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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2020, 05:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,501
Posted By Dsquared
Thank you so much:)

Thank you so much:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2020, 04:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,501
Posted By Dsquared
I was only able to close 2 days out of the 10...

I was only able to close 2 days out of the 10 days I have been sick. On Tuesday I felt so horrible and opened. 😢 my parents complain they have no backup. I need to send an email telling them all they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,501
Posted By Dsquared
Having parents wash their hands before they enter...

Having parents wash their hands before they enter is a great idea. I usually do handoffs at the door. Parents send me a text when they are close and I have their child ready to go. I have never been...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2020, 06:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,501
Posted By Dsquared
Sick with the Flu

One of my daycare families 6 month old baby gave me the flu. They sent me a text on Wednesday of last week and told me he had type A flu. Sure enough by Friday I was sick. I went to the doctor and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,830
Posted By Dsquared
I guess itís just hard for me to tell her in...

I guess itís just hard for me to tell her in person that she has to pay for the full week even if he doesnít come everyday. Iím too nice I guess.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,830
Posted By Dsquared
My contract states you are paying to hold a spot...

My contract states you are paying to hold a spot for your child. Payment is due in full whether your child comes or not. I just donít having anything about maternity leave. But I guess that states...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,830
Posted By Dsquared
Maternity Leave Policy

What is your maternity leave policy? I never have had one in my contract and now Iím regretting it. One mom is on leave now and was not planning on returning until November with both kids like it was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,999
Posted By Dsquared
Iím embarrassed to say I did not! I have had the...

Iím embarrassed to say I did not! I have had the hardest time ever filling spots. Iíve never been through this before. Iíve lost so much of my income. I use to get calls from Craigslist but not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,999
Posted By Dsquared
I was so happy and relieved.

I was so happy and relieved.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,903
Posted By Dsquared
I think I will not even respond for now like...

I think I will not even respond for now like blackcat said. I have no obligation to him since he is no longer a client. If he keeps bothering me Iím going to tell him he needs to get the info from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,999
Posted By Dsquared
Sorry everyone! I never told you guys what...

Sorry everyone! I never told you guys what happened. They ended up not having me testify! They told me the day before. Thank goodness! Thanks for all your advice.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,903
Posted By Dsquared
Demanding Email From Ex-DD

Hello ladies,

I received an annoying email from one of my ex DDís. He decided to pull the kids from me at the beginning of March. I had been taking care of the kids full time for 4 years. He and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,999
Posted By Dsquared
Thank you blackcat. You always have the best...

Thank you blackcat. You always have the best advice.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,999
Posted By Dsquared
Iím going to on Friday. But whatís that going to...

Iím going to on Friday. But whatís that going to solve? I still have to go to court. Iím going to call the clerk of the court tomorrow and tell them my situation and see if I can get out of it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,999
Posted By Dsquared
I got a subpoena today to show up in court on...

I got a subpoena today to show up in court on Monday. I am beyond upset! I called her lawyer and went off on her. I called the mom as well and told her that she is greatly inconveniencing me but she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,999
Posted By Dsquared
Iíll call in the morning to find out what the...

Iíll call in the morning to find out what the laws are. I told the mom again I do not want to go to court. Since she thinks he has the potential to be harmful she is saying I would be helping the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,999
Posted By Dsquared
I did but sheís not hearing it. I better check...

I did but sheís not hearing it. I better check what my state laws are. Iím not licensed since I only keep 4 kids and itís not required so Iím not sure it would even apply to me.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,999
Posted By Dsquared
I have not received a subpoena yet.

I have not received a subpoena yet.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,999
Posted By Dsquared
Going to Court Question Please Help

Hi ladies,

I posted about this issue the other day. I have a family that I take care of their two kids. They are now divorced. I donít deal with the dad anymore. The mom still has them coming here...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,424
Posted By Dsquared
I never thought to say that I canít because state...

I never thought to say that I canít because state licensing regulations. Thatís a great idea. Thanks!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,424
Posted By Dsquared
That’s just what I need to tell her. Thank you...

