Daycare.com 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 02-15-2018, 03:25 PM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Question Left Owing Money

In my contract, I require a two-week notice to end care. DCM pulled DCB after not wanting to pay late fees. DCM hasn't given notice or attempted to pay. After a week, I emailed her letting her know care is terminated effective immediately for non-payment. I told DCM she still owes the fees and the weekly rate since my contract says you pay regardless of whether the child is here or not. How would you all go about collecting? Should I file in Small Claims? Has anyone done this? Was it worth it?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-15-2018, 03:43 PM
hwichlaz's Avatar
hwichlaz hwichlaz is online now
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: California
Posts: 1,692
Default

Are the fees enough to cover missing an entire day of work?


Can you send it to a collections agency instead?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-15-2018, 03:47 PM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

How would I go about sending it to collections? What information would I need?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-16-2018, 06:20 AM
Cat Herder's Avatar
Cat Herder Cat Herder is offline
Advanced Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 9,600
Default

Did you collect a two week deposit upon enrollment?
__________________
- Unless otherwise stated, all my posts are personal opinion and worth what you paid for them.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-16-2018, 06:27 AM
Blackcat31's Avatar
Blackcat31 Blackcat31 is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 16,470
Default

What state are you in?

Collection agencies will take a portion of the amount owed as payment so I've never had luck with them in the past.

I have filed in small claims court successfully but didn't have to figure in the costs of closing to be in court or having to hire a substitute as my sub is my DH (so free...lol!) but small claims was the easiest way to get what I was owed.

I think a majority of providers have eliminated the probability of having a parent leave owing them by adopting pre-payment and deposit policies. Once you get burned by a family, you learn pretty quickly how to prevent it from happening again.

Sorry you are dealing with this. It's always crappy situation to have parents that are willing to stiff you no matter how you manage it.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-16-2018, 08:03 AM
hwichlaz's Avatar
hwichlaz hwichlaz is online now
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: California
Posts: 1,692
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
How would I go about sending it to collections? What information would I need?
A copy of the contract, the written notice of ending care if they gave you one, and proof of attendance. So if you have a sign in sheet it'll show when the child last attended and their overtime.

If you don't have that, maybe print out the texts. Just google collections agencies in your area. Usually, the small agencies are the same ones that cover doctor's offices. Then give them a call and ask them about collecting for you. They'll take their fee out of it if you don't have their fees written into your contract, but it might be better than missing work to go to court.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-16-2018, 03:31 PM
Ariana's Avatar
Ariana Ariana is offline
Advanced Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 6,469
Default

It really depends on how much she owes you to be honest. I had someone skip out on payment but it was not worth fighting for. I normally take a two week upfront deposit for this very reason. You are paid whether they give notice or not. With this lady she only wanted before school care so I didnít bother, big mistake.

If it worth it to you to fight make sure you have the agreement and any email or text exchanges showing proof of services and that you were in fact in a service agreement with her.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-16-2018, 11:52 PM
Meeko's Avatar
Meeko Meeko is offline
Advanced Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Utah
Posts: 4,039
Default

Check around collection agencies. Some will take a cut of what you get. I use one that doesn't. They add 40% to the amount I want for themselves. I get 100% of what I am owed and the "perp" has to pay the 40% and any legal fees to the agency.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
collection agency, collections, payment issues, providerwatch

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
Should I Refund Money For 4 Days As Child Not Coming Due To Injury Childcare-yps Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 7 09-28-2017 02:38 PM
Daycare Left My Child On the Bus whitt Parents and Guardians Forum 5 08-08-2016 09:55 AM
They Only Have Two Weeks Left... Unregistered Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 3 07-26-2015 07:52 PM
Time or Money??? Crazy8 Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 19 08-26-2013 06:14 AM
Need Some Advice! : ( Unregistered Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 17 04-15-2010 06:04 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:23 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