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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2018, 08:57 AM
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Posted By finsup
It is, especially this year the curriculum has...

It is, especially this year the curriculum has really picked up. Another year or so of daycare and then the plan is to be done so I can just focus on homeschooling. I'm very ready for that :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 286
Posted By finsup
In the summer I think I could pull it off without...

In the summer I think I could pull it off without getting up earlier, school year is harder since we start homeschooling pretty early in our day. But yeah I'm sure being separated is a huge part of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 286
Posted By finsup
Thank you! That could actually work! And that it...

Thank you! That could actually work! And that it can be used as a play yard is a huge plus.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 286
Posted By finsup
Lol oh yes, this is definitely him. He is the...

Lol oh yes, this is definitely him. He is the happiest kid ever IF he's allowed to roam as he pleases (which he is except for this time and nap)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 286
Posted By finsup
I've tried toys in the high chair (he throws...

I've tried toys in the high chair (he throws them) and putting the high chair in the same room with the other kids as they are doing coloring/silent reading at that time in hopes that being with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2018, 05:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 286
Posted By finsup
Naps

So dcb is 14m (has been with me since 3m) is on to a one nap schedule now. Everyone goes down at 12:30. My problem is the 1.5hrs before. We have outside time from 9:45-11 and kid is completely happy,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 634
Posted By finsup
I use Hannaford to go and will put my order in at...

I use Hannaford to go and will put my order in at nap time on Monday's. Husband picks it up on Wednesdays after work and I put it away when he gets home. I can't say I LOVE it because I'm not a huge...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2018, 04:55 AM
Replies: 4,757
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 459,785
Posted By finsup
Dcp, your 5 year old has no reason to wear...

Dcp, your 5 year old has no reason to wear cologne. My whole house stinks now because you thought it was funny that he "smells like a man." it's not. I'm *this* close to telling him to go take a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,808
Posted By finsup
Well...once before church I forgot to put a...

Well...once before church I forgot to put a diaper on my kid after changing her and sent her to the nursery without one :ouch: Granted I remembered before anything happened and quickly went back to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4,757
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 459,785
Posted By finsup
Enforced sick policy... On my in laws :mad:...

Enforced sick policy... On my in laws :mad: Actually, I personally didn't but my husband did. They came into the house yesterday and MIL announces "oh I hope you don't have what we have! And then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 4,757
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 459,785
Posted By finsup
And guess who's kid started throwing up this...

And guess who's kid started throwing up this afternoon?! Yep, mine. Odds are good this came from the kiddo with the super yucky diapers the past few days. Stinks too because we actually had plans and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 4,757
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 459,785
Posted By finsup
Dcb 9 months had a pretty yucky diaper yesterday,...

Dcb 9 months had a pretty yucky diaper yesterday, loose stool but not really diahrea. Today, two more, loose but again not exactly diahrea. But the smell. Oh my goodness. I have taken the diapers...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 626
Posted By finsup
Do it! It's only a long weekend and they still...

Do it! It's only a long weekend and they still have plenty of notice! And only two days off during the summer?! Yeah, don't even think twice about it :) I'm taking two WEEKS in May, 1 week in July,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 1,956
Views: 254,921
Posted By finsup
Guys I have the best dcm ever. I totally messed...

Guys I have the best dcm ever. I totally messed up the dates I was closed. She paid the full amount this week and I wasn't charging for this closure so I messaged her and let her know to credit Next...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,025
Posted By finsup
Oh my goodness :rolleyes: They would seriously...

Oh my goodness :rolleyes: They would seriously leave, at this point, multiple care givers over a stuffed animal?! Kindergarten ought to be interesting for them...
If it were me, I would simply tell...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2017, 06:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,335
Posted By finsup
I got so sick of the winter gear issues so I...

I got so sick of the winter gear issues so I switched to supplying it. I buy most everything second hand so it's not that much (I also have a small group) or just save my kids old stuff that goes to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 1,956
Views: 254,921
Posted By finsup
Not daycare related but I had my first ultrasound...

