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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 424
Posted By boy_mom
Even though you aren't licensed, I would call...

Even though you aren't licensed, I would call your local licensing agency. They may have some resources and guidance for you.

On a side note, I would be all done caring for this family. Mom has no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 283
Posted By boy_mom
My first year of daycare, I charged by the day...

My first year of daycare, I charged by the day and ran into the same problems, so I feel your frustration!

I made a gradual change, I first switch the easy going parents and the ones I knew...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By boy_mom
Honestly, I would term. They're going to have to...

Honestly, I would term. They're going to have to find new care anyway. Maybe give them an extra week to secure new care, but I wouldnt deal with that, especially if i was planning to close within a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 485
Posted By boy_mom
Good for you!! happyface

Good for you!! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 485
Posted By boy_mom
I would not remind but I would send an...

I would not remind but I would send an "automatic" updated invoice as soon as the payment has become late. Not sure if you have a cut off time on Fridays, or if you can send it out at midnight.

I...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 02-28-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 74,733
Posted By boy_mom
My sons nursery school follows the same schedule...

My sons nursery school follows the same schedule as the school system, including summer vacation. She is only open from 8:30-12:30, with the option to pay for an longer day until 3pm.

There is A...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By boy_mom
In my experience, this kind of thing never ends...

In my experience, this kind of thing never ends well for the provider. 9 times out of 10, the parents will arrive at their original pick up time, other families will try to start dropping off early...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2019, 06:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 479
Posted By boy_mom
I had a mom like that, her son was with me for...

I had a mom like that, her son was with me for 3.5 years. She worked very, very part time for her dads company, but he was the first one dropped off and the last one picked up, Monday through...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By boy_mom
I agree with PP, sounds like your child needs...

I agree with PP, sounds like your child needs their own space with their own things. When my son was 5-6 years old, he was allowed to do his own thing during the day. However, when he was in the day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2019, 05:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 866
Posted By boy_mom
My sons nursery school asks my son at every drop...

My sons nursery school asks my son at every drop off if he ate dinner the night before and breakfast this morning, if he feels ready to play (aka not feeling sick) and if he has any "boo boos" they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 771
Posted By boy_mom
Honestly, I would term for her general lack of...

Honestly, I would term for her general lack of caring about the situation and for her children's well being. She thinks it isn't her problem, but I would be making it her problem at pick up tonight!...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2019, 06:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 819
Posted By boy_mom
I used to have parent pick up between 3:30 and 5...

I used to have parent pick up between 3:30 and 5 and honestly we were just doing whatever was scheduled during that time.

Some days the room was messy and parents saw kids in the middle of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By boy_mom
1. Hand parents a letter with closing details...

1. Hand parents a letter with closing details while telling them that you've decided to close. This way if they get off track with questions, all the important details (last day, final payments. etc)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 754
Posted By boy_mom
I had two DCMs nurse until their children were 3...

I had two DCMs nurse until their children were 3 years old. While not my preference (to be totally honest I did think it was odd!) I didnt let it bother my. The whole different strokes for different...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By boy_mom
Thanks for all the responses, its definitely...

Thanks for all the responses, its definitely something to mull over!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By boy_mom
Daycare With Your Own Kids

I closed my daycare about a year and a half ago when we moved houses. By the time I closed I was sooo burnt out, opening at the new house wasn't even an option for me. One of my biggest problems was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,216
Posted By boy_mom
I've only termed immediately twice - once because...

I've only termed immediately twice - once because a child was throwing toys (he threw a Thomas the Tank engine toy through my window) and the second time because a DCD yelled at me in front of all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,364
Posted By boy_mom
When I first opened I scheduled interviews during...

When I first opened I scheduled interviews during daycare hours. I had a family schedule a tour at 10am and they stayed for 5.5 HOURS!!! I knew within the first 15 minutes I didnt want them as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By boy_mom
Yes emailing is appropriate, especially if he...

Yes emailing is appropriate, especially if he makes you uncomfortable!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By boy_mom
Yep! You have a reason and you are not obligated...

Yep! You have a reason and you are not obligated to explain your decision!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,895
Posted By boy_mom
So many news stories these last few weeks about...

So many news stories these last few weeks about children being hit by cars at bus stops. Time to speak up!

