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Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-22-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 582
Posted By boy_mom
I had the same thought, this is either a VERY bad...

I had the same thought, this is either a VERY bad policy or the family is reading the policy wrong. If they are in fact reading it correctly, you have to wonder what the provider was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 724
Posted By boy_mom
This!!!

This!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,021
Posted By boy_mom
I would term immediately and let her know that is...

I would term immediately and let her know that is was because of her behavior toward you! Even if it wasn't in your contract, you have every right to stop working with a person like this!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By boy_mom
That's a rough day! I would term based on her not...

That's a rough day! I would term based on her not picking up when I called and maybe leave it at that.

I feel like getting into the details of why it's not a good fit gives the perception that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2018, 04:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By boy_mom
OMG I feel your pain!!! When I first started, I...

OMG I feel your pain!!! When I first started, I did interviews during daycare hours. Then I had the family from hell stay for 5 hours - she basically treated it like a trial day (but she stayed with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 842
Posted By boy_mom
I probably wouldn't even respond, you don't owe...

I probably wouldn't even respond, you don't owe the mom an explanation and her child doesn't need on either!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By boy_mom
I accidentally reposted my previous post but...

I accidentally reposted my previous post but wasn't sure how to delete the post.....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By boy_mom
Dear family, As if June 19,2018 I will no...

Dear family,

As if June 19,2018 I will no longer be offering daycare services. I have appreciated your business and wish you the best in the future.

Sincerely,
Daycare Provider

** you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By boy_mom
All this, and I would be firm about not providing...

All this, and I would be firm about not providing services if there is no payment at drop off. To be honest, I would happily term a family like this on the spot if payment was late one more time!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 648
Posted By boy_mom
I used to give my boys cold carrots when they...

I used to give my boys cold carrots when they were teething. I was always with them and paying attention if they bit off a chunk.

I guess to each their own. I would never have asked a caregiver to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 557
Posted By boy_mom
I can say that I have never become emotionally...

I can say that I have never become emotionally attached to the kids in my care, with the exception of one child who is friends with my son. That attachment has only formed after the working...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2018, 06:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 256
Posted By boy_mom
I agree with both points of view. Ultimately, my...

I agree with both points of view. Ultimately, my home was different from their homes and 90% of the children adapted to the new environment fairly quickly. Some took a few additional weeks to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 488
Posted By boy_mom
I had a similar issue, our front yard sloped to...

I had a similar issue, our front yard sloped to the edge of the road, and parents would just drive across the front of the lawn like it was a parking space.

When the time came to reseed, we put up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2018, 05:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,343
Posted By boy_mom
I think it could be distraction. I've had...

I think it could be distraction. I've had children who were perfectly trained (home and at daycare) who had an accident every now and then. Some more consistently and then for sanitary reasons...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 714
Posted By boy_mom
Like others said, try not to beat yourself up! ...

Like others said, try not to beat yourself up!

Monday is going to feel like a whole new world without the stress, it will definitely reassure you that you did the right thing!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2018, 03:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 714
Posted By boy_mom
I did this once when I was new, it stinks. I...

I did this once when I was new, it stinks. I termed at the end of the week as I knew I could do a 2 week notice, it was uncomfortable. They never came back. Im sure they hate me.

But I regained my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2018, 03:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 714
Posted By boy_mom
Dear parent, As of xx/xx/xXxX, I will no...

Dear parent,

As of xx/xx/xXxX, I will no longer be offering child care services to dcg.

Sincerely,
A relived child care provider


If they ask why, I would let them know the excessive...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 516
Posted By boy_mom
Oh my stars and stripes :eek::eek::eek: They...

Oh my stars and stripes :eek::eek::eek: They would be getting termed this evening!!

Let us know how it goes!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 516
Posted By boy_mom
I would let them know from now on you'll be...

I would let them know from now on you'll be calling for pick up for excessive crying. If they know how he is and still both stayed home Friday, if be all set!

