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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2017, 06:21 AM
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Posted By MsLisa
Thank you Blackcat! Always with the wise words....

Thank you Blackcat! Always with the wise words. lovethis

Like everybody does at one point, we try something and then learn our lessons as we go. I WILL absolutely put that advice into effect from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2017, 05:20 AM
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Posted By MsLisa
Watching only 1 out of the 3 boys for a mere...

Watching only 1 out of the 3 boys for a mere hour, most spent traveling in my car, is not worth my time! :mad:

This was to be a 2-7 Mon-Fri after school Nanny job, which was great. The boys are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2017, 07:19 AM
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Posted By MsLisa
Exactly! Like I said, never again. She asked me...

Exactly! Like I said, never again. She asked me for 2 more days this month and i'm going to be "busy". Sad cause I actually liked this mom before this but it kind of changed my perspective on her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2017, 06:41 AM
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Posted By MsLisa
I'm never ever ever watching my friend's son...

I'm never ever ever watching my friend's son again. I never met a 5yr old so arrogant and rude!
He brags about his trophies. Anything we played with he had more of or better of at home (legos, nerf,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2017, 09:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,135
Posted By MsLisa
Correct. I go to their home from 2 -7. The oldest...

Correct. I go to their home from 2 -7. The oldest has his own room and the 4 & 7 bunk in one room, which is also kind of a playroom too. Fenced in yard with a trampoline and outdoor ride-ons. Not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,135
Posted By MsLisa
Red face Mixed Ages, Need Ideas

I Nanny 3 boys, ages 4, 7 and 12, alongside my own daughter who is 9. They all get along great, give or take normal sibling bickering.
I have 2 problems I could use some wisdom on...

1....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2017, 07:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,446
Posted By MsLisa
Every family I Nanny for has camera's on their...

Every family I Nanny for has camera's on their front and back door with a mini screen inside, even if they live in nice rural areas. They always warn me, then show me how to set it and I will say...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2017, 06:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,681
Posted By MsLisa
When I tried working for "centers" I was payed...

When I tried working for "centers" I was payed minimal wage cause I didn't have a degree in ECE, regardless of experience. You could do everything for them and you're still just a pulse to them. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2017, 07:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,180
Posted By MsLisa
My family does the same thing every week. I just...

My family does the same thing every week. I just take it as a tip since I go above and beyond just watching the kids & gas.

Same thing happens with most date night families, they add $10 to my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2017, 07:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,357
Posted By MsLisa
As a Nanny, I strictly advertise and use a FB...

As a Nanny, I strictly advertise and use a FB page.
I've done a few websites before (Wix) and it caused me more stress without any reward. Got more spam than anything and it was just too much to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2017, 06:47 AM
Replies: 2,152
Views: 359,081
Posted By MsLisa
I was so miserable and lost last year after...

I was so miserable and lost last year after losing my Aftercare room. It really hurt to lose everything I built and i missed the kids so much. But now I'm so happy to finally be refilling my heart...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2017, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,364
Posted By MsLisa
I did the same exact thing with my SA'ers when I...

I did the same exact thing with my SA'ers when I was at the YMCA. Every week had a theme, one craft to decorate our door, coloring sheets and a big craft or 2 that usually spans the week. Plus the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2017, 06:57 AM
Replies: 2,152
Views: 359,081
Posted By MsLisa
Today is the first day Nanny-ing for my part-time...

Today is the first day Nanny-ing for my part-time family that's had me locked since November. I worried that they would be flakes or something would go wrong, but nope! Every minor snag we hit, they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,523
Posted By MsLisa
Paperwork Necessary?

As a Nanny, should I concern myself with paperwork such as contracts, receipts, handbooks, forms and etc.?
I've only really had on-call/date night families so far, which is more just being an able...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2017, 06:53 AM
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Posted By MsLisa
Oh I know and you would think they would having 5...

Oh I know and you would think they would having 5 kids total. Apparently he has acid reflux and the swing helps. :rolleyes:

Being they are only a Date Night family, I don't care to say anything....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6,223
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Posted By MsLisa
I feel so silly just complaining this but.... ...

I feel so silly just complaining this but....
As much as I love this easygoing family, only watching their baby is soooo boring to me. But it's the easiest money ever.
He's just started to crawl...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,034
Posted By MsLisa
They blame their work place for "lack of...

