Daycare.com Forum Kidacare by Minute Menu Force of Nature Disinfectant HiMama Childcare App

Go Back   Daycare.com Forum > Main Category > Daycare Center and Family Home Forum

Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Daycare Center and Family Home owners, Directors, Operators and Assistants should post and ask questions here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-11-2015, 07:39 AM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default After hours of operation

What are regulations for friend's chold in my home after hours of operation
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-11-2015, 07:44 AM
Blackcat31's Avatar
Blackcat31 Blackcat31 is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 18,744
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
What are regulations for friend's chold in my home after hours of operation
Depends on your state's licensing rules.

Most child care businesses have operating hours.

I would think that what you do with your non-business hours is your business.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-11-2015, 07:45 AM
Thriftylady's Avatar
Thriftylady Thriftylady is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Ohio
Posts: 5,887
Default

That depends entirely on your state regs and possibly on those of your county.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-11-2015, 08:22 AM
Play Care's Avatar
Play Care Play Care is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 6,609
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blackcat31 View Post
Depends on your state's licensing rules.

Most child care businesses have operating hours.

I would think that what you do with your non-business hours is your business.


Be careful though, many a provider has sought to do after hours care claimed "but I'm only watching a friends child!" Some states are saying that if you are licensed and are watching kids at any time you must have the paperwork in file and follow regs when the kids are in you care.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-11-2015, 08:32 AM
littletots's Avatar
littletots littletots is offline
Advanced Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: ohio
Posts: 373
Default

My license says if I'm getting paid, I'm open doing 2nd shift care.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-11-2015, 08:59 AM
MarinaVanessa's Avatar
MarinaVanessa MarinaVanessa is offline
Family Childcare Home
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Ventura County, CA
Posts: 7,200
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by littletots View Post
My license says if I'm getting paid, I'm open doing 2nd shift care.
This is how it is in my state too. I'm in CA and if I'm getting paid then I have to treat the child as a regular client and have to have all of my paperwork filled out. If you're doing this on occasion from time to time like when your friends are out to dinner dates or away for weekend getaway and you're getting paid I don't think licensing will show up in the middle of the night to check and make sure you're still awake etc. and if you're just watching your friends child after hours and not getting paid or if your own children have friends over for the night etc then I doubt you'd have to even keep paperwork.

If you ever have any children in your care during daycare hours I'd get paperwork filled out for the children even if you aren't getting paid.
__________________
Daycare Ninja, CA
Helping Hands Childcare
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-11-2015, 01:09 PM
Heidi's Avatar
Heidi Heidi is offline
Advanced Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 6,858
Default

In WI you can be legally unlicensed if your caring for no more than 3 children under age 7, and children over age 7 are exempt period.

So, as long as you're not breaking those boundaries, what you do outside of licensing hours is not relevant.

Each state is different.



We can also have a child's friend over DURING childcare hours if they are over age 7, we are not being paid, and the child can (in theory) go home at any time. That one can be tricky. If you live next door...they can go home. If you're rural and have to picked up/dropped off, it's sort of up to licenser interpretation.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-11-2015, 01:28 PM
MrsSteinel'sHouse's Avatar
MrsSteinel'sHouse MrsSteinel'sHouse is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 1,481
Default

It is my understanding that even if I am not getting paid, if a child is at my house without their parents, I have to have paperwork on them. When my kids were younger and they had a friend over I had to have paperwork.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-11-2015, 02:13 PM
Play Care's Avatar
Play Care Play Care is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 6,609
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Heidi View Post
In WI you can be legally unlicensed if your caring for no more than 3 children under age 7, and children over age 7 are exempt period.

So, as long as you're not breaking those boundaries, what you do outside of licensing hours is not relevant.

Each state is different.



We can also have a child's friend over DURING childcare hours if they are over age 7, we are not being paid, and the child can (in theory) go home at any time. That one can be tricky. If you live next door...they can go home. If you're rural and have to picked up/dropped off, it's sort of up to licenser interpretation.
Our rule is similar though it goes on to say you really need to prove that A. The kids over are completely self sufficient and not taking the providers attention, or B. If there is another adult in the home (spouse) it's clear they are in charge of their child and the friend. This means dad can't be mowing the lawn or running errands

Thankfully after hours is my own time and I am not required to have paperwork on my kids friends if they come over in days off, weekends, etc. and I could reasonably watch a friends child on my time off without it being against licensing. I think they are really looking for those providers who are essentially doing second shift under the radar.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
None

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Extended Hours Feedback blessed mom Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 13 02-07-2013 07:15 AM
Do You Have A Max Amount Of Hours Per Week/Day? melilley Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 9 02-05-2013 01:01 PM
What Hours Do You Operate? MaritimeMummy Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 25 08-07-2012 10:33 AM
Contracted Hours or Business Hours? EchoMom Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 15 06-28-2012 04:00 PM
Daycare is Charging Me for Hours He's in Preschool? nikkimcc Parents and Guardians Forum 19 04-05-2009 05:53 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:30 AM.



Daycare.com         Find A Daycare         List Your Daycare         Toys & Products                 About Us

Daycare.com
Please read our Disclaimer before continuing.

Topics pertain mainly to the following States:

Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming