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Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-10-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 107
Posted By LysesKids
Turbo tax does have a daycare option, I use it...

Turbo tax does have a daycare option, I use it every year under small home business for $99; and daycare is a home office as Tom said.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2018, 04:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By LysesKids
Even when I ran my personal errand service, I...

Even when I ran my personal errand service, I refused to transport clients; the Insurance was way to high (taxi Insurance type rates for commercial business in most states); I didn't make enough to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2018, 04:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 378
Posted By LysesKids
Where I live (as you know from a week ago when we...

Where I live (as you know from a week ago when we met), I'm right by the Fire Dept & when a truck comes in to the private community, they have to notify management; I would have to let neighbors in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By LysesKids
I really need to get this stuff sold... willing...

I really need to get this stuff sold... willing to ship books & some other items to those that want them. The 4 mini Handysitts will go to a consignment shop before I discount at tomorrows yard sale....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By LysesKids
Providers in the Knox/Blount Co TN Area...

Since I ended up closing sooner than expected, is Anyone looking for smaller PnP's (2 Graco travel lights w/bassinets), 4 Minui Handisitts (Eco friendly European wood boosters for ages 7months-3...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2018, 01:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 699
Posted By LysesKids
My stint in the hospital (Went in last Friday due...

My stint in the hospital (Went in last Friday due to increasing issues) turned into a nightmare & just getting to go home later today; major pain killers... laparoscopic gallbladder removal Monday...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Posted By LysesKids
Same here... cash or credit card only thru Square

Same here... cash or credit card only thru Square
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 699
Posted By LysesKids
Heck I'm just on the other side of the smokey...

Heck I'm just on the other side of the smokey mtns and will be in the hospital for a few days, but even I have 18 heater meals, canned goods, water, flashlights etc stocked at all times. My car is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 277
Posted By LysesKids
My current families knew that siblings were...

My current families knew that siblings were charged the new rates coming in... had 3 in the last few years and they never had issues because they understood my cost increased yearly
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 699
Posted By LysesKids
I totally understand and am saying prayers... My...

I totally understand and am saying prayers... My youngest DD is stationed in Kings Bay GA; Navy. Haven't heard from her recently
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2018, 02:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 699
Posted By LysesKids
I agree.. if you are told to go - do it; you...

I agree.. if you are told to go - do it; you don't, most times the police will say write your name & SS# on your arm so they can identify later because they won't come in to rescue. Praying for my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2018, 01:24 AM
Replies: 4,749
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 458,949
Posted By LysesKids
Yep, had a few of those moms in my daycare......

Yep, had a few of those moms in my daycare... still BF at almost 2, mom walks in & first thing kid needs comfort nursing before they can leave. I accommodate it because I am so small & all my kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 558
Posted By LysesKids
I don't get their schedule at all... most states...

I don't get their schedule at all... most states have a time of 2.5-4 hrs between. And people want to know why kids are overweight :rolleyes: I wonder if they saw how France handles it, if it would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4,749
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 458,949
Posted By LysesKids
Nope, I would send chesty cough home - I don't...

Nope, I would send chesty cough home - I don't give meds unless it's life threatening like EPI
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 574
Posted By LysesKids
Exactly... I reported then they fired me @ a...

Exactly... I reported then they fired me @ a Church center no less, but it was a few extremes the 3rd day I worked; they did get shut down very quickly because parents also started reporting. This...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 529
Posted By LysesKids
Back in 2004 I had a father in Indiana want to...

Back in 2004 I had a father in Indiana want to check every single cupboard, my bedroom etc... I was already cleared thru the state; The state did all background, fingerprinting and even drug tested &...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2018, 04:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 870
Posted By LysesKids
Tried it & all my parents bailed once I mentioned...

Tried it & all my parents bailed once I mentioned it (5 years ago), thankfully I was moving in states in a few months so didn't kill me -

I wish too. I have nothing but 4 littles under 24 months...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,005
Posted By LysesKids
This is me, but I do infants only lol... changing...

