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  1. If your payment is due on the first for the whole...

    If your payment is due on the first for the whole month, then I would think you are responsible to pay for the month, depending on when you gave notice. Your contract should specify what the...
  2. @susansmith- yes you can have 3 children under 2...

    @susansmith- yes you can have 3 children under 2 years in Ontario.
  3. @daycaremom9-I charged the stat to whoever...

    @daycaremom9-I charged the stat to whoever typically attended on that day of the week(regardless if they were FT or PT) ie. if your regular day is Monday, you will pay for the Monday stat.
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    I’ve had parents leave some basic winter items in...

    I’ve had parents leave some basic winter items in the cubbies, but I do not launder their items.
    That is the responsibility of the parents.
    I’ve found that certain parents were always forgetting...
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    In my opinion, 4 months is plenty of time for a...

    In my opinion, 4 months is plenty of time for a child to adjust to routines/eating etc.
    The whole sharing concept is still a work in progress even for kindergarten children lol
    It’s so much easier...
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    Yes, totally normal. It could take 3-4 weeks even...

    Yes, totally normal. It could take 3-4 weeks even if the child is full time, until the child knows what to expect from a daily routine.
    If the child is part time, it could be much longer, as the...
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    I have a child who falls 50-100 times a day, and...

    I have a child who falls 50-100 times a day, and I am very concerned. He doesn’t usually hurt himself but trips on everything and has poor balance standing still or on uneven surfaces.
    If you are...
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    I don’t do interviews during operating hours for...

    I don’t do interviews during operating hours for all of the reasons mentioned by Suzie above.
    My job is to care for and supervise the children in my care. I cannot properly care for the children if...
  9. I agree with above postings. No pay, no stay....

    I agree with above postings. No pay, no stay.
    Take payment in advance of care, ie all on the 1st of month or divided between the 1st&15th
    Or on the Friday of the week before.
    I do post dated...
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    Oh my lord, I would totally say something. At its...

    Oh my lord, I would totally say something. At its simplest form, it’s like littering on your property, which is disrespectful.
    But on a larger level, your property is your liability, so if another...
  11. Every provider has their own policies and...

    Every provider has their own policies and contracts.
    If you signed a contract that requires 2 month’s withdrawal notice, then she has the right to charge you for the 2 months from the date you gave...
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    I use an accountant to do my taxes and basic...

    I use an accountant to do my taxes and basic excel spreadsheets to track and tally my expenses.
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    Oh my.... Sunscreen and hats and wipes and...

    Oh my....
    Sunscreen and hats and wipes and diaper cream and appropriate clothing are all necessities at my daycare. If a parent can’t remember to send those things, I send them home to get them.
    If...
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    Aggression and sleep

    I have a daycare girl( almost 3 years) who has become very bossy and physically aggressive with peers over the last 3-4 months. This was not typical behaviour of this child prior to that( other than...
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    I think liability wise, you have to create a...

    I think liability wise, you have to create a physical barrier in the front yard, as suggested by others.
    I made a cheap wooden barrier off the end of my raised patio in the backyard out of old(...
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    I would lengthen the hours to 3 hours and run it...

    I would lengthen the hours to 3 hours and run it similar to a preschool program, and allow for some outdoor play as well. I would provide morning snack only.
    I would also do set days of attendance...
  17. Child arriving in poopy diaper frequently

    I have 2 sets of parents that live about a 5-7 minute drive away from my house.
    Approximately 3 days out of 5, both of them will arrive in a poopy diaper that is very evident, and just toss the kid...
  18. I provide morning and afternoon snack and a hot...

    I provide morning and afternoon snack and a hot lunch. I open at 7:30 so the parents know that I expect the children to have eaten breakfast at home before arriving. We have morning snack at 9 am.
    I...
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    I always get separate receipts for daycare and...

    I always get separate receipts for daycare and home. I have a set menu, so daycare food is exclusively for daycare, and itís not a portion of the food Iíve prepped for my family. Typically my monthly...
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    @ goldilocks, my accountant told me to make an...

    @ goldilocks, my accountant told me to make an average guess at extra hours worked per week, and add those hours onto your daily hours of operations for the business use of home calculation ie. I’m...
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