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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 1,984
Views: 267,508
Posted By Jupadia
Yesterday my youngest came down with a tummy bug,...

Yesterday my youngest came down with a tummy bug, poor guy was throwing up and dry heaving (poor guy is just turned 3). It first happened around 4pm then I had 2 kids go home back to back within...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By Jupadia
First I send all the kids to my coner center...

First I send all the kids to my coner center which is fenced in grab a stack of board puzzles mostly this is for the under 2 to 2.5 crowd. The others I'll tell them to pick a different center and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 466
Posted By Jupadia
I prepare meals for the kids, I have my own in...

I prepare meals for the kids, I have my own in care do it just seemed to make sense to do it for all. I've had parents send lunch before for a kid, and had no problem with it. Just told dks that his...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By Jupadia
Wish I could help, my MIL is also my sub, with my...

Wish I could help, my MIL is also my sub, with my husband filling in for true emergencies. But I'm lucky cause she retired last year so she is usually available.
Can you check with other providers...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 799
Posted By Jupadia
Ok I pumped and the amount varrys for each pump,...

Ok I pumped and the amount varrys for each pump, I never found it to be the same as what I pumped last time. Though I did not make enough for my first and had to supplement with formula. Did not feed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 355
Posted By Jupadia
I've been un business for about 6 years now. It...

I've been un business for about 6 years now. It super easy for me to find kids under 2 who need care. Most of those come to me as kids who's parents are finished mat leave and starting care for first...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 408
Posted By Jupadia
I was able to find some regulations for Thunder...

I was able to find some regulations for Thunder Bay which is located in Ontario. So it dose not cover all of Ontario by far but I would assume that regulations would be the same or very similar...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By Jupadia
I just tried a pack n play with a 3 year old...

I just tried a pack n play with a 3 year old myself the week before Christmas. He has trouble staying quite and keeps himself awake though needs the nap. With the pack n play I could move him to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-25-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 981
Posted By Jupadia
Family 1: cheese / cracker gift box set ...

Family 1: cheese / cracker gift box set
Presents for each of the dks (5 total)
Pay for vacation time I take through
out year even though...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 491
Posted By Jupadia
Yep, I've worked threw a couple stomachs bugs....

Yep, I've worked threw a couple stomachs bugs. Most times I felt slightly unwell in am, but by afternoon I've wanted to roll into a ball. I'll throw on the tv and skip a few things with the kids. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 516
Posted By Jupadia
My kids got this last year, they either had vomit...

My kids got this last year, they either had vomit or diarrhea. But only one or the other, it went threw the whole daycare (all 5 kids). It was hard for both myself and other parents cause it was hard...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By Jupadia
Wish I could help, but I could not get my own 2...

Wish I could help, but I could not get my own 2 year old this summer to stop licking sand at the beach. Cause you know that gritty sand has to be yummy.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By Jupadia
I have parents supply diapers, wipes and...

I have parents supply diapers, wipes and sunscreen. Food and formula all kids under age 1, unless child is eating table food. Formula is always supplied by parents despite age. I dont have many that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 551
Posted By Jupadia
I see this happening with my own about to be 3...

I see this happening with my own about to be 3 year old. I do strap him in my dk quad stroller but never our umbrella stroller cause he wants in and out all the time at this age.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 601
Posted By Jupadia
I know with my oldest who was 22lb by the time he...

I know with my oldest who was 22lb by the time he was 6 months. In total he ate between 24 to 36 ounces per day (mix of pumped milk and formula). But he was eating 6 to 8 ounces at a time. Sleeping...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 400
Posted By Jupadia
I can get why mom wants baby drinking breast...

I can get why mom wants baby drinking breast milk. I know with both my guys I struggled for milk production, I latterly bleed over it with my first. My first I did entirely pumped milk with formula...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 551
Posted By Jupadia
My husband let our oldest roll off the bed, and...

My husband let our oldest roll off the bed, and our youngest off the couch. Both times they were fine. My brother that was 11 ish dropped our youngest brotherc1 year old fall on his head. Then my mom...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 516
Posted By Jupadia
It could be any number if reasons, I was talking...

It could be any number if reasons, I was talking to a friend today who's 3 almost 4 year old just started morning care in preschool progom in September. Rhe child has vomited every day since starting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 218
Posted By Jupadia
When my own are sick thankfull I have an option...

When my own are sick thankfull I have an option of using my MIL (lives 5min away so husband will drop off) or my husband takes a day off.
When the my youngest was still under a year I would keep...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By Jupadia
I have one in care and one at school. Thd older...

