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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,166
Posted By mbullette
Thank you so much. I have no choice come fall so...

Thank you so much. I have no choice come fall so they either go along with it or find someone else. I am not worried about them leaving but you just never know. Thank you for all your help.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,756
Posted By mbullette
I had that childs twin and he left a week ago. I...

I had that childs twin and he left a week ago. I couldnt handle it anymore and I think the parents were tired of getting told about his crying. He would be happy as can be in my arms but screamed the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,166
Posted By mbullette
Letter Wording Help Please!

I just have a quick question. I have been providing in home childcare for almost 5 years now. From day one I have not traveled with the kids. All of my families have mentioned several times they love...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,228
Posted By mbullette
Advice on payments please!!

I have had most of the same families since I opened. My families are wonderful all but one. The family is not bad and their child is great to care for. I am just having problems with them paying on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,782
Posted By mbullette
I am not saying that parents need to leave a car...

I am not saying that parents need to leave a car seat each day. I would ask them to supply one to be left here in the van. That way I would not be taking them in and out all the time. Our local...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,782
Posted By mbullette
Car Seats For Daycare Kids

Right now I do not travel with any of my daycare kids. My youngest is going to start a preschool program which means I am going to take him and pick him up. I have talked to all my families are they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 793
Posted By mbullette
Personally I would just term. I just let one of...

Personally I would just term. I just let one of my crying babies go because he made everyone miserable here. If we went outside he screamed, if I held him he screamed and the list goes on. It was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 775
Posted By mbullette
What is he going to do when she goes to school...

What is he going to do when she goes to school and it closes for bad weather? Not sure where you live but still. Some parents just dont have a clue.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,445
Posted By mbullette
Good luck to you!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Good luck to you!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Forum: Curriculum 05-14-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,902
Posted By mbullette
Star-Brite Learning program

Do any of you use Star-Brite? Do you like the program? I am torn between Star-Brite and Funshine so I wanted to ask. I just ordered the June curriculum from Star- Brite to see if I like it. Just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,028
Posted By mbullette
I know several people who use it and love it. I...

I know several people who use it and love it. I just ordered it for June so I am going to see how it is. I have heard a lot of people dont care for Funshine. I know everyone has their own personal...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,028
Posted By mbullette
I looking into either Funshine or Star-Brite. I...

I looking into either Funshine or Star-Brite. I am not sure what I am going to go with yet but leaning more towards Star-Brite. I am interested to see what others have to say.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,481
Posted By mbullette
I have been thinking about taking just teachers...

I have been thinking about taking just teachers kids starting in fall. Then I would have my summers off. I just dont know how to advertise for it. I tend to get a lot of part time people which I dont...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,456
Posted By mbullette
If you could e-mail it to me that would be great....

If you could e-mail it to me that would be great. I am just looking for ideas.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,438
Posted By mbullette
My full day rate is $35.00 and my half day rate...

My full day rate is $35.00 and my half day rate up to 4 hours is $20.00. That is normal in my area.

Did you ask her what kind of problems she was having? I would be very very careful with her....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,456
Posted By mbullette
Daily Schedule

Would anyone be willing to share their daily schedule? I am currently watching high maintenance babies and they are leaving in June. I have decided to start watching toddlers up until age 5. Right...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,363
Posted By mbullette
I am 100% sure I have that same group. I dread...

I am 100% sure I have that same group. I dread watching these kids lately. Everything turns into war, fighting, guns, wrestling and the list goes on. I have all boys right now. I am lost in what to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,372
Posted By mbullette
I had an issue with one of my families and asked...

I had an issue with one of my families and asked her this same question. She looked me like I was crazy but how would she feel if she didnt get paid? Never had a problem since.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,015
Posted By mbullette
I had SA kids last summer and it was a disaster....

I had SA kids last summer and it was a disaster. I was so glad on their last day here and would NEVER take them again. You can plan activities for them to do but they get bored so easily. I had the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 789
Posted By mbullette
I currently watch a 5 year old who still naps. By...

I currently watch a 5 year old who still naps. By law the kids here nap in Kindergarten so I see nothing wrong with it. There have been days he doesn't sleep but he still lays on his mat and reads...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,637
Posted By mbullette
Love this idea! What temp and how long do you...

