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Old 07-31-2013, 04:25 PM
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I've put some questions together for those of you that would like to participate in our provider survey. You can either answer them here or if you would like to stay anonymous I've created a form you can use here:

http://www.daycare.com/nannyde/daycare-com-provider-survey.htm

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1) How Many Children Are Enrolled In Your Daycare?

2) What Age Groups Do You Provide Daycare Service For?

3) What Meals Do You Serve?

4) How Much Per Month Do You Spend On Daycare Oriented Items Such As Cleaning Products, Food, Diapers, Office Supplies, etc.?

5) Where Do You Shop For Those Items?

6) What Items Would You Like To See At A Discount On Daycare.com?
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:38 PM
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I've put some questions together for those of you that would like to participate in our provider survey. You can either answer them here or if you would like to stay anonymous I've created a form you can use here:

http://www.daycare.com/nannyde/daycare-com-provider-survey.htm

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1) How Many Children Are Enrolled In Your Daycare? 16 (includes part timers)

2) What Age Groups Do You Provide Daycare Service For? 6 weeks to 7ish

3) What Meals Do You Serve? Breakfast, am snack, lunch, pm snack

4) How Much Per Month Do You Spend On Daycare Oriented Items Such As Cleaning Products, Food, Diapers, Office Supplies, etc.? will have to get back to you when I add it up. To much
5) Where Do You Shop For Those Items? Food is Walmart. Supplies... Discount school supply, Sam's Club, Dollar store, Local farmers market and the site where I order my curriculum.
6) What Items Would You Like To See At A Discount On Daycare.com? GLOVES! Cleaning products or really just about anything. I need a new place to shop

I have always hesitated to add up cost. I think I am scared to know how much I spend. I know after I do my taxes I'm always depressed.
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Old 07-31-2013, 06:14 PM
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1) How Many Children Are Enrolled In Your Daycare? 9

2) What Age Groups Do You Provide Daycare Service For? Currently my youngest dck is 4 months while my oldest dck is 10. I will take children as young as 4 weeks and up to age 12.

3) What Meals Do You Serve? Breakfast, Lunch, pm snack

4) How Much Per Month Do You Spend On Daycare Oriented Items Such As Cleaning Products, Food, Diapers, Office Supplies, etc.? Average is $500

5) Where Do You Shop For Those Items? Meijers or Walmart for most things. Sam's Club once every 3 months as a stock up.

6) What Items Would You Like To See At A Discount On Daycare.com? I have no idea!
Hope that helps!
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Old 07-31-2013, 06:51 PM
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:06 PM
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I will post the survey results at the end if the week. Thanks to all those participating.
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:59 PM
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1) How Many Children Are Enrolled In Your Daycare? 7 full-timers, 2 part-timers now.

2) What Age Groups Do You Provide Daycare Service For? 2-5.

3) What Meals Do You Serve? Breakfast (half of the kids attend), lunch (all attend), PM snack (all attend).

4) How Much Per Month Do You Spend On Daycare Oriented Items Such As Cleaning Products, Food, Diapers, Office Supplies, etc.? I haven't really added it all up, either. I'd say around $500.00 on average.

5) Where Do You Shop For Those Items? I mostly clean with vinegar (except when my hand is forced to use diluted bleach by the state), I shop the sales for food and stockpile, the only diapers I supply are cloth and they pay a fee, and office supplies are bought online from discount sites. For example, I use generic ink cartridges for my Brother printer from Amazon and get 8 or so of them for $15. Walmart, Kroger, Aldi, Dollar Tree, and online discount sites like discountschoolsupply.com and amazon.com (occasionally other places) are where I do most of my shopping.

6) What Items Would You Like To See At A Discount On Daycare.com? I suppose toys/bulk supplies for the daycare children to use.
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:25 PM
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It will be interesting to see the results!!
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:36 PM
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Old 07-31-2013, 09:54 PM
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I got the e-mail but I cant answer because I'm not open yet.
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Old 08-01-2013, 12:13 AM
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Old 08-01-2013, 03:40 AM
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I've put some questions together for those of you that would like to participate in our provider survey. You can either answer them here or if you would like to stay anonymous I've created a form you can use here:

http://www.daycare.com/nannyde/daycare-com-provider-survey.htm

Thanks for participating!

1) How Many Children Are Enrolled In Your Daycare?

Five

2) What Age Groups Do You Provide Daycare Service For?

one year olds

3) What Meals Do You Serve?

Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Snack

4) How Much Per Month Do You Spend On Daycare Oriented Items Such As Cleaning Products, Food, Diapers, Office Supplies, etc.?

Around $500

5) Where Do You Shop For Those Items?

Locally and also on Amazon
6) What Items Would You Like To See At A Discount On Daycare.com?
Well I am not in the states but I do ship things to my parents so arts and crafts things, consumables that I go through a lot of are worth it to me.
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Old 08-01-2013, 05:16 AM
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1) How Many Children Are Enrolled In Your Daycare? 3

2) What Age Groups Do You Provide Daycare Service For? 6 weeks - 4 years

3) What Meals Do You Serve? Breakfast, Lunch, and PM snack

4) How Much Per Month Do You Spend On Daycare Oriented Items Such As Cleaning Products, Food, Diapers, Office Supplies, etc.? I have not started adding this all up yet ... a little scared to.

5) Where Do You Shop For Those Items? Grocery Store, Dollar Tree, Wal-Mart

6) What Items Would You Like To See At A Discount On Daycare.com? Arts & Crafts items and supplies like could be sold in bulk - tissues, wipes, etc.
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Old 08-01-2013, 07:57 AM
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) How Many Children Are Enrolled In Your Daycare? 6

2) What Age Groups Do You Provide Daycare Service For? 18 months -6 yrs

3) What Meals Do You Serve? Breakfast, Lunch, and PM snack

4) How Much Per Month Do You Spend On Daycare Oriented Items Such As Cleaning Products, Food, Diapers, Office Supplies, etc.? I would guess around $300 at least

5) Where Do You Shop For Those Items? Walmart,Hyvee,Fareway, Dollar Tree,Dollar General

6) What Items Would You Like To See At A Discount On Daycare.com? I don't know
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:17 AM
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1) How Many Children Are Enrolled In Your Daycare? 5 not counting mine

2) What Age Groups Do You Provide Daycare Service For? 6 weeks and up

3) What Meals Do You Serve? Lunch, pm snack, dinner

4) How Much Per Month Do You Spend On Daycare Oriented Items Such As Cleaning Products, Food, Diapers, Office Supplies, etc.? Approximately $300

5) Where Do You Shop For Those Items? Walmart, SAMS

6) What Items Would You Like To See At A Discount On Daycare.com? Educational supplies, daycare furniture
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:48 AM
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1) How Many Children Are Enrolled In Your Daycare?
I have 14 children enrolled. A combination of both part time and full time

2) What Age Groups Do You Provide Daycare Service For?
I am licensed from age 6 weeks to age 10 but only provide care for 6 weeks - age 6

3) What Meals Do You Serve?
a.m. snack (with ALL breakfast components) lunch and p.m. snack

4) How Much Per Month Do You Spend On Daycare Oriented Items Such As Cleaning Products, Food, Diapers, Office Supplies, etc.?

Around $1200-$1500....With food costs being the majority of my expenses.

5) Where Do You Shop For Those Items?
Sam's Club, Target, Walmart and/or online

6) What Items Would You Like To See At A Discount On Daycare.com?
I can't think of any one product or product(s) that I'd like to see for sale but what I would like to see is a resource file of ALL the possible places out there where we could find art/craft items, supplies and curriculum items. Having ONE place to find links and sites to buy these things would save me a ton of time!
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Old 08-01-2013, 11:14 AM
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1) How Many Children Are Enrolled In Your Daycare? 7 full-timers, 2 part-timers now.

2) What Age Groups Do You Provide Daycare Service For? 2-5.

3) What Meals Do You Serve? Breakfast (half of the kids attend), lunch (all attend), PM snack (all attend).

4) How Much Per Month Do You Spend On Daycare Oriented Items Such As Cleaning Products, Food, Diapers, Office Supplies, etc.? I haven't really added it all up, either. I'd say around $500.00 on average.

5) Where Do You Shop For Those Items? I mostly clean with vinegar (except when my hand is forced to use diluted bleach by the state), I shop the sales for food and stockpile, the only diapers I supply are cloth and they pay a fee, and office supplies are bought online from discount sites. For example, I use generic ink cartridges for my Brother printer from Amazon and get 8 or so of them for $15. Walmart, Kroger, Aldi, Dollar Tree, and online discount sites like discountschoolsupply.com and amazon.com (occasionally other places) are where I do most of my shopping.