They blame their work place for "lack of communication" on when their "later hours" start. Something to do with their training. Meanwhile, I'm sitting here twiddling my thumbs and growing anxious and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2017, 07:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,034
Posted By MsLisa
Time Wasters?

How do you deal with flaky parents?
How do you not take it personally?

As a Nanny, I take every inquiry very seriously because it's a freaking circus in my area. I have had quite a slow yet great...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2016, 05:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,587
Posted By MsLisa
Been on there for way too long, even payed for a...

Been on there for way too long, even payed for a membership, and never ever got any business from it. Too many dead ads because parent's can't respond and too many childcare provider hands in the pot...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2016, 01:19 PM
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Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By MsLisa
Oh I'm not talking snow, I meant people being...

Oh I'm not talking snow, I meant people being flakes....:o
Was to be a play on words but wow did that fail.:lol:

Parents keep canceling on me, often on the day of. I can't help but take it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2016, 11:19 AM
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Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By MsLisa
It may not be snowing but all I keep getting are...

It may not be snowing but all I keep getting are flakes...
Always the day of too. So I get all excited, packed and planned...only to POOF!:(

It feels like the world just keeps slapping it out of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-22-2016, 09:04 AM
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Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By MsLisa
I swear to all that is holy, if I turn down all...

I swear to all that is holy, if I turn down all these full-time needing parents and the family set to use me full-time starting Jan 2017 mysteriously disappears, I'll die. I'm finally getting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2016, 07:48 AM
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Posted By MsLisa
Get interested clients. Have great conversations....

Get interested clients. Have great conversations. Meet up. Everything goes peachy. POOF! Gone....
AND REPEAT....

This has happened 4 time so far.
- Realtor loved me, even set a day to start all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2016, 09:44 AM
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Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By MsLisa
The amount of times I've created and recreated...

The amount of times I've created and recreated logos, advertisements, web page ideas, researched branding and all that crap, just to get someone, ANYONE for heck sake....you would think I would just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2016, 01:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,990
Posted By MsLisa
We're taking my 9yr old daughter and her BFF...

We're taking my 9yr old daughter and her BFF trick or treating. Pretty much closing in on the last years we can do this so might as well enjoy it. I give it an hour before they both complain of being...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2016, 07:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,666
Posted By MsLisa
Wow! That's such a great idea!! Thank you so...

Wow! That's such a great idea!! Thank you so much.
Gosh I missed you ladies. You all know how to kick me back in gear. :p
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2016, 02:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,666
Posted By MsLisa
ALAS! You ladies are epic as always! ((drinks...

ALAS! You ladies are epic as always!
((drinks excessively from the knowledge cup))

I have now join a few groups on FB, as I found the ones other childcare providers (:rolleyes:) put theirs in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2016, 11:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,666
Posted By MsLisa
You strike a very good point, Craigslist isn't...

You strike a very good point, Craigslist isn't exactly the highest level when it comes to it. But then how does one advertise then when they don't have a high level of word of mouth networking (yet)?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2016, 11:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,666
Posted By MsLisa
Oh, I know that bond well, as I have...

Oh, I know that bond well, as I have parents-in-law who steal my kid every other weekend for sleepovers. As well as being friends with a few grandparents who do so. I didn't mean to put it as harshly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2016, 10:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,666
Posted By MsLisa
Nanny vs. Grandparents. HELP!

I'm a Nanny (again), but I have only 1 client and she's a Realtor, so it's as needed. Sadly it's very little and sporadic. She found me via my Craigslist ad and I wish there were more like her as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2016, 06:20 AM
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Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By MsLisa
I go absolutely mental researching...

I go absolutely mental researching marketing/business & putting together a meticulously perfected website. I made simple, straight to the point ads everywhere.
Results = Nothing. Not a peep. Not a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2016, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,798
Posted By MsLisa
THIS!! I'm on there. Besides the occasional...

THIS!!
I'm on there. Besides the occasional obvious fakes like CalCare mentioned, I must have responded to 15 ads looking for care. Not a single word back. So I’m starting to believe that they are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2016, 10:49 AM
Replies: 6,223
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Posted By MsLisa
I know right! I can literally picture this type...

I know right!
I can literally picture this type of woman, right down to the chain smoking & 4+ kids of her own too. :rolleyes: They are literally taking over the area.

Of course no one is going...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2016, 07:48 AM
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Posted By MsLisa
Oh Oh OH, I have this beat by miles.... ...

