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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,641
Posted By Mom&Provider
This is one reason why I would have never...

This is one reason why I would have never friended parents on FB. I know things like that would have bothered me, so I'd just rather not know!

I would have just handed out a reminder at end of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,093
Posted By Mom&Provider
Congrats and best of luck in your next chapter!...

Congrats and best of luck in your next chapter! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,895
Posted By Mom&Provider
I would finish what you started and go with your...

I would finish what you started and go with your gut! I too was open a short time, just under 4 years, and to me it was becoming too stressful, wasn't much fun anymore, parents were really taking...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,797
Posted By Mom&Provider
I believe Pedi's are now recommending NOT to use...

I believe Pedi's are now recommending NOT to use powder due to inhalation issues that can cause lung/breathing problems over time. Also, the powder has never been proven to actually do much of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,563
Posted By Mom&Provider
If I'm not an employee, then why do they pay me? ...

If I'm not an employee, then why do they pay me? Why am I 'hired' so to speak to care for their child? Just curious what you call yourself then? On my taxes, I am self employed, which kinda makes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,563
Posted By Mom&Provider
I don't think I am "owed" anything, but I do get...

I don't think I am "owed" anything, but I do get offended when parents feel/act like I owe THEM something! When I need a day to do something for myself (a Dr.'s app for example) or my own children...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,563
Posted By Mom&Provider
Yup! Not surprised by anything I've read! It...

Yup! Not surprised by anything I've read! It seems to be the norm that parents send vs keeping home, and often. I like that some have added in their contract that they only care for kids who's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,563
Posted By Mom&Provider
Some providers care and others don't, I'm one...

Some providers care and others don't, I'm one that cares.

I don't mind a day here or there, but the parents that drop off at open and don't pick-up till close often enough and without good reason,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,736
Posted By Mom&Provider
I don't base my exclusion on the colour, more on...

I don't base my exclusion on the colour, more on the amount and how comfortable the child seems. I have yet to have a DCK with green runny nose, but I have had yellow, clear and white and every time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,592
Posted By Mom&Provider
I would just mention it to DCM, perhps exactly...

I would just mention it to DCM, perhps exactly what DCB told you. As a parent I'd want my kid comfortable to play during the day and I'd save the button up type shirts for pictures or dressy days!
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 934
Posted By Mom&Provider
Does this child have known food allergies? Was...

Does this child have known food allergies? Was something fed to him that was the same both times? DCB has already told you he was in fact sick, when Mom said he was not! I would have approached...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,443
Posted By Mom&Provider
I wouldn't sell yourself short, it's a quick way...

I wouldn't sell yourself short, it's a quick way to get burnt out and upset over this family. If you take the same pay regardless of hrs, as nannyde said, they will take all the hrs they can get at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2013, 04:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,645
Posted By Mom&Provider
I allow 2 or 3 1/2 days as a getting to know you...

I allow 2 or 3 1/2 days as a getting to know you period. The 1/2 days are usually paid, but I don't always charge, depends on how many they want and the age of the child. Parents drop and go, same...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,129
Posted By Mom&Provider
Can you ask DCM to bring it already in bottles? ...

Can you ask DCM to bring it already in bottles? She could thaw it at home and then fill the bottles in the morning for the day. BM is good for 24 hrs after it's fully thawed as long as it is in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2013, 05:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,579
Posted By Mom&Provider
Well that made that one easy! ;)

Well that made that one easy! ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2013, 05:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 31,824
Posted By Mom&Provider
I don't think anyone is saying what she did...

I don't think anyone is saying what she did wasn't unprofessional, for sure you'd get slammed if you did it to her and a text message is not appropriate.

I don't think it's fair to say a text is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,579
Posted By Mom&Provider
I'd go ahead with the interview, ask about...

I'd go ahead with the interview, ask about previous care etc. but I think you are already on the side of not taking them on based on your post. Always keep in mind there are 2-sides to every story...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 18,631
Posted By Mom&Provider
I can relate to this. I have one DCG who when...

I can relate to this. I have one DCG who when seeing someone else crying, begins to cry herself, not a calming cry, but an outright scream! This DCG panics and it's not good. :eek:

You are one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 18,631
Posted By Mom&Provider
I would not apologize for looking after their...

I would not apologize for looking after their child the best way you can! The fact that you called shows you care about their daughters feelings, attitude and her ability to cope due to new...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,889
Posted By Mom&Provider
I don't think you need to tell them anything! A...