That’s just what I need to tell her. Thank you for the advice!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,424
Posted By Dsquared
Getting Involved in Divorce Issues

Hello ladies,

I currently have these clients that have been with me for four years. I started out watching their little boy and then 2 years later they had the second. With that came the divorce....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,542
Posted By Dsquared
Part Time Question

Hello providers,

I was hoping you all could help me respond to this mom. She has one child who is 22 months old and when she first started about 2 months ago she said she only needed two days. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,892
Posted By Dsquared
Need Advice Please! :)

I have a family of a baby that I took on in June. She told me up front that they would be moving sometime in July to Singapore. This worked for me because I was in need of a family for the summer...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,054
Posted By Dsquared
DCM Gets Upset When I Take On New Kids:(((

Hello ladies,

I have a mom who thinks I cant handle watching more than her kid. She is a teacher who will be leaving for the summer without paying. Her son is a difficult child but I have been...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,464
Posted By Dsquared
Thanks for all the great advice! I will tell her...

Thanks for all the great advice! I will tell her I do not do sibling discounts. As for her bringing her son, I think I am going to tell her he need to keep coming or I may need to fill the spot. This...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2017, 08:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,464
Posted By Dsquared
Holding Spot For Sibling, And Sibling Discount?

Hello,

I have a family who has been with me for over a year now. Mom is due February 4 with baby girl. She will be taking maternity leave but has not yet told me if the son will stay with me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2016, 06:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,333
Posted By Dsquared
I'm In Shock at My DCP

One of my daycare parents sends me a check in the mail from her bank that gets to me no later than Thursday or Friday. The payment is always in advance for the following week. My payment for this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2016, 10:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,155
Posted By Dsquared
I actually do send parents pictures everyday with...

I actually do send parents pictures everyday with an update on how their day has been. I am just not willing to document her sons whole day. My other parents get a couple of pictures one time a day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2016, 09:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,155
Posted By Dsquared
I sent her pictures of him during his morning nap...

I sent her pictures of him during his morning nap and I just sent pictures of him eating lunch. She said "that's just what I needed" I'm hoping this satisfies her!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2016, 05:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,155
Posted By Dsquared
Thanks for the input! I do not want to throw in...

Thanks for the input! I do not want to throw in the towel yet as we need the income. I thought one of the ideas was good of me sending her a picture of him sleeping. I sent a couple of him in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2016, 12:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,155
Posted By Dsquared
New DM Is Turning Out To Be Difficult

Hello providers,

I would love if you were able to give me advice on this situation. I'm sure someone has had a parent like this. I had a family start with me on August 29th. Their little boy is 8...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2016, 07:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,833
Posted By Dsquared
Thanks everyone! I will let him know that I will...

Thanks everyone! I will let him know that I will give them a refund:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2016, 06:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,833
Posted By Dsquared
Deposit Question

Good morning ladies,

I have a family who has been with me for 2 1/2 years. There daughter is 3 now and they told me yesterday she will start preschool after labor day. When they first started...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2016, 05:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,209
Posted By Dsquared
Family Asking for 4:30AM Drop Off!

Hello wonderful ladies!

Once again one of my families who I really like, daddy is deploying for 2 months. Which leaves the mom to have to work out her busy work schedule without him. In the past...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2016, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,592
Posted By Dsquared
She finally responded. It was very short though....

She finally responded. It was very short though. She basically said sorry for the last minute and that her daughter will not be here today but will be in tomorrow. I sent her a firm text restating my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2016, 06:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,592
Posted By Dsquared
New Family Flaking Already!

Hello ladies,
I finally filled my opening with a newborn baby. They seemed like a great fit! They agreed to everything in the contract. From the very beginning though, they were late picking up but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2016, 06:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,935
Posted By Dsquared
Do you honestly think I would run a daycare and...

Do you honestly think I would run a daycare and keep kids in my home illegally? The law is 5 without a license in my county. In July the new law is only 4. It doesn't effect me because I never watch...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2016, 06:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,935
Posted By Dsquared
Any Providers in Northern Virginia?

For the first time in 5 Years I am having a difficult time filling this spot. I see providers on here saying they fill spots in a week. I have never filled a spot that quick! It has never taken this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2016, 08:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,728
Posted By Dsquared
She sent me a text 10 minutes after picking up...

She sent me a text 10 minutes after picking up her child saying something to the affect of... thank you for keeping me in the loop about your family vacation. I will check back in a couple of weeks...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2016, 08:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,728
Posted By Dsquared
thanks for the advice!

thanks for the advice!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2016, 08:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,412
Posted By Dsquared
Has Anyone Advertised on Care.com?

