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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 766
Posted By TaylorTots
I love it!!!

I love it!!!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 09-28-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By TaylorTots
Addition to Driveway for Parking - Deductible? Labor?

We are adding an addition to our driveway to increase parking availability for parents. Keep receipts and deduct?

If we do a large chunk of the work ourselves how does that figure in? If our...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 5,608
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 607,801
Posted By TaylorTots
This. You discussed her opinions. Now, send out a...

This. You discussed her opinions. Now, send out a notice. Effective X date, holidays will be charged at 50% normal fees. Have a spot for them to sign to agree and state that if not returned signed by...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 5,608
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 607,801
Posted By TaylorTots
This made me laugh out loud :lol::lol:

This made me laugh out loud :lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 766
Posted By TaylorTots
Where did you get that??? lovethis

Where did you get that??? lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 706
Posted By TaylorTots
Never be afraid to stand up for yourself. ...

Never be afraid to stand up for yourself.

When I came to this site I was new to daycare as well. I read all (including the old old ones) of Blackcat and Nannyde's posts. They gave me confidence...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 609
Posted By TaylorTots
"I was getting your weekly fee added up for next...

"I was getting your weekly fee added up for next week and was wondering if you were planning on being late in the future? I will add it to your weekly fee next week for yesterday but wanted to remind...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 451
Posted By TaylorTots
Lids! Great addition. I could definitely add lids...

Lids! Great addition. I could definitely add lids to their bins so that they aren't as accessible as well when not in use. Thanks!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 451
Posted By TaylorTots
Great feedback! Thank you! :Sunny:

Great feedback! Thank you! :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 451
Posted By TaylorTots
Yes. It's an open floor layout. I have less...

Yes. It's an open floor layout. I have less constant visual contact on the school agers if they are playing legos or board games in the other daycare room but can still easily hear them, which is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 451
Posted By TaylorTots
Keeping Preschool Toys Separated From the Toddlers...

I have a lot more space in our new home and am starting to buy toys to reopen (I love buying toys. I think a part of me is still a kid). Anyway, preschool is easy - before daycare I was a PreK and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 21,033
Posted By TaylorTots
Oh she does? Hmm... Reopening in the late spring...

Oh she does? Hmm... Reopening in the late spring here and I'm debating.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 433
Posted By TaylorTots
This type of behavior requires reteaching,...

This type of behavior requires reteaching, demonstrating the proper appropriate response you want for the same circumstances. No different than if she was throwing a toy in response. Choose the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 21,033
Posted By TaylorTots
Do You Care for Infants?

Do you care for infants?

If you do, what is your program age limit?

If you do NOT, what starting age do you offer care for?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 686
Posted By TaylorTots
My personal rates are being determined by our...

My personal rates are being determined by our local factors:

-Our area has a childcare shortage and is a suburb with housing that averages $200k in price. Most families are two parent working...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 607
Posted By TaylorTots
:lol: That made me chuckle.

:lol: That made me chuckle.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 607
Posted By TaylorTots
Hillcrest is our street name. Should I try to tie...

Hillcrest is our street name. Should I try to tie in the city name as well to help with searches? We have a City Name Kindercare but that's it. I could easily do
City Name Daycare
City Name...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 607
Posted By TaylorTots
What's in a Name? Vote Please :)

Upon reopening I thought I might give my business a new name. It was just "Ashley's Childcare & Preschool" which did seem to work fine... what do you think?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,001
Posted By TaylorTots
Got it! Thank you :D

Got it! Thank you :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 770
Posted By TaylorTots
Both pnp and cribs are ok with our state for...

Both pnp and cribs are ok with our state for infants and there is no guidelines for toddlers+ beyond that they have to meet the age and weight guidelines and be appropriate sleep furniture.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 770
Posted By TaylorTots
Thank you ladies for the feedback. This is very...

Thank you ladies for the feedback. This is very helpful!:hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 770
Posted By TaylorTots
Do you have sheets for the nap mats? Didn't think...

