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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,775
Posted By Nellie
One winter in WI I had trouble finding my son a...

One winter in WI I had trouble finding my son a pair of boots. We had a pair I had bought earlier, but when winter came they were snug. Then within a month they were getting to small. It took me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,319
Posted By Nellie
I had a mom that wouldn't leave till I took the...

I had a mom that wouldn't leave till I took the baby out of the car seat. I am paranoid about the letting a baby sleep in a car seat, but she dropped off at 7:15 and my son leaves for pre K at 7:30....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,579
Posted By Nellie
I have called off 2 X's in the last 5 years.

I have called off 2 X's in the last 5 years.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,579
Posted By Nellie
Thanks everybody for the wonderful suggestions!!

Thanks everybody for the wonderful suggestions!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,579
Posted By Nellie
Don't worry we do!! Giving and helping out those...

Don't worry we do!! Giving and helping out those is need is a year round in this household.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,579
Posted By Nellie
likethislikethis

likethislikethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,579
Posted By Nellie
Cute!!!

Cute!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,453
Posted By Nellie
I put mittens on then the coats. I have had the...

I put mittens on then the coats. I have had the same group of kids for the last 3 years and kids are finally more independent. They finally can get dressed to go outside pretty independently. But...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,579
Posted By Nellie
How To Explain Toys For Tots

I am asking this question here because I find many of you have wonderful ideas or incite. My sons P-K class is not doing a gift exchange and is putting a Toys for Tots box up for anyone that wants...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 18,545
Posted By Nellie
For some reason I get lots of framed pictures of...

For some reason I get lots of framed pictures of DC kids and/or their family. I have children of my own that I don't have nearly enough pictures of on the wall. I don't have a picture of the last...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,067
Posted By Nellie
I wanted the magical answer to that too. My 5...

I wanted the magical answer to that too. My 5 year old son is just finally staying dry through nap and night.

Honestly if I had a parent make the comment about "how hard is it to clean up the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,905
Posted By Nellie
For myself I was never able to breast feed with a...

For myself I was never able to breast feed with a cover/blanket. It was more logistics that couldn't be worked out. Therefore I never nursed in public. Nursing tank tops used with a shirt let...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,886
Posted By Nellie
Did you get the little boy who left my care last...

Did you get the little boy who left my care last week?
He was only here for 2 months from 10 months till 12. One 30 min to 90(on a really good day). Even if he went down for an hour at 9, he would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,479
Posted By Nellie
With my personality I have to just let things go....

With my personality I have to just let things go. Remember the positives with the situation. You wanted to term, child was not good for group, ect.
While you may have never verbally said...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,316
Posted By Nellie
One of my Dcf told me that at her husbands work...

One of my Dcf told me that at her husbands work they would loose 10 hours a week if obama was reelected. This is a larger manufacturing company. I know that sence his first term our health insurance...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-01-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,196
Posted By Nellie
Honesty I don't know how to prove that this is...

Honesty I don't know how to prove that this is normal. I really liked the suggestion from Julie. I have a DC boy the same age and he reminds me of your daycare boy. His separation anxiety when he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,185
Posted By Nellie
I agree with Black Cat's suggestions. One thing...

I agree with Black Cat's suggestions. One thing I would probable tell child it is not nice to say "your house sucks." or what ever rude comment he is repeating.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,875
Posted By Nellie
I feel that sometimes there is only so much a...

I feel that sometimes there is only so much a person can do. Could a car drive though the mound that the city plow pushes in? If so, let them drive in like you offered. I live out in the country...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,725
Posted By Nellie
What a sweet idea:)

What a sweet idea:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,972
Posted By Nellie
I think it is different because you had put up a...

I think it is different because you had put up a gate and the child was not allowed to play with the group. If it were free will and the child chose to play by himself in a separate room that is one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,725
Posted By Nellie
When my little sisters were in daycare 20 years...

When my little sisters were in daycare 20 years ago my mother told me she heard on Opera that you were suppose to give daycare providers a week worth of pay as a Christmas gift. I always did the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,274
Posted By Nellie
Divorced and Separate Pay

How do any of you handle divorced parents that each pay part of the daycare bill?

I have had a family for 4 years and they became seperated this summer. I never had them sign a different...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,800
Posted By Nellie
You must not be employed else where and trying to...

