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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By Msdunny
High Pitched Scream

I have a 14-month-old who i've had since she was 5 months old. She has started a high pitched scream while playing, eating, and when she wakes up. She isn't in pain, it just seems to be a new 'game'...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2019, 05:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By Msdunny
I have washclothes. Each child gets a wet...

I have washclothes. Each child gets a wet washcloth to clean their hands and faces when they finish eating, then they put their cloth in my dirty laundry basket. I don't really have an issue with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 523
Posted By Msdunny
Wednesday here - one of my low key days for the...

Wednesday here - one of my low key days for the week. only 3 kiddos - 3 yo and 2 toddlers. Toddlers come right before lunch time, and one leaves right after naptime.

My daughter and I consider...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2019, 06:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,144
Posted By Msdunny
I quickly taught my group to not say, "I don't...

I quickly taught my group to not say, "I don't like ______". I have told them they do not have to eat what is on their plate, but they do not need to inform everyone that they do not like it.

Do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2019, 05:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By Msdunny
Flu Shot

I just had a mom text and say, "oh by the way, I forgot to tell you that I'm taking DCG to get her flu shot this morning and then bringing her in"

I have updated my handbook with the 48-hour...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By Msdunny
Thanks! This was the kind of feedback I needed.

Thanks! This was the kind of feedback I needed.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By Msdunny
Raising rates

I seem to have all the questions this week! :D

When you do a rate increase, by how much do you raise your rates at one time? I am considering $5 more per day, but i have 2 families who have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 383
Posted By Msdunny
She did tell me she was working on a schedule to...

She did tell me she was working on a schedule to ‘try to help me out’ which i appreciated. Now it seems as if if she wants the schedule to make her life simpler. I just did what worked for me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By Msdunny
I didn’t type out what I was thinking very well....

I didn’t type out what I was thinking very well. Sorry. I don’t want to do it any longer. And I will probably let mom know the later hours won’t work for me. However, I do have other kids most days...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By Msdunny
Late Pick Up

I have a mom who consistently texts me once a week, asking for late pickup (anywhere from half an hour to one hour after contracted time). I would like to put an end to this. Any tips? If you charge,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2019, 05:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 383
Posted By Msdunny
Baby Wise

Does anyone have a parent who uses the Baby Wise system to schedule their infants day? If so, do you strictly stick to it, or modify it for your care?

Now for the back story. I have a 2 month old...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 312
Posted By Msdunny
That’s my problem. Hurricanes are so hit-or-miss...

That’s my problem. Hurricanes are so hit-or-miss that I hate to close down and then have no weather incidents. A tiny wobble one way or the other can make the difference between a heavy rain shower...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 528
Posted By Msdunny
Parents provide changes of clothing, diapers,...

Parents provide changes of clothing, diapers, formula, 'play shoes' (for outside), and sunscreen. I store things in cubby boxes for each child. Anything that would normally be brought in a diaper...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2019, 04:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 506
Posted By Msdunny
When I am down to about 8-10 diapers, I send a...

When I am down to about 8-10 diapers, I send a text. Thankfully, most of my parents go ahead and bring them the next day. We are on vacation next week, so I’ve told mine they could just bring a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2019, 03:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 312
Posted By Msdunny
Hurricane Policy?

Are there any NC, SC, FL, etc. here who would be willing to share what kind of hurricane policy you may have? I have told parents we will close if power is out for more than an hour. I do see several...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By Msdunny
I require pull ups at naptime until the child...

I require pull ups at naptime until the child stays dry at nap time for at least 2 weeks. Mom won't be cleaning the mess, you will, so it is non-negotiable. If she won't provide them, charge her for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2019, 06:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 828
Posted By Msdunny
I love my Shark upright for heavy duty vacuuming,...

I love my Shark upright for heavy duty vacuuming, but would love to try a Roomba for the daily dog hair pickup.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2019, 05:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By Msdunny
I haven't, but I think I will start this fall....

I haven't, but I think I will start this fall. His parents are just now starting to try to potty train, and dad tells me when they try to get him to sit on the potty, he screams and throws a fit. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2019, 05:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By Msdunny
3yo Freak Out

Looking for a little help. I have a 3 yo dcb (turning 3 in Sept.). He absolutely FREAKS OUT if he hears a baby cry. starts a screaming cry, and rubs his eyes. He cannot be consoled. I've never...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2019, 04:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,806
Posted By Msdunny
I was at a party for one of mine this weekend....

