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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,830
Posted By meli829
Yeah I also live in Canada and was excited to...

Yeah I also live in Canada and was excited to learn that we can now pay into EI, and so when or if I start again I will make sure to pay into it so that if we have more children I can at least have a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2011, 03:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,830
Posted By meli829
Thanks :) I do feel relieved but I don't think I...

Thanks :) I do feel relieved but I don't think I will fully feel it until the last day is over. I also won't be able to quit forever but in 7-8 months from now if I haven't found another way to help...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2011, 01:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,830
Posted By meli829
Well I've told them and I am SO relieved. All the...

Well I've told them and I am SO relieved. All the families were so great and so supportive, and I feel so happy that it turned out this way. Now I just need to get through the next three weeks.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2011, 08:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,830
Posted By meli829
I didn't have time to type up the letter by the...

I didn't have time to type up the letter by the time they came to pick up so I didn't end up telling them yesterday but I will be telling them today. I'm soo nervous!! I've told one of the families...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2011, 10:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,830
Posted By meli829
I thought two weeks would be enough, I really...

I thought two weeks would be enough, I really don't know that I can do this for more than that.

I'm not sure how to even start the letter, can anyone help with the wording?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,830
Posted By meli829
I'm Done. Giving 2 Weeks Notice Today, How Should I Do It?

After much deliberation I am closing my daycare. I am mentally and physically exhausted and pregnant on top of it all. I'm too timid a person to enforce my policies and so I end up being taken...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2011, 04:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 9,314
Posted By meli829
Template For Year End Tax Receipt?

I live in Canada and I'm not sure how to prepare a tax receipt for the parents. I was hoping to have it ready by the end of the day, but can't find a definitive answer of what should be included....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2011, 04:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,762
Posted By meli829
Coughs?

So what's the deal with coughs? What are your illness policies regarding a cough? Dcb has had a cough for a few days now and at first it was just periodically but this morning it is very frequent....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2010, 04:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,598
Posted By meli829
I have a dcb who is exactly like that and is now...

I have a dcb who is exactly like that and is now 14 months as well, but he started when he was 12 months and he STILL cries every time I"m out of sight, or need to go to the bathroom or change...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2010, 08:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,718
Posted By meli829
I'm very envious of you! I desperately want to...

I'm very envious of you! I desperately want to close as well but we can't afford it, specially now that I am pregnant and wouldn't want to try to find a job outside the home. We also wouldn't be able...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-24-2010, 05:11 AM
Replies: 2,152
Views: 361,791
Posted By meli829
I was supposed to have dck's here today and...

I was supposed to have dck's here today and Monday and only have a 2 day weekend but I now have today AND Monday off! And I will only have one dck here Tuesday. :) I really needed a break so this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2010, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,207
Posted By meli829
Gift Ideas For 1 Year Olds?

I need x-mas gift ideas for a 13 14 and 15 month old. Any ideas?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2010, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,119
Posted By meli829
Ugh I feel for you. I would tell mom next time...

Ugh I feel for you. I would tell mom next time that if he no one can pick him up within the hour, you will be calling the emergency contacts to come pick him up. I'm redoing my contract and adding...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2010, 06:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,447
Posted By meli829
I feel the same way today and have been for a few...

I feel the same way today and have been for a few days. I've had all but one of my families lie to me about their kids being sick and now my daughter is sick (6 months) my husband and I am coming...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2010, 04:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,310
Posted By meli829
Vent And A Question...

I'm soo sick of dcp's bringing their sick children and NOT following my illness policy! Honestly I'm so angry that I am considering terming this family. They are great with paying on time and with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2010, 07:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,352
Posted By meli829
Turns out dcb really WAS sick and is not here...

Turns out dcb really WAS sick and is not here again today. I'm glad I sent him home when I did to prevent my daughter, myself (I'm pregnant) and the other daycare kids from getting sick. I will be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2010, 11:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,352
Posted By meli829
Regardless of different school policies, every...

Regardless of different school policies, every research I've done lists 100F, (100.4 rectally) as a fever.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2010, 01:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,352
Posted By meli829
Actually 100 F is considered a low grade fever. I...

Actually 100 F is considered a low grade fever. I took his temp first in his ear and then orally with two different thermometers, with the temp orally being 101. Yes most doctors say not to worry...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2010, 06:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,352
Posted By meli829
When she picked him up she said something along...

When she picked him up she said something along the lines of I (dcb name) I have to miss works now no no. Dcb is 1 year old so he probably didn't understand but it was clear that she was frustrated...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2010, 05:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,352
Posted By meli829
She totally was expecting my call, and she will...

She totally was expecting my call, and she will be here in half in hour. The poor kid is just sitting in his high chair looking miserable. I don't believe he didn't have a fever this morning because...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2010, 05:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,352
Posted By meli829
I just double checked with the oral thermometer...

I just double checked with the oral thermometer and it is a bit higher now at 101.1. I'm calling her now.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2010, 05:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,352
Posted By meli829
Thanks, yeah I am kicking myself for not having...

Thanks, yeah I am kicking myself for not having done that. Anyway, took his temp and it is 99.7 WITH meds. I'm waiting for it to wear off and then I'm calling mom and will make sure to tell her this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2010, 04:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,352
Posted By meli829
What Would You Have Done?