Do you have sheets for the nap mats? Didn't think about that route. What thickness are your mats?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 770
Posted By TaylorTots
Tell Me About Your Nap Time Furniture

A. Do you have pack and plays or portacribs?

Please share for A:
1) Is your choice mandated by your licensing requirements?
2) What do you like/dislike about whichever you have?

I am a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2017, 07:16 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 69,085
Posted By TaylorTots
Yes! LOL, do you know how many Des Moines area...

Yes! LOL, do you know how many Des Moines area parents I meet with that same complaint?! I tell them the same thing.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,105
Posted By TaylorTots
We moved at the beginning of this year within the...

We moved at the beginning of this year within the same state. They require it ALL to be redone except things like CPR, first aid, etc.

You are not alone!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2017, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,126
Posted By TaylorTots
Our state has no requirements for the license I...

Our state has no requirements for the license I will be renewing in regard to marketing, but I could DEFINITELY add that information. That's a big selling point in our area as our state doesn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2017, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,126
Posted By TaylorTots
New Business Cards... Should I Change Anything?

Ordering new business cards for reopening in the fall since our move.... I don't put much info on them... thoughts?

"X's Preschool & Childcare
Near X Elementary School
123-456-790...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2017, 10:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,116
Posted By TaylorTots
Transitioning From Crib/Pack N Play To Cot?

Pretty simple question....

What age do you transition from crib/pack n play to a cot? Or are there certain developmental milestones/characteristics you look for to transition?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2017, 05:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,059
Posted By TaylorTots
Agree, I think it has to do with their home life...

Agree, I think it has to do with their home life and exposure to inappropriate play/talk in their homes (or at preschool/school if you care for older kids).
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2017, 05:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,059
Posted By TaylorTots
I've had mostly all girls in my care over the...

I've had mostly all girls in my care over the years. When I have run into inappropriate free play, I remind them of the rules and what is not acceptable play. Usually a few reminders correct issues....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,124
Posted By TaylorTots
Oh I like the idea of small different colored...

Oh I like the idea of small different colored area rugs in primary colors to create the look of spaces. I thought about carpet tiles as well, esp with the staining factor. Would I need to put a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2017, 09:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,124
Posted By TaylorTots
Moved, Starting To Work On Daycare Room Remodel - Flooring And Windows Coverings

Bought a home, will be reopening in the fall. There are 2 living rooms in the house, one with ceiling to floor windows looking to the front of the house that will be the main daycare room.

1) It...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,443
Posted By TaylorTots
Daycare Closing in 7 days!

Closing daycare doors on April 17th. We found our perfect rural house and I will be homeschooling full time.

A massive amount of my daycare inventory is already sold/paid for/picked up. Parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 874
Posted By TaylorTots
Informed DCM at pickup that holding DCB at home...

Informed DCM at pickup that holding DCB at home makes it much harder on him at daycare as he isn't held unless being fed. Gave her a conservative estimate that DCB screamed unconsolably for 5 hours...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 874
Posted By TaylorTots
Who Wants to Bet??

Well, DCB came to me at 2.5 months March 2nd. Sibling of DCG (24m).

After 2 weeks of hard training which he was doing very well with (self soothing, etc), DCM has him home for a week for Spring...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 972
Posted By TaylorTots
I have the same policy re: older sibling pay...

I have the same policy re: older sibling pay regardless of attendance. I've had parents beg to go to part time due to finances, I allowed it but made it clear I would attempt to replace older sibling...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,962
Posted By TaylorTots
Not only were you right, but I would want to know...

Not only were you right, but I would want to know why dad took an hour and a half to pickup?!!?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 10,754
Posted By TaylorTots
I have 60 weekdays or less of offering childcare...

I have 60 weekdays or less of offering childcare before I close my doors (beginning to mid June).
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,400
Posted By TaylorTots
Closing for Weather?

I have in my handbook "NO SCHOOL DAYS
On days in which school is closed (e.g. snow days) without notice, childcare reserves the right to close if the weather is too severe. In these instances,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,332
Posted By TaylorTots
They make dimetapp for kids 6 and older I...

They make dimetapp for kids 6 and older I believe. My own 7 year old had it earlier this year. My 4 year old though I think ended up with Sudafed PE Cold & cough as it was 4 and over.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,081
Posted By TaylorTots
I had a parent once do the same when I raised...

