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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 101
Posted By LysesKids
is the center only certified for 2+ on the...

is the center only certified for 2+ on the license?... if so, they may be breaking reg's by taking your child; how is that babe being kept separate from older kids? Something I would question if they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 06:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 226
Posted By LysesKids
Exactly; I had no clue I would literally have...

Exactly; I had no clue I would literally have less than 30 minutes to get babes out of my home due to extreme flooding in 2011 (AR)... the water was nothing one minute & coming in the front door 20...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 04:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 289
Posted By LysesKids
Personally, I would refuse care unless someone...

Personally, I would refuse care unless someone paid the fee; they can get the child to & from care, fees are due in full in this case... now had it been a car accident like my one parent had in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 04:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 275
Posted By LysesKids
This wrong on so many levels... she needs to be...

This wrong on so many levels... she needs to be in jail in the psych ward
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 01:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 443
Posted By LysesKids
I would have asked the parent right then & there...

I would have asked the parent right then & there for repainting money then a firm NO afterwards. I would hate to see what their house looked like
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 12:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 226
Posted By LysesKids
Oh, I have a few MT House too lol... I found a...

Oh, I have a few MT House too lol... I found a set on Amazon as a trial when I was checking out freeze dried camp food... it's how I came across this sampler...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 11:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 226
Posted By LysesKids
Along with tubes of formula powder, I have 18...

Along with tubes of formula powder, I have 18 self heating MRE's in my stock along with many small pouches of freeze dried fruit & veg. I can make soups/sides with the veg & use the fruit as they are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,120
Posted By LysesKids
And my daycare families always ask why I have...

And my daycare families always ask why I have alarms on my doors... so if a toddler gets it open it sounds off & lets me know a door opened that shouldn't; it's also Why I have locked gated deck...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 855
Posted By LysesKids
No offense, but that seems like withholding food...

No offense, but that seems like withholding food from the child... What if the child just wants only fruits & veg one day - correct me if I am wrong, but you are saying they can't get them if they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 345
Posted By LysesKids
Exactly why I don't have a late pay fee... my...

Exactly why I don't have a late pay fee... my Full time contracts automatically becomes drop-in and I start looking to replace; all it took was everyone to see me do it to one parent - nobody pulled...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 345
Posted By LysesKids
I have 2 set days for pay each month with the...

I have 2 set days for pay each month with the exception of Drop-ins... the 1st or 1st & 15th lol. No pay, no stay & if you don't pay the contract fees it automatically switches to Pay by the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 477
Posted By LysesKids
Yeah, a few of my friends in MD & VA were talking...

Yeah, a few of my friends in MD & VA were talking about the promo yesterday... some people don't understand that 7-11 is NOT nationwide and they asked me what I did to get my fix? Nothing, i hate...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 502
Posted By LysesKids
That doesn't change the fact we are mandated...

That doesn't change the fact we are mandated reporters... may not always agree that 8-10 yr olds need boosters (a few states, depending on child's size, it is law), but I'm not about to lose my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 436
Posted By LysesKids
If it's the right music it can help littles fall...

If it's the right music it can help littles fall asleep; my uncle composes ZEN CD's that will put people to sleep and as such it actually has a warning on each not to listen while driving - I've used...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 130
Posted By LysesKids
I have all my policies online because I try &...

I have all my policies online because I try & avoid as much extra paper as possible; I'm an Eco Healthy childcare, do organic foods & am fragrance free I want families that jive with those things....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 436
Posted By LysesKids
I always have my babes eat, wash hands after then...

I always have my babes eat, wash hands after then we read a story (it amazes parents that I can get littles to sit in a circle when all are under 2 years old); I then turn down lights and put them...
Forum: Daycare Insurance 07-11-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 104
Posted By LysesKids
I have State Farm for my insurance... they limit...

I have State Farm for my insurance... they limit childcare liability to 6 kids in every state they cover; must be running legal in your state. I bundled Homeowners, Auto & the childcare liability and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2018, 05:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 502
Posted By LysesKids
How many 4 year olds do you know, riding behind...

How many 4 year olds do you know, riding behind an adult mind you, can reach the 2nd set of footpegs... that's just messed up
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2018, 04:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 502
Posted By LysesKids
Maybe not legal Annalee... I just found this in...

Maybe not legal Annalee... I just found this in the TN motorcycle manual

IMPORTANT NEW LAW ON CARRYING MOTORCYCLE PASSENGERS: Effective July 1, 2012, it is a Class C misdemeanor to carry a child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2018, 06:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 502
Posted By LysesKids
As a mandated reporter I would call it in; if you...