I was wondering if anyone has advertised on care.com? I am unlicensed and usually advertise on craigslist but I am finding it's taking me a long time to fill my spot. Any other good places to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2016, 04:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,472
Posted By Dsquared
How Much Notice Do You Give for Your Summer Vacation?

We take a week's vacation every summer in August and its paid. I state in my contract that I take a weeks paid vacation in August and I will let parents know at least 4 weeks before. I have a dcm who...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-29-2016, 03:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,728
Posted By Dsquared
How Much Notice of Vacation Time?

My contract states that we take a paid week in the summer in August. I don't give specific dates because with my husbands job it's too soon for me to know now. Last year I told everyone in May the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-29-2016, 03:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,274
Posted By Dsquared
How Much Notice of Vacation Time?

My contract states that we take a paid week in the summer in August. I don't give specific dates because with my husbands job it's too soon for me to know now. Last year I told everyone in May the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,680
Posted By Dsquared
I Hope I'm Not Sounding Greedy!

I would like to give the parents a new contract after the new year. In the past I have had a contract but when it came to vacation time I kind of just winged it. In my next contract I want things to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,046
Posted By Dsquared
Her husband was doing all the drop offs and pick...

Her husband was doing all the drop offs and pick ups before he got this new job and she just has some crazy hours. They used to be my best clients. I will tell her I am not doing the 4:30 drop off...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,046
Posted By Dsquared
I never really thought about charging her extra...

I never really thought about charging her extra but I will think of an amount and let her know. What if she is picking him up earlier than usual though? She said since she is dropping him off at 4:30...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2015, 04:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,046
Posted By Dsquared
DCM Asking For Crazy Hours And I’m Stressed

Hi Providers,
I love my job but I hate that I have no flexibility. Its hard for me to say no to parents because of our financial situation. My husband refuses to leave his business and get a steady...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,500
Posted By Dsquared
I don't think I could handle them four days a...

I don't think I could handle them four days a week. When they are not here on Monday's and Friday's it's such a relief. I will just tell her the rate would be $450 a week for both of them. There is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,500
Posted By Dsquared
Thanks for the responses. I will tell her its the...

Thanks for the responses. I will tell her its the full time rate for the 4 days:)
Forum: Forms - Uploads 11-05-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,483
Posted By Dsquared
I live in Northern Virginia and charge $225 a...

I live in Northern Virginia and charge $225 a week per kid. I open at 8:00 and close at 5:00. I am done by 4:30 with the group of kids I am currently watching.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,500
Posted By Dsquared
Part Time Twins Mom DCM Wants to Add a Day:(

Hello,

I watch twins ages 8 months. One is a boy, the other is a girl. They are a lot of work! I can tolerate it because they come 3 days a week (tues,wed,thurs). They get dropped off at 8:00 and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,240
Posted By Dsquared
Getting payment before our vacation

Hi Providers,

We are on vacation the week of August 3. My contract states that it is a paid vacation. Parents pay me Friday for the following week. I know one family in particular will pretend...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,263
Posted By Dsquared
Thanks for all the great advice ladies!!

Thanks for all the great advice ladies!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,263
Posted By Dsquared
That's what I was thinking. I am charging her $50...

That's what I was thinking. I am charging her $50 a day and she says they will be coming 3 days per week.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,263
Posted By Dsquared
Family Switching From Full Time To Part Time

Hi Providers,
I have posted about this family before. I have been caring for their daughter since May of 2014. I noticed in March that the mom had to be at least 6 months pregnant but was not saying...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,397
Posted By Dsquared
What should I charge?

Hi Providers,
I currently have openings in my daycare which I need to fill asap because in June I will lose 3 clients:( I got a call today from a lady who has twin babies. She is very flexible since...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,455
Posted By Dsquared
Taking Pictures of Children

Hello,
Do you providers take pictures of the kids during the day and text them to their parents? Do your parents expect it? How often do you send pictures? I try to do it on a daily basis but is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2015, 05:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,606
Posted By Dsquared
I don't know about a child care recourse center....

I don't know about a child care recourse center. I will have tools into it:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,606
Posted By Dsquared
Great advice ladies, thank you so much! This is...