I have one in care and one at school. Thd older one can drive me nuts when here all day. As well during his last year before school started but he was the oldest of the group so I think some of it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 351
Posted By Jupadia
My policy states that late fees start at 6:01 per...

My policy states that late fees start at 6:01 per minute. Rhe last thing i want to do is track down a parent. I have added into my contract that with providers permission that if parent contacts...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 287
Posted By Jupadia
I also ship my own kids off to there nanas when...

I also ship my own kids off to there nanas when sick. My husband will drop them off and pick them up. Daycare in the basment so even if they have not left they don't come into contact. I charge...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 348
Posted By Jupadia
I keep them nice and thick, and bake them extra...

I keep them nice and thick, and bake them extra time. While I've had some break it's more because of choice of cutter I use (candy canes break easy where trees are more solid). I just Google a recipe...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By Jupadia
I've had pt 1 year olds in the past, one with a...

I've had pt 1 year olds in the past, one with a rotating schedule. (2 to 3 days a week different days diffeent weeks) it did take awhile (a fee months) before she was settled in. Mostly she would cry...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 534
Posted By Jupadia
I would have to agree about the swing at home...

I would have to agree about the swing at home being the problem. My own guy did not sit up unless he was propped up till 8 months and then pulled himself into sitting position. (The swing in this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 326
Posted By Jupadia
Here (Ontario Canada) all homes have to have them...

Here (Ontario Canada) all homes have to have them near furnaces and sleeping areas by law. But before it was made law we only had one in the furnace room.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 201,596
Posted By Jupadia
So today we are out and about as a family. We...

So today we are out and about as a family. We pass a grave yard my oldest 5 points out the cool stones. My husband very bluntly says that they are graves for dead people. My kids eyes went big, so I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 4,876
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 495,149
Posted By Jupadia
My husband was giving out full 6inch turtle...

My husband was giving out full 6inch turtle figures to our oldest to bribe him to use the potty. After so many times, I had bought a good size stack at like $5 each (normal round 10 to 12). But had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By Jupadia
I have no issue if parent / sibbling is sick and...

I have no issue if parent / sibbling is sick and wants to bring their little one still. They are after all paying for care and their child that's coming is not sick. Same for if they drop off on a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,047
Posted By Jupadia
Over only got one, but from my center days way...

Over only got one, but from my center days way before I had my own daycare or own kids.

We were already down to about 1/2 the kids cause it was Christmas break, a lot of our parents were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By Jupadia
I have a ton of hero masks, capes, additional...

I have a ton of hero masks, capes, additional hats (princess, knight, police). As well as a few bracelets. (Need a few more "girl" items). I do have a ton of actual costumes (all hero) that we got...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 15,828
Posted By Jupadia
I charge $1 per minute. If parent contacts me at...

I charge $1 per minute. If parent contacts me at least 15 min before they are late the fee changes to $10 per half hour with providers permission. I do this because traffic here can be really bad. We...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 273
Posted By Jupadia
I wont train for parents but will assist. I...

I wont train for parents but will assist.

I will take their child to the washroom, while doing they regular diaper changes place child on toliet. (About ever 2 to 2.5 hours). Once the child is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 459
Posted By Jupadia
I go, but only cause it's my kids being invited....

I go, but only cause it's my kids being invited. My boys are just a little bit older or same age as my DKs so they invite my guys to their parts and we invite to my guys. My older one is very vocal...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,238
Posted By Jupadia
My first client I let walk over me. She started...

My first client I let walk over me. She started off 4 days per week, mom said she would work up to five days a week. Cool I was fine with that. But a month or so in she would switch days or say only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 201,596
Posted By Jupadia
Snow

We had our first snowfall yesterday, by the time the snow started my MIL was due to take over so I could make it to parent teacher interviews. I dont have her worry about taking the kids outside if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 398
Posted By Jupadia
They have snow days here which usually means the...

They have snow days here which usually means the school buses are not busting but schools will be open. As I found out last year dise mean that some staff and a lot if students are out for the day so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 258
Posted By Jupadia
I'm in Ontario Canada here they have a two year...

I'm in Ontario Canada here they have a two year kindergarden program (jr. And sr) that starts the year your child turns 4. So this year on December 30 he is 3 next year for school year he will turn 4...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 407
Posted By Jupadia
No discount here either, I do require parents...

No discount here either, I do require parents with more then one child enrolled to give 4 weeks notice instead of two weeks. Because when they leave you have 2 spots to fill and can actually be hard...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 258
Posted By Jupadia
I've done this with a kid very recently, he...