This is me, but I do infants only lol... changing 3-4 diapers every 2 hrs (or more in cases of poop), can be a little crazy; I snap everything up about 15 minutes before 1st pick up
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2018, 06:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 492
Posted By LysesKids
And your issues are partially why I stopped...

And your issues are partially why I stopped taking older kids lol... I do nothing but under 24 months and have for the last 10 years - 1:4 ratio and I'm perfectly happy
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 492
Posted By LysesKids
I like my 1:4 ratio also... in Knoxville you can...

I like my 1:4 ratio also... in Knoxville you can get licensed. It turns out if you live inside Alcoa city limits, you can't get a home daycare license according to DHS, heard from the mouth of a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 1,056
Views: 194,193
Posted By LysesKids
That is too cool:lol:. My brothers and my son...

That is too cool:lol:. My brothers and my son were all born on thanksgiving in way different years... my oldest DD on Valentines day
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 4,749
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 458,949
Posted By LysesKids
I personally don't have time to deal with checks...

I personally don't have time to deal with checks just because of working hrs; it's why I take cash & CC on Square app only... I like BC's wording for this incident. If it happens again I would say...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2018, 05:20 AM
Replies: 4,749
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 458,949
Posted By LysesKids
I totally get it... this week has been...

I totally get it... this week has been frustrating for me too; Happy Birthday to you and me happyface; Hopefully you still have an oven that works - mine blew up Sunday & repair is only $100 less...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2018, 04:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By LysesKids
Got one IN in 2004, and in MO 2008 - both had to...

Got one IN in 2004, and in MO 2008 - both had to be done in person/onsite... never knew IL had to do it also as I was only a registered home with 3 babes. I did web search and found numerous places...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2018, 03:45 AM
Replies: 1,056
Views: 194,193
Posted By LysesKids
Finding out...

That both amberrose3dg and I share a birthday & we were both born on Labor day just in different years. Happy Birthday to both of us today
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 394
Posted By LysesKids
I only offer a Daily (drop-in) or FT rate... both...

I only offer a Daily (drop-in) or FT rate... both are flat fee with 10 hr time limit daily; anything over is additional fees
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 394
Posted By LysesKids
I offer full time child care Monday - Friday. My...

I offer full time child care Monday - Friday. My work hours will vary daily because they are based on the scheduled start and finish times of each family; that does not mean you can drop-off early or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 404
Posted By LysesKids
Why are my babies eating so different from...

Why are my babies eating so different from everyone else lol... they love mixed & ethnic, but then they started out that way here
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 09-04-2018, 05:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 117
Posted By LysesKids
How about a Tahini dip with pita bread? And...

How about a Tahini dip with pita bread? And thankfully my littles like hummus lol - you can change the flavor by adding certain pureed veg to it; we do mainly ethnic foods for meals so it's normal to...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 09-04-2018, 04:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By LysesKids
PB is a no go in a lot of daycares... I do Almond...

PB is a no go in a lot of daycares... I do Almond or Sun butter for this exact reason lol. And thanks to my oven blowing up, I'm stuck doing stove top or crock pot for hot meals
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 09-03-2018, 01:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 520
Posted By LysesKids
Oven just died yesterday while cooking meals (I...

Oven just died yesterday while cooking meals (I usually BBQ grill 3 days meat on Sundays, but it's raining) and until I can afford to fix or replace... stove top still works, no Micro zapper; Need...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2018, 01:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 595
Posted By LysesKids
I go and have coffee with my bestie across the...

I go and have coffee with my bestie across the street until it's time to open; my first isn't expected until 8am at the moment, so door is locked until then... BTW, why are we both up this early? I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2018, 11:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 647
Posted By LysesKids
Kiss n go is my go to lol. All my parents know my...

Kiss n go is my go to lol. All my parents know my doors are locked unless you are expected @ your pick up time - I refuse to let anyone just walk in; yes, I have an open door policy - doesn't mean it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 410
Posted By LysesKids
You won't like the deer when they come crashing...