Oh Oh OH, I have this beat by miles....
http://scranton.craigslist.org/kid/5483385375.html
THIS is why I can't get a single client. THIS. RIGHT. HERE.
$15 A WEEK.....
$60 A MONTH......
What the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2016, 05:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,093
Posted By MsLisa
I really like your website! It has a very nice...

I really like your website! It has a very nice flow and feel to it.

Only thing I could think of was to get rid of that main slide show of pictures on top. The ones that slide. Replace the girl in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2016, 02:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,475
Posted By MsLisa
First off, THANK YOU! I appreciate all your...

First off, THANK YOU! I appreciate all your honest words. I needed it. Was considering just deleting it all and crawling back into bed at this point. But alas....back to the drawing board....
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2016, 11:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,475
Posted By MsLisa
Lost Hope, Critique My Site

Can you ladies give me your honest critique on my website please? Also my CL ad too, if possible.

Tell me what I need to fix, add, replace....anything!
This is the last time I'm doing this. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2016, 11:57 AM
Replies: 6,223
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 718,447
Posted By MsLisa
This area is sooooo damn saturated with SAHM...

This area is sooooo damn saturated with SAHM wannabe babysitters that one even had the nerve to mimic my ad on Craigslist. I guess I should be flattered but holy heck, back the heck off. I spent a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2016, 11:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,250
Posted By MsLisa
I'm generally not an "affectionate" person. But...

I'm generally not an "affectionate" person. But when I worked at the Y I always welcomed their hugs and often showed "mom-like" affections for them daily. You know, that shoulder touch or a ruffling...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2016, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,286
Posted By MsLisa
I've always been that way, a "homebody" I think...

I've always been that way, a "homebody" I think they call it. I don't work currently (although Iím advertising like all heck as a Nanny) so Iím home all the time now. Only leave to drop off and pick...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2016, 06:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,159
Posted By MsLisa
I did this before when I was a Nanny! It was a...

I did this before when I was a Nanny! It was a lot of fun.

I had a "Jump-o-lean" ball pit like thing, filled it with only blue, green and yellow balls to make the ocean to swim in. I also threw in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2016, 06:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,570
Posted By MsLisa
I'm right there with you. Its too cold to...

I'm right there with you.
Its too cold to bother taking the dog for a walk, let alone do anything outside. I literally CRAVE going to the parks again and warmth. Even though I have no job/kids at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2016, 04:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,354
Posted By MsLisa
I'm with Play Care on this one. Looking back...

I'm with Play Care on this one.

Looking back at my SA kids....
Arts & crafts are always good, especially if its something other then colouring sheets. Like jewellery making, popsicle stick stuff,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2016, 01:58 PM
Replies: 6,223
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 718,447
Posted By MsLisa
Well, I've come to the conclusion that I just may...

Well, I've come to the conclusion that I just may not be cut out for working in companies/business world. I'm never happy in them. I'm always "against the grain". I can't keep my head down and get a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2016, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6,223
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 718,447
Posted By MsLisa
Finished my 1st week as a full-time infant...

Finished my 1st week as a full-time infant teacher assistant and Iím sooo zonked. I didn't think I would feel so drained after dealing with SA kids for 2yrs. Its a total different demon. Even though...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2016, 09:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,152
Posted By MsLisa
I noticed this too. Our area is over saturated...

I noticed this too.
Our area is over saturated with craiglist SAHMs doing it for ungodly cheap or mostly it's good ol' grandparents being free childcare. Moms I talked to personally just don't care...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2016, 07:19 AM
Replies: 6,223
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 718,447
Posted By MsLisa
The only sad/bad thing about working with infants...

The only sad/bad thing about working with infants is that it makes you miss how little your kid use to be. It makes me ovaries cry (aka baby fever!).

My daughter use to be so helpless and lovable...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2016, 06:03 AM
Replies: 6,223
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 718,447
Posted By MsLisa
I really worry about myself sometimes...or at...

I really worry about myself sometimes...or at least my "quirks".

I haven't even started working yet and I’m already starting to mentally plan out ways to better the room. For example, I noticed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2016, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,214
Posted By MsLisa
An ex-After school provider here who ironically...

An ex-After school provider here who ironically use to work for a YMCA. :p
Ours charged $40/wk for only Aftercare, hours 3pm to 6pm.
My Kinders were pretty easy to entertain and often paired up....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2016, 06:26 AM
Replies: 6,223
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 718,447
Posted By MsLisa
Please, for love of Zeus, let me ace this...