Not daycare related but I had my first ultrasound this morning and baby is perfect! Measuring 9w6d (exactly where it should be) heartbeat 165 happyface got to see it wiggling around which was super...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2017, 06:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,758
Posted By finsup
If anyone says they are "too sick" for their...

If anyone says they are "too sick" for their regular care, I don't even consider it. BUT, respitory stuff is awful for my kids. And I take infants. I don't want a baby getting sick, or having to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,626
Posted By finsup
Mine love action ryhmes. Right now we do one...

Mine love action ryhmes. Right now we do one about a pumpkin where they get to "fall over" "roll down the street" and "jump up", it's quick but fun! Shape bean bags are a good one too. We play a lot...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,383
Posted By finsup
I haven't, but it wouldn't hold true with my...

I haven't, but it wouldn't hold true with my oldest. He did not, and would not sing when he was younger (he's 6 now). It's only been his year where he *tries* to sing along with music and yeah, he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2017, 05:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,448
Posted By finsup
She got dropped off at 7:20...complete with runny...

She got dropped off at 7:20...complete with runny nose, and cough, looking exhausted :rolleyes: She doesn't technically meet exclusion requirements but ugh. Next time I am definitely full.
And the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2017, 01:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,448
Posted By finsup
This has been the first pregnancy that's really...

This has been the first pregnancy that's really hit me hard. My other 3 were NOT like this lol. But you're right, she waited this long, that's not my problem. I told her I open at 7, and can't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2017, 09:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,448
Posted By finsup
Drop In Asking For Earlier Drop Off

So I do drop in care but generally within my hours of 7-5. I have a dcm who contacted me last week about care for Monday. Dcg is 2.5, I haven't heard from her since dcg was like 9m old. She...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2017, 08:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,456
Posted By finsup
So...I told them lol. It was just causing a lot...

So...I told them lol. It was just causing a lot of anexity for me so I just decided screw it, God's got this and if they pull so be it. Plus the memory of my miscarriage still haunts me, it was an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2017, 05:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,456
Posted By finsup
Funny thing is this is the longest I've waited to...

Funny thing is this is the longest I've waited to annouce lol. Right now a handful of people know but generally once I get a positive test, everyone knows haha. When I miscarried before, it was hard...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2017, 08:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,456
Posted By finsup
They are my only family at the moment. I had one...

They are my only family at the moment. I had one that was supposed to start in December but he passed away :( I'm not sure if I will fill the spot or not. But that's a whole different discussion lol....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2017, 07:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,456
Posted By finsup
To Tell or Not

So I'm 5w4d pregnant and have a new family who just started with me last month. I thought I could get the first two prenatal appointments done this week and next (they are off today, and leave early...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2017, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,285
Posted By finsup
I generally get weekly payments but sometimes for...

I generally get weekly payments but sometimes for people paying to hold a spot, they will pay monthly. I set my payment due date for that to the first Monday of the month. But if you need payments by...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,344
Posted By finsup
I have a log but it's mostly to let me know if...

I have a log but it's mostly to let me know if he's getting picked up early etc. Dcm tells me too but the book is a back up in case she forgets lol. She doesn't fill it out for "lasts" etc, but she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2017, 11:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,810
Posted By finsup
I love babies, and getting one at 8 weeks would...

I love babies, and getting one at 8 weeks would be perfect for me. I'm good with that age group. But, I did just enroll a 3 month old with my bigger kids and I can tell you it's a lot of work. If you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2017, 06:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,623
Posted By finsup
Yeah, kiddo is always "fine" and "completely...

Yeah, kiddo is always "fine" and "completely better" at home, yet just an hour earlier was miserable and had a fever. :rolleyes: Generally it's because they've given meds and they've had time to kick...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2017, 06:37 AM
Replies: 1,956
Views: 254,921
Posted By finsup
I love that I'm posting here more then the...

I love that I'm posting here more then the venting thread lately!

