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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,961
Posted By Nickel
In Texas (or at least my area) They have 3 child...

In Texas (or at least my area) They have 3 child care licensing levels. Listed, Registered, and Licensed. Listed is basically legally unlicensed. We applied with the state but there is no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,427
Posted By Nickel
Im actually really surprised at the one week...

Im actually really surprised at the one week recovery. My daughter had it and was on n nebulizer treatments for two mnths every 4 hrs round the clock. then it took 2 more mnths to taper off the neb...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,571
Posted By Nickel
I also dont.worry about extra or short payments...

I also dont.worry about extra or short payments doing the bimonthly rate. I tell then up front they can pay weekly biweekly or bimonthly on the first and 15th. My husband gets paid that way so it...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-02-2013, 11:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,078
Posted By Nickel
Infant Cereal/Food

I have a question regarding claiming food for infants. I tried searching the forum and couldn't find what I was looking for.

I have an infant in my care. Mom provides formula and I provide cereal,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,292
Posted By Nickel
I think a lot of posters missed that she can only...

I think a lot of posters missed that she can only have 3 under 7 and 3 additional schoolagers. Personally i would try to work with the family. At least for now. Are all your other spots full? I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,844
Posted By Nickel
A listed family home is one where the provider...

A listed family home is one where the provider has filled out an application for home daycare, has had a criminal background check, FBI fingerprint check (if they've lived out of state) as well as a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,045
Posted By Nickel
Honestly, I don't think it's any of their...

Honestly, I don't think it's any of their business, unless you are a mess because of it and it DOES affect you doing your job. If your spouse is anything like mine, he is never here when families...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,764
Posted By Nickel
My meal schedules are 9-930am snack (it's...

My meal schedules are

9-930am snack (it's actually breakfast but I call it snack so that children are fed before drop off.
12pm Lunch
1230-2:30 (sometimes 3) naptime
3:15 snack

My earliest...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,152
Posted By Nickel
I just saw one of those cool touch fireplaces at...

I just saw one of those cool touch fireplaces at sams club
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,965
Posted By Nickel
I'm sorry you are going through all this. I...

I'm sorry you are going through all this.
I would write:

Dear dcf,

Due to unforeseen circumstances I will no longer be able to.provided extended care. Beginning Mon, Jan 28th my business...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,262
Posted By Nickel
I know you really need children, but I would take...

I know you really need children, but I would take some time to think about it. Working that long is tough. Especially if you get another child that needs to be dropped off at 6am. It's also more...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 01-20-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,858
Posted By Nickel
I am a little disappointed in some of the...

I am a little disappointed in some of the responses that were given. You cannot know a families situation, and judging someone on that just isn't right. Things happen. And she never said it was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,900
Posted By Nickel
What I do personally is print out a spreadsheet...

What I do personally is print out a spreadsheet that has both dcm and dcd (or whoever my contract is with) in the bill to section. Then on the account number, I put the child's name. Then I give them...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-20-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,693
Posted By Nickel
Thank you so much! I didn't realize it was...

Thank you so much! I didn't realize it was divided by the hours in the months I was open. I assumed it was the entire year! That will help me out tremendously!

I did see the military housing...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-19-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,693
Posted By Nickel
Interest/Utility and Garage Sale Item Question

Okay, I figured out my Time space percentage to be about 20%. That's from starting in July and having 6% dedicated space.

So my question is with the interest and utilities, do I take 20% of my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 836
Posted By Nickel
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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,900
Posted By Nickel
I held a spot for someone on more than one...

I held a spot for someone on more than one occasion and both times that person didn't start and caused me to lose money. Honestly, you don't know what is going to happen from now until August. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 13
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Views: 2,625
Posted By Nickel
Cinder would probably help a lot. It would at...

Cinder would probably help a lot. It would at least provide some traction. I grew up in a coal region and we would cinder our roads more than salt. Basically the main roads and highways would get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 756
Posted By Nickel
Drop off Time miscommunication

1/2 of my dcms are college students. At the end of the semester I asked them to write down their drop off and pick up times. I don't care what their class schedule is honestly, what I need to know is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,994
Posted By Nickel
Yes, thank you that would be wonderful. I also...

Yes, thank you that would be wonderful. I also have him on our prayer list at church.

I just got an update.