What would be worse, a 3 minute conversation to enforce the policy you made or him...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 518
Posted By boy_mom
I never offered a discount to my families but my...

I never offered a discount to my families but my son's nursery school offers a sma discount for siblings. I think its whatever you're comfortable doing!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 466
Posted By boy_mom
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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 672
Posted By boy_mom
Agreed, what does you contract say? If you...

Agreed, what does you contract say? If you haven't specified, maybe give them a heads up that Thanksgiving is a paid day off, and they cant combine.

If you dont have a clause about unpaid days...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 823
Posted By boy_mom
I never had terrible wear and tear but the daily...

I never had terrible wear and tear but the daily beating the daycare area took was noticeable. I felt like I spent a lot of time cleaning walls, spot painting, carpet cleaning and eventually...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 645
Posted By boy_mom
Personally we always do no gifts and my kids have...

Personally we always do no gifts and my kids have learned that a party is spending time with friends and family and celebrating! They get gifts from us on their actual birthday and get to pick a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 750
Posted By boy_mom
I dont think it's that he cant follow rules, I'm...

I dont think it's that he cant follow rules, I'm sure dcd would adapt it she asked! But if she hasn't mentioned it, he is probably just in the habit of writing it that way.... :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 750
Posted By boy_mom
This! My husband is a navy vet and now a...

This! My husband is a navy vet and now a paramedic.... it's just his habit! If dcd is good in all other areas, I would just let it go!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By boy_mom
Dear DCP, This letter is to confirm that...

Dear DCP,

This letter is to confirm that DCK's last day of care is xx/xx/xxxx. A total of $xx.xx is due no later than 5pm on that date OR your two weeks deposit will applied at this time. (Or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 865
Posted By boy_mom
Part of responsible parenting is having your...

Part of responsible parenting is having your phone charged and on! I would be sooo mad if a parent was late and did not have a plan in place to contact me!

I would not feel bad about charging at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 378
Posted By boy_mom
Can you talk with her, letting her know that what...

Can you talk with her, letting her know that what she is packing is inadequate and going forward if you have to supplement his lunch, you will have to bill her?

I also agree with PP, I would send...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 518
Posted By boy_mom
If you can hold out, and maybe jazz up your...

If you can hold out, and maybe jazz up your advertising, I highly recommend a 4 day schedule! I agree, try not to lower your rates, if they are in the right range for your area.

I offered part...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,068
Posted By boy_mom
Another parent who didn't like hearing NO 😂😂

Another parent who didn't like hearing NO 😂😂
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 771
Posted By boy_mom
I would have a hard time NOT mentioning to mom...

I would have a hard time NOT mentioning to mom what dcg said and letting her know she actually pays me for care beginning at 745, so I will no longer be offering the 5 minute grace period...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,565
Posted By boy_mom
I agree with OP, it wouldn't sit well with me!...

I agree with OP, it wouldn't sit well with me! Mostly because that's a really intimate chore and I would want an adult to do it. There are tons of other responsibilities for a 12 year old during the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 489
Posted By boy_mom
My daycare program was part timers only, so kids...

My daycare program was part timers only, so kids came 1-3 days per week. This child will probably not adjust to nap time if she doesn't take one the other 5 days at home! I quickly learned that part...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2018, 03:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By boy_mom
Why should they be potty trained if neither of...

Why should they be potty trained if neither of them are showing signs of readiness?

The children are probably picking up on your stress over their toileting habits and holding everything in....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 770
Posted By boy_mom
Say its again louder for the people in the...

Say its again louder for the people in the back!!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,143
Posted By boy_mom
Ugh. This woman needs a nanny with a live feed...

Ugh. This woman needs a nanny with a live feed nanny cam.

I would not be willing to make calls, is this something your director has instructed you to do? If possible, can you switch to a text or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 585
Posted By boy_mom
I would refund if I was refusing services. You...

I would refund if I was refusing services. You asked for advice, I'm just giving my opinion...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 585
Posted By boy_mom
If it's an immediate term I would refund the two...

If it's an immediate term I would refund the two weeks, minus any money or late fees she owes.

If you give two week notice, remind her that there are no refund and that ANY rules broken result in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By boy_mom
No definitely start right away as 4 days, you...

No definitely start right away as 4 days, you will HATE working that extra day. Parents always take the extra when it's available.