Love this idea! What temp and how long do you bake them?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,400
Posted By mbullette
I have a child in my care that has a musty smell...

I have a child in my care that has a musty smell on his clothes. He forgot something here one night and I took it over to their home. Its an older home and the entire house smelled like it. I am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,718
Posted By mbullette
I feel your pain but I can tell you that it wont...

I feel your pain but I can tell you that it wont get any better once your daughter is born. I know exactly what you are going through and having kids only makes it worse. Some men never grow up and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,483
Posted By mbullette
Just remember that you DESERVE time off. The...

Just remember that you DESERVE time off. The parents have had plenty of time to find another sitter. High school kids are off for the summer and are looking for jobs to make some extra cash. A lot of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,885
Posted By mbullette
I have been providing in home childcare for a...

I have been providing in home childcare for a couple years now and it never gets easier. The parents are nice to you as long as everything is going their way. Once you confront them or they hear...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,798
Posted By mbullette
My son who is 3 has been drinking Almond milk...

My son who is 3 has been drinking Almond milk since he was 10 months old. He is happy and healthy. He cant have anything with diary in it. He wouldnt drink the regular almond milk but the vanilla he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,592
Posted By mbullette
I sent her an e-mail and also sent her a text...

I sent her an e-mail and also sent her a text message. She never responded which I figured she wouldn't. She got here and acted like nothing was wrong. I told her that the amount she paid was not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,592
Posted By mbullette
It was a check and I have not cashed it. She is a...

It was a check and I have not cashed it. She is a school teacher and has asked that I e-mail during the day. I called her once and she got really upset. I also have her contract that states what the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,592
Posted By mbullette
Payment

I have a family that is here full time and each week payment is the same amount. Today mom hands me the money which is in an envelope and I say thank you. She leaves and I go on with kids. I just sat...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,482
Posted By mbullette
I honestly dont see what the big deal is. If you...

I honestly dont see what the big deal is. If you dont want them to have the sugar while in your care then send them home with each child. I am sorry but it honestly makes me so upset when people...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,027
Posted By mbullette
Help with a child

I am not sure what to think about a almost 3 year old boy that I watch. He does not talk and the only words he can say are mom and didi. He calls me mom all the time and it drives me crazy. We go...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,614
Posted By mbullette
I have an open door policy also. Some of my...

I have an open door policy also. Some of my parents come on their lunch hour and take their child to the park or on a walk. All of my parents know just to come in and they are welcome to walk around...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 20,090
Posted By mbullette
I am actually jealous that some of you are...

I am actually jealous that some of you are closing. I have been doing this for a couple years and I just dont enjoy it anymore. I actually think its more the parents and kids that I currently have. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,429
Posted By mbullette
All three of my kids slept on their bellies and...

All three of my kids slept on their bellies and they are still alive. To this day they are still tummy sleepers. If that is what the the parent decides to do then that is their choice. If you dont...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,978
Posted By mbullette
I have termed for personality conflict but it was...

I have termed for personality conflict but it was the right thing to do. The parents were upset but it was a lot nicer once he was gone. Do what is best for you. SA kids should be in after school...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,374
Posted By mbullette
Don't beat yourself up. Kids get hurt all the...

Don't beat yourself up. Kids get hurt all the time. Are they going to sue the school if their child gets hurt at school????? Don't let them get to you. Maybe they just posted that on Facebook because...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,441
Posted By mbullette
I raised my weekly rate up $20.00 and none of my...

I raised my weekly rate up $20.00 and none of my families complained. I gave them plenty of notice and they knew they could find someone else if they wanted. They are all still here so I guess it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,083
Posted By mbullette
Personally I would have never opened up that...

Personally I would have never opened up that early for them. You have normal business hours and I would have stuck to them.

Have the baby in the car seat and the boy dressed. Be waiting at the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,389
Posted By mbullette
Charge her exactly what you would charge any...

Charge her exactly what you would charge any other family. Just because you are family doesn't mean you watch their kids for free. If you don't charge they are going to take advantage of you.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 897
Posted By mbullette
If that is your rule then stick with it. The kid...

