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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 239
Posted By littlefriends
What do you say to potential families if they...

What do you say to potential families if they ask? Just say something about them not being allowed around the daycare kiddos?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 493
Posted By littlefriends
This!!!likethis

This!!!likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 146
Posted By littlefriends
So far Iíve just done a little bag from the...

So far Iíve just done a little bag from the dollar store with some stickers, note pads, and pack of markers. Mine leave me for kindergarten.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 239
Posted By littlefriends
I can definitely see a parent being concerned...

I can definitely see a parent being concerned about unfamiliar pets, especially dogs, being around their kids. And any animal can be a potential risk with anyone, especially small children. Iím just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 239
Posted By littlefriends
Josie-I think thatís where they were coming from...

Josie-I think thatís where they were coming from (dog lovers)and genuinely wanted to see her because they wanted to pet her, etc. I donít think they were trying to see if sheís aggressive or terribly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 239
Posted By littlefriends
Pets??

I have 4 cats (2 inside only and 2 outside only) and a 18lb Boston terrier (sheís 9 mo old). My dckís are not allowed to touch any of my pets without asking first. Our dog is well trained (doesnít ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 579
Posted By littlefriends
Also good to note, there are a lot of things that...

Also good to note, there are a lot of things that can be spread with diarrhea so you do want to take it seriously to prevent the spread of infection. A kiddo doesnít have to be acting sick to be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 579
Posted By littlefriends
My illness policy states ďchild will be sent home...

My illness policy states ďchild will be sent home after 2 consecutive loose stools while at daycareĒ and then later in the policy it says ďif your child is sent home from daycare...will not be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 462
Posted By littlefriends
Thatís a terrible answer!! Thatís just sweeping...

Thatís a terrible answer!! Thatís just sweeping it under the rug, too. Theyíre just trying to make you believe theyíre listening to you.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 499
Posted By littlefriends
Me as well. I have a small house so no place to...

Me as well. I have a small house so no place to keep cots and I keep one full size pack n play put away out in the garage just in case I should ever happen to need it. Mine all have one ďcozyĒ fluffy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 737
Posted By littlefriends
Haha!!!! No. Just no. :eek::lol:

Haha!!!! No. Just no. :eek::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-21-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5,323
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 562,211
Posted By littlefriends
Spent 2 hours cleaning (on top of my usual Sunday...

Spent 2 hours cleaning (on top of my usual Sunday daycare work) to get ready for my interview and they no showed. Iíve never had a no show! So I got on here to research (of course! Because you guys...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 695
Posted By littlefriends
Mine says 100 or higher but I donít always call....

Mine says 100 or higher but I donít always call. I have one kid that just runs a little hot naturally.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By littlefriends
I advertised on some online childcare finder...

I advertised on some online childcare finder websites and posted flyers at both community parks/library/and at our indoor play place. I also walked my entire neighborhood putting cards in mailboxes....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By littlefriends
likethis

likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5,323
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 562,211
Posted By littlefriends
I put a fan out now during nap because one of my...

I put a fan out now during nap because one of my neighbors absolutely loves to do yard work :mad:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 5,323
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 562,211
Posted By littlefriends
Blocked a former dcp today-Iím finally fed up...

Blocked a former dcp today-Iím finally fed up with her enough! I let her kid go back in January and she asked at the time if ďwe could stay friendsĒ um NO. I definitely donít need anymore ďfriendsĒ....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2019, 04:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 520
Posted By littlefriends
Wake her! Only infants sleep when they want to at...

Wake her! Only infants sleep when they want to at my house. Once theyíre out of the pnp then they nap during nap time. Once nap is over everyone is up and itís snack time.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 520
Posted By littlefriends
This is what I do with my tough napper. I put her...

This is what I do with my tough napper. I put her mat off a bit from the others and sit next to her. Lay her on her tummy and pat her booty until sheís out. At first it took forever but now itís no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2019, 05:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 326
Posted By littlefriends
Did you make it yourself or buy it somewhere?

Did you make it yourself or buy it somewhere?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2019, 05:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 932
Posted By littlefriends
Here too. My daughter and I do a lot together at...

