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    I use natural homemade cleaners. Vinegar/water on...

    I use natural homemade cleaners. Vinegar/water on surfaces, steam clean/vacuum/sweep floors. With dirty toys, I put them in dishwasher or spray with vinegar/lysol wipe if needs.
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    Thanks for the useful advice and I agree 100%. I...

    Thanks for the useful advice and I agree 100%. I wouldn't entrust children to anyone I felt wasn't totally trustworthy.
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    Did the ministry ask for her name and any other...

    Did the ministry ask for her name and any other info?
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    On and off, for appointments, etc.. And perhaps a...

    On and off, for appointments, etc.. And perhaps a week off as well.
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    Has anyone any hired anyone else to watch the kids for you? Is it allowed under Ministry guidelines? I have talked to all parents and they know the caregiver I'm thinking about. She's been my...
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    Just let the child sleep as long as she needs to....

    Just let the child sleep as long as she needs to. Perhaps after 2.5-3 hours, I check on them and start making noise to wake them up naturally. Young children need lots of sleep for their developing...
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    I agree. I think you need to be firm with your...

    I agree. I think you need to be firm with your friends and set a weekly or monthly rate. Perhaps at least $500/week. The fact that you are on call means that they need to pay for your time, even if...
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    What a tool. I don't envy you for having to deal...

    What a tool. I don't envy you for having to deal with such selfishness and inconsideration. Like what? We don't need a hour to relax?? Argh!! Just tell her that that is your break time and you're job...
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    Definetly bring it up. If you're ok with the...

    Definetly bring it up. If you're ok with the extra hour, then think of a fair price to compensate. I usually open at 8, but one parent needed me to open at 7. I was ok with that, but I did tell the...
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    Hey, I have a parent who was asking 4 times for...

    Hey, I have a parent who was asking 4 times for my SIN # in March. I told her that I don't give it out. I've given out many receipts without it and it's always fine. I have a feeling she's a scam...
  11. How much to Wee Watch and other agencies charge...

    How much to Wee Watch and other agencies charge the parents?
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    Hi Sarah, I can help with your sons French. Let...

    Hi Sarah, I can help with your sons French. Let me know if you still need help finding a daycare. Merci!
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    What about if kids leave before 6 months? Do you...

    What about if kids leave before 6 months? Do you return the cheques?
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    OMG, you need to get the fees BEFORE they start....

    OMG, you need to get the fees BEFORE they start. I have a policy that states if they don't pay outstanding fees after 5 days, I suspend care until all fees are paid. Good luck!
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    Get rid of her ASAP!

    Get rid of her ASAP!
  16. $15 is a bit much. I charge $12

    $15 is a bit much. I charge $12
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    I have a $100/week holding fee for this...

    I have a $100/week holding fee for this situation. However, 6 months is way too long for you to hold it. Say that you'll keep her posted 1 or 2 months before and then charge a holding fee or if you...
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    50% of my grocery bill

    50% of my grocery bill
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    I'm so sorry to hear that. Be strong, accept all...

    I'm so sorry to hear that. Be strong, accept all of your emotions. And know that things get better and the sun will shine on you again.
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    This year Christmas and New Years day fall on a...

    This year Christmas and New Years day fall on a weekend. I"m going to have to send an email to parents that I"m taking an extra 2 days off in lieu of those holidays falling on a weekend. It's not in...
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