New dcf not only remembered payment, without being reminded, she brought it today and it's not even due until Monday! After all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2017, 05:06 PM
Replies: 1,956
Views: 254,921
Posted By finsup
Lol they're my easy ones! I mean, time consuming...

Lol they're my easy ones! I mean, time consuming sure, but I just do really well with that age. It's almost enough to make me want to be an infant only provider but I don't want to go through the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2017, 06:44 AM
Replies: 1,956
Views: 254,921
Posted By finsup
New 3m old started today and oh my goodness, this...

New 3m old started today and oh my goodness, this kid lovethis His mom brought way more then he will ever need (ftm, I get it lol) but he is very prepared. Sent plenty of milk, formula for back up,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2017, 06:51 AM
Replies: 1,956
Views: 254,921
Posted By finsup
I reminded new dcf (starts Monday) about my son's...

I reminded new dcf (starts Monday) about my son's skating lessons making Mondays really chaotic and they responded "it was in the handbook :) but I'll remind dcd now." They read the handbook...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,774
Posted By finsup
I've never seen a child with legs like that. I it...

I've never seen a child with legs like that. I it were my own, I would definitely get it checked out.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-01-2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 991
Posted By finsup
Lol I wouldn't know, I don't eat it...and shhh I...

Lol I wouldn't know, I don't eat it...and shhh I hate lobster, I'm not a good Maine'r ;) haha.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-01-2017, 09:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 991
Posted By finsup
I've got until September 11th off happyface We're...

I've got until September 11th off happyface We're headed out camping this evening and staying for the long weekend. Then we start homeschooling 1st grade and preschool (basically play, but calling it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2017, 06:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,589
Posted By finsup
Almost every time I've gotten a reply like that...

Almost every time I've gotten a reply like that it's been another provider fishing for rates (thank you google). Super annoying because really, if you're honest and just say "I'm starting a daycare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2017, 05:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,348
Posted By finsup
I could understand if there was a...

I could understand if there was a misunderstanding about formula at first but was fixed and could move on. Questioning how often my husband was with the kids, slightly annoying but I would probably...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,602
Posted By finsup
With that handbook you shouldn't be having any...

With that handbook you shouldn't be having any issues. Oh...wait...it's not yours :mad:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2017, 06:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 742
Posted By finsup
I get mine at Walmart but you can just hand write...

I get mine at Walmart but you can just hand write a receipt for this time and tell them you can give them an "official" one when your book comes in.
I bet there's a bunch of places to print off a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2017, 05:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,218
Posted By finsup
Sure! I'd like to say it's because of my...

Sure! I'd like to say it's because of my thoughtfulness that we do it like this...but...it's not :lol: it's my hated of technology and photo books have taken me forever. So many upload attempts, so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2017, 11:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,218
Posted By finsup
I've got one leaving that I've had since he was 2...

I've got one leaving that I've had since he was 2 months old. I printed off all the photos I have of him here from the start and tomorrow we'll work as a group to cut them smaller and make a scrap...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2017, 04:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,625
Posted By finsup
It's a red flag for me. The only time a family...

It's a red flag for me. The only time a family like that ever "worked out" is because I ignored the red flag, rescheduled a ton and allowed it because they were friends. And I say "worked out" in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2017, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 991
Posted By finsup
One of my ECE classes was simply on how to open...

One of my ECE classes was simply on how to open and operate a center. I felt the same way you did and was like oh my goodness, this is SO much lol. And also not for me ;) No real advice other then to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2017, 05:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 846
Posted By finsup
For Christmas I do a book and something that goes...

For Christmas I do a book and something that goes with it. If it's a winter book, I may do a pretty Mason jar with homemade hot chocolate mix, marshmallows etc. Something that encourages the family...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,056
Posted By finsup
I was way too relaxed. My rates were low,...

I was way too relaxed. My rates were low, policies non existent and I felt like the parents really called the shots. It taught me a lot though and even though I kind of shudder looking back on it, it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2017, 11:35 AM
Replies: 1,956
Views: 254,921
Posted By finsup
Dcb is leaving for school in two weeks. Dcm sent...