I had a parent once do the same when I raised rates. A local DCP contacted me to state she called her asking about rates and was looking around. I'm friends with a lot of DCPs in the area, so I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,732
Posted By TaylorTots
I battle this with all my parents at some point....

I battle this with all my parents at some point. I like taking kiddos as infants - more training for their parents on my policies. My older kiddos I just reply to any arguments "You signed the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,085
Posted By TaylorTots
I sweep the rug as my vacuum even can't seem to...

I sweep the rug as my vacuum even can't seem to pick it all up. I have gates though blocking the daycare area from the hall to the door. And the shoes and parents stay on the rug - they know if they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,676
Posted By TaylorTots
Simply have DCK(s) completely ready to go at...

Simply have DCK(s) completely ready to go at pickup. When dad walks in, HAND him the child and give any updates if needed, open the door for them, say "Have a good evening." And if dad doesn't get it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,531
Posted By TaylorTots
Agree! Heck, when my parents go on maternity...

Agree! Heck, when my parents go on maternity leave, their older siblings are REQUIRED to be enrolled in the program full time and I am clear I expect them every day that they would be here if the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,519
Posted By TaylorTots
I'd suggest wearing the infant in a wrap. Every...

I'd suggest wearing the infant in a wrap. Every baby I have cared for that has parents on a different routine or is just a random drop-in, etc. has had MUCH better napping and I don't mind wearing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,022
Posted By TaylorTots
I do too. I think it only takes one miserable...

I do too. I think it only takes one miserable term though and then we start over thinking every.single.word of the next one :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,022
Posted By TaylorTots
Mom was super gracious and it worked perfectly -...

Mom was super gracious and it worked perfectly - thank you guys for your reassurance!! :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,022
Posted By TaylorTots
Great! And 3 providers I know and trust all are...

Great! And 3 providers I know and trust all are willing to take them/have the openings.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,022
Posted By TaylorTots
Terming Notice Via Phone, Help Me Out?

I plan on calling a parent this week, possibly tonight. In a few weeks I am no longer going to be offering care for their two children (age 3.5). They have been enrolled for about a year. They are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,109
Posted By TaylorTots
Terming a Family You Like.... Because of Business

I have a family that I like. I really do. They are very generous, though they have struggled to remember some of the basic policies. They are good parents, good clients.


And I need to let them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-26-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,419
Posted By TaylorTots
I know of multiple single moms that don't get...

I know of multiple single moms that don't get their child support and dad can provide her proof he pays it.

The state told her she was getting "too much assistance" and was not eligible for child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-26-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,526
Posted By TaylorTots
I'm open. Wish I was napping as I'm super pooped,...

I'm open. Wish I was napping as I'm super pooped, but I can do that tonight.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-18-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,399
Posted By TaylorTots
Parent terminated mid-year, talk to me about w10s and such.

I have all my parents year end statements ready to go. I have some hiccups and was hoping for help with this one. This is my first year filing taxes and having this issue.




I have one parent...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,410
Posted By TaylorTots
Thank you for the input and great thoughts on...

Thank you for the input and great thoughts on advertising - may have to depend more on the state referral network and at least get set up to take state pay to open up to more clients.

We can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,410
Posted By TaylorTots
Going From Metro To Rural - How Long Will It Take To Re-Establish?

I am located in a metro environment. We currently rent our home and our landlords were very gracious to allow me to continue my in home childcare business here since we moved here 2 years ago. The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,148
Posted By TaylorTots
Right but by this way, you are not failing the...

Right but by this way, you are not failing the child in your mind at all. If you offer to give them to the professionals, you aren't withholding any information that may help this child be evaluated....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,477
Posted By TaylorTots
Agree.

Agree.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,873
Posted By TaylorTots
$50 per week was what I came up with (per child...

$50 per week was what I came up with (per child of course) too.

I also would never offer full time hours any more than what I do now (7-5). All my DCKs usually are gone by 4:30 and when they are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,349
Posted By TaylorTots
likethis

likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,148
Posted By TaylorTots
Don't give her the chance to use it for any bad...

