Daycare.com Forum Daycare Forum

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 02-18-2010, 10:27 AM
Daycare Mommy's Avatar
Daycare Mommy Daycare Mommy is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: By the beautiful sea...
Posts: 323
Default How Much Less $ If I Don't Provide Meals?

A child in my daycare is going to start bringing all meals and drinks from home due to sensitivity issues. The mom has been paying $125 per week to me for daycare with all meals included. I want to drop her rates to reflect my not having to buy food for her anymore. (I realize I don't have to, but I want to since she's a super nice mom that's been with me for years.) How much do you think would be fair to drop the weekly rate for this?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-18-2010, 10:36 AM
mac60's Avatar
mac60 mac60 is offline
Advanced Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Northeast
Posts: 1,597
Default

To me that is hard to determine, I wouldn't charge less. Sorry, not much help.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-18-2010, 10:38 AM
tenderhearts's Avatar
tenderhearts tenderhearts is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: HI
Posts: 1,448
Default

That would be hard for me too because I wouldnt' charge less either. But I'm guessing maybe $10/week?????
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-18-2010, 10:39 AM
Persephone's Avatar
Persephone Persephone is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Alabama
Posts: 272
Default

I think it's great that you are willing to take off some money since your not buying her food. To me it's the only right thing to do.

Maybe like $2 a day? Do you think it cost you more then that a day? So like $10 for the week?

Will you still provide the milk and juice?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-18-2010, 10:57 AM
Daycare Mommy's Avatar
Daycare Mommy Daycare Mommy is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: By the beautiful sea...
Posts: 323
Default

No I don't have to provide anything from here on out but water. Mom is bringing soy milk and since she is cutting out most sugar I don't think mom will even want her to drink juice.

Oh, and if this makes a difference, we're doing breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack in daycare.

Thanks for all the opinions on this. Keep em coming.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-18-2010, 11:34 AM
mamajennleigh's Avatar
mamajennleigh mamajennleigh is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 60
Default

I think that $10 should cover what your costs were, considering you probably made one meal for all the dc kids, right? I think if she is a great mom, it's worth giving her the discount, and she'll really appreciate it.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-18-2010, 12:19 PM
TGT09's Avatar
TGT09 TGT09 is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 620
Default

I agree with the others...I think it's great that you are discounting but in order for you to still benefit from the income, I would not do more than $10-15.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-18-2010, 12:34 PM
originalkat's Avatar
originalkat originalkat is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Kansas
Posts: 1,389
Default

I would not discount it for a new client, but like you if they were a family I had for a long time I would probably lower the rate by a little bit...no more than $10 a week.
__________________
Originalkat
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-19-2010, 09:08 AM
misol's Avatar
misol misol is offline
Advanced Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 722
Default

I agree that a discount of $10 per week is appropriate. You still have to 'buy" the food even though her child won't be eating it now. So, unless they sell hot dogs in packages of 9 where you live, YOUR food costs are still the same Since the child is not old enough to prepare her own lunch from start to finish YOU still have to heat, serve, and clean up after the child's meals.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-19-2010, 10:58 AM
momofboys's Avatar
momofboys momofboys is offline
Advanced Daycare Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 2,434
Default

I think a discount of $10/week is fair. As another poster said it's not like you will not be buying food anymore & you certainly aren't going to gain much "extra" food b/c this child is not eating. But if you feel strongly about it that is what I would do.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 02-24-2010, 10:06 AM
MarinaVanessa's Avatar
MarinaVanessa MarinaVanessa is offline
Family Childcare Home
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Ventura County, CA
Posts: 7,200
Default

I wouldn't charge less either but that's because I offer meals as a feature and already don't include meals in my fee. I offer meals at no additional fee. I'm enrolled in the food program though and offer meals for every child regardless of whether they qualify for it or not and since I get reimbursed a good amount of my costs for food I wouldn't feel the need to charge less if a parent brought food for their own child.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 02-24-2010, 10:50 AM
tymaboy's Avatar
tymaboy tymaboy is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Iowa
Posts: 449
Default

I would not charge less. We do not make that much as it is.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 02-24-2010, 11:38 AM
momma2girls's Avatar
momma2girls momma2girls is offline
Advanced Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: midwestern
Posts: 2,156
Default

I am totally with everyone here that wouldn't charge less. We are making $2.00 and some odd cents an hr. if we decreased this?????
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
charging, discount, meals, rates

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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
Nannyde - Meals BentleysBands Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 24 02-21-2011 08:26 AM
Do You Provide Infant Supplies Abigail Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 35 01-17-2011 07:07 PM
Deduction ??? About Meals... Lisa4kids Daycare and Taxes 2 01-06-2011 05:11 PM
No Longer Providing Breakfast and Lunch DancingQueen Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 18 09-09-2010 06:43 PM
How Much Extra Would You Charge to Provide 2 Snacks a Day? jenh171 Daycare and Taxes 14 08-24-2010 12:22 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:25 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