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kayla 02:16 PM 11-16-2011
i have a friend who is going to the tech here in town to be a daycare provider with an early education, and she told me that when a daycare provider says that they would like a phone call if you are going to be early then keep on looking...i thought this was ridiculous also this isnt the first time. She is always telling me the bad things her school says about at home providers with no degree.. Im just in shock just because you paid to go to school doesnt mean we arn't educated. i find it rude how they teach these providers.. anyone else hear this??
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mommiesherie 02:27 PM 11-16-2011
I am working on my degree and have never heard a teacher say any thing like that ever.
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kayla 02:38 PM 11-16-2011
Well that makes me feel better... maybe its just around here, i was just in shock when my friend was telling me these things.. Its like her teacher doesnt want any of them using a home daycare provider without a degree...
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nannyde 02:39 PM 11-16-2011
Originally Posted by kayla:
i have a friend who is going to the tech here in town to be a daycare provider with an early education, and she told me that when a daycare provider says that they would like a phone call if you are going to be early then keep on looking...i thought this was ridiculous also this isnt the first time. She is always telling me the bad things her school says about at home providers with no degree.. Im just in shock just because you paid to go to school doesnt mean we arn't educated. i find it rude how they teach these providers.. anyone else hear this??
I love it when they come early. I don't need a phone call.

I see them arrive in my driveway camera... go get the kid... and answer the door with child and coat in hand. Quick dress and cya.....

I do one arrival... one departure... per parent... per child... per day so if I see them in the driveway then I KNOW they are goin home.

Early is good. I wish they would all come early every day.
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Cat Herder 02:40 PM 11-16-2011
Originally Posted by nannyde:
I love it when they come early. I don't need a phone call.

I see them arrive in my driveway camera... go get the kid... and answer the door with child and coat in hand. Quick dress and cya.....

I do one arrival... one departure... per parent... per child... per day so if I see them in the driveway then I KNOW they are goin home.

Early is good. I wish they would all come early every day.
Just not during naptime......
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kayla 02:42 PM 11-16-2011
Dont get me wrong i love it when they come early... I would like a phone call so i know whos coming and when. I would like to get there child ready so the process is smoother... My problem is i ask for a phone call and never get one so then i have parents showing up at all times of the day and none of these are set times. I myself find this rude. Whats the point of having a schedule if no one wants to follow it..?
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nannyde 02:46 PM 11-16-2011
Originally Posted by Catherder:
Just not during naptime......
I don't really care if they come during nap. I'm in and out of the room so much anyway that slipping in to grab a mook would be pretty easy.
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Cat Herder 04:07 PM 11-16-2011
Originally Posted by nannyde:
I don't really care if they come during nap. I'm in and out of the room so much anyway that slipping in to grab a mook would be pretty easy.
Lucky.... I have to get them dressed in clean "go home" clothes, shoes and do hair first.

I pity anyone who tried to get one of these guys out the door during nap WITHOUT their snack.

They expect it on the table when they wake up.... Oh, my little Drama Kings.
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daycare 04:13 PM 11-16-2011
Originally Posted by kayla:
Dont get me wrong i love it when they come early... I would like a phone call so i know whos coming and when. I would like to get there child ready so the process is smoother... My problem is i ask for a phone call and never get one so then i have parents showing up at all times of the day and none of these are set times. I myself find this rude. Whats the point of having a schedule if no one wants to follow it..?
if you want to know when people will come and go then you should consider contracted hours...

example: your hours of operation are 7am-6:00pm, however, you will only allow each family to use 9.5 hours of this time and the days and times must be set in stone.

8:25 to 5:30.. johnny
7:45-6:00 sara
9:00-6:00 billy

This way you will always know when they are coming, I charge a $1.00 per min fee for every min they drop off early or pick up late. Minus a 5 min grace period for both....

I would hope that if someone is going to come early that I would get a call.....no one wants to see my underwear....lol
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kayla 04:16 PM 11-16-2011
I do im open from 7-5 but my contract also states anything over 9 hrs is 2.50 and anything after scheduled pick up is 5$/ every 15 min left after.
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Crystal 04:19 PM 11-16-2011
I think she means pick up early without a phone call.

I don't mind parents doing that. And, when providers DO mind the parent doing so, it tends to make the parent suspicious. It's not rude, it's what they have been educated to do....drop in unnanounced occasionally to see how things look when the parent is not expected.
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Cat Herder 04:41 PM 11-16-2011
Originally Posted by Crystal:
I think she means pick up early without a phone call.

I don't mind parents doing that. And, when providers DO mind the parent doing so, it tends to make the parent suspicious. It's not rude, it's what they have been educated to do....drop in unnanounced occasionally to see how things look when the parent is not expected.
This is true...and I expect it the first few months. They would just have to wait, quietly, in the living room while I get little out to them to dress for going home (they could peek in BEFORE I woke them to prevent waking the rest of the crew.).