Please, for love of Zeus, let me ace this interview today.

Had one yesterday and I was a babbling ball of nerves. I could not get my brain to focus and make things come out my mouth eloquently. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2016, 08:41 AM
Replies: 2,152
Views: 359,081
Posted By MsLisa
1. I have an interview next Wednesday to be a...

1. I have an interview next Wednesday to be a Classroom Aide position at a really nice daycare. ~fingers crossed!~
2. Parents are pulling their kids from the Y's Aftercare program after hearing I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2016, 07:55 AM
Replies: 6,223
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 718,447
Posted By MsLisa
I kind of seen it coming to be honest. Just...

I kind of seen it coming to be honest. Just trying to stay positive now and not let my bitterness make things worse.

Even after taking back all the toys I bought/brought to the program, its not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2016, 06:55 AM
Replies: 6,223
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 718,447
Posted By MsLisa
I'm suspended from work for 3 days.... over a...

I'm suspended from work for 3 days....
over a "suddenly we need a sign in/out sheet" argument.
So I threw in my 2 weeks notice. My last day is the 20th.

The pain of leaving those kids hurts me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2016, 07:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,641
Posted By MsLisa
I don't think its mean at all. Our pre-k teacher...

I don't think its mean at all. Our pre-k teacher does the same thing.

Now, if I have to pick up something from one of my SA kids (that they brought) more than once, it stays in their backpack for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2016, 07:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,180
Posted By MsLisa
I've done it. It was pretty neat and smelled...

I've done it. It was pretty neat and smelled really good.
A little messier then playdoh but it made your hands feel amazing after. lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2016, 07:17 AM
Replies: 6,223
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 718,447
Posted By MsLisa
I STILL get calls about my old failed in-home...

I STILL get calls about my old failed in-home daycare at least 1-2 times a week.
(I think its still on yelp, online phone book or google...ugh!)
BUT.....I get NO calls or emails for people to hire...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,451
Posted By MsLisa
I am the Group Supervisor of 22 SA kids at the Y....

I am the Group Supervisor of 22 SA kids at the Y.

It's hectic and loud.
They are dramatic, push your buttons and are full of energy.
They are all unique which always keeps you on your toes. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,295
Posted By MsLisa
Most popular amongst my gang for...

Most popular amongst my gang for self-entertainment:
Painting or any kind of crafts.
Jewelry making (i.e string & beads)
Littlest pet shops or Shopkins & a doll house.
Playdoh & accessories...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-23-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,457
Posted By MsLisa
Same here! I tell the one not cheating that...

Same here!

I tell the one not cheating that they should go find something else to play with since ____ isn't playing fair. No one likes playing alone and once someone is branded a "cheater", the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,924
Posted By MsLisa
Last year I made all the kids their own "flubber"...

Last year I made all the kids their own "flubber" to take home since it was a huge hit then.

This year I did a "secret Santa" sign outside my room with little tags attached and members who go the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6,223
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 718,447
Posted By MsLisa
SURE! Use the After School room while the Child...

SURE! Use the After School room while the Child Watch room is getting "cleaned" after a kid came in with LICE on sunday.....
Let's ignore the fact that it could now be in the After School room cause...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,822
Posted By MsLisa
This is our reading area. All the bean bags,...

This is our reading area.
All the bean bags, the saucer chair (not pictured) and the white chair (ikea) were donations and the red couch was from the pre-k downstairs after it closed.

Check...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,705
Posted By MsLisa
Yes i do. And I just started our Secret Santa...

Yes i do.
And I just started our Secret Santa thing where members take a tag from my little sign and get us some of the things we need. Nothing big. Just supplies and games, because the Y won't get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,059
Posted By MsLisa
I just got 2 "give me your email address for more...

I just got 2 "give me your email address for more info"s via text today. Its ridiculous. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,705
Posted By MsLisa
The part time offer was merely the first of I...

The part time offer was merely the first of I hope many. I am looking for full time work and there are some out there, I just need to be brave and message them. lol. Same with childcare jobs. My...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,705
Posted By MsLisa
Would You Rather....

Would you rather....

A job that's:
a program
consistent, but low paying ($8/hr)
mind-numbingly easy and repetitive (no challenge)
bonded kids, know parents

OR
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 6,223
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 718,447
Posted By MsLisa
A "Mommy & Me" class comes and uses my Aftercare...