Dcb is leaving for school in two weeks. Dcm sent over a list of days (for the entire year, this makes me very happy as I'm a planner lol) she would need care. Follows it up with a text message saying...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2017, 01:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 907
Posted By finsup
Lol I bet she will try that one :rolleyes:...

Lol I bet she will try that one :rolleyes: Thanks! I'm really hoping I'm wrong and it will all go smoothly.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2017, 12:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,521
Posted By finsup
I would start a "healthy food" unit and get...

I would start a "healthy food" unit and get families invovled. It's late in the season here to do a garden, but maybe in the spring time? Just something that gives them some "suggestions" on good...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2017, 04:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 907
Posted By finsup
I won't be back from vacation yet :/ Otherwise...

I won't be back from vacation yet :/ Otherwise that would be good timing. But yes, if she does show up late at any point that will decide it for me lol.
I don't get it, I really don't. Especially...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2017, 06:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 907
Posted By finsup
Yes! Definitely will need to remember this! It's...

Yes! Definitely will need to remember this! It's in my policies, but a "reminder" will absolutely be included in my letter.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2017, 05:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 907
Posted By finsup
Potentially Difficult Term...

So some of you may remember me talking about my "self absorbed family." This family has been the one to tell me "no" when I've told them about taking time off, asked me to switch my vacation days,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2017, 05:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 816
Posted By finsup
So I replied with what I would say to them in...

So I replied with what I would say to them in bold. Plus tons of praise for those being kind, good friends etc. Being kind is a big one here so I would probably find a bunch of actitives that promote...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2017, 03:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 731
Posted By finsup
The food and toys, I would just hand right back...

The food and toys, I would just hand right back to the parent and say "please remember, no toys or food brought in from outside. It makes the other kiddos jealous. Thanks for understanding!" *Big...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 767
Posted By finsup
My son got a very mild version, like a few pox...

My son got a very mild version, like a few pox and it was done with. The doctor actually said well, it's either chicken pox or hfm so they don't even know for sure it was chicken pox lol. But I've...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 781
Posted By finsup
Close. Take it from someone who has put her...

Close. Take it from someone who has put her family last in too many situations. It's never worth it and the families hardly even appreciate it (and i can guess this one that just got out of paying...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2017, 05:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,073
Posted By finsup
They do really well! I started a kiddo on a mat...

They do really well! I started a kiddo on a mat at 18-19m and no reap problems at all. He also had only been in a crib or pnp until that point. I did find cots as opposed to mats helped keep him in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2017, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 672
Posted By finsup
Can you come and do mine?! :lol: I shudder to...

Can you come and do mine?! :lol: I shudder to even think what it looks like now and I know I need to tackle it soon. Summer means a lot of slack on crafts, fall however, it becomes regular again and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2017, 11:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 534
Posted By finsup
I first collect a deposit that is non-refundable....

I first collect a deposit that is non-refundable. After that, if they are not starting within two weeks, they are required to pay 50% of the weekly rate for however many weeks they need me to hold...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2017, 08:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,161
Posted By finsup
Yup. I agree. I had a child who smashed a window...

Yup. I agree. I had a child who smashed a window with a plastic hammer once. He was 2. Thankfully no one was hurt but I did tell dcm what happened (kinda had to tell all families as to why my living...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 780
Posted By finsup
Scavenger hunt maybe? You could do a mix of items...

Scavenger hunt maybe? You could do a mix of items people might have on them, in their cars, pocket books etc and then buy some smaller type items to place around the room? Family that finds the most...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2017, 05:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 813
Posted By finsup
Hmm...are they generally a good family? Pay on...

Hmm...are they generally a good family? Pay on time etc? If they were, and you can afford it, I probably wouldn't charge them. Kind like a "thank you" for not sending the kids sick ;) But if you were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2017, 03:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 922
Posted By finsup
I would do this too!

I would do this too!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2017, 09:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,405
Posted By finsup
All was good! Pick up was at 3:58 happyface Now...