I don't think you need to tell them anything! A simple, no thank you is enough. They will stop asking once you decline, even if you have to do so a few times...the point will be made!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,335
Posted By Mom&Provider
LOL!! :ouch: I just stand there with a big...

LOL!! :ouch: I just stand there with a big smirk...she's never caught on, probably because she's too busy catering to her daughter at the time! I never say not. one. word. since I'm pretty sure...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,049
Posted By Mom&Provider
Congrats! happyface I could tell from your...

Congrats! happyface

I could tell from your other posts about wanting to avoid taking on a new infant that you were done.

I would type a brief letter, at least to outline the dates in writing so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,018
Posted By Mom&Provider
likethis This is exactly it. By not napping...

likethis

This is exactly it. By not napping little Susie at daycare, DCP's often deal with a meltdown in the evening at some point, but that just means little Susie goes to bed early which is a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,606
Posted By Mom&Provider
She could have just been honest with you! This...

She could have just been honest with you! This is part of the job that lacks with so many...respect from parents! I mean seriously, if she didn't need/want your care, say so and do the right thing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,872
Posted By Mom&Provider
I've never had to deal with this before, but I...

I've never had to deal with this before, but I think you need to get in touch with her now and let her know. Can you call her at work vs emailing?

If she does get upset easy, I can see it coming...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,335
Posted By Mom&Provider
I have one DCM who isn't into all the playing...

I have one DCM who isn't into all the playing around like yours does, BUT she won't leave until DCG says it's ok!? :rolleyes: She will stand at the door, allowing her daughter to play little games,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,018
Posted By Mom&Provider
Oh yes....the my child won't sleep because she/he...

Oh yes....the my child won't sleep because she/he has a nap at daycare comments! :rolleyes:

I have a DCG that NEEDS a nap, but I was asked some time ago not to let her (she just turned 3), since...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2013, 06:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,184
Posted By Mom&Provider
Ya!! I forgot to mention the sock part as...

Ya!! I forgot to mention the sock part as Cradle2crayons mentioned, sorry! But ya...I even use it on myself, works really well for all of us in this household!

Hope today goes better for you! ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,184
Posted By Mom&Provider
That sucks. :( Sorry your daughter is sooo...

That sucks. :( Sorry your daughter is sooo sick...I'm ready for this cold/flu season to end. Maybe wait until she is sleeping the apply some Vicks to her feet? I find putting it on the bottom of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,876
Posted By Mom&Provider
I'd send home now if this is not normal for him...

I'd send home now if this is not normal for him and he hasn't eaten something he normally doesn't etc.

I put in a call to the parents after the 1st loose diaper, but over and over I get the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,340
Posted By Mom&Provider
Come on?? Did they leave and April Fools or...

Come on?? Did they leave and April Fools or something?! That's nuts...seriously nuts.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,089
Posted By Mom&Provider
likethislikethis This is what I was thinking...

likethislikethis

This is what I was thinking when I read the article!? How do her children feel about her comments and that she STILL says she wishes she never had them, even today.

I get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,799
Posted By Mom&Provider
I would be honest also. It could spare you down...

I would be honest also. It could spare you down the road if someone ever found out, not to mention it wouldn't be hanging over your head that you had not been honest and thus perhaps causing your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,115
Posted By Mom&Provider
Spider bite maybe? I agree with Oneluckymom, it...

Spider bite maybe? I agree with Oneluckymom, it could be anything and if it seems to remain the same for the next hr, I'd call Mom. At least to make her aware even if she didn't see a need to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,342
Posted By Mom&Provider
I don't transport, nor do I want to. I also...

I don't transport, nor do I want to. I also wouldn't want to take along someone else's kids to a personal appointment, but that's just me.

If it were me, I'd let parents know asap and tell them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 716
Posted By Mom&Provider
The shooting was in Quebec. I believe all the...

The shooting was in Quebec. I believe all the children are ok (they didn't even see what happened from what I have read), however there were 2 adult victims. One of them was the husband of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,595
Posted By Mom&Provider
I can totally relate and to be honest aside from...

I can totally relate and to be honest aside from giving her that time she needs in a different room I have no great suggestions. Maybe can she *help* you a bit vs doing what everyone else is doing?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,915
Posted By Mom&Provider
This was my Spring Break also. Mom is a teacher,...

This was my Spring Break also. Mom is a teacher, was home all week (no appointments etc.) and the only day she kept her two kids home was when a friend was coming over to visit. The rest of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,915
Posted By Mom&Provider
I also agree with bunnyslippers...I don't mind if...

I also agree with bunnyslippers...I don't mind if a parent has something to do on a day off, BUT can they not drop or pick-up at a different time that works around their appointment?

