Forum Daycare Forum

Go Back Forum > Main Category > Daycare Center and Family Home Forum

Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Daycare Center and Family Home owners, Directors, Operators and Assistants should post and ask questions here.

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-22-2019, 07:22 AM
CountryRoads's Avatar
CountryRoads CountryRoads is offline Member
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: US of A
Posts: 670
Default Would You Charge?

I closed a couple hours early on Friday. I gave the option that if picking up early doesn't work for them, they could use a backup for the day and I wouldn't bill them.

Everyone still planned to come and just planned on picking up early.

Well, that same week my entire group got sick. I ended up only having 1 child on Friday. I still planned to bill everyone for that day since I planned on them attending. It was only because their children were sick and couldn't attend is why they were absent.

Would you do the same thing? I'm worried a parent may question it and I need to have a prepared response.
Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2019, 07:26 AM
Blackcat31's Avatar
Blackcat31 Blackcat31 is offline
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 19,760

The only time I'd consider not charging or issuing a refund is if I was unavailable to provide care.

If I was available to provide care but someone unexpectedly did not attend (due to illness or whatever) I still charge.

MY availability is the deciding factor for me in situations like that.
Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2019, 02:37 PM
e.j.'s Avatar
e.j. e.j. is offline Member
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 3,681

I would do the same. My tuition policy states that payment is due whether or not a child actually attends day care so, if I were in your position, I would still expect payment for Friday.
Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2019, 03:37 PM
lovemykidstoo's Avatar
lovemykidstoo lovemykidstoo is offline Member
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: U.S.
Posts: 4,689

Same here. If not for them being sick, they would have come. I'd charge.
Reply With Quote

charging for missed days, sick pay, sick policy

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How Much in Late Fees Would You Charge? Boymom Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 8 12-13-2016 08:35 AM
How Should I Charge This New Family? LeslieG Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 9 02-11-2014 09:52 AM
Why Do You Charge How You Charge? KSDC Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 14 10-02-2013 04:17 AM
What Would You Charge?? LaLa1923 Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 13 04-17-2013 02:20 PM
What Should I Charge? Bizzymom1111 Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 15 11-30-2010 05:47 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:43 AM.         Find A Daycare         List Your Daycare         Toys & Products                 About Us
Please read our Disclaimer before continuing.

Topics pertain mainly to the following States:

Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming