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Old 01-28-2020, 05:38 AM
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So I was really bad about enforcing my late fees up until this point with late pickups and late payments. I sent out a nice, Iím done being walked all over, letter after Christmas break with an updated policy about late fees, illness policy etc. my question is, when itís siblings do you charge one late fee or 2 because itís 2 spots?
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Old 01-28-2020, 06:19 AM
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I charge one late fee as it is only one pickup not two.
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Old 01-28-2020, 06:36 AM
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I charge two because it is two contracts. Both easily filled with unrelated children if they continue being late.

$1 per minute, per child.
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Old 01-28-2020, 07:43 AM
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I would charge two and then give a warning. I don't want extra money, I want pick ups to be on time. Two strikes and you can find new care.
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I also charge per child, not per family.. charge my late fee once... now grandma picks up a few times a week
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Ok, I charged 2 late fees then second guessed myself. So just wanted to see how everyone else did it. Thanks!
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Ok, I charged 2 late fees then second guessed myself. So just wanted to see how everyone else did it. Thanks!
I had a trio set and charged per child. DCM was not happy and told me "this can't happen again" and it didn't because I replaced and termed. Then she told me "I am disappointed in you" When I saw her in the store once, she quickly went the other way.

Anyways the other day I realized that was the only time I charged per child.
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I o pickup.always charged per family.After 3 late pick-ups I might have changed that ,it never went that far .Usually two hefty fees was enough to at least get there back up to pick up on time.
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I did want to add that if there were an emergency and the parent contacted me BEFORE showing up late, I work with them. Sometimes that may even mean getting the parent a ride home (car wreck/transported to ER/released/car totaled/no way home/no family nearby) or keeping the children overnight/a few days (other parent injured at work/in emergency surgery/waiting for updates on survivability/no family nearby).

I am not unreasonable, I just expect adults to act as such.
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