You must not be employed else where and trying to manage my schedule with yours...this is not an option for this position. Start date on completion of training.

You will begin on PT hours and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,930
Posted By Nellie
I had an Aunt and Uncle that were fairly well...

I had an Aunt and Uncle that were fairly well off. My cousins got alot for X-mas and they were expensive items. Santa at there house filled up the stockings and gave each child one average priced...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,266
Posted By Nellie
Good advice and what a sweet DCM. I have some...

Good advice and what a sweet DCM. I have some families that make sure to send everything there kid needs with out asking and other that you have to hound to get the bare essentals.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,266
Posted By Nellie
I would be crabby too if someone treated me like...

I would be crabby too if someone treated me like a child. I hate socks. A few of the kids are getting better about putting there socks with there shoes when they take them off. I have 2 year olds...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,980
Posted By Nellie
Most of the kids at my place are morning eaters. ...

Most of the kids at my place are morning eaters. Most of them eat breakfast at home and are ready for a large breakfast at my place and are starving at snack. Right now I have a one year old going...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,270
Posted By Nellie
I honestly don't think we sat on the couches when...

I honestly don't think we sat on the couches when I was a kid at my moms house. She kept them covered and it seemed like she always did so much complaining that we just quit sitting on them. And if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,427
Posted By Nellie
[/B] LOL Don't know if I could put up...

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LOL Don't know if I could put up with questions like that daily.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2012, 08:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,085
Posted By Nellie
My mom never dried any shirts or good clothing. ...

My mom never dried any shirts or good clothing. She did the hanger thing around the house. My trim isn't as thick so I can't hang hangers from there, but I have a closet bar going across my washer...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2012, 10:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,242
Posted By Nellie
If you have had parents in the past pay the...

If you have had parents in the past pay the amount you are asking I wouldn't cut my rate by over 100 per week. I am on the lower end of rates in my area so I really can't cut more than $10 to $20 a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,351
Posted By Nellie
1/2 of my parents send me with a blank check. ...

1/2 of my parents send me with a blank check. Grandparents/divorsed parents pick up and the parent with the obligation of paying me leaves a check. I email the amount at the end of the day. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,550
Posted By Nellie
Wish i could be a better husband and have a job...

Wish i could be a better husband and have a job which actually could support my family.... im depressed and sad today, cause i know my DW is miserable at her job and needs more from me that i just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,631
Posted By Nellie
[QUOTE=brookeroo;277750]Yes, but I fully let him...

[QUOTE=brookeroo;277750]Yes, but I fully let him know it. He knows he is also. I tell him probably weekly that we are all just living in "his world" and it all revolves around him. He doesn't deny...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,136
Posted By Nellie
[QUOTE=cheerfuldom;277153]thanks for this...

[QUOTE=cheerfuldom;277153]thanks for this reminder! It has been a hard morning with this news and the decisions to be made but I have to remember the priority of keeping baby and me healthy....then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2012, 02:11 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,631
Posted By Nellie
Thumbs up My husband seems to think that he isn't...

My husband seems to think that he isn't resposible for our kids ever......He doesn't know how to look at the computer or watch tv but keep an ear out for the kids. Don't get me wrong that he isn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,837
Posted By Nellie
In the last 4 years I have probable taken 3 days...

In the last 4 years I have probable taken 3 days off per year. I have gotten a couple extra days off due to all families taking off before a holiday or whatever. I have gotten a sub for every...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,395
Posted By Nellie
This DCB sounds alot like my 2.5 year old son. I...

This DCB sounds alot like my 2.5 year old son. I have a DCB who is 5 days older that can do alot more. We had my son evaluated for a speech delay and they checked every thing else out too. My...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,035
Posted By Nellie
I actually like this. Normally I wouldn't want...

I actually like this. Normally I wouldn't want to waste money on housecleaning or would feel quite strange with someone in my stuff, but I'm pregnant and tired. I have alot of deep cleaning that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,035
Posted By Nellie
likethislikethislikethislikethislikethislikethisli...

likethislikethislikethislikethislikethislikethislikethislikethis
I agree. I was a single teenage mom many years back. Daycare was the FIRST on my list of priorities that needed to be paid. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2012, 01:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,035
Posted By Nellie
Thank You Everyone for the responses. I think a...

