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  1. 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 09:37 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    03-21-2011 02:33 PM Go to last post
  2. 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 06:34 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    03-21-2011 11:01 AM Go to last post
  3. 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 07:50 PM
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    • Replies: 14
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    03-16-2011 11:10 PM Go to last post
  4. 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 03:36 PM
    schedule
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 3,582
    03-16-2011 10:57 PM Go to last post
  5. 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 11:25 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    03-16-2011 01:17 PM Go to last post
  6. 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 02:42 PM
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    methods, payment
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 7,639
    03-15-2011 09:31 PM Go to last post
  7. 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 04:00 PM
    emergencies, planning
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 2,553
    03-15-2011 04:00 PM Go to last post
  8. 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 07:20 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 5,573
    03-09-2011 11:17 AM Go to last post
  9. 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 09:04 PM
    break, contract
    • Replies: 3
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    03-03-2011 03:53 PM Go to last post
  10. 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 03:39 PM
    budget
    • Replies: 1
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    03-02-2011 04:22 PM Go to last post
  11. 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 09:36 PM
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    open door, policy
    • Replies: 10
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    03-01-2011 07:34 AM Go to last post
  12. Accounting

    Hello everyone! Do you tally your own expenses and do your own accounting? Or do you bring everything to an accountant? :huh:

    Started by admin, 02-23-2011 09:02 PM
    accounting, expenses
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 3,606
    02-24-2011 12:10 AM Go to last post
  13. It's Tax Time!!!

    So it's that time of year....time to file your taxes. I opened my Home Daycare business last Fall and was wondering what you ladies are doing...

    Started by Sarah A, 02-15-2011 02:02 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    02-22-2011 01:39 PM Go to last post
  14. One spot... many calls

    I would like to know how you all function when you have an opening and you get many calls for the one place. Do you have a phone interview first ?...

    Started by Sunflower, 02-10-2011 02:28 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 2,773
    02-22-2011 05:37 AM Go to last post
  15. Before and After School Care

    How does everyone juggle this? If you are a provider that does drop off and pick up at the local school...do you walk with all the kids, drive and...

    Started by FS2011, 02-21-2011 01:22 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 3,875
    02-21-2011 03:14 PM Go to last post

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