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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 435
Posted By LysesKids
I know right... Appalachian Irish here too... and...

I know right... Appalachian Irish here too... and I raised my kids as a single mom, so I know poverty well. I've been in and out of half of my life now. I just hope she really thinks it thru before...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 706
Posted By LysesKids
I know for fact MD protects daycares; when I...

I know for fact MD protects daycares; when I first opened in 2000, I was looking @ homes in Western MD on the WV border; I went thru all the MD training required in 2000 because you can't do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 435
Posted By LysesKids
I'm with boy_mom; if SHTF or something bad...

I'm with boy_mom; if SHTF or something bad happens and you are working in an illegal situation... it will go on your employment record & cause you to possibly not get future jobs requiring background...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 572
Posted By LysesKids
I'm assuming you are license exempt? I would...

I'm assuming you are license exempt? I would offer a FT spot to the PT and explain that You have to cover your bills too, this not just a side gig - if they turn down the FT, sign on a new family FT...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By LysesKids
I had a policy that forbid fragrances of any...

I had a policy that forbid fragrances of any kind... detergent, perfume, aftershave etc (thanks to another longtime member who had same policy); it's my workplace & I am allergic to many fragrances....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 424
Posted By LysesKids
I always tried to do leftovers ... and if they...

I always tried to do leftovers ... and if they didn't eat lunch, I revamped it into snacks lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 562
Posted By LysesKids
Parents that refuse to supply things like Bug...

Parents that refuse to supply things like Bug spray or sun lotion, would be sent away until they brought them. I use to tell parents, after 2 notices, daycare is refused until supplies are brought...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5,278
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 554,529
Posted By LysesKids
Yes, but where you live it's legal... I have...

Yes, but where you live it's legal... I have lived & done childcare in states where it's ok to take 6 on Legally licensed exempt fr infants 2.5 & under ; I still had parents ask me how I did it lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 604
Posted By LysesKids
Let her know in no uncertain terms that she is...

Let her know in no uncertain terms that she is disturbing you regardless of work hrs or time off & since she has no contract, your next step will be filing for harassment if she doesn't cease & desist
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,240
Posted By LysesKids
her being able to pay isn't your problem... if...

her being able to pay isn't your problem... if she is working OT, she's getting OT pay; if she's lying then hitting her in the pocketbook will stop the late pick ups pronto. Explain that without...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By LysesKids
Most states require you live in the home you run...

Most states require you live in the home you run out of, otherwise it's considered a center based daycare... big difference in regulations; as BC stated read up on the laws for your state.... laws...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By LysesKids
Not only did I break my knee decades ago, but...

Not only did I break my knee decades ago, but damaged it 3 times since starting childcare... right knee & hip so bad I actually closed last year & found another job (only working 30 hrs week) that is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,895
Posted By LysesKids
And yes, glad it worked out... I personally had a...

And yes, glad it worked out... I personally had a clause in the policies & contract (up until last year when I quit daycare) that I would not allow parents to put in me in a position of going to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,895
Posted By LysesKids
First... daycare is not overnight cash as many...

First... daycare is not overnight cash as many seem to believe; it can take months to get full. Also, posting on CL more than every 48 hrs will get you banned if they find out its same poster even if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 29,526
Posted By LysesKids
No offense, but I was working 14 hrs a day a few...

No offense, but I was working 14 hrs a day a few years ago for this reason... one of my families was military & heart surgeon @ UT Medical, both worked 12 hr days & tried to schedule to make infant...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 528
Posted By LysesKids
THIS lol.. I use to do infant only childcare;...

THIS lol.. I use to do infant only childcare; all 4 were under 24 months all the time. I closed my home last year after 18 years of childcare
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 548
Posted By LysesKids
You did good I always posted a note on the...

You did good

I always posted a note on the front door the morning of closure... stops the knocking right away when they read, sorry you are reading this, however you have known for (however many...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 664
Posted By LysesKids
I know of a few where you can't take any kids at...

I know of a few where you can't take any kids at all before you are fully licensed, Inc MD where I grew up
Forum: Daycare Insurance 04-25-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 964
Posted By LysesKids
It happens in all states; only home provider I...

It happens in all states; only home provider I know will cover is State Farm& even then they limit to 6 kids as long as you run legal in your state. 12 kids would require commercial daycare insurance...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 681
Posted By LysesKids
I got to the point that parents were banned from...

I got to the point that parents were banned from driveway & had to park in front on the street due to damaging grass on sides of driveway or hitting my home in winter because they slide on snow (yes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 519
Posted By LysesKids
I had 4 infants under 24 months in 780 sq ft ...