If she gets snippy they would be out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By boy_mom
I think its a parental responsibility. I would...

I think its a parental responsibility. I would just nicely say, as you can imagine that might be information overload and a bit confusing to teach here in group care!

I do agree with PP, we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 452
Posted By boy_mom
I think you'll be the best judge of "excessive"...

I think you'll be the best judge of "excessive" for your group. My personal limit was 2 hrs, but I did have a few kids who I sent home even sooner. For whatever reason, some days I just couldn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 452
Posted By boy_mom
My cry policy was included in my illness...

My cry policy was included in my illness policy...

Any child who who is upset, crying or unable to participate in the day (for ANY reason) will be sent home home after 2 hours. Parents must...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 362
Posted By boy_mom
I ran my daycare while my boys were both small,...

I ran my daycare while my boys were both small, and were"friends" with all the DCKs. We went to the parties of the children they truly got along with and who's parents I enjoyed. I also did play...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 25,239
Posted By boy_mom
I agree, it is hard for a child to be asked to...

I agree, it is hard for a child to be asked to sit still the entire nap time. Sounds like it's time for you to find a more age appropriate environment that better suits your child's needs!! :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 545
Posted By boy_mom
I think a lot of us make concessions when we...

I think a lot of us make concessions when we first start out. Also, parents try to take advantage because they know you are a newbie. But seriously, you will burn out if you over extend yourself!
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2018, 03:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,805
Posted By boy_mom
Even if she does sue you, you have every right to...

Even if she does sue you, you have every right to terminate care because of her statement she fears for her child. Did she put that in writing?

I think she is just blowing smoke but I think you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 544
Posted By boy_mom
I agree with other posters, I would be done with...

I agree with other posters, I would be done with this kid, even if it means losing her sibling. Sounds like a huge liability to you and a danger to the other children (unbuckling them?!?! What the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 818
Posted By boy_mom
If this was me, I would just be unavailable when...

If this was me, I would just be unavailable when they called looking for any thing after daycare closes. You have business hours, it's ok to stick to them!

In my contract I had my hours of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 677
Posted By boy_mom
If she was a great employee I might offer her...

If she was a great employee I might offer her child care "at cost", so not free but enough to cover what would be spent to care for her child.

To me a good employee who is happy would be worth...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 951
Posted By boy_mom
I had a family bring their kids to daycare right...

I had a family bring their kids to daycare right after a flight. Both parents went right back to work as well.

Both kids were great sleepers and spent most of the morning catching up on rest,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 751
Posted By boy_mom
Just be direct - Dad, I close at 5:30, anyone...

Just be direct - Dad, I close at 5:30, anyone still in attendance will be charged a late fee. If you arrive at 5:30, I will meet you at the door with Johnny. As you can imagine, I've had a long work...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 584
Posted By boy_mom
My son once said "I'm going to kill myself!" When...

My son once said "I'm going to kill myself!" When he was frustrated, I was sooo shocked because we don't talk like that at home.

Turns out he had been watching Charlie Brown movies/shows at my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 685
Posted By boy_mom
Yep, I would terminate! I terminated a similar...

Yep, I would terminate! I terminated a similar child in the middle of his first day!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 605
Posted By boy_mom
Yes, I did this with both my children and...

Yes, I did this with both my children and encouraged it with most of my daycare babies. I just preferred to not have children associate food/eating with part of the sleep routine. I never had any...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 448
Posted By boy_mom
I had a 9 hour cap, and only took parent who...

I had a 9 hour cap, and only took parent who worked in town with a commute of 20 minutes or less. So when figuring out your max hours, youll have to consider commute time, etc.

I just had it as...
Forum: Forms - Uploads 01-13-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,115
Posted By boy_mom
I always added mine to my sick policy - if a...

I always added mine to my sick policy - if a child cries continuously for 2 hours, for any reason, I will call for pick up. Parents must arrive within 30 mins of being contacted.

