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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 07:15 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Jupadia
Shyness In 5 Year Old

Ok this is my kid I'm writing about.
He has always displayed a high level of shyness even around people who he has seen regularly.

When we go to birthday party's or at friend houses he won't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 472
Posted By Jupadia
Yes a few times I've had a knock on the door. I...

Yes a few times I've had a knock on the door. I do have a lawn sign out there so people do know where I am. The latest was a couple today that knocked wanting to know if i have any cirrent openings. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 4,201
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 408,168
Posted By Jupadia
It may be, I'm still waiting for his teacher to...

It may be, I'm still waiting for his teacher to phone. But I don't think so cause one of my parents had thenlm at her kids school to on Friday. But I'm going to remain calm and find out what...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 163
Posted By Jupadia
I require first and last week up front before the...

I require first and last week up front before the start of care. The first week goses towards their first week. The last week covers their last week of care, it goes towards last week of care (but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 4,201
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 408,168
Posted By Jupadia
Off topic - school mis communication

So my kids school sent his report card home on thursday. Friday was a pa day with no school. On Sunday we had his birthday party. One of the parents starts speaking about their parent teacher...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 316
Posted By Jupadia
I let parents leave or take bottles. If the...

I let parents leave or take bottles. If the bottles are left at my house then I wash them. If they take bottles home then they wash. I will also leave left over milk (formula) in it so they cn see...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,082
Posted By Jupadia
At age 2, no I would not shorten nap time. At 3 I...

At age 2, no I would not shorten nap time. At 3 I may depending on child cause some of them that turn 4 before the end of the year will be attending Jr. kindergarden all day and won't nap there. But...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 973
Views: 178,257
Posted By Jupadia
My son did this a couple years ago with one of...

My son did this a couple years ago with one of the dkb Same shorts with weirdbzurf boarding dogs (of all things) and same blue polo shirt. It was so weird.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 954
Posted By Jupadia
We will do a card exchange and have the kids...

We will do a card exchange and have the kids decorate bags for the cards, probley make mom and dad a card as well.
For lunch we will have pink pancakes and milk (with eggs and veg).
For snack we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 361
Posted By Jupadia
I just had one out early last week and late the...

I just had one out early last week and late the week before cause of the flu. Thankfully my 2 still are good but she told me today her older one got off the bus sick today. Don't have any other kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By Jupadia
Do you have a drink dispenser that you could use...

Do you have a drink dispenser that you could use (or borrow) that you could use for hand washing. Just fill it with boiled water. Or even some kind of pump coffee run Or such.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By Jupadia
I run mine out of my basement. I have a dedicated...

I run mine out of my basement. I have a dedicated playroom down there. As well as a kitchen and bathroom. I don't advertise what floor the playroom on and when parents see.it they are often glad to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2018, 05:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 929
Posted By Jupadia
I let parents know they are welcome to come at...

I let parents know they are welcome to come at any time without notice. But will have to pick up their child if they do so, I'll let parents know during interview that their child will not understand...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 501
Posted By Jupadia
Speaking of noses My own 4years stuck a...

Speaking of noses

My own 4years stuck a lives of lego up his nose. Dad was halfway home to take him into the hospital since I could no see it (but was breathing ok due to shape and size he picked)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 603
Posted By Jupadia
I charge 15 per half hour if they let me know...

I charge 15 per half hour if they let me know before 545 (close at 6). If not I charge 1 per min and will terminate if they are late to offton. As well that 15 dollar charge is up to me to allow a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 517
Posted By Jupadia
I do it more for when parents get stuck on the...

I do it more for when parents get stuck on the highway or such (dose not happen very often). If parents inform me before 530 (close at 6) the pay 10 per 30 min if late. If no call 1 per min. I also...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 439
Posted By Jupadia
For me it would depend on how many kids are in...

For me it would depend on how many kids are in care. When I started I could have 5 plus my own. So I was able to offer at least 1 pt spot. More my first year or so when I started cause I had space. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2017, 06:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By Jupadia
I don't charge if I close. If one of my kids are...