I had 4 infants under 24 months in 780 sq ft (plus 160 sq ft deck outside); perfectly within state regulations. Parents didn't seem to mind once they saw how the space was used
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 5,278
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 554,529
Posted By LysesKids
Time to have parent supply the PNP for their...

Time to have parent supply the PNP for their child or pay to replace it every time it's destroyed. If the kid can damage it that much, parents must realize the issue
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5,278
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 554,529
Posted By LysesKids
The fact she gave meds would have been a " take...

The fact she gave meds would have been a " take him home & I'll chat with you tonight." moment for me... I never took kids that had been given meds for a non fever, and most my families were good...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 640
Posted By LysesKids
Welcome to my old world... remember I was the...

Welcome to my old world... remember I was the provider near you that did organics &cloth diapers all the time (even gluten free for special needs - Dr's notes required), however I did call out a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By LysesKids
In 2011 I had a mom enroll her 3 month old baby...

In 2011 I had a mom enroll her 3 month old baby then pull out less than 2 weeks later, as the boyfriend wanted to care for the babe on days off... 6 weeks down the line she contacted me expecting me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 503
Posted By LysesKids
You are essentially a Drop-in childcare... I...

You are essentially a Drop-in childcare... I learned early on you need to charge weekly regardless if they needed all 5 days ( they pay for all 5 days in advance, no refund if they don't attend), or...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-23-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 454
Posted By LysesKids
You are what is called, a legally, licensed...

You are what is called, a legally, licensed exempt HOME... different than a daycare center or licensed daycare home. If you took on a 4th child, you would have to be licensed. As Tom said, since you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 797
Posted By LysesKids
Yep... 3 weeks ago sinus infection... yesterday I...

Yep... 3 weeks ago sinus infection... yesterday I had to leave work early, was going downhill fast; Strep it is. My poor client was so worried I had the flu, she was fussing over me, told me to lay...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 508
Posted By LysesKids
Normal auto policies DO NOT cover transportation...

Normal auto policies DO NOT cover transportation of children you are paid to care for; it's considered business; the liability & cost is very prohibitive in most areas. I's why most of us refuse to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 642
Posted By LysesKids
I usually kept mine at 76 summertime, just...

I usually kept mine at 76 summertime, just because it can be brutally hot outside & my home won't cool below 78 if it's over 95 no matter where it's set... I always kept it within legal limits when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 642
Posted By LysesKids
You wouldn't like my house then... when babes...

You wouldn't like my house then... when babes were here in winter it was 72 daytime then after they left 65; AC in summer was 76-78 depending on outside warmth. Right now it's 68 in here...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 554
Posted By LysesKids
A lot of schools & daycares closed here for a few...

A lot of schools & daycares closed here for a few days this week due to weather & I'm in TN. GA did the same; I know it's because of what happened last time GA didn't heed weather warning... people &...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,361
Posted By LysesKids
I actually had a policy about parents respecting...

I actually had a policy about parents respecting the 10mph in my neighborhood (with speed bumps no less); i explained that because of one father who constantly sped thru here in 2015 had almost hit...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 715
Posted By LysesKids
I'm with RosieTeddy on this. Explain to mom that...

I'm with RosieTeddy on this. Explain to mom that it's a Liability - blame it on state regulations (which is true, family is not registered or a paying client). You have no paperwork on this girl & it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 637
Posted By LysesKids
I remember that thread lol.. I specifically had...

I remember that thread lol.. I specifically had it in my policies I would not be able to do EC due to health & sanitary issues.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,406
Posted By LysesKids
I always handed out a letter to families the...

I always handed out a letter to families the first week in January stating planned closing for the entire upcoming year - and that was right after having 10 days off lol.

I didn't worry about it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By LysesKids
Oh, I totally get it... I had a scare last year...

Oh, I totally get it... I had a scare last year and my babes were babies in strollers; We have a few BIG dogs in here, 2 of which are Rots, but they were allowed under ADA for a retired serviceman...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-25-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 958
Posted By LysesKids
I lived and ran my infant childcare on the MO/KS...

I lived and ran my infant childcare on the MO/KS line just over 10 years ago (just as KS was changing it's laws)... like literally less than 2 blocks from State Line Rd in Kansas City... I was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By LysesKids
Hence the reason many of us banned backpacks,...

Hence the reason many of us banned backpacks, diaper bags & carseats in our childcare homes. My original policy was made in 2011 when local centers were having not only lice issues, but severe bed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,345
Posted By LysesKids
That's how I stated it when I was open; if you...

That's how I stated it when I was open; if you left & then wanted to come back, you were coming back under the new contract & higher fees. I did the same with families that wanted to drop hours......
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By LysesKids
First, it depends on the state you live whether a...