All was good! Pick up was at 3:58 happyface Now hopefully this was a good "learning experience" and I won't have to deal with this again!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2017, 11:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,405
Posted By finsup
It honestly wouldn't surprise me at all :rolleyes:

It honestly wouldn't surprise me at all :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2017, 08:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,405
Posted By finsup
She knows late pick ups can result in fees or...

She knows late pick ups can result in fees or termination depending on the situation. I doubt she will think it applies to her though :rolleyes: The term won't be immediate, I will give them two...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2017, 05:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,405
Posted By finsup
Thanks! I really hope everything works out this...

Thanks! I really hope everything works out this afternoon. Dcm has had about 4 different plans as to who is picking up but assures me he will be picked up by 4.
Typing up a late fee and termination...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2017, 06:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 936
Posted By finsup
Have you tried being very specific as to what he...

Have you tried being very specific as to what he needs to do for play? Like "go play with the blocks." I have a dcb who's a screen addict and he's struggled SO much with playing independently. I had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 681
Posted By finsup
If your policy says they must give two weeks...

If your policy says they must give two weeks notice, then no, she doesn't get a discount. I would reply with "hi dcm, so glad dck is better! However, in order to receive the 50% discount for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2017, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4,757
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 459,785
Posted By finsup
:hug: I so get that. My son got to do one VBS...

:hug: I so get that. My son got to do one VBS this year, only because it's 2 mins from my husband's work and he's old enough to spend the day "helping" him at work. We can't do any others due to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,405
Posted By finsup
I don't have hourly rates so I do tend to use...

I don't have hourly rates so I do tend to use discretion when I close early. I don't charge any time I close for the day. If it's an early day that requires me to be closed before 12:30, I tell...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2017, 03:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,405
Posted By finsup
It wouldn't be too hard IF I did get out at 5. It...

It wouldn't be too hard IF I did get out at 5. It would be annoying and make my plans more difficult but it could be done. Dcm was very quiet when she picked up. I said hi etc, she didn't chat at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,405
Posted By finsup
I don't have a car seat for this kiddo (which is...

I don't have a car seat for this kiddo (which is probably good because I can see us being asked to drop him off at home :rolleyes: But I do zero transportation so seat stays in their car). I really...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2017, 08:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,405
Posted By finsup
Ive had to do that in the past. These families...

Ive had to do that in the past. These families have been pretty good but after this, I will definitely be doing that!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2017, 08:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,405
Posted By finsup
These replies are so much better then what I want...

These replies are so much better then what I want to say ;) granted what I want to say would not be professional lol. But yes, a significant late fee would be added if she does pick up at 5....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2017, 08:26 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,405
Posted By finsup
Yes, I need to make sure I don't apologize! I...

Yes, I need to make sure I don't apologize! I tend to over apologize but you're right, it would just lead to negotiating. *Sigh* not a fun way to start the (work) week.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2017, 08:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,405
Posted By finsup
Family Saying No To Picking Up On An Early Closing Day

So I informed families today I will be closing at 4 next Friday (an hour early). Somehow one felt like I was asking their permission?? Because I get a reply back on how she can't make that work,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2017, 06:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,279
Posted By finsup
I'm curious too. This doesn't sound like a wise...

I'm curious too. This doesn't sound like a wise idea. I can see so many parents getting mad when you try to enforce a policy they weren't aware of before signing on... I've found putting everything...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2017, 05:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,505
Posted By finsup
I agree. Us providers know what goes on but...

I agree. Us providers know what goes on but parents seem to really prefer the "nice, tidy, organized" space. As a parent, I would worry about my child having access to a diaper bag with who knows...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2017, 02:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,985
Posted By finsup
Yup, I did the same for the same types of...

Yup, I did the same for the same types of reasons. Got tired of the arguments and threats of turning away at the door, then the rude attitudes etc. Raised rates and covered it myself, much less...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2017, 05:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 800
Posted By finsup
For that reason alone I wouldn't grandfather him...