I read it (OP's other post about naptime interuptions) to imply CONSTANTLY and ongoing.
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kayla 05:13 PM 11-16-2011
It is so i can plan accordingly... I have a small daycare 4/5 kids at most so when everyone randomly shows up at 3 or 4 one day, i get a little irritated because i could have made plans. I find it inconsiderate and it happens constantly.. If theyre suspicious of me maybe they need to find a new daycare. It is stated in my contract:

youre being early or late:

Please let me know as soon as possible if you are bringing in or picking up your child earlier or later than set times. I cannot stress this enough. Let me know what is happening so that i may plan accordingly.

Thats kinda why i expect it...Guess im crazy to think these parents who signed my contract trust me...
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daycare 05:20 PM 11-16-2011
lol....so off topic. I am sitting here reading the post and my 15 year old son walks by me and says wow that's so gross..

I ask what...he points to Catherder and says, isn't that something you stick in you pee hole to help you pee? lol UM kid ......... NO it does not say that..

Sorry thought it was super funny..... wanted
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daycare 05:22 PM 11-16-2011
Originally Posted by kayla:
It is so i can plan accordingly... I have a small daycare 4/5 kids at most so when everyone randomly shows up at 3 or 4 one day, i get a little irritated because i could have made plans. I find it inconsiderate and it happens constantly.. If theyre suspicious of me maybe they need to find a new daycare. It is stated in my contract:

youre being early or late:

Please let me know as soon as possible if you are bringing in or picking up your child earlier or later than set times. I cannot stress this enough. Let me know what is happening so that i may plan accordingly.

Thats kinda why i expect it...Guess im crazy to think these parents who signed my contract trust me...
attach money to it and it will stop.....

I have it for the same reasons as well, i hate chaos... I also do it because I have a small entry way, and small drive way. If everyone showed up at the same time it would be a nightmare..

I purposely stagger it out so that I dont have two parents here at the same time fighting for space to park or stand, once inside my house.....
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beachgrl 05:38 PM 11-16-2011
I don't mind parents picking up early and they are welcome to do so anytime, doesn't bother me a bit but it is nice to know if they are coming earlier just so I can have the dogs put up or it not be when the dogs barking bc a parent shows up early at rest time will wake the others up..that kind of thing but anytime they want to come by, great..just take the lil person when you go lol

Nan, I like that you have a driveway cam..I had seen the driveway motion detector and thought of getting that so I would know when someone was here to pick up or the mail lady is pulled up to drop something off instead of her blowing her horn loudly right next to my daycare room side of the house, but wasn't sure how well they worked. Some family members of mine got a couple for outside to know if someone was creeping about since they have had their house broken into a couple times.
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Cat Herder 05:46 PM 11-16-2011
Originally Posted by daycare:
lol....so off topic. I am sitting here reading the post and my 15 year old son walks by me and says wow that's so gross..

I ask what...he points to Catherder and says, isn't that something you stick in you pee hole to help you pee? lol UM kid ......... NO it does not say that..

Sorry thought it was super funny..... wanted
Also double entendre for IV Cath....
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Cat Herder 05:48 PM 11-16-2011
Originally Posted by beachgrl:
I had seen the driveway motion detector , but wasn't sure how well they worked. .
I LOVE mine..... except in November

Falling leaves can set it off, too.....

Oh, and be aware that if you mount it to a tree the squirrels WILL set it off a million times a day. It makes a great toy apparently.

I envision it being like the windex commercials with the crows. "Lets watch her go back and forth to the window...do it again, she JUST sat down...oh, hurry she is about to eat something."
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Blackcat31 06:05 PM 11-16-2011
Originally Posted by Catherder:
I LOVE mine..... except in November

Falling leaves can set it off, too.....

Oh, and be aware that if you mount it to a tree the squirrels WILL set it off a million times a day. It makes a great toy apparently.

I envision it being like the windex commercials with the crows. "Lets watch her go back and forth to the window...do it again, she JUST sat down...oh, hurry she is about to eat something."
My dog does EXACTLY that!
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beachgrl 09:27 PM 11-17-2011
Originally Posted by Catherder:
I LOVE mine..... except in November

Falling leaves can set it off, too.....

Oh, and be aware that if you mount it to a tree the squirrels WILL set it off a million times a day. It makes a great toy apparently.

I envision it being like the windex commercials with the crows. "Lets watch her go back and forth to the window...do it again, she JUST sat down...oh, hurry she is about to eat something."
Good to know lol, we do have some resident squirrels I wish would go on elsewhere..they like to crack the acorns open all over the kiddie picnic tables.
I do have a loner tree near where my parking area is that I don't think the squirrels bother because they tend to stay in the larger group of trees on our lot but the birds prolly would set it off which means I would need to relocate the bird feeder again ha. Idk where else I could put it other than on the side of the house depending on how much area it needs to pick up...but of course even the neighbors going by to their house would set it off.
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