Here too. My daughter and I do a lot together at night and on the weekends. She loves to play games and we watch a lot of movies together and she likes to read to me. I try to go in to have lunch...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2019, 05:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 326
Posted By littlefriends
Kid Talks At The Top Of His Lungs

What do you guys do with a kiddo that is just so incredibly loud All. The. Time. What makes it even worse is heís first here every morning and right at opening. Iíve barely had any coffee! :rolleyes:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5,323
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 562,211
Posted By littlefriends
I would too!! $400 would get you a nice little...

I would too!! $400 would get you a nice little weekend trip somewhere! :Sunny::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 771
Posted By littlefriends
She sounds like a fun one to have!:lol::rolleyes:...

She sounds like a fun one to have!:lol::rolleyes:
Iíve never had one that didnít comply after I used my ďIím telling you what to do and youíd better listenĒ voice. I also donít generally take...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5,323
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 562,211
Posted By littlefriends
Oh man, yes please send it! Now Iím suuuuuuuper...

Oh man, yes please send it! Now Iím suuuuuuuper pissed-they picked up 2 hours after I first contacted!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 932
Posted By littlefriends
I once had a court date that I absolutely could...

I once had a court date that I absolutely could not miss. I decided Iíd close early instead of taking the day off. A parent locked their keys in their car (likely story) and was then 3 hours late to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 5,323
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 562,211
Posted By littlefriends
Just passed out a new illness policy that...

Just passed out a new illness policy that includes the 24/48 hour rule AND no dope and drop. Thatís whatís making me extra mad today; she just signed this thing like 2 days ago!! And it took 30 min...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2019, 06:10 AM
Replies: 5,323
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 562,211
Posted By littlefriends
I swear wth??? I donít know what to do with this...

I swear wth??? I donít know what to do with this family...they have brought their kid here with pink eye, lice, fever (several times with this one)and every time theyíre like ďoh heís grouchy this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 752
Posted By littlefriends
This is what I was thinking too. Heís heard them...

This is what I was thinking too. Heís heard them used if heís now using them the ďrightĒ way. Eek. Itís hard to get them to stop-definitely put it back on the parents!! Making them go out of their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 741
Posted By littlefriends
We all let things slide with parents once in...

We all let things slide with parents once in awhile knowing in the back of our mind weíll probably pay for it later. Like others said that doesnít mean you canít right it now. Just text them that you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By littlefriends
Quick reminder: drop offs need to be kept at no...

Quick reminder: drop offs need to be kept at no more than 5 minutes. If your child is having a difficult time saying goodbye itís best to hand him/her to me and quickly exit. This keeps the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2019, 04:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 716
Posted By littlefriends
Donít ever put daycare before your health! If you...

Donít ever put daycare before your health! If you were feeling so badly that you needed to go to the emergency room donít ignore that just because youíre worried the daycare parents will be mad at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 669
Posted By littlefriends
This!!

This!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 782
Posted By littlefriends
I usually dye eggs with them and do a craft of...

I usually dye eggs with them and do a craft of some kind on that Friday before Easter but Iím not doing anything this year. Iíve really been battling some winter blues this year. Itís been a long...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 600
Posted By littlefriends
I keep most of my stuff locked in the bathroom...

I keep most of my stuff locked in the bathroom closet except the bleach and laundry stuff which stays on top of my fridge in the kitchen. Diapering stuff is in a basket that is in a locked cabinet in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 892
Posted By littlefriends
She didnít call so I emailed her after all the...

She didnít call so I emailed her after all the kids left. Iím not sure what to do now because she hasnít replied but I just said that I had accidentally said yes to one too many and since she had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By littlefriends
Exactly!!! :lol:

Exactly!!! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By littlefriends
Oh my word, your little one with all the gorgeous...

Oh my word, your little one with all the gorgeous dark hair is too freaking CUTE!! I would love on her all day!:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,011
Posted By littlefriends
YIKES! Thatís gigantic! How scary.

YIKES! Thatís gigantic! How scary.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 892
Posted By littlefriends
Okay, texted her to please give me a call during...

Okay, texted her to please give me a call during nap time today. Iím going to tell her I wonít be needing her to stop by with the check because Iíve found a family thatís a better fit. I really wish...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2019, 05:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,373
Posted By littlefriends
The home made play dough my group uses is made...