You won't like the deer when they come crashing thru a glass window of a school daycare... it happened my youngest before I was doing childcare; heck in Eureka Springs, AR its a given that deer walk...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 404
Posted By LysesKids
popular foods here are ethnic meals and all my...

popular foods here are ethnic meals and all my babes are always under 24 months... we don't do pizza, chick'n nuggets, hotdogs etc. My littles eat Goat curry, Samosas, tamales and the like and have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-01-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 718
Posted By LysesKids
And this is why I have a Monthly fee due on the...

And this is why I have a Monthly fee due on the 1st of Month lol... I budget for the year, don't accept discounts for time off (because it's already figured in) and some families still don't get it
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 718
Posted By LysesKids
Hell no... I dated a guy that thought that way......

Hell no... I dated a guy that thought that way... he told me to quit my job, it was his job to provide; dude so not happening as I made more $$ and had kids (dad is deceased) to provide for.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By LysesKids
There are different strains but none are good to...

There are different strains but none are good to my knowledge; maybe less deadly. The strain that went thru here recently, kept numerous kids in the hospital for weeks & a few almost died from kidney...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By LysesKids
We had a serious case go thru here recently......

We had a serious case go thru here recently... one from a farm, the other was an actual daycare center that didn't close when Health dept required - sucked to have same strain in 2 different places...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4,749
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 458,949
Posted By LysesKids
Heck one of my kids is getting 4 day weekend so I...

Heck one of my kids is getting 4 day weekend so I don't even have all kids today... 2 of my 3 families paid last night just so they didn't have to remember by pick up today lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 718
Posted By LysesKids
I offer Daily & Monthly lol...Pay by the day, you...

I offer Daily & Monthly lol...Pay by the day, you risk not getting that space as I prefer FT clients since I have limited spaces; my policies specifically state that Pay by the day is considered...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 4,749
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 458,949
Posted By LysesKids
I just pissed a parent off...

not only didn't remember today was pay day, (All fees due today because the 1st landing on Saturday), but she didn't mark it on her calendar about Monday closing... it's only one of 6 Federal...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2018, 05:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By LysesKids
I require 2 weeks notice & that it be given on...

I require 2 weeks notice & that it be given on Fridays only... of course I get paid by the month on the 1st (actually tonight because the 1st is a Sat this next month); if anyone was to give notice,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,125
Posted By LysesKids
OK , I know this is an over year old thread, but...

OK , I know this is an over year old thread, but allergy testing starts by 24 months and sometimes sooner if it's younger sibling with older child known to have issues; been there, done it & had a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 744
Posted By LysesKids
I would explain to her that if she tells you that...

I would explain to her that if she tells you that she isn't coming one day, that if they were the only family scheduled, you have made other plans based on having no kids. I don't allow changes after...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2018, 05:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 744
Posted By LysesKids
I have PT/Drop-in stick to set days, no changing...

I have PT/Drop-in stick to set days, no changing weekly. You have a rotating schedule you must sign FT regardless. I have limited spaces and I plan my OFF time around schedules. I also tell clients...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2018, 04:55 AM
Replies: 4,749
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 458,949
Posted By LysesKids
And this is why I specifically ask what their...

And this is why I specifically ask what their back up plan is in cases of illness or emergency closings. If your power went out in a storm she's going to have to pick up too, I mean seriously. But...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By LysesKids
My question as a parent would be why are they...

My question as a parent would be why are they allowing the daycare (I'm assuming a small center because of how the question was phrased) to be open during construction. Will Licensing even allow...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 410
Posted By LysesKids
No worse than my son sending a picture to me of...

No worse than my son sending a picture to me of the rooster walking down a 4 lane road near where I grew up... no joke; off of Veirs Mill in Wheaton, MD - a fricken' Rooster. Now I'm not sure about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4,749
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 458,949
Posted By LysesKids
Imagine if something had happened & you didn't...