My teacher...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,225
Posted By Mom&Provider
I hear ya, but you totally did the right thing by...

I hear ya, but you totally did the right thing by sending her home. Carpet or no carpet, you just never know what it's from.

If they are mad, fine. Better to have them mad then your entire group...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,384
Posted By Mom&Provider
I wanted to respond and add in my 2 cents about...

I wanted to respond and add in my 2 cents about teachers kids. I have teachers kids and they send their kids here anyway even when they are off, so if you are currently advertising for those...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,915
Posted By Mom&Provider
YES! I am finding it more and more these days...

YES! I am finding it more and more these days too. :(

One DCM just told me yesterday that she became a "better Mom" when she sent her little one to me!? I understand part of this, every Mom/Dad...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 23,330
Posted By Mom&Provider
happyface Congrats! Have a GREAT 1st day...

happyface Congrats! Have a GREAT 1st day without the daycare...so exciting!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2013, 04:56 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,083
Posted By Mom&Provider
Perhaps if my hubby was in his previous position...

Perhaps if my hubby was in his previous position (he got laid off) we could get away with not having two incomes for a short period, but in his current position I HAVE to work to make ends meet.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,575
Posted By Mom&Provider
I would send home - it's not worth the risk, even...

I would send home - it's not worth the risk, even if his being sick isn't the stomach flu. I've sent a child home before with no fever, but he had a constant runny nose and wasn't exactly happy to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,265
Posted By Mom&Provider
My son went to home daycare and I worked f/t...

My son went to home daycare and I worked f/t prior to having my daughter. I never forgot a payment and never asked for anything special either. I always picked him up and dropped him off as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,579
Posted By Mom&Provider
I've had this happen, too many times, and every...

I've had this happen, too many times, and every time I get upset at these parents and it really does ruin my day. :( I know many here will say 'as long as I'm paid, I don't care', but when it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,114
Posted By Mom&Provider
Closed and paid

Closed and paid
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 10,730
Posted By Mom&Provider
I hope you have called this RUDE DCM and TOLD her...

I hope you have called this RUDE DCM and TOLD her to come and pick-up her child - don't ask her, TELL her. Please do not keep this child today, you and your family need to be feeling much better...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,279
Posted By Mom&Provider
1 and they are sent home for at least 24 hrs., if...

1 and they are sent home for at least 24 hrs., if it's bad (with a fever etc) I try to exclude for 48 hrs.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,048
Posted By Mom&Provider
No sibling discount here either. I offer the...

No sibling discount here either. I offer the same thing to both children in the same family (same meals, snacks, crafts etc), so I never saw a reason to offer it. It's not like my expenses go down...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,608
Posted By Mom&Provider
Sounds sensory to me - not based on anything but...

Sounds sensory to me - not based on anything but what I've read/seen.

OCD would come into play if you had to rub your hands on your pants before touching anything, not just specific things. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,037
Posted By Mom&Provider
If your daughter has already been around everyone...

If your daughter has already been around everyone since her swab test, I wouldn't bother to close again since she's already exposed them anyway. I believe the rule is 24 hrs. on antibiotics, so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,785
Posted By Mom&Provider
I also don't like to take days off since I get...

I also don't like to take days off since I get the questions and I do feel the guilt - BUT, I have to learn to let this go! It's funny how these same parents that don't want us to take a day can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2013, 06:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,965
Posted By Mom&Provider
Wow...that's really late!! :( I don't care who...

Wow...that's really late!! :( I don't care who had to pick-up who, some parents need to get it together and put their kids first...basically this was them not putting their child before their own...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2013, 05:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,129
Posted By Mom&Provider
Argh! I dread weeks that start off like that! :(...

Argh! I dread weeks that start off like that! :( Hope your day/week only gets better from here on out!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2013, 05:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,052
Posted By Mom&Provider
I just started dealing with this since I have a...

I just started dealing with this since I have a new sibling of one of my current DCG. DCG was recently sick with the runs, her brother came and this is when I first thought about what this could...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2013, 05:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,548
Posted By Mom&Provider
I stuggle with the same thing here. Almost daily...

I stuggle with the same thing here. Almost daily I have at least 1 family who drops off a few minutes to 10 minutes early. I've noticed since the one DCM has gone back to work after mat. leave with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,101
Posted By Mom&Provider
Congrats and Best of Luck!!! :) Can you...