I had a lot of people interested in my daycare, because I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By boy_mom
I used to do Mon to Thurs care, it was great!!...

I used to do Mon to Thurs care, it was great!! Happy to answer any questions you have!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 733
Posted By boy_mom
I mean this in the nicest way, but what did you...

I mean this in the nicest way, but what did you expect? You know how he behaves and you know the parents are passive and do not reinforce good behavior at home.

I would term, not worth the risk he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By boy_mom
I would get back into ratio ASAP, for a million...

I would get back into ratio ASAP, for a million reasons. Over ratio is over ratio, regardless of how long you licensing inspector is making you wait.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 799
Posted By boy_mom
Yes ma'am!!! That's what I did last year!! ...

Yes ma'am!!! That's what I did last year!!

My husband received a new job that allowed me to cut back my working hours (not that there is any break when raising a 3 and 6 year old ;)). I found a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By boy_mom
I would add no incentives, rewards or punishments...

I would add no incentives, rewards or punishments (I once had a family request times outside after an accident :dislike:). I would also put a disclaimer that readiness at home doesn't always equate...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,046
Posted By boy_mom
I think the only solution to feeling bad for a...

I think the only solution to feeling bad for a child or wishing a parent would spend more their child is to completely forget that the parents exist between 9 and 5 :ouch:

You've opened a business...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2018, 04:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By boy_mom
If possible tell them directly, along with giving...

If possible tell them directly, along with giving them a letter, it's more effective way to get them to change behaviors.

I would also create a no pay no stay amendment to your notice. "If...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 527
Posted By boy_mom
I had a similar experience ordering online from...

I had a similar experience ordering online from Home Depot. I eventually told them to cancel the order so I could go to a local hardware store to purchase. Super frustrating!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 748
Posted By boy_mom
First.... deep breathes!! :hug: Secondly,...

First.... deep breathes!! :hug:

Secondly, child care is super hard and very stressful so don't feel alone. We have all been there! Your post felt like a description of my first year as a provider!...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2018, 04:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 429
Posted By boy_mom
Typically, I would exclude for any kind of rash. ...

Typically, I would exclude for any kind of rash.

I once had a mom say a rash was from trying strawberries so i let dcb come. It was actually rosiola and two other children ended up catching it!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 867
Posted By boy_mom
I had a parent request 30 minutes of salsa music...

I had a parent request 30 minutes of salsa music to be played each day so their 18 month old could dance to it.....

I had another parent tell me that their screeching infant would calm down if I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 810
Posted By boy_mom
I think its better to follow your instincts. It...

I think its better to follow your instincts. It will be more uncomfortable terming them then it will be to politely decline them!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 601
Posted By boy_mom
I would refund to reflect the amount their...

I would refund to reflect the amount their current two weeks notice would require.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 844
Posted By boy_mom
You could write " Hi Susie Q, thanks for your...

You could write " Hi Susie Q, thanks for your response! I will send you a private message!" That's way you can determine if it was an accidental reply like pp suggested!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 654
Posted By boy_mom
We did that with tenants and it ended up being a...

We did that with tenants and it ended up being a nightmare. He was a landscaper and we took money off the monthly rent in exchange for him doing yard upkeep - this was his idea... at first it was...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-22-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,954
Posted By boy_mom
I had the same thought, this is either a VERY bad...

I had the same thought, this is either a VERY bad policy or the family is reading the policy wrong. If they are in fact reading it correctly, you have to wonder what the provider was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 6,525
Posted By boy_mom
This!!!

This!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,007
Posted By boy_mom
I would term immediately and let her know that is...

I would term immediately and let her know that is was because of her behavior toward you! Even if it wasn't in your contract, you have every right to stop working with a person like this!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 721
Posted By boy_mom
That's a rough day! I would term based on her not...

That's a rough day! I would term based on her not picking up when I called and maybe leave it at that.

I feel like getting into the details of why it's not a good fit gives the perception that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2018, 04:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 667
Posted By boy_mom
OMG I feel your pain!!! When I first started, I...

OMG I feel your pain!!! When I first started, I did interviews during daycare hours. Then I had the family from hell stay for 5 hours - she basically treated it like a trial day (but she stayed with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,437
Posted By boy_mom
I probably wouldn't even respond, you don't owe...