As a mandated reporter I would call it in; if you don't and something happens and the state finds out you knew, it could hurt your business if not get you shut down or worse.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By LysesKids
Travel PnP in living room with wheels, up at all...

Travel PnP in living room with wheels, up at all times (has bassinet for newborns); mini crib in playroom put up as needed along with an extra PnP & three 3" nap mattresses with their own sheets...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 400
Posted By LysesKids
My grandparents always made us "children's...

My grandparents always made us "children's coffee" when we were little and only when we were attending social events like weddings; 9/10 milk with just a smidge or so of coffee lol. Now my oldest...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 443
Posted By LysesKids
I technically have no set hours, however I only...

I technically have no set hours, however I only interview families that request between certain ones; I offer drop-in (pay by the day, no guarantee) between 6a-9pm, however most my regular FT clients...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 443
Posted By LysesKids
This is why most of us require fees be paid in...

This is why most of us require fees be paid in advance of care... no pay, no stay; I got burned to many times my first year, so I changed how I do things; Now I take nothing but bi-monthly/monthly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-04-2018, 04:34 AM
Replies: 1,930
Views: 248,010
Posted By LysesKids
Lucky you... I'm in heaven because a daycare...

Lucky you... I'm in heaven because a daycare momma just loaded me up last night with zucchini & 'cukes from their garden; I have so much, I'll have to freeze, bake & pickle the lot over the next few...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 349
Posted By LysesKids
When there are known health issues, I require not...

When there are known health issues, I require not only Drs diagnoses, but written treatment plan before I will consider contracting; I ran into this situation late last year... interviewed a mom w/6...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 459
Posted By LysesKids
Now I have had parents enroll their infants &...

Now I have had parents enroll their infants & sent older siblings to another childcare or Montessori; It's happened about 4 times in 10 years... when you have a parent whose child ages out & still...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 459
Posted By LysesKids
I would pass; don't change your program to...

I would pass; don't change your program to accommodate her just because she has older kids that fit with the program. It's not worth it... I've lost potentials because I do under 24 months only and ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,000
Posted By LysesKids
I'm bad...

again old post LOL
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2018, 06:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,000
Posted By LysesKids
I have... my neighbors had one & my older...

I have... my neighbors had one & my older daughter broke her arm (14 at the time) because the netting gave way when she hit the side. I hate trampolines. Even after breaking her arm, it didn't deter...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By LysesKids
The maximum number of enrollees that are allowed...

The maximum number of enrollees that are allowed for this center might be found in the compliance listing even if you don't get exact number of actual kids currently there...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By LysesKids
You posted it before I could :lol:

You posted it before I could :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By LysesKids
TEMP regulations vary by state... No way would I...

TEMP regulations vary by state... No way would I have taken kids out; TN the highest temp allowed is 95 including heat index. I go out early morning & stay in the shade for a good part of that time,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 539
Posted By LysesKids
My thought exactly... When you have a true dairy...

My thought exactly... When you have a true dairy allergy, All Cow or goat milk, butter, yogurt, cheese, ice cream are off limits. They make soy, almond & coconut versions of everything Nowen days......
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2018, 05:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 713
Posted By LysesKids
I know many workplaces have no fragrance...

I know many workplaces have no fragrance policies, why should childcares be any different - the parents might not work there, but I do and the families that pick me love the no fragrance rule; And...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 713
Posted By LysesKids
2 of my last 3 interviews were automatically...

2 of my last 3 interviews were automatically declined due to refusing to follow my no fragrance policy (which they knew about BEFORE coming to interview & the reason for it) - not only am I allergic...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 06-27-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 213
Posted By LysesKids
Tom... what happens when you are in a year round...

Tom... what happens when you are in a year round school district? Most of the county (and surrounding ones) are on normal schedules, my particular district however is year round for the elem, middle...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 310
Posted By LysesKids
THIS... either she commits or steps out; your...

THIS... either she commits or steps out; your career could be ruined if you let her neglect her responsibilities. If she wants out to pursue her dream, then let her go and hire someone that wants to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 753
Posted By LysesKids
I would... why? Because a termed parent went...

I would... why? Because a termed parent went above & beyond to smear my business 7 years ago. They found everywhere they could to post online including YELP and they were in the wrong, but it damaged...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 734
Posted By LysesKids
That happens a lot around here; I have run into 3...