6) What Items Would You Like To See At A Discount On Daycare.com? I suppose toys/bulk supplies for the daycare children to use.
generic ink cartridges? DO TELL! I spend over $100 per MONTH on INK alone.
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Old 08-01-2013, 11:15 AM
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I also used the survey link to answer the questions, sorry I got super excited about cheap ink!
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Old 08-01-2013, 11:31 AM
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I've put some questions together for those of you that would like to participate in our provider survey. You can either answer them here or if you would like to stay anonymous I've created a form you can use here:

http://www.daycare.com/nannyde/daycare-com-provider-survey.htm

Thanks for participating!

1) How Many Children Are Enrolled In Your Daycare? 14 (8 at a time)

2) What Age Groups Do You Provide Daycare Service For? 2-9

3) What Meals Do You Serve? snack, lunch, snack (occasional dinner)

4) How Much Per Month Do You Spend On Daycare Oriented Items Such As Cleaning Products, Food, Diapers, Office Supplies, etc.? A lot. I'm not sure except at tax time; then I put it immediately out of my head!

5) Where Do You Shop For Those Items? farm share, farmer's markets, local co-op, thrift stores, Amazon.com, Staples, Discount School Supply.

6) What Items Would You Like To See At A Discount On Daycare.com? not sure
I'm pretty set in my shopping ways. But I'd look and compare.
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Old 08-01-2013, 11:32 AM
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generic ink cartridges? DO TELL! I spend over $100 per MONTH on INK alone.
DH shared this with me from a site he visits.....it REALLY does work!

http://pinterest.com/pin/277464027012866095/
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Old 08-01-2013, 11:45 AM
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Answered on the link. The outcome will be interesting.
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generic ink cartridges? DO TELL! I spend over $100 per MONTH on INK alone.
Go to Amazon, type in your printer's name, and see if any generic ink cartridges pop up with your search!

Before I had the Brother printer, I had a different brand (HP, maybe?). I used to refill those cartridges with generic ink. www.123inkjets.com is one site that sells refill packs (IF your printer cartridges can be refilled -- super easy if they can!) and generic cartridges.
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DH shared this with me from a site he visits.....it REALLY does work!

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That is fantastic! And I LOLed at the end.
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1) How Many Children Are Enrolled In Your Daycare? 3

2) What Age Groups Do You Provide Daycare Service For? NB-4

3) What Meals Do You Serve? Breakfast, Lunch and PM snack

4) How Much Per Month Do You Spend On Daycare Oriented Items Such As Cleaning Products, Food, Diapers, Office Supplies, etc.? less than $100

5) Where Do You Shop For Those Items? Depends on the items, but I shop at Target, WalMart, and Sams Club for most of the everyday things.

6) What Items Would You Like To See At A Discount On Daycare.com?

Toys, Storage options, anything really. Any savings or discounts would be helpful.
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We've had several hundred answer the survey in less the 24 hours! Thank you
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DH shared this with me from a site he visits.....it REALLY does work!

http://pinterest.com/pin/277464027012866095/
Guess what I just did?

It's right! My whole life has been a lie!!!
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I highly recommend a laser printer. They are a bit more money upfront, and the cartridges seem more expensive, but they last a really long time. Much more cost effective printing. Color laser printers have come down a lot in price over the last few years. I have a very reasonably priced samsung all-in-one (copier, fax, printer, scanner) color laser that I love.
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1) How Many Children Are Enrolled In Your Daycare? 12 full time. Summer and breaks usually 14.

2) What Age Groups Do You Provide Daycare Service For? 6 weeks to 6 yrs.

3) What Meals Do You Serve? Breakfast, a.m. snack, lunch, p.m. snack

4) How Much Per Month Do You Spend On Daycare Oriented Items Such As Cleaning Products, Food, Diapers, Office Supplies, etc.? $500-$800 (mostly food)

5) Where Do You Shop For Those Items? Costco, grocery store, walmart, target

6) What Items Would You Like To See At A Discount On Daycare.com? Earplugs
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1) How Many Children Are Enrolled In Your Daycare?8 plus my 2 school age daughters(homeschooled)

2) What Age Groups Do You Provide Daycare Service For? 2-5 yr olds

3) What Meals Do You Serve?Breakfast, Lunch, Snack

4) How Much Per Month Do You Spend On Daycare Oriented Items Such As Cleaning Products, Food, Diapers, Office Supplies, etc.? $800

5) Where Do You Shop For Those Items?Walmart

6) What Items Would You Like To See At A Discount On Daycare.com? Couponcodes to some of the places I order from online like Lakeshore, Discount School Supply etc...
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