Imagine if something had happened & you didn't have RING? I have the same Ring set up, and once a parent picks up, I better hear that motion sensor go off in front saying your car is off my property...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2018, 05:10 AM
Replies: 1,956
Views: 254,723
Posted By LysesKids
YES... presents bought for Winter Holidays

Not only did I find the books (the original ones I bought 3 years ago now are $2000 a set if you can even find them - no joke, so got different by same Author. Some of her books have gotten very...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2018, 04:57 AM
Replies: 4,749
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 458,949
Posted By LysesKids
He double Hockey sticks; Me, I give at least one...

He double Hockey sticks; Me, I give at least one of my babies a wash cloth scrub daily because of diaper blowouts...

Yesterday 8 month old, little Miss, had hers go all the way up her back just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 662
Posted By LysesKids
yeah my neighbors have seen out I can get 4 under...

yeah my neighbors have seen out I can get 4 under 18 month old babies in & out of my house daily for playtime, but some of the parents haven't figured out how to wrangle the little plus an older...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 920
Posted By LysesKids
I have a pillow on my couch that leaves marks......

I have a pillow on my couch that leaves marks... some of my babies actually take it & lay on it while playing; the moms have seen the marks lol ( there is beading and lace on it)
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 08-27-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 828
Posted By LysesKids
I'm divorced so file single no children, but will...

I'm divorced so file single no children, but will still have medical loss of 100,000, only 5000 is getting paid if I'm lucky before filing bankruptcy ( and because My manufactured home is on rented...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 08-27-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By LysesKids
Glad to know because a few years ago my Foster...

Glad to know because a few years ago my Foster baby could only have Almond milk ( medical note too) & my sponsor denied the meals anyway. I may look at getting back on it as I have another babe that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,123
Posted By LysesKids
I have never gotten anything under 28 of the 30 &...

I have never gotten anything under 28 of the 30 & that one year I had that happen I was renting & had no control over the the duplex parking lot lol... and yes I specifically have it in my policies...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 793
Posted By LysesKids
Panic attack phase means you made right call... ...

Panic attack phase means you made right call...

I would Never let a parent hang around 15min while I did breakfast, and 2nd good riddance. This parent sounds a little off. I would have shown her...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 08-25-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By LysesKids
As far as I know, there isn't a Non Soy option...

As far as I know, there isn't a Non Soy option even if a child has a medical statement; part of why I dropped the program.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,123
Posted By LysesKids
I know the fragrance thing when it comes to...

I know the fragrance thing when it comes to perfume & such is my personal, but it does make a lot of families happy...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 08-25-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 828
Posted By LysesKids
TOM, I have to itemize personal because of a...

TOM, I have to itemize personal because of a bloodline trust regardless of having any business income or not; Also, this years income is much less than normal due to not working over 4 months because...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By LysesKids
Here in the states we can't do elimination...

Here in the states we can't do elimination communication for sanitary reasons alone; Licensing wouldn't allow it

I have 3 of my 4 daycare babes under a year old & don't have all day just running...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,876
Posted By LysesKids
Never fails some of us get caught in a rerun...

Never fails some of us get caught in a rerun thread lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By LysesKids
Many of us won't help in the training until the...

Many of us won't help in the training until the parents start at home... set guidelines are in place also including the little being able to pull pants down, telling us they need to pee/poo etc. I do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 920
Posted By LysesKids
It comes in a gallon jug & I put it in spray...

It comes in a gallon jug & I put it in spray bottles... it's almost $50 on Amazon lol... when it first came out I had to get shipped from Canada it was so unheard of in 2010
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 382
Posted By LysesKids
Doesn't mean it still can't be PW... not everyone...

Doesn't mean it still can't be PW... not everyone fits the mold on certain diseases; I know me & my daughter don't... we have Alpha 1 (short term for the long name); most people have more lung issues...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 920
Posted By LysesKids
Here, the city I live charges a set fee for...

