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  1. How to give references when you're a new provider?

    I'll be opening a daycare soon and am doing all my preparations now. I just discovered this forum - what a wealth of information! Definitely has got...

    Started by 2angels, 11-19-2011 11:22 PM
    new daycare, references
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    11-21-2011 06:12 PM Go to last post
  2. Opening in Aug.. no responses yet?

    Hi everyone, I am opening my daycare August 1 and I have started advertising (on daycarebear, kijiji, craigslist, godaycare, local grocery stores...

    Started by 2boys1girl, 06-19-2012 01:49 PM
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  3. Not so sure about this

    My daycare just opened this summer and I have two little ones in my care. At the interview the parents told me that the oldest one would be 2.5...

    Started by 2boys1girl, 08-27-2012 01:25 PM
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    08-31-2012 01:17 PM Go to last post
  4. Working full time but looking to switch to opening in home daycare. Need advice :)

    Hi ladies, So I am a Mom to a 1 year old. I just went back to work in an office, where 3/4's of my pay goes towards paying for my daughter's Day...

    Started by ab04ch, 02-20-2013 10:18 PM
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    02-24-2013 02:10 PM Go to last post
  5. Insurance

    Hi Everyone! I'm new here! I am currently with a licensing agency but they are not very helpful ( a bit of a bait and switch, I'm afraid) so I've...

    Started by ACE, 12-02-2019 12:59 PM
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    04-26-2020 01:47 AM Go to last post
  6. Thinking of Open a Day Home in Alberta

    Hello, I am looking at opening a day home, just wondering what advice is out there for me and how about to I get started. How many kids can I...

    Started by adbn, 08-06-2015 05:59 PM
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    08-06-2015 06:23 PM Go to last post
  7. Smile Just starting out

    Hi all, I'm an ECE graduate and I've just started advertising my home child care this week. I haven't actually opened yet (starting in September)...

    Started by adelaide, 07-10-2012 01:29 PM
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    09-06-2012 09:06 PM Go to last post
  8. Tempted to Quit

    I decided to open a child care in my home back in May I think and started advertising almost right away. I managed to get one interview and that...

    Started by adelaide, 11-01-2012 08:56 AM
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    11-01-2012 06:31 PM Go to last post
  9. Best reason to open a daycare

    Hi, What is the best reason you came up with to justify opening up a daycare or comfort you in your choice? ;)

    Started by admin, 02-08-2011 04:28 PM
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    daycare, reason
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    07-27-2011 04:13 PM Go to last post
  10. Business plan?

    Hi, Do you feel that having a business plan is useful before opening a daycare ? Or do you simply run some quick numbers, jump right to the...

    Started by admin, 02-23-2011 09:32 PM
    business plan, opening
    • Replies: 4
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    03-19-2011 08:22 AM Go to last post
  11. Moving dayhome to a business location

    Hello, we are a newer unlicensed day home in Calgary, Alberta. We have been operating for 3 months and are still faced with great demand. My question...

    Started by adorable ages, 06-29-2015 04:29 PM
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    06-29-2015 09:31 PM Go to last post
  12. Question Receipts/taxes for private dayhomes - Alberta

    Hi there, I'm new to the dayhome world. I've worked in childcare for over 5 years and I am currently the program director at an out of school care...

    Started by adriannadt, 09-28-2014 11:09 AM
    alberta, claims, private, receipt, taxes
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    10-31-2014 02:51 PM Go to last post
  13. Licensing question..

    Does anyone know if a home daycare provider in Ontario can get licensed without going through an agency? I want to get licensed but from what I've...

    Started by agesandstagesdaycare, 02-18-2011 06:19 PM
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    06-25-2011 03:12 PM Go to last post
  14. Opening soon and excited! :)

    I officially open in three weeks! Basement is almost finished and then I get to move everything in there. Whew! Any advice for the first few days?? :)

    Started by agesandstagesdaycare, 04-17-2011 05:08 PM
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    05-15-2011 05:32 PM Go to last post
  15. Drop-in Per Hour Child Care price?

    Hi there, I'm in Metro Vancouver, BC. Do you have experience with accepting drop-ins on per hour basis? Outside of the standard full-day/half-day,...

    Started by Alexandra02, 01-07-2018 10:16 PM
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    01-10-2018 01:53 PM Go to last post

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