Great advice ladies, thank you so much! This is why I love this forum so much! As a provider in my area I find other providers not so giving with information or advice. They are super competitive. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,606
Posted By Dsquared
I did not get the response I was expecting. I...

I did not get the response I was expecting. I could tell she was not giving up any info. This is the thing though. I understand abiding by the contract and giving notice accordingly, but I run a very...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,606
Posted By Dsquared
DCM Pregnant But Has Not Said A Word

Hi Providers,
One of my daycare mommies appears to be pregnant. I have been watching her daughter for a year now. She appears to be around 5-6 months pregnant. I can see it through her coat. She...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,687
Posted By Dsquared
Problem Getting Payment After DCM Divorce

Hello,
I watch a two year old girl who's parents are going through a divorce. When her mom told me 4 months ago I knew things would go down hill because I have been through this with other families....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,415
Posted By Dsquared
Payment Before Vacation

Hello,
I will be closed Wednesday-Friday of next week for Thanksgiving. Payday is on friday for the following week. My question is do you all ask parents to pay you the last day before vacation if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,420
Posted By Dsquared
Questions about Policies

Hi Providers,
I Run a home daycare in Loudoun County Virginia. Our county has the highest home income in the United States. Everything here is very expensive and so is daycare. I charge a flat...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,839
Posted By Dsquared
Parents Asking To Gradually Start Their Child

Hello, I have a family that will potentially start in May. Their daughter is 9 months old and they have already left their previous provider because they said their baby did not seem happy. We are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,040
Posted By Dsquared
I know how you feel. When a parent gives me...

I know how you feel. When a parent gives me notice I always wonder if maybe I should of not gotten on her so much for being a little late. The exact same thing happened to me with a mom. My close...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,401
Posted By Dsquared
New contract questions

Hello, I have some new families that will be starting soon so I would like to tweak my old contract for new and current families. I have a few questions.
1. How many weeks do you require parents...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 02-13-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 84,327
Posted By Dsquared
It really surprises how much parents complain on...

It really surprises how much parents complain on having to pay their provider for the few days they get to close because of weather or being sick. I mean we take care of your kids from morning until...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,244
Posted By Dsquared
I found these at Home Depot. I like that they...

I found these at Home Depot. I like that they are bigger squares. I guess I will go ahead and order 2 Packs and see how they work out.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,244
Posted By Dsquared
Thanks I will check out Costco. I guess a large...

Thanks I will check out Costco. I guess a large area rug would work. I would have to look around for one. Thank you for the advice.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,244
Posted By Dsquared
Floor Mats for Daycare Area

I am looking for an inexpensive way to cover the carpet in my daycare area. A lot of these foam pieces that you have to put together that they sell at target and walmart are not big enough. Does...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,693
Posted By Dsquared
It is a tough spot to be in. I started the...

It is a tough spot to be in. I started the daycare because my husbands business no longer was bringing in steady income. Four year laters and here we a still are. I never thought I would still be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,728
Posted By Dsquared
I will have to look into the direct deposit. ...

I will have to look into the direct deposit. Thanks for the advice. I will let him now that if he does not have payment by friday morning he will have to pay the $30 late fee.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,728
Posted By Dsquared
He has bounced checks so many times that I will...

He has bounced checks so many times that I will only take cash from him now. I wish I was in the position to terminate:( It seems like every time I need to just terminate, I can't because I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,728
Posted By Dsquared
DCD Paying Issues

I am constantly having issues with a DCD of a child that I have been taking care of for about 2 years now (parents are divorced, he pays). If I could terminate him I would but I already have a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,964
Posted By Dsquared
Thanks everyone for the good advice. I am just...

Thanks everyone for the good advice. I am just not into having a parent drop by unannounced and then having them stick around to babysit me while I am babysitting their child. I will put in my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,964
Posted By Dsquared
Unannounced Parent Visits

Do you all let parents just stop by unannounced? I had one mom who used to stop by unannounced and it was so distracting to our schedule. Kids would start behaving differently and I felt...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,713
Posted By Dsquared
I do not think it is unreasonable to charge...

I do not think it is unreasonable to charge parents if it snows and you are closed. I do it and so do the other providers in my area. It's your business. As providers we do not get as many days...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,158
Posted By Dsquared
Thanks so much for the advice everyone!