Here, the city I live charges a set fee for minimum 2000 gallons a month; since I live alone, I never use that much unless babes are here - Where I lived before I was very conservative so I get it; I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 920
Posted By LysesKids
I wash my sheets daily with blankets, but I spray...

I wash my sheets daily with blankets, but I spray it on the actual mattresses and PNP's - never had an issue
Forum: Daycare Insurance 08-24-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 306
Posted By LysesKids
The only homeowners I found to insure was State...

The only homeowners I found to insure was State Farm & they cover you up to 6 children as long as you run legally in your state... obviously it is extra added onto your regular coverage; if you have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,876
Posted By LysesKids
I term immediately for no pay (it's states such...

I term immediately for no pay (it's states such in my written contract you automatically become a drop-in family) and for extreme lateness (3 strikes you are out, I don't care why you are late). I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 920
Posted By LysesKids
Here in TN, touching a sleeping infant has been...

Here in TN, touching a sleeping infant has been regs for years lol... I know it sounds mean, but I still do it. When it comes to sanitizing, again I love my Benefect disinfectant ; it's very...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2018, 06:44 AM
Replies: 4,749
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 458,949
Posted By LysesKids
If mom won't handle it then you might not be able...

If mom won't handle it then you might not be able to change the behavior; everyone needs to be onboard. I do under 24 months only... I specifically state in my contract I age out starting at 18...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2018, 06:27 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 920
Posted By LysesKids
Yes, if I'm sick, I will close before sleeping on...

Yes, if I'm sick, I will close before sleeping on the job and my parents know I have a few built in sick days... as I get older I know my limits - its why I refuse to do late night or overnights...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By LysesKids
Unless you buy a formal curriculum, next best is...

Unless you buy a formal curriculum, next best is finding something online for like homeschooling preschool? Haven't worried about the in years lol. I usually just take my books I own ( including Art)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By LysesKids
99.99% kill rate including MRSA and it smell so...

99.99% kill rate including MRSA and it smell so much nicer; not all states will allow this even though it's EPA approved Hospital grade just because it's plant based. Part of my reason for using it,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 382
Posted By LysesKids
I haven't done FP in 3.5 years... lol I keep on...

I haven't done FP in 3.5 years... lol I keep on the portions but not always what required since many of my babes have issues to soy & dairy
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 382
Posted By LysesKids
THIS... I feed food program portions & if there...

THIS... I feed food program portions & if there is an extra portion given it's fruit & veg, not meat or carbs - I don't do baby cereal at all. Haven't given it to an infant in years , part of why me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By LysesKids
Welcome to the real world of daycare lol... This...

Welcome to the real world of daycare lol... This is part of why I pay extra for my Benefect disinfectant; spray it on ,no wiping needed. Spendy but very worth it sometimes
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2018, 03:03 AM
Replies: 4,749
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By LysesKids
I have 3 all 12 months and under right now lol......

I have 3 all 12 months and under right now lol... they sleep better here than home because I refuse to coddle & hold. Of course during storms I have my fairy lights blinking so it helps a lot when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 322
Posted By LysesKids
I use to supply diapers & wipes & charge higher...

I use to supply diapers & wipes & charge higher rate; too many families complained so I dropped rates & started charging $1 diaper if they forgot to send them lol. It shuts up money hungry families...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 493
Posted By LysesKids
Yep... My families know it's $10 after 1 minute &...

Yep... My families know it's $10 after 1 minute & another 10 by 10 minutes... unless there is an accident not one shows late lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 382
Posted By LysesKids
That's too much food.. I personally would show...

That's too much food.. I personally would show her food program portions, especially if you are a food program daycare. Just because she wants you to feed the child too much, doesn't mean you have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 382
Posted By LysesKids
I do infants, most have never been in shoes, much...

I do infants, most have never been in shoes, much less walk well so non issue lol. Me... yep, I'll deal with heat on asphalt if needed; Oh wait did that in '94 when my home got firebombed one night...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By LysesKids
Knowing state ratios is one thing; what the...