Congrats and Best of Luck!!! :)

Can you perhaps send a note home with your P/T in the diaper bag (or whatever they bring) and ask them to contact you via telephone? In person is best, but if they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,417
Posted By Mom&Provider
Me too, TGIF!!! happyface happyface happyface ...

Me too, TGIF!!! happyface happyface happyface

I had expected to be down two kids this past week since their parents are teachers and it's March Break...but they have been all week (-1 day)....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,033
Posted By Mom&Provider
I have one family who is late at least 1x per...

I have one family who is late at least 1x per week. Nothing more then 10 mins. (yet), but when I posted a similar question/comment the advice I got was to think about how much time they are using...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 821
Posted By Mom&Provider
It would have been nice to get a call if they...

It would have been nice to get a call if they were running late any further! I'd assume if they pushed it back to 4 pm, they are likely running late from something else....so maybe a bit later then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,806
Posted By Mom&Provider
For right now I would worry about asking your...

For right now I would worry about asking your questions to DCD. Another thing is if DCM has no idea why he would be asking that could cause all kinds of other issues! You first need to find out why...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,321
Posted By Mom&Provider
It is going to be tough to make the switch into a...

It is going to be tough to make the switch into a different mode, but if you have a backbone (I'm not sure I would if I had given them deals and that was normal!), you should be able to move into the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,806
Posted By Mom&Provider
I allow for a few 1/2 days and they are paid. I...

I allow for a few 1/2 days and they are paid. I also don't allow parents to be part of the 1/2 days, or any days frankly, since I don't see the benefit of having the child stick to Mom or Dad when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,806
Posted By Mom&Provider
IMO this is better brought up to each DCP in...

IMO this is better brought up to each DCP in person, at least to schedule a time for a more formal meeting, if needed. Is that not a possibility? I'd also be concerned for DCD's feelings if I were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2013, 04:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,342
Posted By Mom&Provider
I think it's up to you and you have every right...

I think it's up to you and you have every right to ask the child be kept home if DCG is causing a big disturbance in your daily routine due to her cough.

I have in my contract that I can ask a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 918
Posted By Mom&Provider
Its nice to have your Birthday off, but this...

Its nice to have your Birthday off, but this parent needs to be charged for the day, period. Not sure what your contract says, but to tell you she will be coming, then text to say never mind the day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,057
Posted By Mom&Provider
I agree with this! I had taken on a couple...

I agree with this!

I had taken on a couple of SA too last summer and had been told all the usual stuff like 'they will help you', 'look after themselves' etc. etc. totally not true and caused far...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,531
Posted By Mom&Provider
I think less is more, it often is in this...

I think less is more, it often is in this business when it comes to explaining ourselves, our personal lives, our plans etc. It's really not their business why you are closing, what is their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,438
Posted By Mom&Provider
I would definately tell parents your plan. You...

I would definately tell parents your plan. You don't have to give specifics on why you are opting to allow your assistant to have more time, just that you are, but care will remain the same etc. etc.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2013, 06:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,044
Posted By Mom&Provider
Stomach bug, I close 100% of the time. It's not...

Stomach bug, I close 100% of the time. It's not fun tending to your own child vomitting/soaking diapers and running to care for another persons child at the same time. It's very stressful, you're...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,267
Posted By Mom&Provider
I have mostly little ones, so explaining and...

I have mostly little ones, so explaining and showing the tidy up process is often left with me cleaning up most toys. I like your idea and I've also seen on here alot about limiting the number of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,130
Posted By Mom&Provider
Here too! :(

Here too! :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2013, 04:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 878
Posted By Mom&Provider
Ha! DCM walked in last night and immediately...

Ha! DCM walked in last night and immediately said w/o even looking at me "so how was your nose today, are you still sneezing?" Obviously DCB being 19 months said nothing. I looked at her and said...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2013, 07:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 878
Posted By Mom&Provider
I've been fed that line from his parents - it...

I've been fed that line from his parents - it must be allergies of some kind, it's clear and he seems fine otherwise!? Then, oddly enough we all catch his allergies within a week when we have all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2013, 06:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 878
Posted By Mom&Provider
DCB Sick Again...

DCB that is always picking things up is sick again, he's sick 1/2 of every month, sometimes more. It's a common cold (thus far), no fever but he has this constant runny nose that he always gets...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2013, 04:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,942
Posted By Mom&Provider
That's great! I hope to do what you've done this...

That's great! I hope to do what you've done this spring too! I find I get frustrated looking at junk sitting here and there around the house, especially when it's full of kids and I just keep...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2013, 05:06 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,969
Posted By Mom&Provider
My dream job would be something that allows me...

