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Forum: The day-to-day as a daycare provider

Life as a daycare provider: experiences, anecdotes, emotions...

  1. Divorce :(

    Had to close today as I found out last night that my husband is cheating on me :(. Feel so sick was up all night. Told all my daycare parents later...

    Started by babydom, 10-13-2016 03:11 PM
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    02-24-2021 06:10 AM Go to last post
  2. Burnout?

    How can you tell if you are getting " burned out" ? I am finding myself longing for the weekend more and more...I love the kids, but I am working...

    Started by Home away, 01-16-2018 01:18 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    02-19-2021 06:27 AM Go to last post
  3. No running water

    We have a leak in our water line (from our well) that suddenly got much worse. Today I only had water for the daycare bathroom and kitchen, but...

    Started by kindredspirit, 08-17-2017 07:29 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    02-09-2021 09:24 PM Go to last post
  4. That feeling is creeping in again!

    I don't know if it's the cold weather, the fact I am transitioning a new little one, or having a mid life crisis or what but the urge to quit running...

    Started by mickyc, 03-01-2016 12:29 PM
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    12-20-2020 07:45 PM Go to last post
  5. Computer time

    I've incorporated computer time into our daily curriculum which includes computer games and children's songs. Just wondering how many providers find...

    Started by Other Mummy, 09-24-2012 10:29 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    12-14-2020 08:54 PM Go to last post
  6. One year old, cries all the time...what to do

    Hi What do other DC providers do with a one year old who cries all the time. I've been doing DC for over 34 years, encountered all kinds of issues...

    Started by martymonty, 10-21-2020 11:43 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    10-31-2020 02:24 PM Go to last post
  7. Payment question

    I got a question from someone who might send her child to my small daycare in September and I don't know how to answer her. "Also regarding corona,...

    Started by Nonna, 06-03-2020 01:50 PM
    caronavirus, payment
    • Replies: 3
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    08-21-2020 12:51 PM Go to last post
  8. I need some advice from the pros, just opened daycare, please any tips!

    Hi all, I just started my daycare, and everything is going okay. But I am struggling with a few things.... 1. How to manage family life with...

    Started by daycarenewbie, 07-04-2019 11:28 PM
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    06-02-2020 06:06 PM Go to last post
  9. Coronavirus Changes in Disinfecting

    i'm thinking of the days when I will reopen in the future. I will have to assure parents that the daycare is disinfected and safe for their kids....

    Started by Nonna, 05-05-2020 05:38 AM
    cleaning, coronavirus, disinfecting
    • Replies: 0
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    05-05-2020 05:38 AM Go to last post
  10. How to get back to the happy me?

    OK ladies, how do you get back the happy you? This is more of a rant really but would love some tips. It just always seems like it is one thing...

    Started by mickyc, 06-10-2014 04:00 PM
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    05-05-2020 01:12 AM Go to last post
  11. Just not liking my job lately

    Hi ladies, I just seem to be in a slump lately and just not enjoying my job anymore. I have been doing daycare now for 5 years, I am 39 and just...

    Started by mickyc, 09-11-2015 03:43 PM
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    05-05-2020 12:56 AM Go to last post
  12. Unhappy New provider, what should I do?

    Hi everyone, I love reading all the posts. Thanks for all the advise! I am a new home daycare provider, I got my licensed in Feb, and now it...

    Started by XIAO, 05-04-2020 07:10 PM
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    05-04-2020 07:10 PM Go to last post
  13. Top 5 Reasons A Daycare Is Better Than A Nanny

    Hi all, I just wrote the article, Top 5 Reasons A Daycare Is Better Than A Nanny and wanted anyone's opinion on it? I hope its a conversation...

    Started by marleneak, 05-03-2020 05:39 PM
    childcare, content, daycare blog
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  14. I hate it when parents.......

    - continually send their child in clothes that are too big. I have a 9 month old whose pants are so big that she crawls out of them. I've also been...

    Started by gramma, 01-15-2013 01:19 PM
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    04-23-2020 03:38 PM Go to last post
  15. Gradual Entry

    My newest member to my family daycare is a 30 month old girl, really sweet little one, have not had a child that young in a long time, I do before...

    Started by Lucy1212, 01-29-2020 05:00 PM
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    01-29-2020 05:00 PM Go to last post

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