Knowing state ratios is one thing; what the center wants is another... if they want lower #'s in each class I would go by that just to keep the peace if not the job. It maybe one thing they sell...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 839
Posted By LysesKids
Due to lack of payment alone, in my contract it's...

Due to lack of payment alone, in my contract it's an automatic term. The fact of no contact is 2nd reason, automatic term
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2018, 05:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By LysesKids
I host couch surfers from out of country on a...

I host couch surfers from out of country on a number of weekends each year... I keep blow up beds & extra sleeping bags on hand; 2 weekends ago I had a family of 5 from Thailand, a few years ago same...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 382
Posted By LysesKids
Yep... put all the babes in the PNP with wheels &...

Yep... put all the babes in the PNP with wheels & I set off the alarms on my windows on the way out the door; My neighbors know if the alarms sound or the car alarm is set off, I need help NOW. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,123
Posted By LysesKids
One, I'm an Eco Healthy childcare, two, I'M...

One, I'm an Eco Healthy childcare, two, I'M allergic to fragrances/chemicals including washing machine detergent and most perfumes - causes my asthma to flare & I get migraines; I have a no fragrance...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 382
Posted By LysesKids
THIS... no offense but everyone including me goes...

THIS... no offense but everyone including me goes shoes free in my home. I have had to evacuate 4 babes/toddlers twice within 48 hrs. I don't worry about shoes in a drill & sure as hell didn't care...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 529
Posted By LysesKids
I have a no shoes rule also, but it's required to...

I have a no shoes rule also, but it's required to be an Eco healthy childcare if carpet is in the home... I require it just because I do babies only & they crawl on the floor lol. If you refuse to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 194
Posted By LysesKids
I gave up overnights years ago when I found it...

I gave up overnights years ago when I found it was't worth it... 2 kids didn't make me enough to stay up all night (which is required in many states). I first started over here (5 years ago) there...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2018, 08:58 AM
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Posted By LysesKids
Yep, babes go into bassinets or cribs... I don't...

Yep, babes go into bassinets or cribs... I don't have time to be rocking a child 2 hrs when the 3 others need my attention
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By LysesKids
For overnights most of my past parents preferred...

For overnights most of my past parents preferred beds or cribs ( for the youngest). Your state regulations normally tell you what is allowed. I don't do overnights anymore but am still required a 3"...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2018, 04:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,123
Posted By LysesKids
When you said school age, I thought you meant 6...

When you said school age, I thought you meant 6 or older . That does make a difference because some kids don't start Kindy until almost age 6 based on the states cut off age... I don't consider...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2018, 11:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,123
Posted By LysesKids
I'm thinking many of the ones that fall asleep...

I'm thinking many of the ones that fall asleep don't get proper rest at night. School age need quiet time, naps no... and if you need that much of a break daytime instead of keeping school age kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,123
Posted By LysesKids
The immunization thing is a state thing... if you...

The immunization thing is a state thing... if you are one of 3 states, CA, Mississippi or WV, then it's a definant NO Way for religious/philosophical, but it's also your business; you don't have to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,123
Posted By LysesKids
Nope... no way; one for just switching after 5...

Nope... no way; one for just switching after 5 weeks in another daycare

I have also had a few families swear they read my policies (on my website for free), then questions about everything that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By LysesKids
Yes, but is it actually legal for that parent to...

Yes, but is it actually legal for that parent to be around the other children for a few hours without a background check; I get a few minutes, but all morning? I won't even allow that.

Open door...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By LysesKids
I refuse to let parents stay because it just...

I refuse to let parents stay because it just makes it worse, plus they are around other babies that might get upset because of strangers- also, this parent hasn't been background checked, so in many...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By LysesKids
My youngest got the vaccine when it was brand...

My youngest got the vaccine when it was brand new.. my older 2 kids already had chicken pox; youngest ended up getting a mild case regardless of the vaccine & her titers were still negative at age...
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