He is still in a coma. The swelling in his brain is down and the bruising has not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,994
Posted By Nickel
ot Please Send Thoughts and Prayers

I know this is off topic, but you ladies have been so helpful, I was hoping I could get some thoughts and prayers. A coworker and friend of my husbands was in a horrible car accident on Wednesday...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,296
Posted By Nickel
I'm not sure if this will be helpful, but I had...

I'm not sure if this will be helpful, but I had an infant that hated to be held when he was tired, at least by me. If he was tired and cranky he would scream and cry and throw a fit. Finally one day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,361
Posted By Nickel
Loving Having Less Toys Out

I know I read threads in the past where providers down sized the amount of toys they had out at one time. I never thought I had a ton of toys available, until I removed toys to be cleaned during...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,548
Posted By Nickel
I've never had the flu, although I did get the...

I've never had the flu, although I did get the vaccine when I was active duty military because it was required. When I did get it I ended up with bronchitis both times, so I decided to not do it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,839
Posted By Nickel
Because I have pets I have to vacuum and dust...

Because I have pets I have to vacuum and dust before my first child even wakes up. Then I'm here with the kiddos in the morning, maybe changing out laundry or sweeping the kitchen floor. I have an...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-08-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,617
Posted By Nickel
Oh, I see. I was excited there for a minute...

Oh, I see. I was excited there for a minute thinking I didn't do the math correctly. darn :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,132
Posted By Nickel
No, they don't. I just had this discussion with...

No, they don't. I just had this discussion with my Ped DR. They found that cough and congestion medicine when given to children under 6 had a higher incident of death due to elevated heart rate and...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-08-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,617
Posted By Nickel
Can I ask how you are at 35% if you were only...

Can I ask how you are at 35% if you were only open 3 months? I started in July/August time frame and I am only coming up with 10%. Thanks
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,187
Posted By Nickel
You can get capstar for your cat. It's a oral...

You can get capstar for your cat. It's a oral flea medication. It works great. Our cats were flea free within 48 hours. Just remember when it jumps off your animals it has to go somewhere, so it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,683
Posted By Nickel
I guess I am extremely lucky. The earliest I work...

I guess I am extremely lucky. The earliest I work is 8 and the latest is 4 but most of my dcks are here 9 or 930 until 2-3. I only have 1 that comes the entire time.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,381
Posted By Nickel
On the positive, she didn't expect free care, so...

On the positive, she didn't expect free care, so I guess I'm glad for that. It's just that she automatically assumed I would be available until as late as 9pm. No way am I working that late. I really...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,187
Posted By Nickel
You got a lot of really good advice. It is...

You got a lot of really good advice. It is extremely hard to get rid of fleas. We watched a friends dog once and our house was infested for what seemed like forever.

Anyway, I would also try...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,244
Posted By Nickel
My kids all sleep on mats, but I use the same...

My kids all sleep on mats, but I use the same crib sheet and blanket and then clean them all every week. Alternately you could send the sheets home with the parents and make them bring them back. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,381
Posted By Nickel
Yes I Have A Daycare, No I Won't Watch Your Kids

Have you ever seen that bumper sticker on the back of a pick up. yes I have a truck, no I won't help you move. That's how I feel about my daycare.

One of my "friends", really the wife of one of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,124
Posted By Nickel
Wow, she seems to eat a lot, although I would...

Wow, she seems to eat a lot, although I would expect a little more table food at this age, unless mom is delaying table food. I also do not recommend eggs for little ones. My daughter is allergic to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,605
Posted By Nickel
Could you maybe run the letter through google...

Could you maybe run the letter through google translator? It won't be great, but maybe enough for them to understand what you mean? It might help. I can see how they would be upset if they really...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,874
Posted By Nickel
yup yup. I was bare foot or wearing flip flops...

yup yup. I was bare foot or wearing flip flops until recently. I hate shoes, really and truly. Anyway, as it is finally getting cold I started wearing slippers that have rubber soles. i got them from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,074
Posted By Nickel
I wish I had the backbone to do this! Good for...

I wish I had the backbone to do this! Good for you, you did the right thing. I bet dcm never in a million years would you term. I hope she really learned her lesson. maybe she won't be so neglectful...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,376
Posted By Nickel
I understand having a picky eater. My dd is a...

I understand having a picky eater. My dd is a terrible eater. She actually lost weight because she went through a spell of not eating anything... It was awful. I don't believe in forcing children to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,861
Posted By Nickel
I have several large dogs ranging from 45-80lbs...