I probably wouldn't even respond, you don't owe the mom an explanation and her child doesn't need on either!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 658
Posted By boy_mom
I accidentally reposted my previous post but...

I accidentally reposted my previous post but wasn't sure how to delete the post.....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 658
Posted By boy_mom
Dear family, As if June 19,2018 I will no...

Dear family,

As if June 19,2018 I will no longer be offering daycare services. I have appreciated your business and wish you the best in the future.

Sincerely,
Daycare Provider

** you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 884
Posted By boy_mom
All this, and I would be firm about not providing...

All this, and I would be firm about not providing services if there is no payment at drop off. To be honest, I would happily term a family like this on the spot if payment was late one more time!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,251
Posted By boy_mom
I used to give my boys cold carrots when they...

I used to give my boys cold carrots when they were teething. I was always with them and paying attention if they bit off a chunk.

I guess to each their own. I would never have asked a caregiver to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 865
Posted By boy_mom
I can say that I have never become emotionally...

I can say that I have never become emotionally attached to the kids in my care, with the exception of one child who is friends with my son. That attachment has only formed after the working...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2018, 06:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By boy_mom
I agree with both points of view. Ultimately, my...

I agree with both points of view. Ultimately, my home was different from their homes and 90% of the children adapted to the new environment fairly quickly. Some took a few additional weeks to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 872
Posted By boy_mom
I had a similar issue, our front yard sloped to...

I had a similar issue, our front yard sloped to the edge of the road, and parents would just drive across the front of the lawn like it was a parking space.

When the time came to reseed, we put up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2018, 05:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,027
Posted By boy_mom
I think it could be distraction. I've had...

I think it could be distraction. I've had children who were perfectly trained (home and at daycare) who had an accident every now and then. Some more consistently and then for sanitary reasons...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,169
Posted By boy_mom
Like others said, try not to beat yourself up! ...

Like others said, try not to beat yourself up!

Monday is going to feel like a whole new world without the stress, it will definitely reassure you that you did the right thing!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2018, 03:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,169
Posted By boy_mom
I did this once when I was new, it stinks. I...

I did this once when I was new, it stinks. I termed at the end of the week as I knew I could do a 2 week notice, it was uncomfortable. They never came back. Im sure they hate me.

But I regained my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2018, 03:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,169
Posted By boy_mom
Dear parent, As of xx/xx/xXxX, I will no...

Dear parent,

As of xx/xx/xXxX, I will no longer be offering child care services to dcg.

Sincerely,
A relived child care provider


If they ask why, I would let them know the excessive...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 853
Posted By boy_mom
Oh my stars and stripes :eek::eek::eek: They...

Oh my stars and stripes :eek::eek::eek: They would be getting termed this evening!!

Let us know how it goes!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 853
Posted By boy_mom
I would let them know from now on you'll be...

I would let them know from now on you'll be calling for pick up for excessive crying. If they know how he is and still both stayed home Friday, if be all set!

If she gets snippy they would be out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 725
Posted By boy_mom
I think its a parental responsibility. I would...

I think its a parental responsibility. I would just nicely say, as you can imagine that might be information overload and a bit confusing to teach here in group care!

I do agree with PP, we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 817
Posted By boy_mom
I think you'll be the best judge of "excessive"...

I think you'll be the best judge of "excessive" for your group. My personal limit was 2 hrs, but I did have a few kids who I sent home even sooner. For whatever reason, some days I just couldn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 817
Posted By boy_mom
My cry policy was included in my illness...

My cry policy was included in my illness policy...

Any child who who is upset, crying or unable to participate in the day (for ANY reason) will be sent home home after 2 hours. Parents must...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 655
Posted By boy_mom
I ran my daycare while my boys were both small,...

I ran my daycare while my boys were both small, and were"friends" with all the DCKs. We went to the parties of the children they truly got along with and who's parents I enjoyed. I also did play...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 32,107
Posted By boy_mom
I agree, it is hard for a child to be asked to...

I agree, it is hard for a child to be asked to sit still the entire nap time. Sounds like it's time for you to find a more age appropriate environment that better suits your child's needs!! :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 901
Posted By boy_mom
I think a lot of us make concessions when we...

