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

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

  1. People need to mind their own business!!

    So I had an interesting interaction with a random lady this morning. I go to and from the school everyday for a JK boy I have and have 2 two year...

    Started by mattsmom, 11-11-2016 08:45 AM
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  2. Pretty sure i am having a miscarriage :-(

    I am so sorry for the depressing post but this forum has come to be a vital support network for me and your words and advice are so valuable. I am...

    Started by gravy_train, 01-02-2014 09:37 AM
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  3. 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 12:18 AM
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    06-28-2021 05:38 AM Go to last post
  4. Painful cracking dry skin on hands

    My hands are taking a beating from all the hand washing and dish washing I do. Can anyone recommend a good hand cream? I have been using Glysomed...

    Started by AcornsFalling, 03-26-2014 11:12 PM
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  5. 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 10:43 AM
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    10-31-2020 01:24 PM Go to last post
  6. 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 12:50 PM
    caronavirus, payment
    • Replies: 3
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    08-21-2020 11:51 AM Go to last post
  7. 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 10:28 PM
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    06-02-2020 05:06 PM Go to last post
  8. 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 04:38 AM
    cleaning, coronavirus, disinfecting
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    05-05-2020 04:38 AM Go to last post
  9. 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 03:00 PM
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  10. 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 02:43 PM
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    05-04-2020 11:56 PM Go to last post
  11. 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 11:29 AM
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    05-04-2020 11:54 PM 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 06:10 PM
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  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 04:39 PM
    childcare, content, daycare blog
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  14. 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 04:00 PM
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    01-29-2020 04:00 PM Go to last post
  15. Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve Daycare Hours

    I was thinking of closing at Noon on Christmas Eve and on New Year's Eve. What are your daycare hours on those days. Your feedback is appreciated. ...

    Started by pink, 11-27-2013 09:51 AM
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