I was at a party for one of mine this weekend. TWo of my moms were talking with me. They were sharing horror stories about their babies and how they 'just won't sleep'. Then both moms admitted that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 650
Posted By Msdunny
I can't tell you whether to stay or not, but one...

I can't tell you whether to stay or not, but one thing that stuck out to me is that a baby can't sleep with a bottle, so at least in that one area they aren't wrong.

Sorry I can't be more help....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2,048
Views: 309,084
Posted By Msdunny
Playing chef with my almost 2-year-old dcb. I...

Playing chef with my almost 2-year-old dcb. I asked him if he could make me a pizza, and he answered, "absoloopsy!"

I love that age!! lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 396
Posted By Msdunny
I Wish You Could Hear...

I wish you could hear the 2 girls in my baby nap room. The first woke the other with her crying, and now the second is singing "E I E I Ooooooo!" while the other yells at her. Then they will both...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By Msdunny
Thanks! I figured someone could link it faster...

Thanks! I figured someone could link it faster than I could find it. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2019, 06:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By Msdunny
Florida Laws

Could someone give me information on home daycare laws in Florida? We are considering a move there, and would like to be able to decide if I should take all my supplies or sell them and look...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 31,199
Posted By Msdunny
The older I get, the more I realize that my job...

The older I get, the more I realize that my job (home daycare) cannot be my life. So I would never take on a client that needed me 60+ hours per week. my time is just too valuable to me. And I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 812
Posted By Msdunny
Parents don't tell me how to run my day. I am...

Parents don't tell me how to run my day. I am non-negotiable on outside time, nap times, and foods I serve (except for confirmed allergies). Like the poster above, I would offer a 2 week notice or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,083
Posted By Msdunny
I agree, BC, which is why I (tried) to frame my...

I agree, BC, which is why I (tried) to frame my post as a funny "it always seems to work out this way" situation, not a big problem. And I do think parents are missing out on a lot of their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,083
Posted By Msdunny
It is sad. I know they pay me, but I don't think...

It is sad. I know they pay me, but I don't think they realize how much they will miss these years very soon. My youngest is 20, and I don't regret the time I spent with the three of my kids, no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,083
Posted By Msdunny
Turns out, instead of an hour early, she’s going...

Turns out, instead of an hour early, she’s going to be a half an hour late. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,083
Posted By Msdunny
Silly Mommy...

I only have 3 on Fridays. I did that on purpose, so that my daughter and I would have a lighter day. 2 of my 3 are out today. The third's mom only brings her on Fridays so she can have time to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Posted By Msdunny
I do books for every occasion - birthday,...

I do books for every occasion - birthday, Christmas, graduation. I am a kids’ book fanatic, and can usually judge which book they would like based on what we have read here.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2019, 04:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By Msdunny
Open Art Stations

Hi all! I know I have seen some folks post that they have 'free art' types of centers in their daycare. How does that work? What types of activities or items do you have available?

I'll admit that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 840
Posted By Msdunny
We are outside by 10am most days and stay there...

We are outside by 10am most days and stay there until naptime. We eat lunch outside, too. Then we are back out after naps, from around 3:30 until pickups. That will change as we get hotter here - we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By Msdunny
She did tect back later tellimg me the doctor...

She did tect back later tellimg me the doctor said hte child was fine and asking if she could drop off. My own daughter, who is my assistant, went back to bed today with a fever. So I reminded the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2019, 05:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By Msdunny
Thanks for the replies. I read most of them...

Thanks for the replies. I read most of them during naptime, and then his mom came for an early pickup right after he got up, so I didn't send home. I mentioned the low temp to mom and she said he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2019, 05:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By Msdunny
Suspected Ear Infection

What would your reply be to a parent who texts saying they are taking their child to the doctor for a suspectied ear infection this morning, and that whe will 'keep me updated'. This little one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By Msdunny
It is an in-ear. I took the temp. again about a...

It is an in-ear. I took the temp. again about a half an hour later, and it was 97.1.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By Msdunny
Temperature Question

I have a DCB who came with a cold on Monday, obviously feeling puny. Mom kept him home Tues and We’d. He’s here today, still sick, but with cold symptoms. I just took his temperature because he feels...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2019, 05:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 693
Posted By Msdunny
This is what I usually do. Sometimes, if I'm...