Thank You Everyone for the responses. I think a big part of it is how the divorce went down. She went from being a stay at home mom/dc provider to getting bullied out of her house and having to go...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,035
Posted By Nellie
Thank You.

Thank You.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,035
Posted By Nellie
I do hourly pay. I would love to go to flat...

I do hourly pay. I would love to go to flat weekly rates ect, but I haven't made that step yet. They leave blank checks because of mom owing when dad picks up, ect...... They roughly know how much...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,035
Posted By Nellie
Mom Says She Is Short On DC Funds

I have a family that is going through a divorce. I actually thought that I was going to loose them after they seperated, because the mom made enough to qualify for DC assitance and I assumed that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,728
Posted By Nellie
You probable know you inlaws better than anyone. ...

You probable know you inlaws better than anyone. I have a "people mean things for the best" attidude. My husband will call me 5 to 10 mins before my first kid will get here if he knew I had a rough...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,984
Posted By Nellie
I feel the same way, but feel like I'm being mean...

I feel the same way, but feel like I'm being mean for feeling like this. I have one little one that uses burp cloths. I like those because they are little and don't drap every where like a blanket,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,984
Posted By Nellie
I'd just put it up if it becomes a problem or ask...

I'd just put it up if it becomes a problem or ask parents to keep it in car. I have a family that both of the kids bring a blanket. The blankets travel back and forth. I never touch the one year...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,551
Posted By Nellie
I have had children that descide to poop there...

I have had children that descide to poop there pants. One was my own child and another was a DCB that had been pushed into potty training way to young and wasn't all the way there. They would go...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,280
Posted By Nellie
I understand your hurtness. Luckly I've never...

I understand your hurtness. Luckly I've never had DC families do that to me. I've been lucky to have a back up in all my emergancy and appointments. I had a tooth that needed to be pulled and I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 970
Posted By Nellie
Hope the rest of the week goes better.

Hope the rest of the week goes better.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2012, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,139
Posted By Nellie
Hope you all stay well. Congratulations on your...

Hope you all stay well. Congratulations on your son's Graduation.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,618
Posted By Nellie
Both children are 3 1/2. I I had a spelling...

Both children are 3 1/2. I I had a spelling error in the 1st post. I guess my son told her that a toy horse was a cow and it went moo. She felt "very strongly" according to grandma that my son ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,618
Posted By Nellie
Don't Know What To Think Of This

Just recieved a phone call from a grandma of my daycare girl. The DC girl wanted grandma to call me to tell my son said that horses aren't cows and they don't go mooo. This little girl is smart for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,225
Posted By Nellie
My board kids either are only children that...

My board kids either are only children that parents play with them all the time or have an older sibiling that directs the play for them at home. I have a couple that are really struggling. The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,622
Posted By Nellie
To start off with I'm not in the most pleasent...

To start off with I'm not in the most pleasent mood. So take this with a grain of salt. I've always felt like my kids shouldn't be treated any different than daycare kids. I have a small group. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2012, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5,610
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 609,036
Posted By Nellie
Parents pay the last day children are in...

Parents pay the last day children are in attendence for the week. Had a family that took Thursday and Friday off and forgot the check because it wasn't a normal payday. They said they would bring...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2012, 07:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,437
Posted By Nellie
I learned a long time ago that if you do the...

I learned a long time ago that if you do the gifts for the parents or for the thanks, you will be sorely disappointed. Now I do them for the joy and happiness of the kids. Last year for Mother's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2012, 07:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,779
Posted By Nellie
I have little kids that try to take stuff home. ...

I have little kids that try to take stuff home. They will put toys in there diaper bag. Most of the time the parents realize it when they get home and do the talking to. Most of the time it is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 12,129
Posted By Nellie
Pull ups at nap. No way I would have done this...

Pull ups at nap. No way I would have done this as long as you have. Not your responsiblity to get him up in the middle of nap to try to get him to the bathroom. He probable wet at night too. All...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2012, 12:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,332
Posted By Nellie
I'm glad it went well. My husband sounds like...

I'm glad it went well. My husband sounds like this man. He hates pre kindergarden that every one goes to at 4 years old. Kids should be kids and they will have enough school for the rest of there...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2012, 11:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,180
Posted By Nellie
Neat. Congratulation:)

Neat. Congratulation:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2012, 11:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,592
Posted By Nellie
I try not to sit down when I feel tired at nap...