The home made play dough my group uses is made with flour, salt, oil-all ďedible foodsĒ.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2019, 04:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,955
Posted By littlefriends
It wonít solve your situation in having to go to...

It wonít solve your situation in having to go to court but it will at least solve your problem of having to see her or him in your house ever again. That would make me feel at least a little better....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2019, 04:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 892
Posted By littlefriends
This hadnít crossed my mind... Itís not...

This hadnít crossed my mind...
Itís not maternity leave as far as I know but itís far enough away that it could be. She seems really sad about not being able to stay a stay at home mom too, talked...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 892
Posted By littlefriends
Accidentally Said Yes to Too Many

So I have 4 going into kindergarten this year. 3 of them will be leaving my daycare and 1 will be able to use the bus from my house. Iíve been interviewing to find the perfect fits to replace the 3....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 655
Posted By littlefriends
Thanks! I copied and pasted this to all my...

Thanks! I copied and pasted this to all my parents!

So far everyone else has been clear. Iím going to check daily for a good long while this has freaked me out to no end! So gross.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 655
Posted By littlefriends
Checking each one individually and cleaning it...

Checking each one individually and cleaning it well in between!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 655
Posted By littlefriends
I ran out and got a nit comb and a robi comb so...

I ran out and got a nit comb and a robi comb so thoroughly going through every kidís hair tomorrow. Iím wondering if I should close so I can really clean super good?? I donít have any carpet and my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 655
Posted By littlefriends
He has it too :eek:I found two little live ones,...

He has it too :eek:I found two little live ones, really small, barely moving about. When I pulled them out I could see their little legs moving!!! Iím dying! I sent him home and said he canít come...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 655
Posted By littlefriends
Bigger than fleas?! So you can actually see them...

Bigger than fleas?! So you can actually see them walking around in the hair?!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 655
Posted By littlefriends
Lice!! Omg, My Nightmares Come True

Okay so parasites and bugs literally make me sick to my stomach. I have yet to have to deal with lice. Dcm just texted me that the nurse called, her oldest has lice and needs to be picked up from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,001
Posted By littlefriends
Copied this, thank you!!! They brought me a big...

Copied this, thank you!!! They brought me a big pack today. I think only because I texted mom last night that I was willing to buy diapers but that if I did their payment would go up (I decided on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,307
Posted By littlefriends
I agree with this!

I agree with this!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,001
Posted By littlefriends
Planning on buying the diapers and upping their...

Planning on buying the diapers and upping their weekly payment by $5 but not sure how to handle this: they ask nearly every night for me to give them a couple diapers for home! So if Iím now the one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,001
Posted By littlefriends
Annoying Family

I donít know if this is just a vent or if Iím actually asking for advice...Iím just kind of fed up and super annoyed by this one family I have and today is extra irritating. This family has 2 kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 925
Posted By littlefriends
This type of scenario is exactly why I donít take...

This type of scenario is exactly why I donít take infants anymore I got so sick of the moms lol. Little BooBoo only likes his milk at exactly 99 degrees and you have to use the green blanket, not the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 925
Posted By littlefriends
Iíd tell her sheís got two weeks to get baby used...

Iíd tell her sheís got two weeks to get baby used to a crib or sheíll need to find new care. Iím not willing to lose my license because a mom doesnít want to deal with what needs to be done.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 925
Posted By littlefriends
Have you tried sitting down with her for a heart...

Have you tried sitting down with her for a heart to heart? That kind of behavior at home is setting baby up for failure at daycare. If she wants to parent like that then she needs to keep baby at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 830
Posted By littlefriends
I agree, that was a play date which has nothing...

I agree, that was a play date which has nothing to do with daycare.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 516
Posted By littlefriends
I put mine down 1:00-3:00. I donít ever make...

I put mine down 1:00-3:00. I donít ever make changes to fit my daycare families. I just explain that my policies are made clear at interview and if they have any questions to refer to their handbook...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By littlefriends
Under the advice of the wonderful other members...

Under the advice of the wonderful other members of this forum I bought a digital clock and put it on my sign in/out table and at exactly 6:00 (my closing time) I take all the blue pens out of the cup...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 5,323
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 562,211
Posted By littlefriends
Drop off this am dcm says ďdcb had a really busy...