This is what I usually do. Sometimes, if I'm feeling snarky, I'll answer everything with a nonsense answer. For example - I'm washing dishes. I get the "what are you doing?" question. It is very...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2019, 04:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 518
Posted By Msdunny
I bought inexpensive flower pots, and we put red...

I bought inexpensive flower pots, and we put red thumbprints on them. I am going to use a sharpie to make the thumbprints into ladybugs this weekend. We planted seed a couple of weeks ago, and those...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 783
Posted By Msdunny
I usually say something like "it looks like we...

I usually say something like "it looks like we all caught Snowflake's allergies!" Said with a big smile. Just so she knows that I know she was just blowing smoke. :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2019, 05:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 809
Posted By Msdunny
I know I missed the cut off for really helping...

I know I missed the cut off for really helping with this, but...

I was closed Friday, so on Thursday we did a color by number easter egg, had iced cookies, and did an Easter egg hunt just because...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 654
Posted By Msdunny
I was going to guess another dck wiped their face...

I was going to guess another dck wiped their face on his shirt. But mom?!? :eek::rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,134
Posted By Msdunny
Same here

Same here
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2019, 06:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 708
Posted By Msdunny
I don't mind if the kids sit and just enjoy the...

I don't mind if the kids sit and just enjoy the day. I understand the need for passive time. What I can't get over is the drive to try to run and yell IN the house (where is definitely is not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2019, 05:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 708
Posted By Msdunny
Here's A Funny, Not at All Annoying Thing, I Have Noticed...

So the weather here is gorgeous now. Sunny, 70's, gorgeous days. (pollen, yes, but whatever). We finally finished out outdoor playspace and have been taking our group out every chance we get.

Here...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2019, 04:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,044
Posted By Msdunny
I worked for the public school system before...

I worked for the public school system before re-opening this year, and cabs are contracted to transport some students - usually those who either have special needs or who have been deemed 'homeless'...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 764
Posted By Msdunny
Well, I Messed Up

I have a family who paid late a couple of months ago. They always pay cash, and mom forgot it but brought it at pick-up. Fast forward to the past month when payment has been late every week. I knew I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 341
Posted By Msdunny
When I was hired by a nanny agency, the owner...

When I was hired by a nanny agency, the owner charged a flat fee to interview and recommend a nanny for families. And it was a lot! She worked for higher income families, and charged about $3500 to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,090
Posted By Msdunny
http://indulgy.com/post/IGCIzj4Fp3/sensory-table-i...

http://indulgy.com/post/IGCIzj4Fp3/sensory-table-ideas-sensory-filler-list-sensor

I just saw this posted on Pintrest, and honestly, I had never heard of this concern until this post.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 501
Posted By Msdunny
I see young parents who I really consider really...

I see young parents who I really consider really good parents, but they have purchased ipads for each child, and their littles (as young as 18 months) can too easily navigate the electronics. These...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2019, 05:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 501
Posted By Msdunny
I definitely agree with the 'too much screen...

I definitely agree with the 'too much screen time' thoughts. I don't allow any here, so I think they are lost when it comes to play time. One three year old quotes a Youtuber every time she pulls a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 501
Posted By Msdunny
Imaginative Play

Do your dck's engage in imaginative play? I seem to have kids who make messes (we talk A LOT about only one toy at a time, and not throwing toys around the room) and who want to come and tell me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,918
Posted By Msdunny
I have on of these and love being able to fold it...

I have on of these and love being able to fold it away quickly.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,702
Posted By Msdunny
I personally don't like shoes in the house and...

I personally don't like shoes in the house and think kids' feet develop better unconfined. I have a pair of flip flops I switch to as soon as I walk in the door. I also have a dog and hardwood...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 597
Posted By Msdunny
I don't do vomit, so puking = exclusion. My very...

I don't do vomit, so puking = exclusion. My very first year, I had a little come in after he had been out for a couple of days with vomiting and runny diapers, and it went through the family like you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By Msdunny
Baby/New Baby in Family

So I have pretty much made the decision to not take any kiddos younger than 1. I do have a mom who is due this summer. They are a great family and only come 3 days/week, so this will be the only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,154
Posted By Msdunny
- If you don’t like a food, just leave it on your...

- If you don’t like a food, just leave it on your plate. Don’t tell me you don’t like it.

- Please stop putting your finger in the dog’s nose.