That happens a lot around here; I have run into 3 this year alone, meanwhile I stick to the legal limit of 4 (I only have 1 at this time) and charge slightly more & I can't get kids because the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2018, 03:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By LysesKids
I do my meet and greets/walk thru's after hours...

I do my meet and greets/walk thru's after hours also. I stopped allowing the drop-ins to see me in action during the day years ago because it always upsets my littles (all under 24 months), plus I...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 06-25-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 213
Posted By LysesKids
I have a separate receipt book for PNO or...

I have a separate receipt book for PNO or Drop-ins that come, but don't count for work/school on taxes (errands, Dr's appointments etc). I write on the receipts what the fees were for so parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 713
Posted By LysesKids
It's none of her business; you told her you were...

It's none of her business; you told her you were going a different direction come fall, end of discussion. If she keeps pushing the issue, you know you avoided future trouble.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By LysesKids
Whenever I get freebie formula (cans or sticks of...

Whenever I get freebie formula (cans or sticks of powder), I save them for my kit, and as was mentioned you can grab one or two of the emergency EBF from the freezer w/a small ice cooler ( I require...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 552
Posted By LysesKids
Omg...

I had an interview a week ago Sunday (out of town family moving here), anyway they asked about why I had so many pics on the CL ad and who the guy was holding babies - Say what?

I am a single...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 610
Posted By LysesKids
The diaper issue would never happen here lol.. I...

The diaper issue would never happen here lol.. I clearly state in my policies that additional fees will be due by pick for each day diapers are not supplied and I have to provide them from my own...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2018, 02:38 AM
Replies: 4,573
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 440,780
Posted By LysesKids
In my case it's the swarms of nasty little red...

In my case it's the swarms of nasty little red beetles & wasps that come in my door... worse than any old flies lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,443
Posted By LysesKids
Oh I hadn't seen that one yet... still reading...

Oh I hadn't seen that one yet... still reading thru the new stuff. I knew you were already having issues with QRIS crap. Maybe my Monday morning coffee and muffins would count? I've been doing that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 492
Posted By LysesKids
I charge $5 per hr (or part of) for anything over...

I charge $5 per hr (or part of) for anything over 10 hrs daily... its $5 regardless if you need 15 minutes or 55 and the extra fee is paid in advance for entire time requested; non refundable/not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,504
Posted By LysesKids
Annalee, You know, I still run like I am licensed...

Annalee, You know, I still run like I am licensed due to taking Fosters (including background ect), I just don't have to deal with QRIS stuff lol. I jumped all the extra hoops I need to & going...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,504
Posted By LysesKids
I was wondering the same lol... Blossoms needs to...

I was wondering the same lol... Blossoms needs to read thru the new regulations to make sure she wants to go the licensed route.

Also, in some counties in TN you have to get permission & have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 297
Posted By LysesKids
I also have these... you think along the same...

I also have these... you think along the same lines so add these to the collection; Imagination (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0811865835/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1), Dance...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 51,993
Posted By LysesKids
Send the babes my way, it's all I take lol.

Send the babes my way, it's all I take lol.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 297
Posted By LysesKids
You don't happen to have the board books that are...

You don't happen to have the board books that are called Mini Masters by some chance; my older babes love those. I also own the bigger board books where you can "touch" the art. I love that they show...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By LysesKids
Mine is also on the floor... I keep the wipes &...

Mine is also on the floor... I keep the wipes & diapers on shelves next to where the pad is
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 51,993
Posted By LysesKids
I'm bad... didn't even check the date :lol:

I'm bad... didn't even check the date :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 51,993
Posted By LysesKids
You can't do unlicensed childcare in MD; not...

You can't do unlicensed childcare in MD; not legally anyway. Now here in TN I get 125-150 week and I do under 24 months only
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 472
Posted By LysesKids
See in my case, my policy was put into place...

See in my case, my policy was put into place because it was older siblings (and a parent once) that did the damage, not the children in my care... I was renting at the time & in order for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 472
Posted By LysesKids
When I took older kids (years ago), I had a...

When I took older kids (years ago), I had a written policy that required a parent pay to replace/fix intentionally damage property whether it was mine or someone else - this included stuff broken by...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 235
Posted By LysesKids
Each state has it's own rules for hazardous...

Each state has it's own rules for hazardous plans; best to look up what your state requires
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 879
Posted By LysesKids
That's why I make mini muffins only... not near...

