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    Thanks for your responses ladies. Lots of helpful...

    Thanks for your responses ladies. Lots of helpful notes and reassuring to me, and all things I already do.

    This family interviewed on a Friday, signed on a Sunday and started Monday. I too have a...
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    Even more things coming out of the wordwork today...

    Even more things coming out of the wordwork today about the second child.

    Cosleeper....doesn't have a cot, doesn't have a bedroom and shared care between mum, dad and grandma where they are all...
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    Things to claim... Actual cost of food for...

    Things to claim...

    Actual cost of food for daycare...100%

    Paper goods like stationary and arts and crafts supplies

    Cleaning products used exclusively for daycare

    Do you have a cleaner? If...
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    Application for daycare spot

    Hey folks, long time since I've been here.

    I've had low enrollment for the past 8 months with only 2 children over 2yrs old.

    I've since started two 1 year olds and both parents have left...
  5. Peacefulbird makes some good points. In Ontario...

    Peacefulbird makes some good points. In Ontario there is a major slump right now though. I am down to 2 children since 3 left for school, 1 moved away and I was only able to get 1 additional...
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    I used to have an electric pressure cooker and...

    I used to have an electric pressure cooker and then upgraded to an instant pot about 18 months ago. My husband loves it more than me. I find that it takes too long for the pressure to build up by...
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    That sounds awesome. Would there be any chance...

    That sounds awesome. Would there be any chance you could post a picture? I bet the kids love it ��
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    Adequate daycare insurance

    Hi folks, just wanted to let you know that after years of having mediocre and vague insurance for my daycare, which is generally what a daycare rider is, I now have adequate coverage. I wanted to...
  9. Thank you so much Suzie, this was exactly what I...

    Thank you so much Suzie, this was exactly what I was looking for. Would you mind if I used this in my contract or would you prefer it if I reworded it? TIA
  10. Help with "deposit" contract wording please

    Hi folks

    I want to change my deposit in my contract. I currently have it worded as a non refundable deposit. To be applied to last two weeks of care. Child must be in care to use. If a family...
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    Why do you feel the need to offer them a...

    Why do you feel the need to offer them a discount? You are available to provide the care as agreed in your contract. They are choosing to take their child out of care. You are under no obligation to...
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    Ontario Providers-rate increase

    Has anyone raised their fees as a direct result of the increased minimum wage as of Jan 1st 2018?

    I typically say raising rates annually as a provider doesn't work with the market. I need to stay...
  13. I assume then you would be feeding the child? I...

    I assume then you would be feeding the child? I would say $20-$25 an hour. It is overtime and includes another meal. I would immediately switch to an hourly rate equal to or a little more than the...
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    I find it quite interesting that everyone is...

    I find it quite interesting that everyone is focusing on the interactions involving the toys when your first complaint is hitting! also the fact that this child is unresponsive when called and...
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    This is me in a nutshell too right now. I have...

    This is me in a nutshell too right now. I have had many interviews and I have not compromised on my policies and I have paid attention to even minor red flags so as not to compromise myself by taking...
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    Interesting...I have had nothing but crazies who...

    Interesting...I have had nothing but crazies who I have interviewed for my under 2 spot too. Total head shakers!!

    I stop telling parents too when I have a problem child and they don't care. In my...
  17. $500 annually for 5MIL liability sounds like a...

    $500 annually for 5MIL liability sounds like a good deal to me. Those who pay less may very well have less coverage. A minimum of 1MIL per child in care is advisable. 1 or 2 MIL between a group of 5...
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    Who do you have the signed agreement with? Is it...

    Who do you have the signed agreement with? Is it both parents or just one of them? If just one, then I would issue it to that parent. Unfortunately, this father shouldn't have submitted a claim for...
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    I wouldn't increase their rate. I would instead...

    I wouldn't increase their rate. I would instead like any other policy, enforce the contracted agreement. They signed in agreeance to set hours, so they should never have dropped off early or picked...
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    I do not have a mandatory requirement of...

    I do not have a mandatory requirement of immunizations for children entering my home daycare. The greatest risk is to the non-immunized child If another child is carrying or has the antibodies from...
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