Posted By Jupadia
Mines just a very simple sign that I ordered from...

Mines just a very simple sign that I ordered from Vista print so the coat was low. It's not huge about the size of a political add lawn sign.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2017, 06:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,348
Posted By Jupadia
I feel for you. I was able to deal with...

I feel for you.

I was able to deal with special needs kids as a teen (autism and down sydrom) and in group care (deaf child that could read lips and used hearing aids, and above) but I either had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,685
Posted By Jupadia
I think most parents know to check in before they...

I think most parents know to check in before they freek out.
I had one dkg tell me that "mommy and daddy tie her up all the time" what she ment was buckle her into her car seat.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2017, 02:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,310
Posted By Jupadia
Yesterday on the way back from school pickup I...

Yesterday on the way back from school pickup I suggested that we have no fun when we get back and just sit in chairs. I was out voted for having fun and building with mega blocks. I still think my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2017, 06:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,559
Posted By Jupadia
From the time I first advertised via web sites...

From the time I first advertised via web sites and flyers on poles, it took about 7 months to fill not of my spaces. Got my diet sign about 2 months in. But I was new and no one knew me. My daycare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,515
Posted By Jupadia
Last year I went and bought a Rey (star wars)...

Last year I went and bought a Rey (star wars) costume. I love it cause it's has pants vault in rather then a skirt so it makes it a lot easier to move around in with the Dks kids. But it a nice...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2017, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,362
Posted By Jupadia
I don't use baby equipment with the Dks cause I...

I don't use baby equipment with the Dks cause I normally get them at a year. But both my own boys were swing addicts. Only my youngest used it in daycare since he was born into daycare and I had not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2017, 01:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,598
Posted By Jupadia
No late drop off fee. But I do require...

No late drop off fee. But I do require communication if they are arriving after 8am. I'm open between 7am and 6pm. At 815 we will not be here since we do a school run, when we get back it's snack. So...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2017, 06:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,828
Posted By Jupadia
Very Fast my first only took a few days...

Very Fast

my first only took a few days till he started crying for it but he was 2.5 years but he was going there changes at home.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,828
Posted By Jupadia
My first had no one thing he loved but had an...

My first had no one thing he loved but had an affinity for soft toys. But he did become attached to a small movie dog he had in is room around the age of 2.5. It was when I was pregnant and had spent...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2017, 08:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,403
Posted By Jupadia
I did my 2ed (last) pregnancy while doing...

I did my 2ed (last) pregnancy while doing daycare. I work with kids 4 and under so some do need lifting for things like bum changes and such or into high chairs or help up the stairs. But I never had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2017, 09:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,134
Posted By Jupadia
I think I get this question from almost every...

I think I get this question from almost every interviews I do or a variation of it except my total kids is 5 to 6 depending on time of year and ages.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2017, 09:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,598
Posted By Jupadia
Because he wanted to hold that side of the...

Because he wanted to hold that side of the stroller and "that new girl" got there first.

That new girl has been conning for 2 months and my son still refuses to use her name 90% of the time. It's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,246
Posted By Jupadia
I know back when I did center work in Alberta...

I know back when I did center work in Alberta Canada that we would have informed parents. But that was over 15 years ago. I don't know what the actual regulations would have been but I don't think it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,228
Posted By Jupadia
Parent can show up at 6pm closing time but if ...

Parent can show up at 6pm closing time but if they do not knock by 6:01 they are late. But if picking up then expect your kid in coat and shoes waiting on the bench and reading a book. Also no chit...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2017, 10:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,343
Posted By Jupadia
I have a $1 per min late fee. If parents give me...

I have a $1 per min late fee. If parents give me notice (at least 20min) of late arrival I will then charge $10 per 30 min. Parents are rarely laye and if they are it's cause of heavy traffic on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2017, 08:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,375
Posted By Jupadia
Don't have an age where allow kids to go in but...

Don't have an age where allow kids to go in but I don't use it much. Mostly I allow the kids to dig in the mulch and there is no age restrictions for that. I have a mulched area that surrounds the...
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