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slpender 06:02 AM 01-17-2013
How would you nicely word in your handbook that you do not hold infants all day. Lately this seems to be my biggest issue with the infants that I have enrolled.

Thanks for the help
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Willow 06:53 AM 01-17-2013
I'm not sure why you'd want to put that in your handbook. It's pretty much a given that it's an impossibility. Putting it in black and white for all interviewing parents may make you come across as cold and I'm sure that's not the impression that you want to put out there!

If you have a situation with an individual family not understanding a daycare providers limitations then I'd say your best bet would be to address it directly with them and them alone. Let them know you do the best you can but that you have to take care of everyone throughout the day and sometimes that means the baby will have to wait just a few minutes to be tended to next.
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slpender 07:05 AM 01-17-2013
Willow
the reason I am asking is because in the past 6 mnths I have enrilled to new infants and both of them are awful they cried all day for weeks unless they were being held. One child now 6 mnths old is still a very hard baby mom holds him all the time at home and rocks him to sleep. He cries all morning and nap time are awful. Both parents took extended leave and were home for 12 wks I am used to getting the infants at 6 wks. I have a new infant starting the 2nd week in March and I am going to meet with the parents next week to go over my infant policies this parent is also on extended leave of 12 wks. I am looking a good way to address this with them b/c I cannot deal with another child that sreams all day.
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blandino 07:26 AM 01-17-2013
I include a section about getting your child ready for group care. It doesn't specifically state that you can't hold them all day - but it does really reiterate te fact that there are multiple children that need care and the needs of the group are important to meet. Nannyde has some great stuff on her website about group care.
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slpender 09:53 AM 01-17-2013
Originally Posted by blandino:
I include a section about getting your child ready for group care. It doesn't specifically state that you can't hold them all day - but it does really reiterate te fact that there are multiple children that need care and the needs of the group are important to meet. Nannyde has some great stuff on her website about group care.
Can you send me a link to this site I guess that is really what I am trying to address and not so much the children being held all day.
thanks
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MarinaVanessa 10:17 AM 01-17-2013
Here's what I have in my handbook. It's the very first thing that the parents read after reading a section about mutual respect and that I am a business owner. I wanted to make sure that I addressed these two issues first (that I am not their employee and that this is group care) before anything else.

"Group Setting
[DAYCARE] is a group family child care home and does not have sufficient staff to provide individualized childcare. Any requests for specialized care out of the normal array of services that we provide must be conducive to group care and are subject to the child care providerís approval."
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