I have several large dogs ranging from 45-80lbs as well as 2 cats. I never allow my animaps to be around the dck. They are all friendly but i would never want someone to get hurt accidentally or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,969
Posted By Nickel
:lol: You are Awesome!!! :D I gave up and...

:lol: You are Awesome!!! :D

I gave up and let him sleep. He woke up at 2:45 and I left him at home with the kids while I went and got my oldest dd from school. He had the nerve to be mad at me!...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,188
Posted By Nickel
I agree that it does take longer and more energy...

I agree that it does take longer and more energy if you allow the temp in your house to drop drastically. We were always told to only lower or raise our thermastat by 2 degrees or it will cause the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,969
Posted By Nickel
I am glad I am not the only one! GRRRRR!!! I...

I am glad I am not the only one! GRRRRR!!! I mean, i guess I am lucky in some senses, he DOESN'T drink, smoke, or go out partying with his friends. He actually is mostly a hermit and keeps to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,969
Posted By Nickel
dh is the parent who had off and still brought child to daycare (vent)

:mad:I am so stinking mad right now!!! :mad:

mil came to visit us from New Jersey. We haven't seen her in over a year. She also doesn't speak English and I don't speak Spanish. So it is very...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 22,103
Posted By Nickel
Honestly I send home a little half sheet or paper...

Honestly I send home a little half sheet or paper that says in big bold font that says
REMINDER Xdaycare will be closed for the following paid holidays as well as the following unpaid holidays....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,336
Posted By Nickel
I do this to all my families and they are all on...

I do this to all my families and they are all on different pay scheduled. I have some that pay monthly and some that pay twice a month on the 1st and 15th. I explain to them that payments are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 845
Posted By Nickel
How much would.you.charge

I currently charge 100/week for 40 hrs although id like to raise my rates to 125. Anyway I have an infant whose mom is a student and in Jan she only needs care 930am to 1230 pm mon- fri. I don't know...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,719
Posted By Nickel
I haven't had any parents be upset, but I only...

I haven't had any parents be upset, but I only take major holidays. I am open Veterans Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, etc. as where I am located most schools are still open. So I open.

I will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,492
Posted By Nickel
I don't get why so many parents refuse to tell...

I don't get why so many parents refuse to tell their children no. I mean why would you give it to him in the first place. I have to wonder if it's laziness, guilt, fear, ignorance, indifference? I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,702
Posted By Nickel
It is funny how children will sometimes listen to...

It is funny how children will sometimes listen to one parent better than another! My youngest dd doesn't listen to my husband at all! She laughs and thinks he is playing.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2012, 09:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,702
Posted By Nickel
I think every one needs to vent, and sometimes I...

I think every one needs to vent, and sometimes I vent on facebook too. I try not to get specifc though and will say generalizations such as. is it Friday yet? I feel like I got run over by a MAC...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,735
Posted By Nickel
Both paid Holidays for me :)

Both paid Holidays for me :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,549
Posted By Nickel
Maybe I should also MAIL her the termination...

Maybe I should also MAIL her the termination notice along with her invoice and a highlighted copy of the contract? It would maybe get there before Monday if I mail it tomorrow morning!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,549
Posted By Nickel
I do still have her belongings and that was my...

I do still have her belongings and that was my next question. I have a nice twin size blanket, several changes of clothes, a pillow, a few diapers, creams and lotions and a doll she left here.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,072
Posted By Nickel
Weekend Holiday Care?

I know someone had posted awhile back about offering child care on the weekends for parents to shop or whatever. I thought it was an excellent idea, so I went ahead and posted my ad on CL.

So I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,549
Posted By Nickel
Update on No Call No Show (long)

Soooo, dcm went on vacation the week of Thanksgiving and didn't tell me until I texted her 30 min after her drop off time.

No call no show this Mon. Mom texts me Tuesday saying she will call me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,199
Posted By Nickel
I checked spam and we have emailed when she very...

I checked spam and we have emailed when she very first started and I sent her the enrollment package and she responded. So It is all very weird. I heard nothing from her today. and no response to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,468
Posted By Nickel
I too have gained an incredible amount of date....

I too have gained an incredible amount of date. Right now I need to lose 80 pounds to be at a normal weight for my height. I feel horrible, ugly, and can't stand having my picture taken. Lately I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,199
Posted By Nickel
Ok, so weird... I got a text from dcm saying she...

Ok, so weird... I got a text from dcm saying she will call me tomorrow to discuss dcg but she won't be in tomorrow. And she sent me an email but received no response????

