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Old 09-24-2018, 07:35 AM
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I make my tuition policy very clear at the first interview.

New family, part time. Interviewed and enrolled the end of July for a start day of this week (I was fine with this.)

Sent an email the end of July with what was needed to complete enrollment, what to expect come July and included a reminder that saying tuition will be due on Thursday 9/20.

Sent parents an email last week reminding them of what is needed on their child's first day, what to expect, included a reminder of when first week's tuition was due. Mom responded to the email....and never paid tuition.

I'm kinda done at this point. I sent an additional reminder this morning. This family is part time and shares a spot with another child who wants to go full time but can't unless I term the family in question here.

Ugh. Pay your bills people. I make it very clear that I don't send out reminders each week, invoices, etc (unless tuition is adjusted due to a closure, etc - then I send each family an email with their adjusted tuition amount.

They haven't even started yet and I am kinda over them.
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Old 09-24-2018, 07:42 AM
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I've noticed this weird trend lately with new enrollees too.

I'm so over the "Oh, I didn't know..." mentality
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Old 09-24-2018, 07:52 AM
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I make my tuition policy very clear at the first interview.

New family, part time. Interviewed and enrolled the end of July for a start day of this week (I was fine with this.)

Sent an email the end of July with what was needed to complete enrollment, what to expect come July and included a reminder that saying tuition will be due on Thursday 9/20.

Sent parents an email last week reminding them of what is needed on their child's first day, what to expect, included a reminder of when first week's tuition was due. Mom responded to the email....and never paid tuition.

I'm kinda done at this point. I sent an additional reminder this morning. This family is part time and shares a spot with another child who wants to go full time but can't unless I term the family in question here.

Ugh. Pay your bills people. I make it very clear that I don't send out reminders each week, invoices, etc (unless tuition is adjusted due to a closure, etc - then I send each family an email with their adjusted tuition amount.

They haven't even started yet and I am kinda over them.
I've had 3 in the last month burn me. I never required a deposit. I will now. I am now turning away people at the door that do not have payment. I do not even want to bother with late fees.
This is a trend with a lot of the poor me generation.
One is about to have karma bite her in the butt. Her state aid is gonna be cut off and she will owe two other daycares.
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Old 09-24-2018, 07:59 AM
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NKN's (never know nuthin parents) by Gerry Brooks.

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I understand your frustration!
Before I added in late payment fees, I would have at least one family every month not pay me on time.
"Is it already the beginning of the month? Can I pay you when I get paid in a couple weeks?"
"I paid extra bills this weekend, can I pay you in 10 days?"
I even had a dcm who was like "Oh, your check is in the car, I'll go get it." She literally left. Drove off. Without bringing me my payment.
Some parents really suck sometimes.
I haven't had to remind anyone since I added in late fees, though! But for a family who hasn't even started yet and is giving you problems, I would be over it, too!
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Old 09-24-2018, 08:16 AM
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My last couple of enrollees have paid upfront, but they’ve showed up on the first day without an immunization record. It’s in my written policies that I can NOT accept a child into care without an immunization record and health statement. I also tell them this verbally. The last two have come in on the first day, saying, “Oh, and I’ll get the forms—I need to call the dr’s office.” Sorry—nope!
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I understand your frustration!
Before I added in late payment fees, I would have at least one family every month not pay me on time.
"Is it already the beginning of the month? Can I pay you when I get paid in a couple weeks?"
"I paid extra bills this weekend, can I pay you in 10 days?"
I even had a dcm who was like "Oh, your check is in the car, I'll go get it." She literally left. Drove off. Without bringing me my payment.
Some parents really suck sometimes.
I haven't had to remind anyone since I added in late fees, though! But for a family who hasn't even started yet and is giving you problems, I would be over it, too!
Oh Lord, I would have termed on the spot. And that is something I have never done before!

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NKN's (never know nuthin parents) by Gerry Brooks.

https://www.facebook.com/gerrybrooks...1549856054610/
It's an epidemic.

I have been so blessed in the past with families who pay on time. And many even pay early! I had one new-ish family who didn't pay. I sent mom and dad a reminder, told them I would waive the first set of fees but in the future late fees would be applied. That day mom set up direct deposit from her account to avoid any future problems.

But we are now on three reminders with this family who hasn't even started yet.

I have many areas to improve in, thankfully turning away at the door for non-payment is not one of them.
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I got double paid this week. Dad paid cash at pick up and Mom paid via Zelle.
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