A "Mommy & Me" class comes and uses my Aftercare room from 10am-noon every Wednesday. Now, I don't mind that other programs using my room. Most of the people know to clean up after themselves. But...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,793
Posted By MsLisa
The kids. They are literally the only thing...

The kids.
They are literally the only thing keeping me at my job to be brutally honest. If I didn't have such a big bond and love for them I would be gone somewhere else in a heartbeat. Knowing how...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-24-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 6,223
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 718,447
Posted By MsLisa
I keep getting quiet a few calls daily inquiring...

I keep getting quiet a few calls daily inquiring about my old in-home daycare (which never really took off, so I found work elsewhere, thus closing) and its really making me question what I want to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,932
Posted By MsLisa
As someone who runs an before & after school...

As someone who runs an before & after school program, I agree with a lot of you. Aftercare often falls into and makes us feel like cheap babysitting with some of these parents. Its the most...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,736
Posted By MsLisa
I haven't gotten called "Mom" so far, but I've...

I haven't gotten called "Mom" so far, but I've been getting a lot of "I love you Ms. Lisa" both being told verbally and in drawn/painted pictures lately. Its both sweet and heartbreaking cause its...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 6,223
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 718,447
Posted By MsLisa
If another parents comes to me with some stupid...

If another parents comes to me with some stupid problem that happens at school or on the bus, I’m going to snap. I'm not a miracle worker! I can not protect every child from all of life's negatives....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,730
Posted By MsLisa
Just me and my assistant, with once/twice a week...

Just me and my assistant, with once/twice a week our "gym guy" comes in for gym time. Last year was a big mix with only 1 kinder. This year is the year of the third graders and kinders.

Morning: ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6,223
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By MsLisa
I HATE HATE HATEEEEEE 1/2 days.....and I have one...

I HATE HATE HATEEEEEE 1/2 days.....and I have one coming up this Friday.
By myself.
6 hours. (noon -6pm)
14 SA kids.
In costumes.
Hyped up on school-given sugar.

I already feel my blood...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,703
Posted By MsLisa
Tattling on each other, yelling like lunatics,...

Tattling on each other, yelling like lunatics, being up my butt......
Oh wait...GOOD activities they do...lol

I have more girls then boys so art is highly favoured, which is my personal talent so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 6,223
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 718,447
Posted By MsLisa
I have a 3 kid family ( 8 DCB, 6DCG, 5DCG) in my...

I have a 3 kid family ( 8 DCB, 6DCG, 5DCG) in my program and not even 2 months in have:

Stolen a pair of my scissors
Threaten to kill and hurt another classmate (my kid out of all people) all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,373
Posted By MsLisa
As soon as everyone comes in from the bus, hangs...

As soon as everyone comes in from the bus, hangs up coats/bags/takes off shoes/gets drink/use bathroom, they all sit at the big table together with my assistant and start their homework. I can not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 6,223
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 718,447
Posted By MsLisa
My branch manager keeps telling me to "introduce...

My branch manager keeps telling me to "introduce myself" to the new childcare boss. Maybe i'm still bitter about everything, but unless she steps actual foot in my "thunder-dome", I'm not going out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,562
Posted By MsLisa
This is me too. likethis Being that I have...

This is me too. likethis
Being that I have nothing but all SA kids, they are pretty good at being self amused or playing together. Often they seem to pair up consistently. I still walk around and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,504
Posted By MsLisa
I have a time out/think tank chair by my desk. I...

I have a time out/think tank chair by my desk. I had to use it a lot last year, especially for specific kids who thankfully aren't here any more. It was effective then and all I really had to do was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,317
Posted By MsLisa
It came up on the "New Posts", hence why I...

It came up on the "New Posts", hence why I replied....:confused: Oh well. Opps. :o
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,317
Posted By MsLisa
My areas CL ads are nothing but SAHMs who will...

My areas CL ads are nothing but SAHMs who will "work with your income". There was one recently who offered FREE babysitting to 5yr and under. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,409
Posted By MsLisa
From my experience living in SA land: Second...

From my experience living in SA land:
Second graders are a funny group. They are the middle ground before they are the calm and mighty 3rd and up. They will find every button, every loop hole or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,254
Posted By MsLisa
I live in the land of SA kids. lol. My K thru...