Drop off this am dcm says ďdcb had a really busy weekend, had a lot of garbage food at 4 different bday parties and we were in the car a lot. Let me know if he complains at all, I can come get him if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2019, 06:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,029
Posted By littlefriends
Most of mine come between 4:30-6:00 so at 4 we...

Most of mine come between 4:30-6:00 so at 4 we clean up from snack and I put out 3 stations for free choice. At 5 we clean up one station and put on shoes. At 5:30 we clean up the other 2 stations...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2019, 05:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 611
Posted By littlefriends
Definitely give it some time and quality thought!...

Definitely give it some time and quality thought! I have periods of unhappiness with this job too and definitely winter makes it harder. Try changing some things up or starting a new hobby. I never...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2019, 05:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 645
Posted By littlefriends
As long as itís basically the same time and...

As long as itís basically the same time and routine every night would be keeping them on a schedule. Going to bed at 8 every night after a family dinner time, some playing time, bath and books is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2019, 05:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 645
Posted By littlefriends
I agree. At least heís quiet and accepts it. This...

I agree. At least heís quiet and accepts it. This just amazes me though, just so sad. Why have kids?! Basically youíre raising them for her. I wonder if they nap on the weekends at home?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 762
Posted By littlefriends
Thatís how we do it too

Thatís how we do it too
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 645
Posted By littlefriends
Has she said why she puts them to bed so early?...

Has she said why she puts them to bed so early? Does she feel they need that much sleep?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 645
Posted By littlefriends
Thatís so sad!!!! :(

Thatís so sad!!!! :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 645
Posted By littlefriends
Theyíre with you all day and then go to bed that...

Theyíre with you all day and then go to bed that early?! Are they there Mon-Fri?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 534
Posted By littlefriends
I use a receipt book and give everyone one each...

I use a receipt book and give everyone one each Friday (my payments are due Fridays for the week ahead) and then somewhere in January give them a paper with my tax id number and amt paid on it. They...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By littlefriends
How do you guys get through the lying parents in...

How do you guys get through the lying parents in this subject? Like if you donít allow parents to drop off if they arenít working do you state that in your policies and then how can you tell if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 448
Posted By littlefriends
I do similar to blackcat-I just type up a page...

I do similar to blackcat-I just type up a page saying whatever the new policy is, have them sign one to put in their file that states they read, understand, and agree to it, and give them a copy to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 747
Posted By littlefriends
Thatís exactly how my two are!

Thatís exactly how my two are!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 747
Posted By littlefriends
I agree. She has to go in there if sheís causing...

I agree. She has to go in there if sheís causing problems and screaming wonít kill her. She will eventually get why sheís being put in there and you will get to a point where you can even ask her if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 673
Posted By littlefriends
How professional would it be to just laugh and...

How professional would it be to just laugh and hang up?! :lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,309
Posted By littlefriends
This is close to bye bye outside so if you canít...

This is close to bye bye outside so if you canít do that then this is the next best thing. The next time it happens and she texts asking how heís doing/if heís ok afterwards simply answer heís fine,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 673
Posted By littlefriends
Oh sheís definitely going to have the same...

Oh sheís definitely going to have the same problem again! I almost feel sorry for her because heís so terribly behaved and she interviewed with 4 other providers before this one that accepted her....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2019, 04:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 673
Posted By littlefriends
Update

I gave them the two week notice on the 28th and dcm cried but wasnít confrontational (thank goodness) but that same night the texting began. She texted me all thru that night and weekend. The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 988
Posted By littlefriends
O. M. G. :eek:

O. M. G. :eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 774
Posted By littlefriends
I was in the hospital with a kidney...

I was in the hospital with a kidney infection/sepsis for 10 days and got out on a Saturday and was doing daycare on Monday. I was terrified the families would all ditch me if I took any time off...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 988
Posted By littlefriends
I have a dcb 4 years who still breastfeeds at...

I have a dcb 4 years who still breastfeeds at home. They all cosleep as well. Itís mom dad dcb 4 and sister 7 all sleeping in same bed and he nurses throughout the night.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 973
Posted By littlefriends
That would tick me off to no end!!!! Iíd have...

