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

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

  1. Hand Soap - Which kind do you use ?

    Since opening my daycare my hands have become so rough and dry! Just wondering if anyone has any 'tricks of the trade' in the hand soap department?

    Started by gravy_train, 11-22-2012 11:45 AM
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    11-23-2012 01:38 PM Go to last post
  2. How long when you're not sure?

    How long would you continue doing home daycare as a new provider if you aren't sure it's what you want to do? I guess what I'm asking is, how long is...

    Started by Starshine, 11-20-2012 03:00 PM
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    11-22-2012 07:26 PM Go to last post
  3. To gift or not to gift an expecting DCM

    What is appropriate if you have a PT DCM who is having her 2nd baby in a few weeks? Am I expected to get the baby a gift or mom a little delivery...

    Started by Spixie33, 11-22-2012 06:43 AM
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    11-22-2012 05:04 PM Go to last post
  4. Mouthing Toys

    I have a 15 months old who won't stop putting toys in his mouth. He's been doing it since the day he started with me at 12 months. I've done...

    Started by apples and bananas, 11-21-2012 01:50 PM
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    11-22-2012 02:12 PM Go to last post
  5. Do you offer coffee/tea and such during your interviews?

    I was just reading some threads about interviews and saw that some offer the parents tea/coffee, drinks to the child, etc. I'm just wondering how...

    Started by fruitloop, 09-26-2012 03:14 PM
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    11-22-2012 06:17 AM Go to last post
  6. Give me strength

    This morning was my first day of exercise. 5:30-6:30am bootcamp and I am dead on my legs. I'm hoping that none of my dck's give me a hard time. The...

    Started by bright sparks, 11-21-2012 07:38 AM
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    11-21-2012 08:00 PM Go to last post
  7. Solve one problem and voila here's another

    I have a 14month old dcb who has been with me since September. He was a dream child, we bonded quickly and he ate well, slept well, was just awesome...

    Started by gramma, 11-21-2012 09:53 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    11-21-2012 02:02 PM Go to last post
  8. Smells...

    I know this is very random, but I realized today that there are two smells I can not stand as a DCP. One is saliva (I have a constant drooler who I...

    Started by Bookworm, 11-21-2012 09:36 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    11-21-2012 12:33 PM Go to last post
  9. Colds and coughs for over a month!

    Ugh! I've had a cold/cough cycling through here for over a month now. Dcks got it first, then me, then my kids... and it's just not going. I'm sick...

    Started by jazmic, 11-20-2012 09:56 AM
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    11-21-2012 09:18 AM Go to last post
  10. Wink Having a very good day

    Here is an update on the no-show family. The family never called my adviser :D I have picked the 2nd family I interviewed. I just emailed them...

    Started by BlueRose, 11-19-2012 12:14 PM
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    11-20-2012 06:57 AM Go to last post
  11. How can you tell it's a Monday?

    The break in routine is quite evident! Kids testing their boundaries, no sharing whatsoever, grabbing, cranky rubbing eyes....yup. They all had a...

    Started by Other Mummy, 11-19-2012 02:22 PM
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    11-20-2012 06:01 AM Go to last post
  12. Smile Found a Family, just don't know if I can have them

    :D As I have stated in another thread, I have a dcg who hasn't started yet and I will not find out until sometime on Monday if she will. (my adviser...

    Started by BlueRose, 11-16-2012 01:24 PM
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    11-19-2012 06:03 PM Go to last post
  13. Neighbour's kids...

    The challenge with my neighbour's kid is looking out my back window and seeing them at home while I'm busting my butt taking care of their...

    Started by gcj, 11-16-2012 02:00 PM
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    11-17-2012 07:12 AM Go to last post
  14. Husbands!!!! Don't get it...Vent!

    My husband totally doesn't appreciate what I do! Nor does he understand. He even said the other day. "Your job isn't as hard as mine cause your at...

    Started by Mom of 3, 11-15-2012 04:51 PM
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    11-16-2012 01:32 PM Go to last post
  15. Vent: get out of my house!

    Oh my lord, is it Friday yet? What a day. I do not understand why some parents want to linger and chat. I have this mom who comes to pick her kids up...

    Started by Starshine, 10-03-2012 04:57 PM
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    11-15-2012 05:00 PM Go to last post

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