I live in the land of SA kids. lol.
My K thru 1st grade girls love:

~ Coloring sheets based on things they are into (aka Littlest Pet Shop, cats, etc.).
~ Water color painting. (The dollar...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 6,223
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 718,447
Posted By MsLisa
My only assistant called off this morning...

My only assistant called off this morning AGAIN....complaining she was "exhausted" from "studying" all night. :rolleyes: Yeah, enjoy your sleep princess.....

MEANWHILE, I get there EVERY DAY at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6,223
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 718,447
Posted By MsLisa
Funny you brought this up actually! I was...

Funny you brought this up actually!
I was going through the kid's files, making sure they have all paperwork and removing the old outdated things. Come to find in 3 out of the 4 of the CCIS kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,983
Posted By MsLisa
One of the 3rd grade boys brought in one of those...

One of the 3rd grade boys brought in one of those prank can of nuts things that shoots out a squeaking snake when you open it. He put it up to one of the other kids face before opening it, to which I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 6,223
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 718,447
Posted By MsLisa
Ouch. Good point as always Blackcat. I don't want...

Ouch. Good point as always Blackcat. I don't want to be like my ex-boss who did nothing but that.
I think it annoys me more that these are adults. Like why is this even an issue?! You don't do this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 6,223
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 718,447
Posted By MsLisa
Because most just got their CCIS received and...

Because most just got their CCIS received and their new "special rate" this past Friday (to which i nicely totalled for them on that nice letter) and I was being nice giving them until this Friday to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 6,223
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 718,447
Posted By MsLisa
So the parents who pay regular full price pay on...

So the parents who pay regular full price pay on time and some even pay ahead with no reminders.
Parents who applied and now receive a scholarship or CCIS....haven't paid at all. :confused::mad:
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,642
Posted By MsLisa
I only have 3 five year olds. The 2 girls...

I only have 3 five year olds. The 2 girls absolutely love play-doh and water color paints. Also making bracelets with beads and string. The boy loves building with big wooden blocks and playing the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,422
Posted By MsLisa
Wonderful suggestions everyone. #1. I...

Wonderful suggestions everyone.

#1.
I try to get homework done ASAP cause a few do leave before 4:30pm and I figured just to get it out of the way. I know the LAST thing they want to do is sit...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,422
Posted By MsLisa
Question 3 SA Kid Challenges. HELP!

Would love advise on the following challenges I'm facing.
Sorry so long...:o

CHALLENGE #1: HOMEWORK TIME
We are to encourage, but never force, our SA kids to do their homework. We have a set...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,748
Posted By MsLisa
likethislikethis THANK YOU! I've been...

likethislikethis
THANK YOU!
I've been thinking about this all week since its week 3 and still such low numbers. I really like this idea, as I stink at phone calls and email addresses are hit &...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,748
Posted By MsLisa
I am there too. Out of 28 kids "registered",...

I am there too.
Out of 28 kids "registered", only 12 show up daily. These parents took the time to fill out all the forms and then havenít seen them since. They didn't pre-pay, because my ex-boss...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,129
Posted By MsLisa
We charge: $20 for before care only (6:30 till...

We charge:
$20 for before care only (6:30 till the last bus at 8:15am)
$60 for after care only (3pm first bus, till 6pm)
$80 for both (see above)

I have parents who are there the moment I get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 2,152
Views: 359,081
Posted By MsLisa
I brought in all my beads and string for the kids...

I brought in all my beads and string for the kids to make jewelry with and set it all out this morning. They all listened to their fav music, that they requested, that I burnt on a CD and started...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,844
Posted By MsLisa
I am trying to establish this actually. I can...

I am trying to establish this actually.
I can not seem to get most of these parents to pay ON FRIDAY.
They SHOULD be paying every Friday prior to the week they attend.
But I'll get like 4 to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6,223
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 718,447
Posted By MsLisa
AGREE! I had a 5yr old boy during the last 2...

AGREE!
I had a 5yr old boy during the last 2 weeks of summer camp who told me every day that he hated me for no reason and would cry 95% of the time. He would suck his thumb, lay in the middle of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 6,223
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 718,447
Posted By MsLisa
Today should be an interesting day.... The CEO,...

Today should be an interesting day....
The CEO, that I personally wrote an email to last week, letting her know about ALL that has happened between my ex-boss and I is in our branch today. Let's see...
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