I have no idea what she is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,246
Posted By Nickel
It wasn't awful. I sent her an email last night,...

It wasn't awful. I sent her an email last night, no response. This morning I asked if she saw her email. She said NO. I let her know about the bounced check, told her all the information was in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,199
Posted By Nickel
Sorry im typing on my phone. I meant spend time...

Sorry im typing on my phone. I meant spend time with MY family without all the dcks!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,199
Posted By Nickel
no call no show after vacation?

Dcg is my first child of the day. So i make sure i am up, showered and dressed, the dogs are crated, floors are vacuumed and swept, and dusting is done befire she gets here. My next dck doesnt arrive...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,246
Posted By Nickel
I was really lucky, my bank only charged me $12...

I was really lucky, my bank only charged me $12 and they didn't charge me an insufficient funds fee, thank goodness. Since I overdrafted my account. My policy is $35 so that covers the fee and the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,246
Posted By Nickel
I never even thought of that! Well, I will let...

I never even thought of that! Well, I will let you know how tomorrow goes. I might be asking you where to find that information:ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,246
Posted By Nickel
thanks BC, That is short, sweet and to the...

thanks BC,

That is short, sweet and to the point. I think i will print it out and handwrite the info so that it's more a standard form then something personal that came from me, if that makes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2012, 03:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,246
Posted By Nickel
First Bounced Check

Well, I checked my account today and it is in the negative... Why, because one of the checks I cashed from a parent bounced. Sigh... She pays weekly and I found a check in my purse from 2 or 3 weeks...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2012, 09:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,139
Posted By Nickel
Open wed closed fri. Fri unpaid vaca

Open wed closed fri. Fri unpaid vaca
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,393
Posted By Nickel
Personally i take my weekly rate x 52 weeks in a...

Personally i take my weekly rate x 52 weeks in a year and divide by 12 mnths this gives me .12 equal payments. Its easier for me and for the parents. In your case i would look at next mnth. If its 5...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,231
Posted By Nickel
I am sooo jeoulous. I have every one today nd all...

I am sooo jeoulous. I have every one today nd all but 1 showed up early. And today is dd birthday and a half day of school for oldest dd. Was hoping to bake some pies but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2012, 09:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,129
Posted By Nickel
Aww. Its nice to see i am missed :) I am...

Aww. Its nice to see i am missed :)

I am good. I went on a mini vacation last weekend so i wqs busy trying to prepare for that. We got back late sunday and ive been playing catch up. I have been...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,083
Posted By Nickel
I was open today. I am a veteran and DH is active...

I was open today. I am a veteran and DH is active duty, but all of my parents had to work, my dd had school, and dh worked today too, so there was no point in celebrating it today. We did however...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2012, 07:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,254
Posted By Nickel
dd and dcg constantly "fighting"

My dd does not get along with my dcg. They are constantly arguing over toys. Pushing eqch other or yelling at each other. My dd really doesnt like this girl. The family is very nice always pay on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,328
Posted By Nickel
happyface yay for you!!! When I hear a sob...

happyface

yay for you!!! When I hear a sob story I sympathize and say something along the lines of, I know what you mean, I just had to dish out over $400 to get my vehicle fixed! Or, I couldn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2012, 12:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,405
Posted By Nickel
It sounded pretty good, but here are my opinions,...

It sounded pretty good, but here are my opinions, as you asked ;)

I would remove the about me section as others mentioned. It is just too much information. Save that bio for the interview. You...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,966
Posted By Nickel
omg i had a rotten week... guess im not the only...

omg i had a rotten week... guess im not the only one!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,444
Posted By Nickel
Thanks ladies. I am trying to see the bright...

Thanks ladies.

I am trying to see the bright side but it feels like one thing after the other...

aprilsfools- no, my husband is so not mechanically inclined... The last time he had a flat, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,444
Posted By Nickel
Unhappy Ready For The Week To Be Over (Long)

:(This week has been one headache after another. Frist dcm informs me that family member is going to start watching dcg but they will still need me one day a week (well this was last week) so she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2012, 09:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,493
Posted By Nickel
Ad Offering $20 An Hour???

I saw an ad today offering $20 an hour for before and after school care for 2 boys! Wow, I wanted to ask if they were for real! I can barely get $100/week for full time kids, so I responded to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,140
Posted By Nickel
Thank you ladies, very much!!! I sent her...

Thank you ladies, very much!!!