I've done this with a kid very recently, he starts school next year so it's a priority to get him trained. He is 2 but will be 3 by the end of December. It took him about a month of sitting to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 4,876
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 495,149
Posted By Jupadia
Yes my youngest would get a slight fever but not...

Yes my youngest would get a slight fever but not much just high enough to call it a fever when ever he was getting teeth. Which for a few months felt like ever week. He had no teeth till 13 months...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 642
Posted By Jupadia
I dont get the parents anything, the kids each...

I dont get the parents anything, the kids each make a salt dough ornament (different shapes different years) and wrap it themselves but I dont do gifts for the parents. One year I did give some mars...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,199
Posted By Jupadia
Hey just saw this post, dont feel bad I have one...

Hey just saw this post, dont feel bad I have one of my own I do the same with. My oldest now 5 would not drink plain water no matter how many times it was offered bottle no go, cup no go nothing....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 4,876
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 495,149
Posted By Jupadia
Filled a spot this week thought it was my last...

Filled a spot this week thought it was my last open spot ( that part was good) but was just told that it will be one boys last day tomorrow. Told parent they still owe 1 week then since I require 2...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 280
Posted By Jupadia
Mittens or socks

I prefer mittens for the kids. For the really little ones who pull off mittens the second they get them on I'll put a pair of kids socks on too that go up to elbows so I'm not fixing mittens all the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By Jupadia
I change dippers about every 2 hours as well, and...

I change dippers about every 2 hours as well, and bring any kids potty training at this time as well. I have 1 that asks to go poop but not pee so he gets a change and sits this ones 3.5 years old. ....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 533
Posted By Jupadia
For me for my parents it would be to short of...

For me for my parents it would be to short of notice and violate my contract with them. I would try talking to them to see if they could arrange pickup, letting them know I've had something come up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 846
Posted By Jupadia
Reminder parent about my policy and then put...

Reminder parent about my policy and then put child into diapers for day. I'm only cleaning the puddles up from my own.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 627
Posted By Jupadia
As a smaller bladder person I totally get having...

As a smaller bladder person I totally get having to use the washroom and would not love it if I was told no I could not do so. I've let parents and siblings use the washroom in the past and would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 848
Posted By Jupadia
Personally I would not love to have a parent...

Personally I would not love to have a parent follow me, I would if a parent shows up at nap ask them to wait by the door, while I go get their child. But would also fully understand why they might...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 353
Posted By Jupadia
I'm in a similar situation. I currently have a...

I'm in a similar situation. I currently have a spot for a child 2 +, but have not filled it. Come February my own son ages out and I can except a child under 2, but only if I dont fill my current...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By Jupadia
My own guy now 2.5 was not ready to communicate...

My own guy now 2.5 was not ready to communicate that way at 20 months. Like the little one you described only had a fee words. (Though we heard him say other ones but would say them once or twice and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 581
Posted By Jupadia
I've seen it on invites and still have given a...

I've seen it on invites and still have given a gift, but we made sure to give a book and movie tickets. It was a friend of the family and my husband talked to the dad who told us they put it there...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By Jupadia
I get one for each spot, so it dose not mater if...

I get one for each spot, so it dose not mater if you have 1 or 3 kids in care. The deposit is for the spot so I collect deposits for that.
As well it helps clear up any confusion later on if one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 562
Posted By Jupadia
For myself with my own 2, I would close and...

For myself with my own 2, I would close and refund (or rather credit) day if I had to. So far the most the kids have gotten is a couple fevers on those days depending on age my sons were I either...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1,984
Views: 267,508
Posted By Jupadia
Vacation time

Yaaa, only 2 hours to go and I'm off for the long weekend. We have Thanksgiving this weekend so I'm closed Monday I also took tomorrow as a vacation day. Tomorrow first thing we are packing our kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By Jupadia
Was going to add, I have 5 diapers I keep of each...

Was going to add, I have 5 diapers I keep of each size put away in a ziplock. I keep these as back up if I forget to warn a parent. I have in the past taken them from my own kids supplies to have on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By Jupadia
My own 2.5 year old goes through about 6 changes...

My own 2.5 year old goes through about 6 changes a day.
Wake up
Again around 9am
Again before nap 1130
After nap 200
Around 5
And again before bed

My daycare kids get diaper changes every 2...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 672
Posted By Jupadia
2 weeks for most families but if they have more...

2 weeks for most families but if they have more then one kid in care then its 1 month
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 770
Posted By Jupadia
I would charge and they would be charged at the...