If that is your rule then stick with it. The kid needs to learn to eat more than chicken nuggets, McDonalds and soda. He is not going to get that at school. It's sad the parents have caused this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,666
Posted By mbullette
I would tell them they need to come to your house...

I would tell them they need to come to your house or they need to find someone else. If they really want you to watch their kids they will make the drive. I wouldn't be taking my child there if the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 981
Posted By mbullette
The school lunch programs are a total joke. The...

The school lunch programs are a total joke. The amount of food that is being wasted and thrown away is unbelievable. I went to school and had lunch with my daughter a few weeks ago and was shocked by...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 879
Posted By mbullette
I have a 6 month old who started crawling 2 weeks...

I have a 6 month old who started crawling 2 weeks ago and it has been a pain in the butt. He is into everything. I have one of those baby gate play area things and he just screams because he is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,665
Posted By mbullette
Hot glue gun works great on toys that have holes....

Hot glue gun works great on toys that have holes. I do this to all my son's bath toys and never had a problem with mold.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,269
Posted By mbullette
I have 2 boys that put toys in their pockets. I...

I have 2 boys that put toys in their pockets. I check everyone's pockets before they leave now. One of the boys put a toy in his pocket right in front of his mom yesterday at pick up. She thought it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,948
Posted By mbullette
Potty Training Charts

I have a 2 year old who is fully potty trained at home but not at daycare. He refuses to use the potty here and also wouldn't use it at his other sitters. His mom is getting mad because I require him...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,646
Posted By mbullette
Why don't you just terminate and then not have to...

Why don't you just terminate and then not have to worry?? It's not worth it to keep him. If you dont like the family and the kids just screams, I would term. It will be better for everyone in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,128
Posted By mbullette
My own 3 year old is a hitter. We do NOT hit in...

My own 3 year old is a hitter. We do NOT hit in our house EVER. I talked to our doctor about this because I didnt feel it was normal and he told me its the age. If I was the parent and you told me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,087
Posted By mbullette
If she doesn't want him to go outside then he...

If she doesn't want him to go outside then he should have stayed home or she could come pick him up during outside time. Why should you stay inside just because he has a runny nose? Does she not go...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 496
Posted By mbullette
Do I let parents know

We currently rent a house from one of our friends. We lived in Arizona and moved to Wisconsin in the winter. At that time we couldnt find a house that we liked and they asked if we wanted to rent...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,655
Posted By mbullette
The hardest part is having a backbone and the...

The hardest part is having a backbone and the parents. If you give the parents a inch they will run a mile. Be STRICT right off the bat and make sure you have a handbook and contract. Make sure your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 961
Posted By mbullette
Blackcat has a great handbook.

Blackcat has a great handbook.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 668
Posted By mbullette
Congrats and good luck!!!!

Congrats and good luck!!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,008
Posted By mbullette
My first year I didnt charge when the kids were...

My first year I didnt charge when the kids were not here. I had at least 1-2 kids out weekly if not more. I was not making it and so this year I went to a flat rate. I need to make sure I have that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,373
Posted By mbullette
I have Bath and Bod]y works plug in's all over my...

I have Bath and Bod]y works plug in's all over my house. I feel my house smells like a poop factory from 8am until 6pm. The parents always say my house smells good but all I can smell is poop.

One...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,038
Posted By mbullette
I get headaches from cigarette smoke so I would...

I get headaches from cigarette smoke so I would have to term. I am pretty sensitive when it comes to the smell so during the interview I probably would have noticed it and never took them. Did you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,038
Posted By mbullette
Child Won't Nap

I have a little boy who I watch FT. He will turn 2 on Saturday. He has been really good about taking a nap until this week. He used to take 2- 2 hour naps each day but he is down to just one nap now....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,628
Posted By mbullette
I really know where you are coming from. My kids...

I really know where you are coming from. My kids hate that I do daycare and my husband really does not like it. He told me that he doesn't mind me doing this but the kids I currently have he can't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 651
Posted By mbullette
That is a heatwave for us in Wisconsin. Today its...

That is a heatwave for us in Wisconsin. Today its snow, cold and gloomy. Summer can't come soon enough!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,807
Posted By mbullette
You are brave!!! I have had no luck with infants...

