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  1. Quad Runabout Stroller for sale - York Region

    Hi, I'm closing my daycare and selling my 4 year old (bought fall of 2012) Runabout Berg stroller.
    Good condition. Weather cover, basket, 2 rear air tires which are easy to push even through deep...
  2. Thread: Bored !!

    by Spixie33
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    I find that there are moments that are extremely...

    I find that there are moments that are extremely boring in this job.

    There is definitely a way to be super busy and yet mentally bored.
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    I can see how that would work but I would feel...

    I can see how that would work but I would feel bad punishing the other 4 kids who are excited to be out.:unsure: Not to mention...that the ones who strip are the ones who usually would rather be...
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    How to keep shoes on

    I have daycare kids that seem to be perpetually tossing things when we are outside - mitts, shoes, hats.
    It can be frustrating because we often have to backtrack to find things or stop to put stuff...
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    There are some days where I feel like all I say...

    There are some days where I feel like all I say is no or redirect. It gets depressing at times because I feel like the no-fun police :no::blink::unsure:
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    I would gently say that the late pick up and the...

    I would gently say that the late pick up and the changing of clothes is starting to cut into your own family time and ask if there's anything that they can do to either come earlier or whether they...
  7. Thread: Payment

    by Spixie33
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    I charge a one week deposit when a family...

    I charge a one week deposit when a family registers. I hold that deposit until their last week.
    I get paid on a weekly basis on Thursdays.
    If they don't pay then I would not offer care the...
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    No, I took a double deposit for both kids which I...

    No, I took a double deposit for both kids which I will hold during the next 12 months.
    I have kids leaving for school next September so the timing works out perfectly to slide the 2 siblings back...
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    What to do for a temporary goodbye

    I have a Daycare child leaving this week for 1 year (he will come back next year when his mom's mat leave is done) with his brother.

    What should I do in terms of a send off for this child? I feel...
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    I've gotten a few as far as September 2016 with...

    I've gotten a few as far as September 2016 with parents who have literally just had their babies. That is not totally crazy but odd that it was 2 in the span of one week looking that far ahead and...
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    Calls, Emals and More Calls?

    Has anyone been getting an influx of parents looking for care in 2016? I can't tell if people are finding a shortage of spaces due to Bill 10 or is it just a peak time?

    I'm just curious what...
  12. Thread: Rate Increase

    by Spixie33
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    I am also tempted to raise my rates - not just...

    I am also tempted to raise my rates - not just because of Bill 10 but because this job is hard and the prices of groceries and crafting keep going up.

    However - most of my families are at $35 also...
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    Usually there is a 40% off or 50% off coupon on...

    Usually there is a 40% off or 50% off coupon on the weekly Micheal's Flyer so I go in and buy just ONE item like a Huge bottle of Tacky Glue, or a Melissa and Doug toy or a specific stamp I need.
    ...
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    I totally feel your pain. I had a few of my kids...

    I totally feel your pain. I had a few of my kids leave for school this year and I miss them terribly and also feel like maybe I should throw in the towel......especially when I think about snow...
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    Best way to enter a tough conversation is always...

    Best way to enter a tough conversation is always by asking them "Can you tell me about --------??"
    So if you say "Can you tell me about what happened last Thursday and if Little Charlie might have...
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    I agree with the others who recommend you take...

    I agree with the others who recommend you take the November siblings and then give it your all to make things work with that family. It is first come - first serve. It would be different if they were...
  17. Thread: How We Dress

    by Spixie33
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    I usually wear jeans and a simple top in cooler...

    I usually wear jeans and a simple top in cooler weather and shorts or capris and and a t-shirt in hot weather. I just make sure there is no cleavage when I bend, no necklaces or earrings for the kids...
  18. Thread: Playdates!

    by Spixie33
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    Providers have not been allowed get-togethers for...

    Providers have not been allowed get-togethers for a long time. I think it stemmed from the accident in the Ottawa area where there were 5 providers and a child drowned in someone's backyard.

    The...
  19. I think when you look at the INTENT of what mom...

    I think when you look at the INTENT of what mom was trying to do - she meant well.

    She thought she would help you, your daycare and make the other kids happy by sharing something. She didn't...
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    Exactly ! I agree. I already gave the family the...

    Exactly ! I agree.
    I already gave the family the baby present when the baby was born but the DCK stayed a couple of weeks longer while mom recovered. Getting the DCK a gift just seems strange to me....
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