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Forum: Managing a daycare

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  2. Sticky Thread Avoiding scams

    Hi ! A few scam emails have been forwarded to us lately. As a reminder, we advise you to use common sense and be extremely wary when dealing with...

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  1. What hours do you keep?

    What are your hours? How do you feel that your hours affect the ability to keep children in your dayhome? Does local industry drive your hours?

    Started by Emilys4Guppies, 02-14-2011 06:46 PM
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    02-16-2011 03:07 PM Go to last post
  2. 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 02:22 PM
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    02-21-2011 04:14 PM Go to last post
  3. 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 03:28 PM
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    02-22-2011 06:37 AM Go to last post
  4. 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 03:02 PM
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    02-22-2011 02:39 PM Go to last post
  5. 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 10:02 PM
    accounting, expenses
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    02-24-2011 01:10 AM Go to last post
  6. 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
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    03-01-2011 08:34 AM Go to last post
  7. 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
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    03-02-2011 05:22 PM Go to last post
  8. 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
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    03-03-2011 04:53 PM Go to last post
  9. 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
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    03-09-2011 12:17 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
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  11. 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
  12. 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
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    03-16-2011 02:17 PM Go to last post
  13. 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
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    03-16-2011 11:57 PM Go to last post
  14. 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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    03-17-2011 12:10 AM Go to last post
  15. 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
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    03-21-2011 12:01 PM Go to last post

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