You are brave!!! I have had no luck with infants and seem to get the screaming and fussy ones. I'm sure you will do great. I know in my area infant spots are very limited.

Good luck!!!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,131
Posted By mbullette
I can't stand parents like that. Tell her if she...

I can't stand parents like that. Tell her if she wants her child to have one on one then she should stay home or hire a nanny. What is she going to do when her child goes to school and she is one of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,210
Posted By mbullette
School aged kids are A LOT of work. I had some...

School aged kids are A LOT of work. I had some last summer and it was problem after problem. They dont listen, they get bored very fast, they eat non-stop, they dont like to follow rules, they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,724
Posted By mbullette
Same here. I am freezing all the time and I can;t...

Same here. I am freezing all the time and I can;t wait until summer. Mine is set
at 75 in winter.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,396
Posted By mbullette
LOL!!! I can't wait for that day.

LOL!!! I can't wait for that day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 714
Posted By mbullette
I would just talk to them and tell them you can...

I would just talk to them and tell them you can no longer care for her. I would never leave kids alone in the house and you are risking a lot. How would those foster parents feel if you left her in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,243
Posted By mbullette
I would be glad to send you the 2 babies I have...

I would be glad to send you the 2 babies I have and you would change your mind REALLY REALLY fast. I have never had such needy and fussy babies but the parents think its normal. I am sorry but its...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,560
Posted By mbullette
My parents pay Friday at pick up or their last...

My parents pay Friday at pick up or their last day here for the week. I only had a few issues and those families were terminated. I am not sure I would let them pick but that is up to you.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,243
Posted By mbullette
I always seem to get the screaming babies also...

I always seem to get the screaming babies also and 90% of my calls are parents needing care for their infant. I have not been doing this long but I have learned that infants are a lot harder to deal...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,924
Posted By mbullette
I will be straight out and say I am not licensed...

I will be straight out and say I am not licensed and yes I do advertise. I am not allowed to be licensed because the city I live in does not allow fenced in yards. I had the state licensing person...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,081
Posted By mbullette
I have a 2 year old who calls me "mom" every 5...

I have a 2 year old who calls me "mom" every 5 seconds. 10 mins after he gets here I am ready for him to leave. I correct him and tell him my name and it does no good. I am mom and his mom is mommy....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2013, 07:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By mbullette
I would tell your licensing person to come over...

I would tell your licensing person to come over and deal with him at nap time. I dont understand why your own child can't sleep in his bed. Sorry but I would put him in it and be done with it. It's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 985
Posted By mbullette
Mother of the year award!!!! Sad people are...

Mother of the year award!!!!

Sad people are actually like this. They can;t be bothered with their sick child so they make others deal with it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,400
Posted By mbullette
I have 2 year old who does the same thing. He...

I have 2 year old who does the same thing. He will sleep for maybe 30 mins if I am lucky and then screams. My nap time is 2 hours long. How long do you let him scream for? I thought after him...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,103
Posted By mbullette
I would at least meet with them and see how...

I would at least meet with them and see how things go. I have had people in the past ask what my husband does for a living and I had no problem telling them. If she seems really picky I wouldn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 788
Posted By mbullette
I would call the family with the infant and find...

I would call the family with the infant and find out if they are going to come over and sign the contract and put money down. Give them 24 hours to do so or you are going to fill the spot. If they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 701
Posted By mbullette
Security Deposits

How much do you normally charge for a security deposit? I have never asked for one in the past but I am now for new clients. I have heard anything from $50.00- 2 week deposit.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,110
Posted By mbullette
When I first started in home childcare, I had a...

When I first started in home childcare, I had a little boy like that. I tried everything and nothing worked. After 3 weeks I couldn't take anymore and termed the child. You can only do so much and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,262
Posted By mbullette
Thank you so much!!! They have the choice to...

Thank you so much!!! They have the choice to accept the new policies and rates or look for someone else. I am not backing down or giving them a better rate because they have two kids. The other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,262
Posted By mbullette
Would You Explain???

I sent out my new handbook with my policy and rate changes in it. I went from an hourly rate to a flat weekly rate. Two of my families are questioning my changes and want me to explain to them why...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,022
Posted By mbullette
I am really sensitive when it comes to smells....