First, it depends on the state you live whether a child under 24 months is considered an infant (some state infants are up to 12 months, some 18 months, some up to 24); that said, it was all I did...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 527
Posted By LysesKids
East TN ... I charged $600 month or $40 per day...

East TN ... I charged $600 month or $40 per day drop-in care. I was doing nothing but infants under 24 months (4 babes) and limited care to 10 hrs daily... FT only even if they only needed 3 day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2018, 01:10 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,279
Posted By LysesKids
I've been watching the thread & glad you finally...

I've been watching the thread & glad you finally contacted parents & set a rule; should add, if I was a client of yours & found out some of the info, I would have pulled my child, because for a long...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2018, 04:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,069
Posted By LysesKids
See, that would piss me off to no end if I had to...

See, that would piss me off to no end if I had to use their approved people; I'm paying for it, my choice. I know legally in the insurance industry it's that way, why not repair people?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-24-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,629
Posted By LysesKids
I've called the cops on parents 2 times; first...

I've called the cops on parents 2 times; first time was the year I opened, 2nd time was 3 years ago (15 years later lol). Both times it was fathers that threatened me and my lively hood in front of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 609
Posted By LysesKids
That was my one pet peeve when I had Foster babes...

That was my one pet peeve when I had Foster babes in care; you have to work around DR's appointments, social workers & parent visits... not to mention days you might have them longer due to court...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,069
Posted By LysesKids
4 states border Lake Erie as does part of Canada,...

4 states border Lake Erie as does part of Canada, so asking is OK since there is more than one state... also, except in AR, where there are no renters rights and they run on Common Law (ask me how I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 656
Posted By LysesKids
My contract was the same... blank space for me to...

My contract was the same... blank space for me to fill in hours of attendance, days needed & in the payment section, rate paid & when due (the 1st of month - I required monthly pay, not weekly)... I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2018, 10:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 656
Posted By LysesKids
As a prior process server; I agree; not all...

As a prior process server; I agree; not all states will accept your contract. I use to serve court documents on families - what flies in one state, won't in another, so I created mine to the point it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5,278
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 554,529
Posted By LysesKids
Brightwheel, no go... I REQUIRED payment by...

Brightwheel, no go...
I REQUIRED payment by the first of month... cash or credit only; no pay; no stay - if credit, thru Square app
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 897
Posted By LysesKids
Nope, not anymore... had a prospective parent...

Nope, not anymore... had a prospective parent walk off with stuff from my bathroom (essential oils I used to make soap & some jewelry); I have turned down parents that brought siblings that wouldn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 607
Posted By LysesKids
AR required that... my home here in TN has the...

AR required that... my home here in TN has the same; when one goes, they all go lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 656
Posted By LysesKids
Legally I think you have to list your fee in the...

Legally I think you have to list your fee in the contract for it to be enforceable; add a clause stating rates may be increased up to 5% yearly on a set date to cover increases... a contract is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 741
Posted By LysesKids
I regret not closing early on some days when it...

I regret not closing early on some days when it came to something my child wanted or needed; I would gladly switch the hurt feelings my dd suffered for not closing, to moments she would cherish. Now...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 397
Posted By LysesKids
I had a mom that was diagnosed.. thankful babe &...

I had a mom that was diagnosed.. thankful babe & I (and my dd) tested negative because she caught it early on
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 897
Posted By LysesKids
On a rare occasion (like a preggo mom); if it's...

On a rare occasion (like a preggo mom); if it's every few days, I would ask they pee before pick up, otherwise I think snooping
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,188
Posted By LysesKids
How about enforcing a policy OP should have had...

How about enforcing a policy OP should have had in place? Or better yet, You didn't offer one up so don't rag on others that didn't offer theirs
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 947
Posted By LysesKids
Madisonville is Monroe Co... halfway between...

Madisonville is Monroe Co... halfway between Chattanooga & Knoxville areas. I guarantee Blount or Knox would have shut the daycare down; parents can look up online when & how inspections went too,...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-10-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 765
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: 565
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: 762
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: 418
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: 418
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: 1,247
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: 706
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: 1,247
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: 508
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: 1,247
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: 1,247
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: 5,278
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 554,529
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: 990
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: 5,278
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 554,529
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: 1,023
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: 874
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: 1,369
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: 1,490
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: 910
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: 910
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: 1,128
Views: 215,188
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: 5,278
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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: 5,278
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 554,529
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: 523
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: 1,128
Views: 215,188
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: 656
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: 656
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: 901
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: 555
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: 991
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: 1,242
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: 969
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: 1,001
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: 832
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: 901
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: 1,376
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: 1,376
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: 656
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: 656
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: 5,278
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 554,529
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: 1,376
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: 5,278
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 554,529
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...
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