Don't give her the chance to use it for any bad intentions she may have.

"DCM, I'd be happy to give my challenges, concerns and issues to either your pediatrician or their nurse so that they can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,349
Posted By TaylorTots
Always. No one can accept a general answer. They...

Always. No one can accept a general answer. They poke and prod and if you open up about it, they will jump on you and try to turn it around (well, some will.) It goes from DCB...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,931
Posted By TaylorTots
Good luck!!!happyface

Good luck!!!happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,955
Posted By TaylorTots
We currently run out of the living room. I tried...

We currently run out of the living room. I tried to keep it looking like regular furniture instead of daycare toys everywhere, but I gave in recently as I didn't like the way it looked and just went...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,892
Posted By TaylorTots
I guess I never saw it as lying if I didn't have...

I guess I never saw it as lying if I didn't have another immediate interview lined up. If that family isn't a good fit and I'm going to pass on them, I will be interviewing more... I think I phrased...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,544
Posted By TaylorTots
I've had an "advice-needing DCM" before. Whenever...

I've had an "advice-needing DCM" before. Whenever I saw her outside of DC she wants advice on DCK. The last thing I want when in the middle of the grocery store!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,591
Posted By TaylorTots
BC has a good point here. Make sure your contract...

BC has a good point here. Make sure your contract outlines that there will be no days for care in the summer. Also consider if you have teachers going back at different times in August or at the end...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,534
Posted By TaylorTots
That's really your call whether to change their...

That's really your call whether to change their contract. At their current rate you are losing $260 annually of income from them compared to raising their rate. But you are losing $1300 annually by...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,922
Posted By TaylorTots
:lol::lol::lol: Thanks! I needed this!

:lol::lol::lol:

Thanks! I needed this!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,952
Posted By TaylorTots
Yep! I do not do this job for the kids. I do...

Yep! I do not do this job for the kids.

I do this job because it is more profitable than me working and paying childcare for my own children. That's it. If at some point it becomes more profitable...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,892
Posted By TaylorTots
I tell them that I have a few more interviews to...

I tell them that I have a few more interviews to finish up then will decide who to offer the spot to. If for any reason they don't get offered the spot, I will offer them the waitlist. I usually tell...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,349
Posted By TaylorTots
Yep, good luck. The parents are always upset and...

Yep, good luck. The parents are always upset and difficult in some way. Never had a term that the parent was like "YAY!" :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,534
Posted By TaylorTots
52 weeks in the year X 5 days per week = 260 days...

52 weeks in the year X 5 days per week = 260 days of childcare

subtract how many days you are closed for holidays/personal/vacation/illness

= total days of paying childcare


$Total income...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,534
Posted By TaylorTots
I do option A and it's definitely a selling point...

I do option A and it's definitely a selling point during interviews. Most parents tell me it was one of the things that made it an easy choice to choose me vs. another provider who was comparable or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,898
Posted By TaylorTots
Let us know how the interview goes!! :D

Let us know how the interview goes!! :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,611
Posted By TaylorTots
I mobile deposit all my current DCFs... but...

I mobile deposit all my current DCFs... but wouldn't hesitate to take it to their bank if they had bounced a check before and they were wanting to pay me later to begin with... it sounds like the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,611
Posted By TaylorTots
You'll have to update us if the check clears... ...

You'll have to update us if the check clears...

I've had one parent like this a long time ago when I first started childcare. The day they wrote me a check I went to THEIR bank and cashed it....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,898
Posted By TaylorTots
I agree with a couple previous comments - I would...

I agree with a couple previous comments - I would tell her you already made arrangements to fill the spots and are moving to 4 day workweek effective immediately. She can only keep the spots if she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,611
Posted By TaylorTots
Walmart $.97 2 pack of fall type gloves. I stock...

Walmart $.97 2 pack of fall type gloves. I stock up for DCKs and my own kids as we lose so many gloves @ school. I found them in the baby/toddler section, the big boys section and the big girls...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,611
Posted By TaylorTots
likethis

likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,069
Posted By TaylorTots
I take cash or check. I have set up direct...