I think a lot of us make concessions when we first start out. Also, parents try to take advantage because they know you are a newbie. But seriously, you will burn out if you over extend yourself!
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2018, 03:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,399
Posted By boy_mom
Even if she does sue you, you have every right to...

Even if she does sue you, you have every right to terminate care because of her statement she fears for her child. Did she put that in writing?

I think she is just blowing smoke but I think you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 771
Posted By boy_mom
I agree with other posters, I would be done with...

I agree with other posters, I would be done with this kid, even if it means losing her sibling. Sounds like a huge liability to you and a danger to the other children (unbuckling them?!?! What the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,327
Posted By boy_mom
If this was me, I would just be unavailable when...

If this was me, I would just be unavailable when they called looking for any thing after daycare closes. You have business hours, it's ok to stick to them!

In my contract I had my hours of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,021
Posted By boy_mom
If she was a great employee I might offer her...

If she was a great employee I might offer her child care "at cost", so not free but enough to cover what would be spent to care for her child.

To me a good employee who is happy would be worth...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,316
Posted By boy_mom
I had a family bring their kids to daycare right...

I had a family bring their kids to daycare right after a flight. Both parents went right back to work as well.

Both kids were great sleepers and spent most of the morning catching up on rest,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 981
Posted By boy_mom
Just be direct - Dad, I close at 5:30, anyone...

Just be direct - Dad, I close at 5:30, anyone still in attendance will be charged a late fee. If you arrive at 5:30, I will meet you at the door with Johnny. As you can imagine, I've had a long work...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 980
Posted By boy_mom
My son once said "I'm going to kill myself!" When...

My son once said "I'm going to kill myself!" When he was frustrated, I was sooo shocked because we don't talk like that at home.

Turns out he had been watching Charlie Brown movies/shows at my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 888
Posted By boy_mom
Yep, I would terminate! I terminated a similar...

Yep, I would terminate! I terminated a similar child in the middle of his first day!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 981
Posted By boy_mom
Yes, I did this with both my children and...

Yes, I did this with both my children and encouraged it with most of my daycare babies. I just preferred to not have children associate food/eating with part of the sleep routine. I never had any...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 661
Posted By boy_mom
I had a 9 hour cap, and only took parent who...

I had a 9 hour cap, and only took parent who worked in town with a commute of 20 minutes or less. So when figuring out your max hours, youll have to consider commute time, etc.

I just had it as...
Forum: Forms - Uploads 01-13-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,874
Posted By boy_mom
I always added mine to my sick policy - if a...

I always added mine to my sick policy - if a child cries continuously for 2 hours, for any reason, I will call for pick up. Parents must arrive within 30 mins of being contacted.

And then call...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,820
Posted By boy_mom
I told people I was closing as I handed them a...

I told people I was closing as I handed them a letter with details at pick up. I also made sure it was on a day that didn't require me to be somewhere right after work so I could take the time to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,488
Posted By boy_mom
This is true! I was always up front about what I...

This is true! I was always up front about what I could and couldn't do for parents, and asked them for specifics on what they're looking for in a caregiver. This saved a lot of headaches for both...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,488
Posted By boy_mom
While this is all good and true - none of this...

While this is all good and true - none of this takes into account that a care provider may not have 20 minutes to focus on feeding one child or considers the impact a fussy child can have on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,561
Posted By boy_mom
Hi DCM, I'm sorry to hear You haven't found...

Hi DCM,

I'm sorry to hear You haven't found other care arrangements. Unfortunately, the spaces are no longer available.

All the best,
A relieved provider ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2017, 09:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,561
Posted By boy_mom
I really wouldn't be open to taking them back....

I really wouldn't be open to taking them back. While I can understand where mom is coming from, I wouldn't be willing to take a screaming infant back especially after seeing improvements with the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2017, 07:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,352
Posted By boy_mom
Can you adjust their hours? I mean, it would be a...

Can you adjust their hours? I mean, it would be a little uncomfortable but maybe with the new year you could rewrite their contract, even if it was until 3:30/4.

I feel bad for this kid but I also...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,561
Posted By boy_mom
I'm sorry you are feeling this way! :hug: ...

I'm sorry you are feeling this way! :hug:

And without trying to be too cynical, this is exactly why you should always be a little detached, take the paid time off and stop giving extra to...
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