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Forum: Managing a daycare

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  1. We talk about our interviewing weaknesses...

    ...maybe in this thread we can talk about what we believe our strengths are? What is your best interviewing tip/technique/detail?

    Started by Emilys4Guppies, 03-27-2011 03:41 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    03-28-2011 09:22 AM Go to last post
  2. Summer Vacations

    Hi everyone, this forum is such a great idea. I have been operating my own family daycare for a year now. Prior to that I worked in a group daycare...

    Started by Harmony, 03-23-2011 08:04 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    03-24-2011 04:01 PM Go to last post
  3. One kid leaves and no salary for months

    Hi everyone I'm a daycare provider in Ottawa. My issue I'm having a hard time with is when I get 2 weeks notice upon a child leaving and it takes...

    Started by daycare woman, 03-13-2011 10:44 PM
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    03-21-2011 10:08 PM Go to last post
  4. Daycare Open House?

    I was just wondering if anyone has had a daycare open house? Was it successful? Any advice on how to make it successful? I have a space that will...

    Started by Tot-Time, 03-19-2011 10:37 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    03-21-2011 03:33 PM Go to last post
  5. Cost of care vs Age of child

    I was told this weekend that I should charge more for infants and less for preschoolers. I charge the same for a fulltime spot. I do this for a...

    Started by Emilys4Guppies, 03-17-2011 07:34 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    03-21-2011 12:01 PM Go to last post
  6. Part-time vs Full-time

    I've had a parent ask me about part-time care and I am open to the idea. Do your full-time and part-time contracts differ from each other? In what...

    Started by Emilys4Guppies, 02-21-2011 08:50 PM
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    • Replies: 14
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    03-17-2011 12:10 AM Go to last post
  7. Choosing a schedule

    Hi! I was wondering what was your schedule like (regular 9 to 5, shorter hours on fridays...)? Did you choose it yourself or did you simply...

    Started by admin, 03-15-2011 04:36 PM
    schedule
    • Replies: 4
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    03-16-2011 11:57 PM Go to last post
  8. Charging for sick days...

    Not too sure what to do. I have a new child starting on monday, and the mom called me to let me know that she is sick and probably won't be coming...

    Started by Kaila, 03-13-2011 12:25 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    03-16-2011 02:17 PM Go to last post
  9. Payment methods

    Hello! Which payment methods do you accept? Cash only, checks, direct deposit to your bank account...? Which one do you prefer personally? :)

    Started by admin, 03-07-2011 03:42 PM
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    methods, payment
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    03-15-2011 10:31 PM Go to last post
  10. Planning for emergencies

    Hello, As a childcare provider, what would you do in case of a major emergency ? Do you have a specific plan for each type of emergency (ex. fire,...

    Started by admin, 03-15-2011 05:00 PM
    emergencies, planning
    • Replies: 0
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    03-15-2011 05:00 PM Go to last post
  11. Finding clients: could I be doing something wrong?

    I've been listed on daycarebear for about 6 months now. I have a good listing as far as I can tell. My website is also posted and gives fantastic...

    Started by Cadillac, 03-07-2011 08:20 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    03-09-2011 12:17 PM Go to last post
  12. Clean up time!!!

    Love to make a mess but hate to clean up! How does everyone handle this at your DC? Do you have rules for different ages? Games? Songs? Do you allow...

    Started by FS2011, 02-18-2011 12:18 AM
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    03-06-2011 11:46 PM Go to last post
  13. Breaking a contract

    Hi! Is it ever justified for a childcare provider to break a contract signed with a parent? If so, how do you go about it? :huh:

    Started by admin, 02-23-2011 10:04 PM
    break, contract
    • Replies: 3
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    03-03-2011 04:53 PM Go to last post
  14. Daycare budget

    Hello everyone, For comparison purposes, would you mind giving us a rough picture of your daycare budget? Is it hard to stick to it? :huh:

    Started by admin, 03-02-2011 04:39 PM
    budget
    • Replies: 1
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    03-02-2011 05:22 PM Go to last post
  15. Open door policy?

    Hello, Do you have an open door policy or do you ask parents to call before showing up unexpected (early for example) ? Thanks!

    Started by admin, 02-23-2011 10:36 PM
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    open door, policy
    • Replies: 10
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    03-01-2011 08:34 AM Go to last post

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