- she’s a baby, so she will knock your tower down...
Forum: Forms - Uploads 02-28-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,540
Posted By Msdunny
Hi BC - can I get a copy also? TIA

Hi BC - can I get a copy also? TIA
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 956
Posted By Msdunny
"parents have greatly increased the amount of...

"parents have greatly increased the amount of time, attention and money they put into raising children."

This statement says a lot to me because of what it doesn't say. It doesn't say parents give...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 619
Posted By Msdunny
I am always wary of the parents who don't seem to...

I am always wary of the parents who don't seem to be listening to me, or who are trying to negotiate my contract. I might still meet with them in person, but be sure to emphasize a trial period, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By Msdunny
Naptime Question

I’ve never had this issue before, but with my current group, if I am out of the room, they are awake or waking others and talking. Do you all sit in the room with your nappers? I have always been...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 852
Posted By Msdunny
One of my dck and I caught "allergies" from...

One of my dck and I caught "allergies" from another dck last week. Runny nose and sore throat, although my case was much milder than their's.

I'm sorry you are feeling bad. It is so hard to work...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 439
Posted By Msdunny
Yeah, I was sitting there, in between the two,...

Yeah, I was sitting there, in between the two, trying to look busy and not like I was slowly losing my mind. :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 829
Posted By Msdunny
All my Monday parents are working, so all 3 dcks...

All my Monday parents are working, so all 3 dcks are here. It really doesn’t matter to me, because dh is also working. I tend to close on the days he will be off.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 439
Posted By Msdunny
Dueling Nappers Today

I have a 1 yo who isn't usually here for nap times, but will be coming in a couple of weeks full time. So I am trying naptime with her in the nap room.

I also have a 2 year old who apparently got...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 646
Posted By Msdunny
This is how I feel. I don't like interviewing for...

This is how I feel. I don't like interviewing for spots that are more than 4 weeks from being filled. And I do not wait on parents to go through a lengthy decision making process. If I haven't gotten...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By Msdunny
I have a "before you talk to me you have to talk...

I have a "before you talk to me you have to talk to each other" policy. If one of my dcg's (I have all g's except for one, and he's never the issue!) come to me tattling on the other, I tell them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 492
Posted By Msdunny
He actually came in, handed me the cash in the...

He actually came in, handed me the cash in the rush of drop off, and left after telling me he was keeping dcb with him on Thursday. Of course, he had underpaid by one day's amount. So I sent the text...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 492
Posted By Msdunny
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

The good today - dcg mom asked if she could just pay ahead for 2 weeks at a time. She wants to make sure she is always on time as far as payments go. happyface

The bad today - One parent forgot to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 423
Posted By Msdunny
This is so cool! Although I must admit I am...

This is so cool! Although I must admit I am thankful I live in NC, where it (hopefully) will never get this cold!:lol:

Stay warm!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2019, 05:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 532
Posted By Msdunny
Naptime

How long do your kids usually nap? Or how long is your naptime? I had a mom ask this morning how long her dc napped. She said she is waking about a half an hour earlier in the mornings and she would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,462
Posted By Msdunny
As of tonight? Parents who apparently think i...

As of tonight? Parents who apparently think i will wait indefinitely for them to decide if they will be choosing my daycare. Hadn’t heard from a parent for several days. In the meantime, another...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 5,398
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 571,057
Posted By Msdunny
Baby just won't sleep

I have a 5 month old that only comes Monday and Wednesday all day. She JUST WILL NOT sleep unless she is being held and rocked, but will scream if she isn't being held and rocked. The swing won't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2019, 06:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,746
Posted By Msdunny
These days, the main pet peeve that comes to mind...

These days, the main pet peeve that comes to mind is the moms who say "I know I shouldn't rock her to sleep, but...". Leaving me to deal with the child who cries themself to sleep, and than only naps...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 780
Posted By Msdunny
Venmo charges a small fee, but may be worth it if...

Venmo charges a small fee, but may be worth it if it helps. It isn't much. I also accept ApplyPay payments, and my parents that use it love it. Applepay also doesn't charge a fee.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2,048
Views: 309,084
Posted By Msdunny
I officially open on Monday, and just had a...

I officially open on Monday, and just had a part-time mom call. She was only going to bring her LO 2 afternoons and 1 full day. She asked if I had an opening on another full day.

This is so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,494
Posted By Msdunny
I thought about this when I was considering...