For that reason alone I wouldn't grandfather him in. My own kids come first and I would really resent it if I couldn't go to their activities etc due to one dck. 4-5 weeks is more then reasonable and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2017, 05:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,499
Posted By finsup
This is typical for me too. But like another...

This is typical for me too. But like another said, if you're feeling something is off/red flag, definitely trust that. I provide references as part of my resume that all parents get, 90% of them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2017, 06:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 722
Posted By finsup
My standard email is just: Hi dcf, It was...

My standard email is just:
Hi dcf,
It was wonderful meeting you and your family yesterday! Unfortunately I am not able to offer you a spot right now. If you are interested in remaining on the wait...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2017, 03:05 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,846
Posted By finsup
Stay out of it as much as possible! Black cat has...

Stay out of it as much as possible! Black cat has a really good letter for parents going through a divorce. I wish I had used it when one of my first families went through it. Would have same a ton...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2017, 04:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,201
Posted By finsup
We started at sparks. I had no idea it was...

We started at sparks. I had no idea it was available to kids younger. The program isn't run by our home Church. But we were already Christians when we started it, and my son loves Jesus so they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2017, 03:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,091
Posted By finsup
Oh my goodness you have had your fair share of...

Oh my goodness you have had your fair share of parent drama lately! :hug: Hopefully you can fill the spots with better families!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2017, 03:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,201
Posted By finsup
That stinks you didn't have a good experience...

That stinks you didn't have a good experience with Awana, so many I know speak so highly of it. My son loves it, but we do go deeper then just memorizing for the sake of memorizing. I will definitely...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,201
Posted By finsup
I'm a Christian myself and run a Christian...

I'm a Christian myself and run a Christian program, the parents that come here would have no issue with VBS. That particular one however, um what?! We plant seeds, help children understand how much...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2017, 09:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,192
Posted By finsup
Really! That's interesting, I wonder if they have...

Really! That's interesting, I wonder if they have anything on safe sleep there? Like the hospital programs here etc.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2017, 06:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 756
Posted By finsup
The microwave thing, I suppose if you wanted to...

The microwave thing, I suppose if you wanted to you could always send out a reminder of what days are park days and ask parents not send meals that need to be heated that day. But that does limit...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,192
Posted By finsup
So strange...I mean, why is a bouncer acceptable...

So strange...I mean, why is a bouncer acceptable but a crib not? What culture is she from? And i don't mean that in a snarky type of way, just generally curious. Does the baby have reflux maybe?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2017, 08:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,067
Posted By finsup
I know!! I can't even begin to imagine it.

I know!! I can't even begin to imagine it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2017, 04:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,067
Posted By finsup
I've seen a couple people who post "iso daycare....

I've seen a couple people who post "iso daycare. Must be free or cheap." :rolleyes: Then if anyone tries to say anything you get a bunch of people saying how "unfair" it is that daycare is so high...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,111
Posted By finsup
I just had a family with a similar request. They...

I just had a family with a similar request. They happened to request it for a night where my husband works late anyways so we never have anything planned and their kid is extremely well behaved. They...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2017, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 703
Posted By finsup
You Guys Rock!

Thank you guys for the help with a policy on holding a spot for an extended amount of time! I interviewed a family on Saturday (my request, I don't like doing business on weekends but our schedule is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 983
Posted By finsup
My rates for full time families average about...

My rates for full time families average about 35/day now. My drop in rate is 50$/day (7-5, they supply everything but food...for regular clients I provide everything). If they only need from 7-12, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2017, 05:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 861
Posted By finsup
This is perfect to add to my handbook, thank...

This is perfect to add to my handbook, thank you!! I have been trying to get one worded right for my handbook, but hadn't really gotten anything finalized. The family is coming to interview this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,063
Posted By finsup
Same here. I don't even ask for extra clothes...

Same here. I don't even ask for extra clothes anymore because between 3 kids, my ever growing lawn sale collection to put on consignment, and in laws who buy anything on sale regardless of size, I...
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