Daycare.com Forum Daycare Management Software

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 09-09-2020, 10:47 PM
284878's Avatar
284878 284878 is online now
Day Care Owner
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Michigan
Posts: 2,059
Default Baby -

DCM had a baby last winter. At the time I only had space for the baby one day a week. I told her my availability and she said she would take it. The more I thought about it the more I did not want to have the baby one day a weeks so I emailed (3/11) her and told her no. Well she did not say anything to me, then one day (about 3/16) she said that they decided to have MIL watch the baby all week. (DCB comes twice a week here and see MIL the rest of the week.) I said okay.

This was all happening in the middle of the governor closing things. (school closed 3/13 and lock down shortly followed 3/23) So as it turns out another dcm has decided to become a SAHM and the other infant has moved. I now have 3 openings and one of them is infant.

I have been looking for a family, wanting to find toddlers but no luck. I have an family with an infant that wants to start. They will be 2 days but want to move to 4 days before the end of the year. Although they are foster care and could leave at anytime.



I sometimes forget that there is a baby as DCM rarely mentions the baby. The baby would be about
6/7 months old now.

So now I am questioning if I should have offered DCM the spot before I fill it? She said that they were just going to have MIL watch her, like it was their decision and that my email had nothing to do with it.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-10-2020, 04:32 AM
PB&J's Avatar
PB&J PB&J is online now
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 113
Default

If you did offer them the spot, it sounds like baby would only come two days a week, with the sibling (if that). Would you be ok with that, or do you want to keep looking for a family who will commit to more days? (Whether the foster family or another).

When I have an opening, I offer it first to current families who may have a sibling somewhere else. I tell them exactly what the opening is (which days, or which number of days). They get first choice for it, but they donít get to negotiate other terms. The spot is the spot, for them to take or pass. If you donít offer it, I wouldnít even bring it up. If they see a new kid and ask, you can truthfully say that you understood they made other arrangements for the one day they needed from you.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-10-2020, 05:30 AM
Cat Herder's Avatar
Cat Herder Cat Herder is offline
Advanced Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 13,444
Default

Personally, I'd just fill the slots with full timers and work towards ending part-time. It has never been worth the stress it creates for the children or the providers.

Routine, structure, enforcing policies and a steady income are the keys to peace in this field.
__________________
- Unless otherwise stated, all my posts are personal opinion and worth what you paid for them.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-10-2020, 08:12 AM
284878's Avatar
284878 284878 is online now
Day Care Owner
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Michigan
Posts: 2,059
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cat Herder View Post
Personally, I'd just fill the slots with full timers and work towards ending part-time. It has never been worth the stress it creates for the children or the providers.

Routine, structure, enforcing policies and a steady income are the keys to peace in this field.
Thank you, I did full time and hated it. I figure some one has to do PT.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-10-2020, 08:24 AM
284878's Avatar
284878 284878 is online now
Day Care Owner
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Michigan
Posts: 2,059
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by PB&J View Post
If you did offer them the spot, it sounds like baby would only come two days a week, with the sibling (if that). Would you be ok with that, or do you want to keep looking for a family who will commit to more days? (Whether the foster family or another).

When I have an opening, I offer it first to current families who may have a sibling somewhere else. I tell them exactly what the opening is (which days, or which number of days). They get first choice for it, but they donít get to negotiate other terms. The spot is the spot, for them to take or pass. If you donít offer it, I wouldnít even bring it up. If they see a new kid and ask, you can truthfully say that you understood they made other arrangements for the one day they needed from you.
I normally say "it would go to the current family". Even knowing that I did not have space for her DD, she was still referring other families to me, including a dad with an infant.

Currently, I have 3 spots open T-Th and 2 on Monday. (closed on Friday) One of the spots is available for infant, she needs Mon&Wed. (so does the foster family.)

It was not until just before the tour yesterday that it hit me that she may want the spot. Then the tour went well and they wanted the spot. They need to start on Monday.

So now, DCM texted me today asking if I have any openings, she refers people to me so it could be for a coworker or for her dd. I will wait until later to respond but what do I do if it is for her dd?

I hate this.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
part time care, part time care - not, part time family, part time help, part time infant, part time parents, part time policy, part time rate, part time to full time

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
Horrible Daycare Director - What Can I Do? Unregistered Parents and Guardians Forum 31 02-09-2018 09:28 AM
Holding Daycare Spot Before New Baby Can Even Be Cared For? Guest Mamma Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 21 03-06-2017 10:38 AM
DCB Aggressive With My Baby mamamanda Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 14 08-05-2015 06:47 PM
Mom Breastfeeds Baby Entire Nap Time So Baby Will Sleep... Babybear911 Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10 10-02-2013 02:04 PM
Constantly Screaming Baby... Do You Have Mom Come Get Baby If It Continues All Day? DaycareProvider Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11 10-14-2012 11:20 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:11 PM.



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