I thought about this when I was considering opening this past fall. I had a friend who has been doing in-home care for 25 years who advised me to charge less for infants and more for older. To me,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 681
Posted By Msdunny
Man, I need sleep! I read ‘potties’ as ‘bottles’...

Man, I need sleep! I read ‘potties’ as ‘bottles’ and could not figure out why everyone thought that was so bad. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-01-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 792
Posted By Msdunny
It Has Already Started...

I officially open next week, and I have already had a friend message me to see if I would keep her 2 SA grandchildren for two days during their track out 'as a favor'. That type of thing drive me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 778
Posted By Msdunny
Thanks everyone! I will use all the tips...

Thanks everyone! I will use all the tips provided.

(Because of this forum, I have learned to have contracted hours, to have a handbook with my policies ready for every family, and to remember...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 593
Posted By Msdunny
This is a great idea! Thanks!!

This is a great idea! Thanks!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,802
Posted By Msdunny
^ This is spot on - happyface Parents - even...

^ This is spot on - happyface
Parents - even those who don't want to spend time with their own children - don't want to believe that others don't want to spend time with their child. Just remember...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 593
Posted By Msdunny
Would you offer...

I have a mom who has contacted me (daughter of a friend) for childcare. She is due in February, and won't start bringing her baby until May, most likely. I would love to keep him, but don't want to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 778
Posted By Msdunny
What Do I Need to Remember to Not Forget? ;-)

I have my first interview today to reopen my in-home daycare. Family with a 3-year-old. My interview skills are a bit rusty, so what questions or information do I need to make sure I remember?

My...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By Msdunny
I personally love the over-18- month group, up...

I personally love the over-18- month group, up until about 4 1/2. So I would choose that range. I love when the kiddos start learning things and you know you played a part in that learning. Around 4...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 616
Posted By Msdunny
Rate Question

Could you share your weekly rates (or a range, if you are more comfortable with that) and the area of the country you live in? I am thinking of switching from nanny care to in-home childcare, and am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2018, 05:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 599
Posted By Msdunny
Wink Thanks everyone! I want to make this change as...

Thanks everyone! I want to make this change as painless as possible. These are great ideas!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 599
Posted By Msdunny
This is why I love you, BC! I was thinking along...

This is why I love you, BC! I was thinking along these lines, but wanted a little back-up. Thanks! :D

BTW - I am back after about 3 years away. I am totally not a Blackcat creeper. :cool:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 982
Posted By Msdunny
^ - THIS!! happyface

^ - THIS!! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 599
Posted By Msdunny
Must-Have Equipment

I am going to transition my nanny-share job to my house soon, hopefully. The youngest will be around 5 months old when we make the change. I currently have access to a swing, bouncy seat, pack-n-play...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 713
Posted By Msdunny
Thanks for the advice. My last Nanny position was...

Thanks for the advice. My last Nanny position was great, except for the looooooong hours (60-80 per week). Great money, especially with all that overtime, but crappy hours!

I am a little skittish...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 713
Posted By Msdunny
Nanny Question

I shifted from in-home daycare to nanny care a couple of years ago. I needed my house back, and can make more money with fewer children.

My most recent family moved to another city, and I am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,555
Posted By Msdunny
Monday - Thursday, anyone?

Hi guys!! I haven't been here in forever! I closed my daycare last summer, and have done a couple of things since then, but I really miss the kids. I want to re-open, but only want to work Monday...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,762
Posted By Msdunny
I started out using my own curriculum that I...

I started out using my own curriculum that I would spend hours on the weekend planning and gathering supplies for. Most of my dck's were 3 and 4 at the time.

Fast forward to this year and most...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,157
Posted By Msdunny
I once had this concept explained to me like this...

I once had this concept explained to me like this - if you had a brand new car, you might want to show it to your friends, but you might not want to let them drive it. I think I would do show and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,322
Posted By Msdunny
I have always been fairly close with my families...

I have always been fairly close with my families - some more than others. And it is biting me in the backside right now because I have a dcm who doesn't want her dd to take naps any longer. I feel...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,255
Posted By Msdunny
Sorry, I meant to add that she is 3 and will be 4...

Sorry, I meant to add that she is 3 and will be 4 in a month.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,255
Posted By Msdunny
Another Nap Question - Sorry!

I received the following message from a mom two nights ago:

"Hey M... I have a couple thoughts concerning Dcg. a few weeks before spring break she was taking about an hr to go to sleep (8:30-9:30...
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