I try not to sit down when I feel tired at nap time(but I'm not pregnant). I have a little on that has had a cough for the last 2 weeks and in the middle of the night he will start coughing so bad...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2012, 09:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,812
Posted By Nellie
First off big HUGS and I hope you feel better...

First off big HUGS and I hope you feel better soon. I didn't work at all with my second child. My oldest was 10 and I slept and threw up all day. With my third my sisters took turns coming in and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,032
Posted By Nellie
Appreciation on Mothers Day

I have one of the BEST DCF's. You really couldn't ask for a better family. They always pay on time, are respectful, always keep there child home when he is ill or they think he may be coming down...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,871
Posted By Nellie
I believe it is like an addiction. It is hard...

I believe it is like an addiction. It is hard and they start to use a bottle for comfort. Don't beat your self up. My second child used his bottle till he was 3. My daughter gave the bottle up on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,872
Posted By Nellie
[QUOTE=MarinaVanessa;228237]I may be the only one...

[QUOTE=MarinaVanessa;228237]I may be the only one that feels this way it seems but even us mandated reporters are required to report suspected child abuse, neglect and exploitation. Isn't that what...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,670
Posted By Nellie
I agree with kids having a 6th sense about...

I agree with kids having a 6th sense about things. I try really hard at bonding with a child that I may not care for. Every time they do something that I don't care for I think of a positive about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2012, 07:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,617
Posted By Nellie
Like others said you can change your mind. When...

Like others said you can change your mind. When I first started I had a new family try to push every one of my important rules. The night before the first payday she call and was wondering if they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,773
Posted By Nellie
Sorry about your bad day. When I have a bad day,...

Sorry about your bad day. When I have a bad day, I try to let all expectations go and try to go with what the group will exceed at. Taking them outside was a great move. I've sat and read books...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,848
Posted By Nellie
You have given them more than ample time. Not...

You have given them more than ample time. Not your fault they can't switch. This is what back up care is for.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,848
Posted By Nellie
I'm in a horrible mood so I hope I don't offend...

I'm in a horrible mood so I hope I don't offend anyone. Don't worry about your DC family. I think it is increadible rude that they would even think about asking you to take your vacation when they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,068
Posted By Nellie
My own children are climbers and the way they...

My own children are climbers and the way they climbed onto the washer at 15/16 months creeping up the wall and the washer. By the time they were 20 months they could just pull themselves up. Takes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,534
Posted By Nellie
LOL. If it didn't happen to me, I wouldn't ever...

LOL. If it didn't happen to me, I wouldn't ever think of any one doing it. I provide meals, but one time I had a parent on the child's first day send a box of Mac and Cheese, 1/2 a stick of butter,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,053
Posted By Nellie
I think it is good advice to have pre pay. I...

I think it is good advice to have pre pay. I don't, but I wish I did. I do they pay the last day there child is in care for the week. With a few families I use to let them pay when they got paid,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,063
Posted By Nellie
My son was 34 pounds at 12 months. Off the top...

My son was 34 pounds at 12 months. Off the top of my head I don't remember how tall he was, but he was and still is a tall boy. He never had an ounce of fat on him. He was crawling at 6 months and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,011
Posted By Nellie
I feel bad for you. I do agree with what Nan...

I feel bad for you. I do agree with what Nan said. I would push for her to find weekend or second shift work. Then if you were so kind to watch the child between shifts for the parents your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,395
Posted By Nellie
My dad was a dairy farmer so I grew up on raw...

My dad was a dairy farmer so I grew up on raw milk. When dad quit milking it took years for us to get use to regurlar milk. I have never heard the benifits to raw milk, but my sisters and I were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,815
Posted By Nellie
Your Awsome:)

Your Awsome:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,253
Posted By Nellie
My kids do alot better eating when they have...

My kids do alot better eating when they have direct supervision. I have went away from trying to clean up counters and loading the dishes to sitting or standing right at the table with the kids. My...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,666
Posted By Nellie
Dear pfund I am just curious. When you...

Dear pfund
I am just curious. When you terminated did you tell/write her that it was for personal reasons or did you just say/wrote that you were terminating services and X was last day? I am 100%...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,573
Posted By Nellie
Very true. I never said anything to my mom. She...

Very true. I never said anything to my mom. She was a sugical tech to a doctor that removed skin cancer. I don't know if it was blood, but many times she would comment that she just had to get the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,573
Posted By Nellie
I had a mother that on most nights would stop...

I had a mother that on most nights would stop home and shower before picking up her child. Not my buisness as long as she is on time. Just a tid bit of info: one day her sister came to pick up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,758
Posted By Nellie
We are in the same boat. Things have gotten so...

We are in the same boat. Things have gotten so pricey in just the last 2 years. The plans we are looking at will cost about 1000 a month and not kick in anything untill the 10000 to 15000 deductible...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,195
Posted By Nellie
Hope it goes better. I had a lady come out twice...

Hope it goes better. I had a lady come out twice and was suppose to come out a third time with the husband. Emailed me right before she was suppose to come(I didn't get it until later) saying they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,635
Posted By Nellie
I have been so crabby today and opening this up...

I have been so crabby today and opening this up has brought a huge smile to my face. What wonderful News. So nice to hear great news.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,260
Posted By Nellie
[/B] We got one at Christmas and for the...

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We got one at Christmas and for the last 3 weeks it has only been used for netflix. I love being able to put on a program during nap while I clean. My pants are saying that it should be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2012, 05:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,250
Posted By Nellie
I have my families just come on in the door. I...

I have my families just come on in the door. I can't hear the knocking and I really don't want them to have to wait out in the cold at drop off. On one occation I was the one who mess up when I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2012, 05:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,666
Posted By Nellie
Good luck to both of you. I had an interview the...

Good luck to both of you. I had an interview the other week and actually got an email back saying they were going in a different direction. No one ever seems to let you know if they don't want to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2012, 08:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,782
Posted By Nellie
I serve water with the meals so that they can...

I serve water with the meals so that they can have milk inbetween if they want. The kids that don't drink milk between meals I do push at least one glass on them at lunch. Other than that most...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2012, 04:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,100
Posted By Nellie
I have a DCB and he started when he was 12 months...

I have a DCB and he started when he was 12 months old. At the interview the mom told me that they and the other daycare had been not allowing the child snacks if the child didn't eat the food that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,538
Posted By Nellie
I have been pregnant 4 times and every pregnancy...

I have been pregnant 4 times and every pregnancy is so different. I really don't think it is fair for people to say that they worked while pregnant so don't use that as an excuse for wanting to take...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,735
Posted By Nellie
I've seen on a few court tv shows where a DC...

I've seen on a few court tv shows where a DC providers comes in and is sueing for ate payment fee's, late pick up fee's, and no 2 week notice for termination. I've seen where the DC provider tries...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,014
Posted By Nellie
Thanks every one for the encouragement. I think...

Thanks every one for the encouragement. I think it went well, but really didn't know how to read the lady. Most of my families I've taken on have asked when they could start after the interview. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,796
Posted By Nellie
Exclamation I feel for this lady. I was single mom when I...

I feel for this lady. I was single mom when I was in the nursing program and the same rules applied for clinicals and tests. Missing a clinical would result in failing the class. Having to repeat...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,014
Posted By Nellie
Interviewing Tomorrow

I'm interviewing a new family tomarrow. I HATE this part of the job. I haven't had to do one in over a year. Last fall I was considering adding another child to the group. Once the calls started...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,091
Posted By Nellie
I have been seeing ads like that recently. ...

I have been seeing ads like that recently. Unless they are on a food program or kids are required to bring there snacks, meals, and drinks I don't see how they could make it. I am not on the food...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,274
Posted By Nellie
Sometimes I don't think families realize how...

Sometimes I don't think families realize how important getting schedules are. I was watching my sister in laws child and only charging them for the hours they used. And I never knew when he was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,618
Posted By Nellie
Now for the most part this parent is pretty good,...

Now for the most part this parent is pretty good, but today she sent her 22 month old in the tightest jeans ever. She is trying to potty train him at home and sends him in pants that I practically...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,376
Posted By Nellie
As for the other daycare provider staying full...

As for the other daycare provider staying full perhaps ask her about what she offers. Does she live in a convient location? Are your rates alot cheaper than the average? A while ago I was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,434
Posted By Nellie
Parents pay for there care on the last day they...

Parents pay for there care on the last day they are here for the week. I do have in my contract that in addition to late fees if late payments continue they will have to pre pay. So far I have...
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