That's why I make mini muffins only... not near the waste & perfect for toddlers lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 338
Posted By LysesKids
I can't use anything pine scented... and stuffed...

I can't use anything pine scented... and stuffed animals are not happening here for the exact reason stated. I use an EPA, hospital grade product called Benefect; Way more spendy than your stuff &...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 879
Posted By LysesKids
I love picked beets... and even better is taking...

I love picked beets... and even better is taking the juice & pouring it over hard boiled eggs in a small jar. Great snack that is quick ( makes for some unique deviled eggs too lol); now you won't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 542
Posted By LysesKids
essentially you download the app for the bank,...

essentially you download the app for the bank, take pics of front & back of the check & follow directions to deposit by mobile. They usually tell you within 15 -30 minutes if it's okayed. If you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2018, 05:13 AM
Replies: 4,573
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 440,780
Posted By LysesKids
Oh, I let the family know upfront that I wasn't...

Oh, I let the family know upfront that I wasn't getting to eat dinner until they left and that I was none to happy about it - I was "hangry" by the time it was all said and done @ 8:15, but I held my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2018, 04:01 AM
Replies: 4,573
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 440,780
Posted By LysesKids
Ended up showing just before 7pm and wanting...

Ended up showing just before 7pm and wanting Drop-in 2 days a week for the summer only (little would have aged out by August anyway). I did have a glass of wine while cooking dinner @ 8:15pm after...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4,573
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 440,780
Posted By LysesKids
I hate people that run late...

I set this Meet & greet for 6pm tonight. 5:30 I get a text asking for 6:30... sure, gives me time to vacuum & take out trash. Now she texts me (like just now) saying she is running behind & it will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 509
Posted By LysesKids
This is me... I have everything on my website...

This is me... I have everything on my website including policies; parents know upfront how I run & what fees are... they don't like it, they don't have to send me their info thru my contact page (I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 658
Posted By LysesKids
I like my small numbers and thankfully everyone...

I like my small numbers and thankfully everyone here in my area knows I am on the up & up; I run as though I am full license and I have pissed a few families off because I wont play "under the table...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 658
Posted By LysesKids
There are already hoops to jump thru for FP,...

There are already hoops to jump thru for FP, taking Fosters and Subsidy, they are just adding more... they are having issues with the subsidy revamp at the moment, its why I won't take it.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 511
Posted By LysesKids
I have that option thru Clicklist, but I don't...

I have that option thru Clicklist, but I don't like some of the produce the pickers have gotten for me lately... there are some good "Clicklist only" coupons thru Kroger if you use the option however...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 511
Posted By LysesKids
I go either Saturday or Sunday mornings early;...

I go either Saturday or Sunday mornings early; it's quieter especially on Sundays at the stores ( I sleep until 8am on weekends)... I make my list & "clip" my digital coupons Friday nights after...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2018, 06:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 836
Posted By LysesKids
Here in my area, pediatric allergists are good...

Here in my area, pediatric allergists are good about giving parents the exact printout of allergens and at what level they fall at (mild to severe by #); I get a copy of that from parents before I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2018, 04:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 836
Posted By LysesKids
If you are on the food program she can't control...

If you are on the food program she can't control what you serve without a Dr's written paper work specifying the allergy and I wouldn't do it especially if mom isn't doing same at home... two, the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,471
Posted By LysesKids
Oh I know... until I got the ring, it would have...

Oh I know... until I got the ring, it would have been insane to think I could have heard a bell if I was on the far side of my old home lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,471
Posted By LysesKids
This is exactly why I have the Ring doorbell... I...

This is exactly why I have the Ring doorbell... I have my cellphone with me & an extra chime in the hallway on the other end of the house. No matter where I am, even out in back, I will hear it & can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2018, 05:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,471
Posted By LysesKids
I actually did call the police on a parent 2.5...

I actually did call the police on a parent 2.5 years ago... I refuse to be threatened and disrespected in my own home especially in front of children. To this day the family is still banned from...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-21-2018, 05:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,103
Posted By LysesKids
I just re-read this and you plan on taking her to...

I just re-read this and you plan on taking her to court for financial compensation? Usually the payment part is geared towards parents paying the provider, not the other way around and 90 days is...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-21-2018, 04:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,103
Posted By LysesKids
I was a provider that had to shut with no notice...

I was a provider that had to shut with no notice 3 months ago, due to health (I was admitted to the hospital for 3 weeks & told I couldn't work for another 2 months after); My parents pay by the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2018, 04:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,471
Posted By LysesKids
That would be an immediate term in this home... I...

