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    See you later ladies. This is freaking stupid. ...

    See you later ladies. This is freaking stupid. I was one of the first providers to join this forum, and truly enjoyed giving my expertise to others who were just starting up, and learning from...
  2. If you're looking into opening up a Center in...

    If you're looking into opening up a Center in Ontario, please go to this website, which explains the DNA - Day Nurseries Act. All information will be here....
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    I took in a ECE student for her placement. Call...

    I took in a ECE student for her placement. Call up the High Schools and Colleges and tell them you're interested in having a student come to learn more about running a home daycare!

    But the...
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    lol yup! She's getting big! And thanks :)

    lol yup! She's getting big! And thanks :)
  5. Check out on Daycarebear.ca website (here) and...

    Check out on Daycarebear.ca website (here) and enter in your postal code. This will bring up all the providers who have spaces available as not all of the providers are on this forum.
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    Nope. No discounts. You chose to have kids, so...

    Nope. No discounts. You chose to have kids, so then you have to pay for them!!!! lol :)

    Why should I take a cut in MY salary to care for YOUR kids?! No thanks....
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    Sent you a PM!

    Sent you a PM!
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    Not on here much either, but I now have my own DD...

    Not on here much either, but I now have my own DD 7 months to care for in my spare time!
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    Essentially, if I'm open you pay. If I'm closed...

    Essentially, if I'm open you pay. If I'm closed (minus Stat holidays), you don't pay.

    I tell parents to take their holidays when I'm off. I'm off 2 weeks at Christmas, March Break, and 2-3 weeks...
  10. If I'm Open, you pay full fees. Unless it's a...

    If I'm Open, you pay full fees. Unless it's a Stat Holiday.

    Again, have a contract and write it all down - then have the parents sign it. You can only enforce something if it's on paper!
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    I have a policy of 'No pay, no stay', but also if...

    I have a policy of 'No pay, no stay', but also if they're late on payment, I have a daily late fee of $20.

    I've only had one parent forget ONCE.
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    I tell families that all information is needed...

    I tell families that all information is needed BEFORE child begins care with me. If something is missing, the child does not come. It's for my safety and for insurance purposes I tell them.
    ...
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    If a child comes to my daycare and their nails...

    If a child comes to my daycare and their nails are not kept trim, I tell the parents that they need to be trimmed by 'set' date. They're scratching me and the other kids in care. IF they can't do...
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    Jackie, this was posted a year ago.

    Jackie, this was posted a year ago.
  15. First off, that blows. Secondly, I would...

    First off, that blows.

    Secondly, I would NEVER EVER give up a Vacation EVER. If parents sign on at different times throughout the year, I still have my year planned out. Upon interview time, I...
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    I say something in my manual that my clock is set...

    I say something in my manual that my clock is set to the Ottawa Weather Network, and to please make sure that yours is set as well.

    Never had anyone come early. If someone did, I would refuse to...
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    I would give the notice tonight for sure. Why...

    I would give the notice tonight for sure. Why should other kids get bullied by this child, let alone yours?! Sorry that you're going through this.

    What a pain in the butt. TERM!
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    1. You have a contract/manual for a reason! ...

    1. You have a contract/manual for a reason! Enforce it! :) I don't care if she's sick or not, I'm open, they pay!

    2. I don't care for people who don't understand the word no. She's contagious,...
  19. I personally would not take them. My reasons: -...

    I personally would not take them. My reasons:
    - I do not take children with food allergies
    - They're asking you to open earlier than your normal hours of operation
    - She (the mom) seems like a...
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    OP: What Province are you in? Here in Ontario,...

    OP: What Province are you in?

    Here in Ontario, according to the DNA, all children MUST have quiet time for minimum an hour.

    So, if she worked in a center before, she of all people should know...
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