I sent her back and told her I could not say if I would be able to care for him without more information. I did let her know that we do take field trips often to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,987
Posted By Nickel
I do contracted hours and have had great luck...

I do contracted hours and have had great luck with it. This way I can take morning dcks and afternoon dcks. But I am losing one of my afternooners so I signed my odd up for activities. With that I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2012, 09:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,140
Posted By Nickel
Thank you for the advice, I sent her a...

Thank you for the advice,

I sent her a message and asked for more information. So we shall see what she says. I know we do weekly field trips and our schedule is fairly flexible, so depending on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2012, 07:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,140
Posted By Nickel
WWYD? Question About Autistism

I have my ad out there and a lady contacted me and asked if I accept Autistic children. I have zero experience with this. I have seen children that are autistic but that is about it. I know that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2012, 07:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,239
Posted By Nickel
I also had reese's for breakfast!!! :lol:

I also had reese's for breakfast!!! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,282
Posted By Nickel
yes I do this too :lol: The infants pnp are...

yes I do this too :lol:

The infants pnp are right near to the door (I have a nap room) in a dark corner

heaviest sleepier to the side of the door so as you open it the light spills across her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,067
Posted By Nickel
Wow, I would be mad too! The nerve of some...

Wow, I would be mad too! The nerve of some parents!!! I don't get why some parents behave this way. When my dd was in daycare that was one of my top expenses in my budget, right under car payment and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,524
Posted By Nickel
Its actually not yet since i just moved it....

Its actually not yet since i just moved it. Surprisingly my little ones leave it alone but it will be secured tomorrow. Thanks for the reminder. I will eventually replace it with something more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,524
Posted By Nickel
Thanks!!! yay!!! Here is hoping I get some emails...

Thanks!!! yay!!! Here is hoping I get some emails and soon :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2012, 09:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,524
Posted By Nickel
Okay, apparently it didn't update yet or at least...

Okay, apparently it didn't update yet or at least not on my computer :( it's still my old ad. The new one looks so much nicer and I changed some of the content. The new ad has pictures where the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,524
Posted By Nickel
Thank you! I didn't use the kitchen pictures. It...

Thank you! I didn't use the kitchen pictures. It is an art center and I actually have clothes pins on the walls to clip art work, but I couldn't get a good picture with the sun coming through. After...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,151
Posted By Nickel
I just hope it helped or at least gave you ideas...

I just hope it helped or at least gave you ideas on what you can do with him. It's draining to have to tell someone every little thing and most of the times it is easier just to do it yourself :) But...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,151
Posted By Nickel
I definitely think giving him clear concise...

I definitely think giving him clear concise directions is the way to go. it may seem like a lot of work now but it will get better. I would also change it up in that he isn't ALWAYS doing dishes or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,524
Posted By Nickel
Thanks Black cat. The natural light is one...

Thanks Black cat.

The natural light is one of the things I love about our house. The play area is actually the other half of my living room. The space is HUGE, I really got lucky!!! I have a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,524
Posted By Nickel
and some activities

and some activities
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,524
Posted By Nickel
the next 4

the next 4
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,524
Posted By Nickel
Please Tell Me What You Think

Hey, everyone. I just redid my daycare space and could really use your input. im going to start advertising and was hoping you all could tell me what you thought. please be brutally honest.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,417
Posted By Nickel
I think it does depend on home life/parents. I...

I think it does depend on home life/parents. I don't understand how working parents put their children to bed at 7pm. I mean how much time did you actually spend with your child? An hour???

When...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,303
Posted By Nickel
hmmm. that has me wondering. I wonder if that...

hmmm. that has me wondering. I wonder if that would constitute as baby sitting and not fall under the same rules/regs as licensing requirements. Especially for ratios. I would love to take a bunch of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,244
Posted By Nickel
Did you get the news? Was it good??? My...

Did you get the news? Was it good???

My night hasn't really gotten any better. Some idiot up the street is blaring his music and my dogs keep barking at it. I guess they are having a party and my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,798
Posted By Nickel
We also have a serious missing sock problem here....

We also have a serious missing sock problem here. I don't even buy dd matching socks anymore. I get that pack of socks that are all different. SOOO much easier...

But funny story, I always joked...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,244
Posted By Nickel
The weekend sounds wonderful!!! I am also so glad...

The weekend sounds wonderful!!! I am also so glad it's Friday. Woke up to an email giving me notice for one of my dcks. I can't compete with free or with family. Then the temps dropped 20 degrees and...
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