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Old 12-28-2010, 11:14 AM
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I have a question for other operators, do you send a list to parents for them to bring in supplies? If so, when? and can we ask for toileting items like wipes and paper?
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Old 12-28-2010, 12:25 PM
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As long as it is discussed prior to beginning care and included in your contract you can generally ask for anything you need without too much resistance from Parents.

I would caution changing things too much after the fact as Parents will feel "held over a barrel" and likely will give you a difficult time about it.

Every provider seems to do things a bit differently, so I think you are safe with just giving them a list with their enrollment papers.
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Old 12-28-2010, 04:42 PM
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Wipes are commonly asked to be given. Do you have your daycare kids using community wipes (wipes all shared) or do you buy the wipes? I will supply my own wipes for all the children, it's just included in the weekly rates. If not, you could either have each parent with a child in diapers provide their own wipes that will only be used on their child and you let them know a few days ahead of time when you're getting low so they can bring more in. OR you can have parents bring in wipes once a month and let them know they become community wipes and you'll go through one box at a time. I have a wipes preference and that is why I would rather charge a little more and provide them myself. If they choose to use a certain brand then they can bring it in and I will only use them on their child and let them know when they get low. Toilet paper should automatically be included in your weekly rate. You could always have a "helping hands" board or something and have tissues or toilet paper on the board and see if anyone brings it in but I wouldn't require it.
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Old 12-28-2010, 04:57 PM
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My parenets are required to bring in diapers/pullups and baby wipes. As well as an extra outfit or 2. On the child's last day of the week I will inform parents what supplies will be needed for the folowing week.
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