I don't charge if I close. If one of my kids are sick they either stay up stairs with dad (who takes day off) or Nana ( who just retired so is availble) or head over to Nana's house (5 min drive...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2017, 06:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,036
Posted By Jupadia
I have tunnels both outdoor ones (for summer) and...

I have tunnels both outdoor ones (for summer) and seperate indoor ones that I use in winter. The kids love them but can go wild. I do like them though and if I had not got them as pass downs I would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2017, 07:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 569
Posted By Jupadia
My guy at about 3.5 started staying dry at night....

My guy at about 3.5 started staying dry at night. So we took off the pull up and just went with it. He has done great with it only eating the bed a hand full of times.
Poop is another story but he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2017, 06:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,355
Posted By Jupadia
Here at my place for my home daycare don't need...

Here at my place for my home daycare don't need to do fire drills but do a practice with my 2+ kids. In summer we just head outside to yard in our socks. Winter I have them like up at stairs.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2017, 08:42 AM
Replies: 1,869
Views: 234,609
Posted By Jupadia
Filled my 2 spots parent gave notice earlier this...

Filled my 2 spots parent gave notice earlier this month for 2 kids for Christmas) today with kids that come in March. One was going to start next September when I had room but now they are starting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 4,201
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 408,168
Posted By Jupadia
Just say NO yourself parents. I do allow...

Just say NO yourself parents.

I do allow outside toys brought in under the condition toy is shared and if broken will not be replaced. But I can have a say if a toy can stay.

This mom just will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 790
Posted By Jupadia
I'm open from 7am to 6pm. My dream is when I...

I'm open from 7am to 6pm.
My dream is when I don't have my own kids in care that ill be able to close at 5pm. Im hoping when i have more spots available that ill not be so despriate to fill my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,044
Posted By Jupadia
Surcharge For the child that reaches into his...

Surcharge
For the child that reaches into his diaper 15 min after arrival and says "wipe poop" and presents to wipe his hands on himself. No poop at arrival, just waited till he got here to do it. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2017, 07:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 674
Posted By Jupadia
I have a small stack of Dollar store / garage...

I have a small stack of Dollar store / garage sale hard board books for the kids at all times. That way its not to bad on the pocket book to replace. I've also have a stack of both hard and soft the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2017, 07:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 566
Posted By Jupadia
The one child I had that would cause himself harm...

The one child I had that would cause himself harm such as scratching or hitting was diagnosed with autism. Though when he was doing this behavior he was not yet diagnosed. He also had language...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2017, 06:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By Jupadia
Mine generally attend during the holidays. All...

Mine generally attend during the holidays. All the parents have jobs that don't shut down unless it's a sat holiday. This year though I'll only have 1 plus my own 2 guys. The family has notified me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2017, 08:42 AM
Replies: 4,201
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 408,168
Posted By Jupadia
I'm allowed 5 kids but 2 are mine. I have 2...

I'm allowed 5 kids but 2 are mine. I have 2 family's 1 with 1 kid and a newer 1 with 2. They gave me notice last week that they care gone by Christmas (Dec 22 last day). Just last month I asked if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2017, 05:18 PM
Replies: 973
Views: 178,257
Posted By Jupadia
I have a new thumb sucker in my house. She is...

I have a new thumb sucker in my house. She is only 10 weeks old but when she's asleep in rose the paw. That's right my new kitten sucks her paw and purres load when she falls asleep. I had no clue...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-25-2017, 01:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,925
Posted By Jupadia
I'm taking off the 25, 26 and 1. Here (Ontario...

I'm taking off the 25, 26 and 1. Here (Ontario canada) They are holidays so it's the same as most other places so none of the parents have a problem. I also close at 12pm on Christmas eve if it falls...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2017, 06:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,093
Posted By Jupadia
I had a child a couple weeks ago that few days...