I am really sensitive when it comes to smells. One of my families uses a detergent that I can;t stand. Within minutes of her being here I have a headache. When she arrives I take her clothes off and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,272
Posted By mbullette
I am going through the same thing. I have a boy...

I am going through the same thing. I have a boy who just turned 2. Parents say he is full potty trained at home and they will not buy anymore diapers for him. He comes to my house and he refuses to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,722
Posted By mbullette
I would not take this family. If she is already...

I would not take this family. If she is already telling you what she wants and doesn't want you are only going to have problems. There are red flags all over that interview and I wouldnt give them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 774
Posted By mbullette
Nap Time Question

I have a quick nap time question. My schedule states that nap time is from 12:30 until 2:30. I have a little boy that just turned 2. He just started coming here but at his old sitter he would sleep...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,039
Posted By mbullette
I'm sorry!!! If they have money to go on vacation...

I'm sorry!!! If they have money to go on vacation for a month they surely have the money to pay you.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,039
Posted By mbullette
I would advertise also. How do you even know they...

I would advertise also. How do you even know they are coming back? You are going to be out a lot more money if they do not return.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 55,658
Posted By mbullette
I am not sure what state you are in but in...

I am not sure what state you are in but in Wisconsin if you are not licensed you can have 3 kids plus your own.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,039
Posted By mbullette
I would have made them pay before they left or at...

I would have made them pay before they left or at least pay half before they left.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,062
Posted By mbullette
I am in Wisconsin also and this is just way to...

I am in Wisconsin also and this is just way to cold. I am not sure the exact temp but my kids are not going outside until it warms back up. I do not take my kids outside unless its 32 or higher. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 726
Posted By mbullette
I require all my families to pay 1/2 of their...

I require all my families to pay 1/2 of their weekly rate. I can't afford to have them gone and not paying. You are holding the spot so its the least they can do.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,462
Posted By mbullette
I have been in this similar situation and all I...

I have been in this similar situation and all I can say is be careful. I have had the state called on me and it has just been one mess after another. Even though you got the approval she can still do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,211
Posted By mbullette
Really think about it before you say yes. When...

Really think about it before you say yes. When the person is a sort of friend they feel they dont have to follow rules, rates should be cheaper, you will open earlier or stay later for them and so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,122
Posted By mbullette
As I am working on my rate increase today how...

As I am working on my rate increase today how much is to much? I charged per hour and families took advantage of that. Some families who said they would be coming 40 hours a week will show up for 20...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,178
Posted By mbullette
If you charge a higher rate you tend to get...

If you charge a higher rate you tend to get better class of families or at least I have. The not so good families can't afford higher childcare and tend to want everything for nothing. It really...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,122
Posted By mbullette
I am working on the same thing this weekend. I...

I am working on the same thing this weekend. I charge per hour and they dont get charged when they are not here. Each week my income is different and its just not working out. I am giving them 2...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 25,043
Posted By mbullette
I feel so bad for you. Just remember we are all...

I feel so bad for you. Just remember we are all human and makes mistakes. This has always been a fear of mine so that is why I don't travel with my daycare kids. If we cant walk to wherever we are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 883
Posted By mbullette
I have taken part time kids and they are very...

I have taken part time kids and they are very hard to work with. They take longer to adjust and its more of a pain than helping you. I took part time kids and will only take full time now. Things are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,161
Posted By mbullette
Explaining Why They Need To Pay For A Day They Are Not Here

I an currently trying to redo my childcare. When I started I basically took anyone and really didnt turn anyone away. I was not strict and I didn't have many rules. BIGGEST MISTAKE EVER!!! I have one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,085
Posted By mbullette
I use them every diaper change.

I use them every diaper change.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 964
Posted By mbullette
I would just leave her be if she doesn't have a...

I would just leave her be if she doesn't have a fever. This winter has been bad for nasty colds. Personally I wouldn't call her mom unless the fever gets high but that is just me.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,283
Posted By mbullette
I am in the process of redoing my policies. Those...

I am in the process of redoing my policies. Those of you that offer vacation days, do you also offer free sick days? If so how many?
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