And then call...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 963
Posted By boy_mom
I told people I was closing as I handed them a...

I told people I was closing as I handed them a letter with details at pick up. I also made sure it was on a day that didn't require me to be somewhere right after work so I could take the time to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,077
Posted By boy_mom
This is true! I was always up front about what I...

This is true! I was always up front about what I could and couldn't do for parents, and asked them for specifics on what they're looking for in a caregiver. This saved a lot of headaches for both...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,077
Posted By boy_mom
While this is all good and true - none of this...

While this is all good and true - none of this takes into account that a care provider may not have 20 minutes to focus on feeding one child or considers the impact a fussy child can have on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,166
Posted By boy_mom
Hi DCM, I'm sorry to hear You haven't found...

Hi DCM,

I'm sorry to hear You haven't found other care arrangements. Unfortunately, the spaces are no longer available.

All the best,
A relieved provider ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2017, 09:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,166
Posted By boy_mom
I really wouldn't be open to taking them back....

I really wouldn't be open to taking them back. While I can understand where mom is coming from, I wouldn't be willing to take a screaming infant back especially after seeing improvements with the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2017, 07:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,081
Posted By boy_mom
Can you adjust their hours? I mean, it would be a...

Can you adjust their hours? I mean, it would be a little uncomfortable but maybe with the new year you could rewrite their contract, even if it was until 3:30/4.

I feel bad for this kid but I also...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,166
Posted By boy_mom
I'm sorry you are feeling this way! :hug: ...

I'm sorry you are feeling this way! :hug:

And without trying to be too cynical, this is exactly why you should always be a little detached, take the paid time off and stop giving extra to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2017, 05:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 902
Posted By boy_mom
I would postpone until you have an answer from...

I would postpone until you have an answer from both the guardian and the licensing office.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2017, 05:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,166
Posted By boy_mom
Since it's almost the new year I would just send...

Since it's almost the new year I would just send home your updated policies and procedures. If you have a sick or pick up policy you could add it there. Or just send it home in a letter.

"If a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 980
Posted By boy_mom
I agree, if he is clean and the clothes are clean...

I agree, if he is clean and the clothes are clean than I wouldn't really say anything. Can you use a oil diffuser or something in the room to help block the smell?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2017, 12:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,166
Posted By boy_mom
I used to have a crying policy (built into my...

I used to have a crying policy (built into my illness policy), that said after 2 hours of crying parents would be called for immediate pick up. Doesn't matter why they are crying. I felt it was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2017, 12:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,446
Posted By boy_mom
I think crying at drop off can be normal for some...

I think crying at drop off can be normal for some children. I had two long term criers (one is still my sons best friends and still comes to my house a lot since I closed my daycare!) Sometimes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2017, 11:55 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,094
Posted By boy_mom
I think cutting ties is the best bet! Even if you...

I think cutting ties is the best bet! Even if you reinstate the 5pm pick up time, it won't be long before you end back in your current predicament.

I would just be upfront with BF, since you guys...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2017, 12:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,124
Posted By boy_mom
I had a DCM who's parents paid for daycare. At...

I had a DCM who's parents paid for daycare. At first i was unsure, but when I asked it had been part of their arrangement - they covered her child care as part of her "benefits package" working at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,802
Posted By boy_mom
I agree with PP, be blunt! I had parents like...

I agree with PP, be blunt! I had parents like this, and I directly reminded them that I close at 5:30. That means last child out the door at 5:30, not parent walking in at 5:30.

I also reminded...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,436
Posted By boy_mom
I agree that what happens in your house is...

I agree that what happens in your house is primarily your responsibility to fix. Some behaviors at daycare never happen at home and visa versa.

I would tell parents if I saw a behavior escalting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2017, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,232
Posted By boy_mom
I only took children 12-18 months and older. It...

I only took children 12-18 months and older. It wasn't written in stone, just my preference. The few times I did take an infant I usually regretted it and ended up terming! Though they're adorable, I...
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