That would tick me off to no end!!!! Iíd have told her sure you can post date the check and when Iím able to cash it is the next time you can drop dck off.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,744
Posted By littlefriends
Thatís exactly what I said to him! He doesnít do...

Thatís exactly what I said to him! He doesnít do much with the daycare and misses a lot. He just hears it at the end of the day when Iím complaining/venting/ranting about it! He would make a terrible...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,744
Posted By littlefriends
Well I got everything typed up but now my husband...

Well I got everything typed up but now my husband is trying to convince me to wait to give it to them until next Friday after Christmas. He says itís not right to give it to them this Friday. Iím...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,744
Posted By littlefriends
At first I didnít. At first I thought it was...

At first I didnít. At first I thought it was probably going to get better but now that 7 mo has gone by and Iím seeing the way I feel at the end of each day I no longer try to make the end of day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2018, 05:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,744
Posted By littlefriends
Theyíre very aware of his behavior but rely...

Theyíre very aware of his behavior but rely heavily on the ďheís just a really busy kidĒ. They took him to a Christmas party over the weekend and he knocked over the Christmas tree and broke the top...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2018, 05:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 569
Posted By littlefriends
This is what I do as well

This is what I do as well
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2018, 04:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,744
Posted By littlefriends
Thanks everybody!! Youíre right, Iíve rewritten...

Thanks everybody!! Youíre right, Iíve rewritten it and Iím going to go with the ďIíd rather not give reasons as itís caused conflict in the pastĒ route. Iíve planned this to coincide with my yearly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 742
Posted By littlefriends
I always go over my handbook page by page and...

I always go over my handbook page by page and make sure they understand all of it thoroughly and ask any questions I need to know like their typical home schedule for sleep, meals, if their kiddos...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,744
Posted By littlefriends
So far I have: Dear dcf, As of (date) I will no...

So far I have:
Dear dcf, As of (date) I will no longer be able to offer my childcare services. While I have really enjoyed having dcb here I feel that this environment is not ideal for him. Dcb...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,744
Posted By littlefriends
I Want to Be Done with This Kid :(

So Iíve had this dcb 2yrs old for about 7 mo and heís just really hard to have. Parents let me know at interview that heís ďvery busyĒ and they were looking for new care because the provider was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,432
Posted By littlefriends
If you truly donít want it to happen you have to...

If you truly donít want it to happen you have to make it hurt by having a hefty fee so I would say something like $30 as a set fee even if itís just 1 min after you close. I have a few ďwonderfulĒ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 488
Posted By littlefriends
I give mine the option to come but they have to...

I give mine the option to come but they have to still pay for the day regardless. Iíve never closed for my own kids illnesses. My husband would stay home if I needed him to when mine were little but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 643
Posted By littlefriends
I donít unless thereís a fever along with it....

I donít unless thereís a fever along with it. Some kids are just snottier than others. If I have one thatís getting it on my furniture or the toys more than what Iíd consider acceptable I keep them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,415
Posted By littlefriends
Iím actually not doing parent gifts this year....

Iím actually not doing parent gifts this year. Almost all of my parents are awful and I just donít see the point in doing it this year. Iíve been struggling to get mine to even listen to basic rules...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 762
Posted By littlefriends
What did she think you were supposed to do?!...

What did she think you were supposed to do?! Stand there and just allow this child to wake up your whole household simply because he feels like having a fit because he wasnít getting his way? Some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 840
Posted By littlefriends
I was dealing with this as well and finally...

I was dealing with this as well and finally bought what I needed and then gave the parents the receipt and told them that it needed to be added to the weekís payment or care would not be provided...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By littlefriends
Can you tell the parents you arenít serving...

Can you tell the parents you arenít serving breakfast anymore and everybody needs to come fed? Doing away with breakfast and just making morning snack at 8:30 or 9 might help. Also can you have as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 647
Posted By littlefriends
Iím not even kidding the second she threatened to...

Iím not even kidding the second she threatened to find another daycare I would have walked over and handed her her childís cubby basket and said good luck with your search!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 647
Posted By littlefriends
This! The ONLY time parents donít pay is if I...

This! The ONLY time parents donít pay is if I close due to my own personal sickness. If daycare is open you pay regardless of why you didnít come.
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