I had a child a couple weeks ago that few days after shots that got a fever (about 4 days). I called for pickup I did give tyolnol as per moms request, But also had parents pick up. She ended up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,712
Posted By Jupadia
This again. Cause my kid the same way at school. ...

This again. Cause my kid the same way at school.
I'm constantly on my husband about letting our 4 year old do things himself, I have to remind him that his teachers have 25 kids between 2 of them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2017, 02:00 PM
Replies: 1,869
Views: 234,609
Posted By Jupadia
Got a kitten this weekend from a local shelter....

Got a kitten this weekend from a local shelter. My boys love it and the dk kids do to.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,030
Posted By Jupadia
In the past u won't take them out when it dips...

In the past u won't take them out when it dips below -10 Celsius with wind chill. I always have at least 1 under 2 who has just started walking or not walking yet so I've taken this into account as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2017, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4,201
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 408,168
Posted By Jupadia
I buy kids socks from the dollar store and use...

I buy kids socks from the dollar store and use those for anyone who pulls off their mittens. They go up further so the little can't get them off, plus no thumb spot to worry about.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2017, 06:29 AM
Replies: 4,201
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 408,168
Posted By Jupadia
Snow / cold weather. Small vent it got cold...

Snow / cold weather.

Small vent it got cold I put off buying my son's winter boots cause I thought I had some stored away. But when I checked this week nope nothing in his size. So I was going to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2017, 05:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,364
Posted By Jupadia
My dk kids are not exposed to my tree. But my...

My dk kids are not exposed to my tree. But my kids are taught not to play with it (age 4 and almost 2). Younger one was good last year this year we will have to re teach him.

Dk kids have a felt...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2017, 05:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,220
Posted By Jupadia
My oldest has a set of the mags tiles. Can...

My oldest has a set of the mags tiles.

Can other brands work with these?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2017, 07:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,587
Posted By Jupadia
I just useally do salt dough ornaments. But i...

I just useally do salt dough ornaments. But i rotate shapes i do them in so parents get a diffrent shape each year. I useally do 2 per shapes per year. My husband sprays a shall on them as well.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2017, 07:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,571
Posted By Jupadia
I close early Christmas eve (family party at...

I close early Christmas eve (family party at nigt) but if it falls on a weekend I don't worry about closing early another day cause the how reason for closing early then won't effect my holiday. But...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 973
Views: 178,257
Posted By Jupadia
My kid last night ( age 4.5) I asked him to make...

My kid last night ( age 4.5) I asked him to make sure his listening ears were turned on. His reply "Ok I will, they just have to load first"
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2017, 06:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,454
Posted By Jupadia
Forgot to add as well. I do do mini cupcakes...

Forgot to add as well. I do do mini cupcakes (unless parent brings in treat), we sing happy birthday then. As well I have a bunch of stickers that light up and flash that read birthday boy / girl.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,454
Posted By Jupadia
I don't do a daycare birthday gift, but my kids...

I don't do a daycare birthday gift, but my kids go to the do kids birthdays and they come to my kids birthdays cause their all the same ages. I do spend around $30 each kid then. If my kids aren't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 1,869
Views: 234,609
Posted By Jupadia
Congrats

Congrats
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2017, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,044
Posted By Jupadia
My lawn sign has helped me get a few calls.

My lawn sign has helped me get a few calls.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 1,869
Views: 234,609
Posted By Jupadia
My MIL told us this weekend that she's retiring...

My MIL told us this weekend that she's retiring from work on November 30th this year, we were not thinking that it would be for a few more years. I'm doing a happy dance cause now she wants to walk...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2017, 06:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,162
Posted By Jupadia
No form to hold a spot I just have them fill out...

No form to hold a spot I just have them fill out the contract just like when any other person who wants care and I agree to take them on. I also get first and last week from them.

As for if I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2017, 04:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,402
Posted By Jupadia
Mines just a very simple sign that I ordered from...

Mines just a very simple sign that I ordered from Vista print so the coat was low. It's not huge about the size of a political add lawn sign.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2017, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,201
Posted By Jupadia
I feel for you. I was able to deal with...

