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    It does take time to fill up your new daycare at...

    It does take time to fill up your new daycare at the start , maybe a few months so you are doing good.Most parents look for daycare at the end of Mat leave at 12 months , and now 18 months so it...
  2. Thread: Day Home Wait List

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    I have a waitlist and it seems like a false one...

    I have a waitlist and it seems like a false one as when you call them up they found daycare

    I take care of infant and toddlers and they move on in Sept when there are openings in the over 3...
  3. No I would not go for it as it will take away...

    No I would not go for it as it will take away from the regular group . It may sound great right now as you are just starting out but in the long run it is very draining to you and the other children...
  4. Thread: Burnout?

    by Van
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    It is a good time to look at your life and see...

    It is a good time to look at your life and see what you can change- maybe you can put the fees up a little that you can let the other job go , or maybe you need the outlet of the other job to keep...
  5. Sounds like you are ready to make a change for...

    Sounds like you are ready to make a change for the new year and it is a good time to do it.
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    She was RUDE!! I am glad you spoke up even when...

    She was RUDE!!
    I am glad you spoke up even when you were shocked as I don't think she will try that one again so good for you.
  7. Thread: Naps

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    It does take time, about a month, but it is worth...

    It does take time, about a month, but it is worth it in the end to change his habits.
    Parents tell me at home we do this.....but I just say the child learns it is different at daycare as it is in a...
  8. It may be a good idea to take some time away from...

    It may be a good idea to take some time away from daycare and try a new career.
    It may be you are in a panic about the online courses and doing the daycare too....would it be easier to try and get...
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    You could ask the parent on mat leave to pay for...

    You could ask the parent on mat leave to pay for the other 2 days starting in Jan and to pay for the full time fee to hold the spot when the older child leaves until she is ready to go back to work....
  10. You got good advice from the other posters and I...

    You got good advice from the other posters and I do agree to start putting up ads for a new client if any resistance. Good Luck and Good Health too.
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    I think it would be better if you ask for monthly...

    I think it would be better if you ask for monthly post-dated cheques like I do and I also get 6 months of cheques from each parent to have sitting in my office all for the 1st of the month so I am...
  12. Thread: Cloth diapers...

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    For my daycare I like to use disposable diapers ...

    For my daycare I like to use disposable diapers as I find that cloth diapers leave a smell !
    the Parents can use whatever they like at home but for the daycare only disposable diapers work for me...
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    It is good to have a name and number to put down...

    It is good to have a name and number to put down as your sub to call on if sick.
    Get in touch with your local ccrr child care resource and referral centre as they may have a list of subs available.
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    It is good to tell your Licensing Officer that...

    It is good to tell your Licensing Officer that you would hire a sub if you were sick and you would show the sub your Policies and Procedures before they began working with the children and you would...
  15. Thread: Statutory Holidays

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    Yes the Monday after a statutory holiday is the...

    Yes the Monday after a statutory holiday is the day I take off.

    I wrote in my handbook .......When a Statutory Holiday falls on a weekend the daycare will be closed on the following Monday...
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    There are lots of Out door daycares in BC. All...

    There are lots of Out door daycares in BC.
    All daycares have to write a new policy and procedure covering no screen time allowed for 2 year olds and only half hour max a day allowed for children...
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    I have the short version of all the policies and...

    I have the short version of all the policies and procedures in the handbook that the parents read and I also have a parent agreement that it in black and white for all parents to see and I go over...
  18. Check with your License Person and they will...

    Check with your License Person and they will come out to see it. It may be fine after you do some work on it to bring it up to the Fire inspection requirements.
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    No the parents don't see all my policies and...

    No the parents don't see all my policies and procedures, My Lic person see them in her visits to see if eveyrthing is covered.
    But I do have a short version of my policies and procedures in my...
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    advertise in Jan for an April spot but it may be...

    advertise in Jan for an April spot but it may be later than April before you have the ages you are looking for.
    The parents looking in Nov and Dec usually want a Jan start.
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