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Unregistered 10:56 AM 06-28-2017
What is your personal vacation policy and what is the policy you have for your daycare families vacations?
Do you give yourself paid sick days? Paid family emergencys or grievance?
Do you allow part time kids to switch days that they miss or if a paid holiday landed on one of their days? At no additional charge?

Do you think it would be ok for me to update my contract and change some things if I just changed it and had parents sign a new one a couple months ago?
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Blackcat31 11:11 AM 06-28-2017
Originally Posted by Unregistered:
What is your personal vacation policy and what is the policy you have for your daycare families vacations?
I set up my vacation days in the beginning of each year. I allow myself up to 15 paid closed days. Anymore than 15 and I don't charge. I do not allow families to take vacation and not pay for child care as my rates are based on enrollment not attendance or time used.

Parents pay their weekly rate 52 weeks a year.

Originally Posted by Unregistered:
Do you give yourself paid sick days? Paid family emergencys or grievance?
Just the 15 days I mentioned above.

Originally Posted by Unregistered:
Do you allow part time kids to switch days that they miss or if a paid holiday landed on one of their days? At no additional charge?
Any part time families in care are obligated to pay for the 3 or 4 set days they enrolled for. So if for example I have a 3 day a week family and their days are M,W,F but the 4th of July is on a Tuesday this week so they would pay for their M,W,F and not Tuesday. If their day happens to be a holiday or closed day, they pay for it and can add an additional day but can't "swap" days.

Originally Posted by Unregistered:
Do you think it would be ok for me to update my contract and change some things if I just changed it and had parents sign a new one a couple months ago?
Personally, I try not to make any changes unless it's been atleast 6 months. Too many changes at one time is confusing for parents and often times causes parents to seek out other care arrangements but only you know the answer to that and if it would effect your families/clients negatively or not.
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EntropyControlSpecialist 11:42 AM 06-28-2017
I am closed for 20 days paid (including holidays) and have up to 4 paid sick/personal days to use. I have yet to use one (I even told them I wasn't on an actual sick day and gave credit for it) despite having them.
For most families enrolled, they are only having me close for around 10 days paid because they're part time.

MOST of my kids are part timers and no, they are not permitted to switch days.
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Ariana 12:19 PM 06-28-2017
5 paid sick days, 5 paid personal days. 4 weeks vacation UNpaid. All stat holidays are paid.
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Unregistered 04:21 PM 06-28-2017
I have 3 weeks paid vacation, 4 days paid holiday, 6 paid personal days, and am closed on Fridays. I give a calendar with my closures at the beginning of the school year. Families pay the full tuition regardless of attendance. I do not refund tuition if I have to close unexpectedly due to things beyond my control such as no running water, etc.

Yes, you can update your polices.
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Unregistered 04:24 PM 06-28-2017
Originally Posted by Unregistered:
I have 3 weeks paid vacation, 4 days paid holiday, 6 paid personal days, and am closed on Fridays. I give a calendar with my closures at the beginning of the school year. Families pay the full tuition regardless of attendance. I do not refund tuition if I have to close unexpectedly due to things beyond my control such as no running water, etc.

Yes, you can update your polices.
Oops, I meant to put 4 weeks paid vacation (2 weeks winter break, 1 week spring break, and 1 week summer break).
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trix23 08:13 AM 06-29-2017
I have 7 paid sick/personal days a year, 12 paid holidays (If they fall on a werkday), and can take 2 weeks unpaid vacation with 1 months notice.
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Jupadia 08:54 AM 06-29-2017
I take 9 statutory holidays plus 2 more so 11 that are paid. Up to 3 weeks vacation unpaid wit a least 1 month notice to parents. I can take off an emergency day without notice but will refund parents. (Have them pay less for their next payment)

Parents get up to 1 week of care free of payment per year with 2 weeks prior notice and pay for all sick days or other canceled days.
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TheMisplacedMidwestMom 10:03 AM 06-29-2017
I have my rates set high enough that I do not charge for days I'm closed (planned or not) and I allow families to take 5 consecutive vacation days 1 time per year without charging. For some of the smaller holidays I give them the option of staying home and not paying or treating it as a normal day (Presidents day, Columbus day, etc...). So
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Snowmom 12:10 PM 06-29-2017
11 paid holidays + 1 early closure.
My personal days are unpaid (but averaged into my rates).
Families get zero free days.
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Josiegirl 04:19 PM 06-30-2017
They pay 52 weeks a year.
State subsidy pays us for 15 days, no matter why we closed. And this is the first year I've ever gone over that # by 2 days. I don't have an annual calendar or anything but I give parents a long notice of any time I plan to take off, usually at least a couple of months if I can. As far as sick days, I haven't taken any for as long as I can remember.
I don't abuse time off. But I sure as he!! could use more.
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