I feel for you.

I was able to deal with special needs kids as a teen (autism and down sydrom) and in group care (deaf child that could read lips and used hearing aids, and above) but I either had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2017, 11:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,525
Posted By Jupadia
I think most parents know to check in before they...

I think most parents know to check in before they freek out.
I had one dkg tell me that "mommy and daddy tie her up all the time" what she ment was buckle her into her car seat.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2017, 03:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,182
Posted By Jupadia
Yesterday on the way back from school pickup I...

Yesterday on the way back from school pickup I suggested that we have no fun when we get back and just sit in chairs. I was out voted for having fun and building with mega blocks. I still think my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2017, 07:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,402
Posted By Jupadia
From the time I first advertised via web sites...

From the time I first advertised via web sites and flyers on poles, it took about 7 months to fill not of my spaces. Got my diet sign about 2 months in. But I was new and no one knew me. My daycare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2017, 04:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,304
Posted By Jupadia
Last year I went and bought a Rey (star wars)...

Last year I went and bought a Rey (star wars) costume. I love it cause it's has pants vault in rather then a skirt so it makes it a lot easier to move around in with the Dks kids. But it a nice...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,251
Posted By Jupadia
I don't use baby equipment with the Dks cause I...

I don't use baby equipment with the Dks cause I normally get them at a year. But both my own boys were swing addicts. Only my youngest used it in daycare since he was born into daycare and I had not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2017, 02:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,461
Posted By Jupadia
No late drop off fee. But I do require...

No late drop off fee. But I do require communication if they are arriving after 8am. I'm open between 7am and 6pm. At 815 we will not be here since we do a school run, when we get back it's snack. So...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2017, 07:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,673
Posted By Jupadia
Very Fast my first only took a few days...

Very Fast

my first only took a few days till he started crying for it but he was 2.5 years but he was going there changes at home.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2017, 10:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,673
Posted By Jupadia
My first had no one thing he loved but had an...

My first had no one thing he loved but had an affinity for soft toys. But he did become attached to a small movie dog he had in is room around the age of 2.5. It was when I was pregnant and had spent...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2017, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,303
Posted By Jupadia
I did my 2ed (last) pregnancy while doing...

I did my 2ed (last) pregnancy while doing daycare. I work with kids 4 and under so some do need lifting for things like bum changes and such or into high chairs or help up the stairs. But I never had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2017, 10:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,959
Posted By Jupadia
I think I get this question from almost every...

I think I get this question from almost every interviews I do or a variation of it except my total kids is 5 to 6 depending on time of year and ages.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2017, 10:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,483
Posted By Jupadia
Because he wanted to hold that side of the...

Because he wanted to hold that side of the stroller and "that new girl" got there first.

That new girl has been conning for 2 months and my son still refuses to use her name 90% of the time. It's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2017, 12:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,719
Posted By Jupadia
I know back when I did center work in Alberta...

I know back when I did center work in Alberta Canada that we would have informed parents. But that was over 15 years ago. I don't know what the actual regulations would have been but I don't think it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2017, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,133
Posted By Jupadia
Parent can show up at 6pm closing time but if ...

Parent can show up at 6pm closing time but if they do not knock by 6:01 they are late. But if picking up then expect your kid in coat and shoes waiting on the bench and reading a book. Also no chit...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,235
Posted By Jupadia
I have a $1 per min late fee. If parents give me...

I have a $1 per min late fee. If parents give me notice (at least 20min) of late arrival I will then charge $10 per 30 min. Parents are rarely laye and if they are it's cause of heavy traffic on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,231
Posted By Jupadia
Don't have an age where allow kids to go in but...

Don't have an age where allow kids to go in but I don't use it much. Mostly I allow the kids to dig in the mulch and there is no age restrictions for that. I have a mulched area that surrounds the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2017, 09:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,176
Posted By Jupadia
As a teen I had a brother 10 years younger so...