I would charge and they would be charged at the at my late no call rate of 1 dollar per min (if parents notify me they pay 10 per 30mins of care outside hour) parents would also receive a warning...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 448
Posted By Jupadia
I waited 6 months and dropped my frees but made...

I waited 6 months and dropped my frees but made sure not to advertise the prices online. Once I enrolled 2 kids then I was no longer a daycare without kids (which I think k was a draw back for some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 495
Posted By Jupadia
That sucks, I have not had it happen yet but...

That sucks, I have not had it happen yet but installed a large pently for those that due. They not only owe all services fees but an additional 25 per day from the day fees were supposed to be paid...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 433
Posted By Jupadia
I use to be on the side of knock and I'd yell...

I use to be on the side of knock and I'd yell come in. (My entrance is on my stairs so you go up 3 stairs to living space or down rest of flight to basment daycare. But then I was feeling with a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By Jupadia
We had upstairs neboiurs like this, it came a...

We had upstairs neboiurs like this, it came a daily thing to tell them to move their car and park straight so my husband could park as well. It only stopped cause when I got pregnant with my first we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,157
Posted By Jupadia
If they walk I dont even do them up between...

If they walk I dont even do them up between changes tiĺl the last of the day before pick up. If I get them wrong unless it's just before pick up then I leave it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 201,596
Posted By Jupadia
My oldest is a valentines baby, I joke it was so...

My oldest is a valentines baby, I joke it was so his father did not have to deal with the holiday and just had to do his birthday. He came a week early to make it happen.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 201,596
Posted By Jupadia
Ment to add happy belated birthday

Ment to add happy belated birthday
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 201,596
Posted By Jupadia
My youngest shared a birthday (December 30) with...

My youngest shared a birthday (December 30) with the kid next door to us, and then the other kid on the other side of us. I still want to know the chances of 3 kids being born on same day (different...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Posted By Jupadia
I'll mention it, especially since I have a small...

I'll mention it, especially since I have a small group my family's tend to notice if so and so not there so I'll say something about someone going home with __________. I wont say names but parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 879
Posted By Jupadia
My own kid is the one that had told "your not my...

My own kid is the one that had told "your not my friend to another kid". As well as one dcb, most of the time I let them continue playing if I hear this. I'll step in if they start arguing and just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,301
Posted By Jupadia
I confess to falling asleep a couple times, while...

I confess to falling asleep a couple times, while sitting up in my chair though it was when I was pregnant with my last. Mostly I ended up half dozing a couple times. But I've never layin down to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 387
Posted By Jupadia
Lucky you, we have a great zoo here, a family...

Lucky you, we have a great zoo here, a family membership it would cost me nothing extra to take my kids for the day but its 2 hours on the his each way (40 min drive in car / not happing) so that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 410
Posted By Jupadia
My own bedroom and my kids are all up stairs and...

My own bedroom and my kids are all up stairs and there for unreachable for the kids. Upstairs for our own use, I just use one of those food knob things that make it hard to open, the same for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,416
Posted By Jupadia
At the age of 9 almost 10 I was changing my...

At the age of 9 almost 10 I was changing my newborn baby brothers diapers, by the age of 12 (legal age to babysit where I lived at the time) i was changing all the kids i babysat some as young as 3...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Posted By Jupadia
I dont have much to offer you. My own kid did...

I dont have much to offer you. My own kid did this and drove us nuts. He started holding it in soon after we started potty training. We tried rewards, taking away privilliages, fiber supplements (a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2018, 06:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 930
Posted By Jupadia
For me it depends, Recently I had a mom ask...

For me it depends,

Recently I had a mom ask me of I had room this past March for her son to return and to start her new baby (had year off mat leave) , I only had room for 4 year old when she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,036
Posted By Jupadia
Belts on 2 year olds or any kid that is potty...

Belts on 2 year olds or any kid that is potty training, or in diapers, or cant do one themselves
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 588
Posted By Jupadia
I've cited two cots, two playpens (though ones at...

I've cited two cots, two playpens (though ones at Nanas right now since I dont need it currently), one extra back up thinner foam mat. As well as my kids rooms where my own sleep in their beds. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By Jupadia
The only child who's get a tablet from me is my...

The only child who's get a tablet from me is my own, cause he has his own room and is separated from the dks at nap when he has it. His also the oldest of the group at 5.
I currently have one other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 656
Posted By Jupadia
I would, but only cause my contract states I'll...

I would, but only cause my contract states I'll give patents one months notice of any vacations. Sick days I can take at as needed but at this time do refund or rather deduct it from fees for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 607
Posted By Jupadia
My 5 year old loves coffee, or what we make him...

