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snips&snails 10:58 PM 01-06-2013
Another thread got me curious - what hours is everyone open? I origionally planned 6-6 but I am considering changing it to 7:30-5:30 because it is just too much. At the same time I need to attract more clients so I don't want to get too strict...
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Patches 11:04 PM 01-06-2013
6:30 to 6:00
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nanglgrl 11:22 PM 01-06-2013
7:30 am-5:30 pm but it will soon be 8:00 am- 3:30 pm.
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CrackerJacks 11:31 PM 01-06-2013
Currently 8a-5:30p, but that will change to 8:30a-5:30p in the fall.


Originally Posted by nanglgrl:
7:30 am-5:30 pm but it will soon be 8:00 am- 3:30 pm.
How have your families handled the change in hours? I would love to have an earlier end time, but just don't think I could swing it...good for you 😃
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LK5kids 02:49 AM 01-07-2013
6:30-5:30. I currently have kids 7:30-5:00 but once I am licensed and have more families it will more than likely be the longer hours.
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Rachel 04:24 AM 01-07-2013
7:00 - 4:30 which is typical here.
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daycarediva 04:47 AM 01-07-2013
6-6, but I currently have kids from 7:30-5:45
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williams2008 05:05 AM 01-07-2013
6-6....I'm thinking about changing to 7:30-5:30!
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blandino 06:21 AM 01-07-2013
7:00-5:30, Monday - Friday.
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AfterSchoolMom 06:39 AM 01-07-2013
7-5:15 here, but I have SA's so technically 7 to 8:15 and 3-5:15.
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LaLa1923 07:06 AM 01-07-2013
I'm open 6-6 but my families think it's 5:30
Everyone has contracted hours with most being 8-5:30.
I'm home with my son anyway so it doesn't really matter to me.
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AnneCordelia 07:10 AM 01-07-2013
My open close hours are 7-5. But all my kids currently only attend from 7:30-4:30.

When I first started I was open until 6pm. I will never go back to that. That hour between 5-6 is my sanity now.
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Play Care 07:41 AM 01-07-2013
7:30-4:45. I have to get my own kids ready for school so I won't open earlier.
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Blackcat31 07:55 AM 01-07-2013
I will not work before 7 a.m. or after 5 p.m.

I open when the first scheduled child arrives and close when the last child is scheduled to be picked up.

The actual hours vary. Two days a week I am closed by 4:30 and one day per week, I don't arrive at work until 8:00.
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Meeko 07:59 AM 01-07-2013
6-6 for me M-TH. Then I get Fridays "off" and my hubby and son hold down the fort so I can get things done around the house, work on any projects I have, sew etc.
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GoodKarma 08:14 AM 01-07-2013
7:00-4:30, but my current kids are here from 9:00-4:00 (and I'm not complaining )
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DayCareDiva30 10:45 AM 01-07-2013
My hours are 7:30am-5:30pm
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allsmiles 11:00 AM 01-07-2013
i am open 6:30-6:30
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nothingwithoutjoy 11:01 AM 01-07-2013
I've dropped both hours and days to make my family life more sane. I now work 8:00-4:30, Monday-Thursday.
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mema 11:48 AM 01-07-2013
Mine are 7-5, but no one usually comes before 745 and they are all here until 5 on the nose
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akpayne 11:55 AM 01-07-2013
I am open 7:00-6:00pm but I only work 8-5 which is what I plan to change my hours to in the spring.
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WDW 12:16 PM 01-07-2013
7:15 - 4:45 but my first kid doesn't come currently until almost 7:30.
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Nickel 12:35 PM 01-07-2013
I guess I am extremely lucky. The earliest I work is 8 and the latest is 4 but most of my dcks are here 9 or 930 until 2-3. I only have 1 that comes the entire time.
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BumbleBee 02:53 PM 01-07-2013
Posted hours are 6:15-5:45.

However, I have one who needs to be dropped off at 6am but they pay a premium for those extra 15 minutes.
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EchoMom 04:17 PM 01-07-2013
7:30-5:30 but really no one shows up until 8. I used to do 6-6 is was awful! Never ever ever again!
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kitykids3 05:11 PM 01-07-2013
My technical hours are 7am to 6pm, but right now I have kids here 7:45am-6pm 3 days and 5:30 the other 2.
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Willow 05:31 PM 01-07-2013
7:15-5:15.

There's no way I myself would be on the clock longer than 10 hours a day nor would I approve of having any of having children in my care that many hours a day. None have ever been scheduled the entire open to close hours, I'm not sure I'd even be on board for allowing that.
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mom2many 06:37 PM 01-07-2013
I open at 6:45 am and close at 6 pm. I have several single dcm's who have to do both the drop off and pick up, so having a child for 10-11 hours a day is not uncommon. In addition to that the traffic where I live is horrendous and most commutes are 1 hour plus on a normal day.
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Kym2098 07:00 PM 01-07-2013
Open 7-6
Closed Fridays tho!
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coolconfidentme 03:26 AM 01-08-2013
Originally Posted by snips&snails:
Another thread got me curious - what hours is everyone open? I origionally planned 6-6 but I am considering changing it to 7:30-5:30 because it is just too much. At the same time I need to attract more clients so I don't want to get too strict...
I cater to the shift worker & open the doors Monday @ 5:30am & close on Friday at 11:30pm. (Mon-Fri; 1st, 2nd & 3rd shift.) I don't live at my daycare & only have 1st & 2nd shift kids right now.

I am interviewing for employees now. I opened 4 months ago & business is good.
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