As a teen I had a brother 10 years younger so there were times were I would or the brother a year younger then me would swear. Of course the toddler began to pick up on it. So we explained to him...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,559
Posted By Jupadia
I know in Canada that walkers are banned and you...

I know in Canada that walkers are banned and you can not buy them any where they are ilegal to take across the boarder. (Cause they move around and kids pulled things down on them selves or went down...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,503
Posted By Jupadia
I let my own little guy have a soft toy after 1....

I let my own little guy have a soft toy after 1. He was also allowed a little lovie since about 8 months by then he was able to fully move around his bed.
I do make sure I'm selective about the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 973
Posted By Jupadia
I have just started a wait list. I've got a...

I have just started a wait list. I've got a couple family's on it all looking for infant care. As it stands all I have is a 2+ spot in January that's only good to June. If someone where to give...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2017, 04:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,916
Posted By Jupadia
I'll let them sleep. If I know that child is...

I'll let them sleep. If I know that child is prone to rashes I'll put on a barrier cream or Vasa line . If I wake one all will wake. So not going to happen.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2017, 08:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,425
Posted By Jupadia
I hope if I have a daycare still to be able to...

I hope if I have a daycare still to be able to afford not to charge for my grandkids. But if I need the money I hope my kids will understand if I do have to charge them. Currently my kids are stil in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2017, 07:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,436
Posted By Jupadia
My 4.5 also has trouble with pooping in the...

My 4.5 also has trouble with pooping in the potty. I would give almost anything to have him go in a pull up daily. Instead he has to be made to sit a least a couple times per day (which is harder now...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,436
Posted By Jupadia
My brother wore diapers till age 7 for sleep. He...

My brother wore diapers till age 7 for sleep. He just sleep to deep to wake. I know my mom even tried a medication (no clue what) but it effected his mood. She just ended up stopping the meds and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2017, 08:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,017
Posted By Jupadia
Congratulations

Congratulations
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 921
Posted By Jupadia
I gave away a small one like your talking about....

I gave away a small one like your talking about. We had no room for it away from either the daycare room or backyard. There was no way I wanted the DK climbing and jumping on one and since there...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2017, 02:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 759
Posted By Jupadia
With my 2ed I did daycare pregnat, I worked up...

With my 2ed I did daycare pregnat, I worked up to the just under a week before my c section (and only took it off cause it was Christmas). I did have a sub come in for 2 weeks following that (my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2017, 08:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,037
Posted By Jupadia
I have a lid on mine. It's just a simple storage...

I have a lid on mine. It's just a simple storage bin on a wood stand (that still needs staining)
But if I have a preschooler who needs to go I can watch them go down the stairs and just almost see...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,037
Posted By Jupadia
Water Table Aprons

Hey all,

My husband built us a wonderful water table. But of course kids get wet while playing with water. I've tried to use a simple apron (no arms) but they work better for painting then water...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2017, 06:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 717
Posted By Jupadia
They look very nice. Great job. Im sure they...

They look very nice. Great job. Im sure they will love them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-01-2017, 06:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 858
Posted By Jupadia
No plans but I've got a four day weekend. Here...

No plans but I've got a four day weekend. Here the first day of school is Tuesday so I booked it off cause my oldest starts Jr. Kindergarden then. I decided moths ago that there was no way I was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2017, 06:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,321
Posted By Jupadia
I've had emails that just basically ask my rates....

I've had emails that just basically ask my rates. Depending on any additional information suppled such as age and days wanted. I do send back a response that includes my rates. Also let parent know...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 1,869
Views: 234,609
Posted By Jupadia
Just found a bbq cover for like $30 (Canadian), ...

Just found a bbq cover for like $30 (Canadian), and it fits over the used quad runabout stroller I bought for school walks. Now I can keep it outside this year and it won't get wet or snowed on now.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2017, 05:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,415
Posted By Jupadia
Forgot to add my next oldest is 2, 1.5 and 1...

Forgot to add my next oldest is 2, 1.5 and 1 years old.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2017, 05:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,415
Posted By Jupadia
I don't have much to add other then starting next...

I don't have much to add other then starting next week I'm in the same boat. My oldest in the group age 4.5 is headed of to kindergarden, he is mine so he will be here before and after school. But I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2017, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 574
Posted By Jupadia
Personally I like the idea of the espresso color....

Personally I like the idea of the espresso color. I would find anything to light or dark like black can show to many marks so fast with something that can be played with a lot. Also for me with the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2017, 05:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 995
Posted By Jupadia
Personally I would never lower my rates for a...

Personally I would never lower my rates for a family in care. The only time I did was for my first two full time kids I signed up within a two week period. I only even offered a lower rate to get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2017, 07:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 679
Posted By Jupadia
I think it depends on your chances of filling the...

I think it depends on your chances of filling the spot. For me I recently held 2 spots for 3 months. But the 2 spots where for 2+ one of which became a spot for an under 2 by the seconed month. In my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2017, 07:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 608
Posted By Jupadia
I just have a simple recipt book I but from the...

I just have a simple recipt book I but from the dollor store.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2017, 07:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,442
Posted By Jupadia
I've had calls like that for infant spots it...

I've had calls like that for infant spots it uselly a mom who still has 6+ months left of mat leave. I even had one who canceled cause she in recovery at the hospital from having baby a week early...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2017, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 635
Posted By Jupadia
Also from Canada. I have not bothered with a Web...

Also from Canada. I have not bothered with a Web site though my brother in law thought it was a great idea. I don't think I would get enough traffic with it since I can only have like 3 spaces to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2017, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4,201
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 408,168
Posted By Jupadia
Oh yes it dose had one start last week. This week...

Oh yes it dose had one start last week. This week is already going better.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 889
Posted By Jupadia
We ate not in the path of totality but we did do...

We ate not in the path of totality but we did do a craft and showed kids a you tube vidio. Will skip showing them cause they are all 4 and under so even with the proper glasses I'm not risking it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2017, 06:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 906
Posted By Jupadia
I have not had a ton of family's but a few so...

I have not had a ton of family's but a few so far. My first parent I was very lax about following some of my contract such as days of the week that child was in care. I let it go at the time mostly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2017, 06:09 AM
Replies: 4,201
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 408,168
Posted By Jupadia
Patents who don't read their contact

Just had a family start this week. Wrote a reminder that payment was due today bu pickup. This morning they asked me why they had to pay since they paid this week in advance (as part of deposit)....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2017, 08:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 516
Posted By Jupadia
I do them after care or on weekends. I also make...

I do them after care or on weekends. I also make sure my husbands home and have him watch our kids. I'll do a quick introduction and them take the family down to the daycare space and have the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2017, 06:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 663
Posted By Jupadia
I do around 2 years. I get most of my kids at 1...

I do around 2 years. I get most of my kids at 1 years old and most have been rocked to sleep or co slept ed with till they start care. So I find it works best to start them off there. Once I think...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2017, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 616
Posted By Jupadia
I have them sign all the regular paperwork, just...

I have them sign all the regular paperwork, just add a line in in regards to care being temporary and there for there will be no adjustmeet period free of two weeks notice but that at least two...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2017, 07:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 726
Posted By Jupadia
Laundry room which also stores my craft stuff and...

Laundry room which also stores my craft stuff and a bunch of other things likw the furness and hoisehild things like wrapping paper and some toos. It's allways a mess. Plus I don't have a dryer and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2017, 05:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 484
Posted By Jupadia
If you don't have any policys in place and what I...

If you don't have any policys in place and what I do is take it as my vacation day (not paid) or let parents know that it's regular fees for day bit you will be closed by noon. I have one half day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 735
Posted By Jupadia
I'll be starting walks to and back from school in...

I'll be starting walks to and back from school in September. I hsve mostly kids under 4 years eceppt my own who's starting school. I'll have any where from 5 to 6 kids with up to 2 being under 2...
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