My dream job would be something that allows me all the time with my children I want and a BIG pay cheque! LOL! :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2013, 05:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,289
Posted By Mom&Provider
Is there anything you can cut back on or out...

Is there anything you can cut back on or out completely? Cable? Cell phone? You don't always have to give it all up, just cut back the plans to make them more affordable for you.

I don't know...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,446
Posted By Mom&Provider
I pick my dates and send home a letter letting...

I pick my dates and send home a letter letting parents know when I am closed. I don't ask first and they know they need to find alternate care. I've never had an issue and always provide alot of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,829
Posted By Mom&Provider
I agree with BC. If someone wanted 5 days...

I agree with BC. If someone wanted 5 days starting a noon or not, I would bill the F/T rate and not offer a discount!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,829
Posted By Mom&Provider
My min. is 3 days per week which is considered...

My min. is 3 days per week which is considered P/T. If a child came from open to close on those days only (3 days) they would be here 28 1/2 hours per week, so I think your 25 hr/wk rule is fair.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,039
Posted By Mom&Provider
I'd base this on your gut feeling! You seem to...

I'd base this on your gut feeling! You seem to not really trust what they are telling you, plus you've had issue in the past, I'd let this one slide and say no!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,390
Posted By Mom&Provider
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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,174
Posted By Mom&Provider
I don't see a point in having someone come for an...

I don't see a point in having someone come for an interview/tour in person if my rates don't work for them, so I tell them over the phone.

I have set daily hours, so their schedule won't change...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,275
Posted By Mom&Provider
I have in my contract that if any child is not...

I have in my contract that if any child is not well enough to take part in general daily activites, they should remain home - this would apply here. DCM has the choice to send her child or keep him...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2013, 06:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,048
Posted By Mom&Provider
I also don't offer sibling discounts, they just...

I also don't offer sibling discounts, they just don't make sense to me. Each child requires all the same things, so where/why does the discount apply?

I think you need to stay strong on this one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,410
Posted By Mom&Provider
This is the reason I don't do interviews during...

This is the reason I don't do interviews during working hours. I have a small group and can't imagine possibly giving a family my proper attention with little ones running around everywhere!?

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,329
Posted By Mom&Provider
Yes, I think you did misundertstand! I charge...

Yes, I think you did misundertstand! I charge them for whatever days they do decide to bring them. Last year one family brought their children 2-3 days per week over the summer, they paid for that,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,752
Posted By Mom&Provider
Oddly I find myself not shocked about this at...

Oddly I find myself not shocked about this at all. :rolleyes: I've had parents go to the spa or home to start dinner, the come get their kids...sometimes arriving late. I've also had parents leave...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,340
Posted By Mom&Provider
Booking a time is always best, I always do. BUT...

Booking a time is always best, I always do. BUT keep in mind booking a time doesn't even come with the promise that a family will show up either! You'll come to realize there are many people who...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,062
Posted By Mom&Provider
I use the round IKEA plastic ones with the little...

I use the round IKEA plastic ones with the little stools. They have been great, wipe off quickly and the kids love the smaller stools to sit on and carry around if we need them somewhere else! I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,045
Posted By Mom&Provider
happyface Good Luck on reaching the 5 Stars!!

happyface Good Luck on reaching the 5 Stars!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,589
Posted By Mom&Provider
I generally keep tissue boxes, tp rolls and paper...

I generally keep tissue boxes, tp rolls and paper towel rolls. I don't hang on to anything really bulky unless I already have a plan for it!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,599
Posted By Mom&Provider
I do....by foot! :p I'm not sure what the...

I do....by foot! :p

I'm not sure what the rules are here since I've never looked, but I'd imagine I'd have to get some extra insurnace at the least and of course add it to my contract. I am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,484
Posted By Mom&Provider
How exciting!! Enjoy your time with one...

How exciting!! Enjoy your time with one another... happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 22
Poll: Diapers
Views: 1,931
Posted By Mom&Provider
I'm not sure it's the actual diaper, but it's...

I'm not sure it's the actual diaper, but it's definately from washing my hands 100 million times a day that's for sure!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,810
Posted By Mom&Provider
Because she was let go from another facility for...

Because she was let go from another facility for biting, I would term. I'm sure the other place allowed for more then one offence and lets face it, she clearly hasn't broken the habit if she's now...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,480
Posted By Mom&Provider
I have a time out chair too and children over 2...

I have a time out chair too and children over 2 use it when and if needed. the chair is off to the side of the main play room, but does not face the wall, they can still see everything that is...
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