My 5 year old loves coffee, or what we make him that we call coffee. A glass of warm milk with a splash of coffee for colouring. It's a favorite treat. But my 2 year old will sometimes try to steal...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 549
Posted By Jupadia
First congrats. Second I can't tell you how...

First congrats.

Second I can't tell you how to do it without knowing some of your laws or info I can tell you what I did. My first I had full mat leave (1 year here in Canada) and no daycare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By Jupadia
I do mine after hours, preferably with about 15...

I do mine after hours, preferably with about 15 min after closing at 6pm though I'm willing to go as late as 7pm. I use to do them when I first began in the am between snack and before lunch prep...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By Jupadia
I did this for my first sign up of a kid. At the...

I did this for my first sign up of a kid. At the time I had 5 spaces to fill. I hated it. As others have said it's hard to find someone to fill pt care days that are open the same each week. It's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By Jupadia
I dont have any requirements where I live about...

I dont have any requirements where I live about who I leave the kids with but I did close for the week when I had my last.

I was able to know before hand about what way baby was coming (scheduled...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 950
Posted By Jupadia
What really helped me for my older few was one of...

What really helped me for my older few was one of those players with the extra pieces. I orginaaĺly got it for my own infant to give him a safe space to learn how to move in and dont really get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 553
Posted By Jupadia
No protcal to follow. I have 5 kids from 3...

No protcal to follow. I have 5 kids from 3 family's if you include my own 2. I have parents provide it and apply it before going out both morning and afternoon. I dont worry about washing hands...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By Jupadia
At 18 months some kids are just starting walking...

At 18 months some kids are just starting walking on their own. This sounds like the case here that this little one is just a late Walker and is not comfortable on their own. For the time being I'd...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,018
Posted By Jupadia
I provide 2% for 2+ ages and 3.5% for the under 2...

I provide 2% for 2+ ages and 3.5% for the under 2 crowd. Any children that require a different kind I have the parents provide it. For example I have one child that gets lactose free milk so parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 4,876
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 495,149
Posted By Jupadia
Where have all my plastic spoons gone.. .. ...

Where have all my plastic spoons gone.. ..

Lots of knives (dont use them accept my own kid and for playdough)
Some forks
Just enough spoons
(Some may be in my kids lost and found at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 810
Posted By Jupadia
For me it would depend on the family of I would...

For me it would depend on the family of I would do it or not. I would have them sign an amendment to yours and tuition rate with both a start and end date involved.
Personally I would charge enough...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 201,596
Posted By Jupadia
The kids where playing dcb 4, dcb 6, and my boy...

The kids where playing dcb 4, dcb 6, and my boy 5.
Start saying you "you can't screw me" "no I screw you". Me look over about to say something when one of them shouts out "well I'm going to drill...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 565
Posted By Jupadia
I'm like using a changing station myself. My...

I'm like using a changing station myself. My downstairs bathroom was short about an inch to put in a true change table. But I got a kalax shelf from IKEA 4 cube style that can hold a lot of weight....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 927
Posted By Jupadia
I use my back door as an entrance into the...

I use my back door as an entrance into the daycare. It has a small landing with like 3 stairs going up and like 8 going down to the basment/ daycare kitchen which leads to the daycare . The actual...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 620
Posted By Jupadia
I don't take SA kids but only cause they take a...

I don't take SA kids but only cause they take a spot and parents don't want to pay full toddler fees. Plus with my own kids pick up I have enough not worrying about picking up other kids. But I've...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 935
Posted By Jupadia
I'm just doing what I did for mothers day. I...

I'm just doing what I did for mothers day. I bought a cheap filler store canvas and masked out a M for mom and now it will be a D for Dad. ( though my own boys did a NA for Nana each and will do a ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By Jupadia
I have some toys while they are available at all...

I have some toys while they are available at all times the kids have to trade. One bucket of small toys at a time. As well they have a few buckets of track, mega blocks, and music stuff that they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 1,984
Views: 267,508
Posted By Jupadia
Or school and dealing with heat

So not good part of this post is that a lot of the schools around here are old and in bad need of repairs. Not that repairs would help my sons school because it was built before they put stuff like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 761
Posted By Jupadia
I've started doing a click and collect service...

I've started doing a click and collect service offered by Superstore. I order them online and pick them up. It allows me to get them done on a weeknight and still have an evening left
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 768
Posted By Jupadia
Hey also from Ontario. When I first started out...

Hey also from Ontario.
When I first started out I did weekend care for just one or two kids at a time. But I made sure parents knew it was desired family time and had permission to transport. It...
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