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01 Aug Daycare | Comments

The Day Care Home Staff Assistant Part 1

The Day Care Home Staff Assistant Part 1

This is the first of a five part series on staff assistants in the home child care setting. The first installment is to help the provider figure out some of the financial aspects of hiring a helper and some tools to assist with determining salary and hours. Most providers who successfully make it through the first […]

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How To Set Child Care Rates

How To Set Child Care Rates

Child care is like every other business. There are many options for deciding your fees for services. Most centers have flat fees for each age group and allow clients to come and go anytime within those hours. Those hours are traditionally about twelve hours a day. The rates are higher to reflect the longer hours […]

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Offering a “No Nap” Service

Offering a “No Nap” Service

Naptime is one of the hottest debate topics on every child care internet forums I have participated in. It’s one of the top ten discussions that has come up consistently thru the many years I have been providing care and counseling providers. At least once a month the subject works its way into our discussions. […]

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23 May Daycare | 6 comments

What About Your Own Kids? – Provider Children in the Mix

What About Your Own Kids? – Provider Children in the Mix

The subject of how to integrate your own children into your child care comes up many times a year on our daycare.com board. It’s one of those really important conversations we have about our OWN children and how to balance their home life while they are a part of our work life. www.Daycare.com/forum Athomemommy asked […]

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The Price of Daycare

The Price of Daycare

We’ve had a number of conversations recently about the poor economy and how it has affected the “going rate” for child care. Many providers across the U.S. are experiencing low enrollment and few inquiries of potential clients. The calls they are receiving are primarily part time variable shifts that are not within the hours they […]

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Recipes My Daycare Kids Love

Recipes My Daycare Kids Love

Here’s two delicious recipes From The Kitchen of Mable Fees  “My  Favorite Recipes” RHUBARB MUFFINS 2 ½ cups rhubarb cut fine 1 egg 1 ¼ t. ground cloves 2 cups whole wheat flower ¾ cup sugar 1 cup plain yogurt ¼ t. nutmeg 1 t. baking soda 1/3 cup vegetable oil ¼ t. allspice 1 […]

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02 May Daycare | Comments

Why is Saying No So Difficult? – Daycare.com Forum Discussion

Why is Saying No So Difficult? – Daycare.com Forum Discussion

www.Daycare.com/forum Forum member Pammie asks “I’m just curious as to why so many providers seem to have such a difficult time saying “no”?? Seems like so many threads have this bottom-line issue.” The reason providers don’t say no is because they believe if they say no the client will leave their business and they will […]

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The Art of the Interview “Nannyde” Style – Part 2

The Art of the Interview “Nannyde” Style – Part 2

The second potential client interview is approximately an hour to an hour and a half long. It is scheduled within two weeks of The First Interview. This is a time when we go through the policies of the day care and ask in depth questions about the child. Because our food service is such an […]

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Interviewing “Nannyde” Style

Interviewing “Nannyde” Style

I do a series of three interviews over a period of weeks before a family starts in my home. I like to take my time and get to know them. I usually spend five to six hours with them total before the child’s first day.  I haven’t interviewed families with kids over the age of […]

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The Parent That Calls Every Day

The Parent That Calls Every Day

Forum member “SilverSabre25” asked “How often do your dcps call you during the day  just to check up on their child?” www.Daycare.com/forum/showthread.php?t=28404 It’s not unusual for clients to want to check in via phone with you for the first two week or so of their child’s daycare. They are nervous and don’t know the provider […]

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