I take cash or check. I have set up direct transfers into my bank from DCPs that banked at the same bank as me (went in with them, set it up, never gave our account information) so that every payday...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,695
Posted By TaylorTots
I'd start interviewing with the mindset of 2 full...

I'd start interviewing with the mindset of 2 full time openings (the older DCB and his infant sibling if you think DCM will pull sibling if you let older DCB go).

It sounds like you need the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,968
Posted By TaylorTots
No argument about the lazy parents! I have a...

No argument about the lazy parents! I have a stash of clothing and outerwear for kids that gets removed before sending them home (just like I'd be changing DCG into a disposable diaper or cloth...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,968
Posted By TaylorTots
Great advice ladies! However, I want to supply...

Great advice ladies! However, I want to supply the diapers used here - I don't want anything mom brings. I want complete control of what I put on her in terms of cloth and the knowledge that it was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,274
Posted By TaylorTots
Nope, just 2 weeks per contract. I do my...

Nope, just 2 weeks per contract. I do my contracts per family not per child.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2014, 10:21 PM
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Views: 2,968
Posted By TaylorTots
I really need some help - DCM texted me about switching to cloth diapers....

I have a 19m DCG in care. DCM texted me tonight:

"If we switch to cloth dipes with DCG & do it for #2 (DCM is pregnant) would you be ok with that?"

I haven't replied yet.

First, a little...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,107
Posted By TaylorTots
lovethislovethislovethis This is why we will...

lovethislovethislovethis

This is why we will be homeschooling within the next couple years. My 1st grader gets 15-30 minutes a day and honestly.... it's not enough - the sit the entire day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,054
Posted By TaylorTots
likethis likethis

likethis



likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,274
Posted By TaylorTots
Baby's start date is flexible - mom wants to...

Baby's start date is flexible - mom wants to enroll him sometime between Jan-Feb. I don't charge for holidays and take off Christmas/Christmas Eve/New Years Day. I could give notice after New Years...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,274
Posted By TaylorTots
How much notice should I give?

I plan on terming two part timer siblings in January for a full time infant sibling that will bring in the same as my two part timer. This has been my plan since DCM got pregnant with the sibling.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,756
Posted By TaylorTots
I can send you my address if you need a home for...

I can send you my address if you need a home for cookies.

Just saying. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,054
Posted By TaylorTots
likethis

likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,341
Posted By TaylorTots
My contract excludes any child with nits or lice...

My contract excludes any child with nits or lice for the entire shampoo treatment period - 2 weeks (long enough for everything to hatch and die etc). If at the end of those two weeks or anytime...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,020
Posted By TaylorTots
Uhm, no. I completely disagree. You tell your...

Uhm, no. I completely disagree. You tell your clients what you are available to work. If it doesn't work with them then they can put in notice.

I know PLENTY of providers that average 1 personal...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,291
Posted By TaylorTots
I voted for 3 ages, sorry if it throws it off. ...

I voted for 3 ages, sorry if it throws it off.

3.5 years and up and I'm stressed - so 3, 4, 5... but most early 3s are good. I hate the battle 3.5+ kids give me as well as the attitude (we live in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,681
Posted By TaylorTots
O_O Cameras also give you legal support if...

O_O

Cameras also give you legal support if you want them to pay to fix it...


I think you have the craziest parents. :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,685
Posted By TaylorTots
Since hindsight is 20/20... I would have...

Since hindsight is 20/20...

I would have turned it around on DCD and used my normal questions about what they do at home with baby but grilled him 3 ways about the same thing.

"How often does...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,409
Posted By TaylorTots
You sound so down :( I hope the interview...

You sound so down :(

I hope the interview goes well - and I know it can be hard to get started when you are rural. BTDT and now that we're suburban I miss the small town environment... within a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,684
Posted By TaylorTots
roflmao <3

roflmao <3
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,391
Posted By TaylorTots
Agree - put it toward the daycare and voice to...

Agree - put it toward the daycare and voice to the DCM a thank you.


If you are completely opposed then take what you feel is fair for 7 days of care 24/7 and credit the rest to her account. Let...
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