Thanks so much for the advice everyone!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,237
Posted By Dsquared
Yes, thats a good response!

Yes, thats a good response!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,237
Posted By Dsquared
He wants to pick her up to go see her mom at work...

He wants to pick her up to go see her mom at work during her lunch break.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,158
Posted By Dsquared
I am going to have to talk to her. He finally...

I am going to have to talk to her. He finally ended up bringing the cash about 1 hour ago. The mom is staying home with the boy today because schools are closed and the roads are bad. Hopefully...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,158
Posted By Dsquared
He responded with a text of course making me feel...

He responded with a text of course making me feel like I am being annoying. And I do start to feel bad because I did not work monday, and then the snow on tuesday. But everyone else pays on time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,158
Posted By Dsquared
I just sent her a message and told her they need...

I just sent her a message and told her they need to bring payment before they drop him off. I am looking to replace him. I have a new family starting on Monday but they are replacing another family...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,158
Posted By Dsquared
Well I have not watched his kid yet this week...

Well I have not watched his kid yet this week because Monday was a federal holiday, and they did not bring him yesterday because of the snow storm. They still owe me the money because my contract...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,158
Posted By Dsquared
Dad always late on payment and bounced checks

I have this family and I have watched their son since he was 4 months old, he is now 2. They were always good about paying me on time. About a year ago they started having problems and divorced. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,237
Posted By Dsquared
Thanks everyone for the advice. We have been...

Thanks everyone for the advice. We have been talking back and forth. I sent her my contract with everything in it regarding pick up times and only one pick up per day. I will see how it goes. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,237
Posted By Dsquared
Dad Wants To Pick Baby Up, Then Bring Her Back

I had an interview with potential parents on thursday night. I really need to fill this spot due to financial problems. The mom of the baby called tonight and said she wants to start in one week. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2012, 09:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,447
Posted By Dsquared
I doubt he's taking any medication for it, that's...

I doubt he's taking any medication for it, that's what scary. The mother simply refuses to give him any so it's probably for an emergency type of situation only.

Yes, she has created quite a few...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2012, 05:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,447
Posted By Dsquared
Asthma?

My wife has a DCB around 16 months old. This DCB mother is the "problem mother" for my wife (the husband is as nice as can be). This mother and her husband both have bad asthma. The DCB came to my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,255
Posted By Dsquared
Unfortuneatly, my wife has had several sets of...

Unfortuneatly, my wife has had several sets of parents like this. The WORST was a lady who brought her 4 month old and was carrying on and crying about having to leave her kid in daycare, she felt...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2012, 08:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,297
Posted By Dsquared
No she didn't cave in but she let this DCM bully...

No she didn't cave in but she let this DCM bully her for several email/text exchanges after she said no instead of nipping it in the bud.

I guess I'll have to be on the lookout for the male...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2012, 04:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,297
Posted By Dsquared
What's up with these DCMs?

What is up with some of these women?!

My wife runs a small daycare. She now has 1 (and over the last 24 months has had 2 others) DCM that have that dominant, bitchy personality. The woman who...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,038
Posted By Dsquared
Oh, and she said she would call the Dr, but I...

Oh, and she said she would call the Dr, but I could tell from her tone that she had no intention of doing that.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,038
Posted By Dsquared
My wife tried to tell her nicely that the food...

My wife tried to tell her nicely that the food she's giving him isn't normal for a 10 month old and that explosive diarrhea isn't normal and she needs to call the Dr. She copped a huge attitude. My...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,038
Posted By Dsquared
Maybe, I'll tell her to check that out. Thanks. ...

Maybe, I'll tell her to check that out. Thanks.

One of the other DC parents saw a picture on FB and told my wife that it looks like his mom is feeding him crazy amounts of food (big bowls of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2012, 07:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,038
Posted By Dsquared
Explosive BMs...

My wife has this boy (a HUGE 10 months old) who just has explosive BMs. You turn around and it's exploded out of his diaper onto his legs, his hands and sometimes, bits onto his face. Have you guys...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2012, 05:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,889
Posted By Dsquared
I Forgot My Check...

If payment for the week of care is due Monday morning and parents show up without their payment with the old "I forgot the check at home..." what type of fee do you guys charge? The parents will...
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