That would be an immediate term in this home... I use to put up with it years ago, but not now; my business/home, my rules. The fact she showed up after hours without an appointment and had the nerve...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 455
Posted By LysesKids
They will replace with another fruit (with...

They will replace with another fruit (with permission) if the fruit you want is out or doesn't look good. Instacart people will also replace other stuff with a similar item if your pick is out & will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 494
Posted By LysesKids
What BC said. Also, some sunscreens don't work as...

What BC said. Also, some sunscreens don't work as well as they state, especially if a child has fair skin. I am allergic to many of the chemicals in the well known brands, so I buy a brand that uses...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-22-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 496
Posted By LysesKids
When dealing with divorced parents, I only give...

When dealing with divorced parents, I only give the W-10 form to the one that contracted my services; it's in my policies that I am not to be involved in their family/legal issues whether it's $$ or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 857
Posted By LysesKids
Another reason to NOT ALLOW diaper bags to be...

Another reason to NOT ALLOW diaper bags to be bought back & forth lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 857
Posted By LysesKids
This is me, Cash or Credit only (Square also)......

This is me, Cash or Credit only (Square also)... No checks. I hate the hassle of mobile deposit (at least with the new software my credit union uses) and I avoid bounced checks.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 466
Posted By LysesKids
You are not a bad person for finding other...

You are not a bad person for finding other care... I understand because just over 2 months ago I was a provider that got very ill & my dcp's had to pick up as the rescue squad was called for me; All...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 693
Posted By LysesKids
likethis... I have done this. I don't allow last...

likethis... I have done this. I don't allow last minute changes. I use to think the $$ was more important & my kids hated me for it for cancelling their plans. You can't get that time back
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 4,573
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 440,780
Posted By LysesKids
This describes my daughter lol... instead of...

This describes my daughter lol... instead of bathroom breaks she would draw or write poems after her work was done; I fought the school for 6 months to test her IQ @ age 9; turns out they wanted to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 457
Posted By LysesKids
Does that Chick never give up?

Does that Chick never give up?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 457
Posted By LysesKids
I'm with Lil Diddle... Contracts & handbooks vary...

I'm with Lil Diddle... Contracts & handbooks vary greatly. In fact some states require specific policies be written in them due to regulations, like illness, discipline, mandated reporter, what to do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 4,573
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 440,780
Posted By LysesKids
I can PM you mine... you can tweak it how you wish

I can PM you mine... you can tweak it how you wish
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 365
Posted By LysesKids
If the ramp is too steep it will defeat the...

If the ramp is too steep it will defeat the purpose also won't it? I mean a toddler could tumble if they don't have proper balance - that's why Ramps are done to code; so you can roll up & down them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2018, 04:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 365
Posted By LysesKids
The guys that did my deck & stairs (including...

The guys that did my deck & stairs (including custom gates to keep littles from getting to stairs) said any professional contractor has to build to state code, including ramps; eventually I will be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2018, 04:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By LysesKids
Because I can only take 4 babes (I specialize in...

Because I can only take 4 babes (I specialize in under 24 months), I offer FT only when contracting. I will take Drop-ins when a spot is open just to keep a little extra $$ coming in while trying to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2018, 02:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 528
Posted By LysesKids
likethis I have the same policy lol

likethis

I have the same policy lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2018, 02:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By LysesKids
My contract is one page, handbook is 10......

My contract is one page, handbook is 10... contract is just about the $$ like BC said. I have parents read my website (has a handbook/policies page), then contact me if they agree to all policies,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By LysesKids
I went into the main Ultra Play section & punched...

I went into the main Ultra Play section & punched in ages 0-2... those things go for over 2000 normally; makes me wonder why this one is 95 plus shipping?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 899
Posted By LysesKids
The one thing my oldest daughter told me (as a...

The one thing my oldest daughter told me (as a parent to 4 kids herself), that she would never put her children in a home daycare that was filled with stuffed animals ... "the germs are Nasty Mom, so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2018, 04:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 968
Posted By LysesKids
I care for under 24 months only... I have it in...

I care for under 24 months only... I have it in my policies that all children must arrive freshly dressed for the day, including a clean diaper: I have a few babes that will poop on the drive here &...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2018, 06:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By LysesKids
I don't do bottles after 12 months unless it's a...

I don't do bottles after 12 months unless it's a special need child... whatever the parent does at home is their business.

I use the 360 miracle cup with water starting at 8-9 months so the babes...
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