DCB''s temp just kept climbing yesterday, but only reached 100.4 around pickup so I didn't call mom to get him as she was going to be there in half an hour anyway. She said she'd let me know how he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-22-2010, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,900
Posted By meli829
Talking Thanks mommymuffin and Congrats to you too!! :)

Thanks mommymuffin and Congrats to you too!! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-22-2010, 07:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,900
Posted By meli829
Expecting #2 Questions

We just found out we are expecting #2 in July and this has opened up a bunch of questions that I now need to find the answers to. If anyone can share their experience with any of these questions, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2010, 02:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,697
Posted By meli829
Thanks for your reply. I've told her that she...

Thanks for your reply. I've told her that she would have to pay the full day rate and she said she'd get back to me with dates.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2010, 09:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,697
Posted By meli829
Should I Charge?

One family's two kids are starting in February but she has asked me to watch them a few times in January while they are on vacation and because they will be coming in January she wants to drop them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2010, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,528
Posted By meli829
Can you put a video on for her to watch maybe for...

Can you put a video on for her to watch maybe for most or part of the interview?

Or as the previous poster suggested maybe hire a babysitter to play with her or entertain her for the hour in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2010, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,202
Posted By meli829
The families I am holding spots for have paid me...

The families I am holding spots for have paid me a week's fee as a deposit that is non-refundable. Do you think this is enough?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2010, 04:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,202
Posted By meli829
Thinking of Rate Change..

Here's my situation...

I'm a new daycare provider and have just recently opened up my daycare. I have never had a daycare before but I have been caring for children for years. All of my jobs from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2010, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,233
Posted By meli829
Cheque Addressed to Daycare Name?

Dcd brought a cheque, and I didn't look at it until he left, and noticed it is written to the name of my daycare and not to me. I'm guessing I can't cash it? I didn't think I had to specify in my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2010, 10:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,154
Posted By meli829
Sick?

I am wondering when it crossed the line from just a normal cold? When do you send your dckids home? I have in my contract that a normal cold is fine, but I had a dcg with a very runny nose...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2010, 06:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,609
Posted By meli829
What To Do?

I had two dcg's start this morning integration for 2 hours. First dcg didn't cry and did great! The other dcg came with her dad, he stayed a bit. then left when she wasn't looking. It took all of 3...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2010, 06:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,335
Posted By meli829
It's interesting to see the various responses and...

It's interesting to see the various responses and while I do not agree with some views or opinions, I appreciate them nonetheless. It may not have been what some people would have done, but it has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2010, 08:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,335
Posted By meli829
I made a decision, and replied to her e-mail...

I made a decision, and replied to her e-mail saying that she could come observe for 15-20 minutes on the first day only, and that after that she was welcomed to take full advantage of my open door...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2010, 06:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,335
Posted By meli829
Thanks and I can see where you are coming from. I...

Thanks and I can see where you are coming from. I think I will do just that and tell her that she can come for 15-20 minutes at most and I am going to amend my contract with an open door policy with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2010, 05:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,335
Posted By meli829
See I don't think I should have to prove myself...

See I don't think I should have to prove myself though, I answered all of her questions, provided her with my references whom she is free to call, and any one of them would tell her that her child is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2010, 05:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,335
Posted By meli829
I'm not a teacher though, I've been working with...

I'm not a teacher though, I've been working with children my entire life in one form or another and have many many great references to attest to my ability with the children. I am thinking of writing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2010, 05:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,335
Posted By meli829
She didn't say for how long, but I am feeling...

She didn't say for how long, but I am feeling uneasy and I think I will tell her that she can come on the first day for 10 minutes max, but then she has to leave. I'm not sure how to word that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2010, 04:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,335
Posted By meli829
She did bring her daughter to the interview, and...

She did bring her daughter to the interview, and the interview was quite long, so I had time to interact with her daughter which is why I'm confused as to why she wants to see how I interact with the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2010, 04:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,335
Posted By meli829
Not Sure About This....?

I had an interview with DCM who needs care for her 17 month old for two half days a week. The interview went well, I gave her all my info, the handbook, tour of the playroom etc... I hear back from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-01-2010, 11:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,603
Posted By meli829
I have a 'logbook' that I keep, it's a notebook,...

I have a 'logbook' that I keep, it's a notebook, that I write down all the info for kids under 2, and I just leave it in the book, and encourage parents to view it if they want to.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-01-2010, 08:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,908
Posted By meli829
I don't give discounts, what I do is charge more...

I don't give discounts, what I do is charge more for part-time because they are still taking the spot and that way I don't lose as much money even if they are not full-time. They also can't just drop...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-01-2010, 07:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,749
Posted By meli829
I don't know if I could back out of it now and...

I don't know if I could back out of it now and tell her no when I already said it was ok, but I think I will tell her and any future parent that it will be easier for everyone if they leave their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2010, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,465
Posted By meli829
I usually give priority to my current families...

I usually give priority to my current families for spots that open up over those on my waiting list, but since in your case both families are currently with you, you have to base your decision on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2010, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,848
Posted By meli829
I stated in my contract that if they choose to...

I stated in my contract that if they choose to integrate their children, they can have as many days as they need, but the full price for the day will still apply. I am just starting out and my rates...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2010, 01:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,749
Posted By meli829
That's exactly how I feel marniewon, I think with...

That's exactly how I feel marniewon, I think with dcm there I will not be myself, and it will feel so awkward that I won't be acting like my normal fun, outgoing silly self with the kids, and it will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2010, 11:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,749
Posted By meli829
Integration?

Hi,

I've just opened my home daycare, and will be starting out with two children, one who wants to be integrated beginning next Wednesday and the other next Thursday.

DCM #1 is going to do...
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