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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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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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    We pay both ends of the CPP, so that can make a...

    We pay both ends of the CPP, so that can make a big impact on what we owe.
    Also consider the total family expenses like private health benefits for the family and medical expenses that weren’t...
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    Also, any professional development courses or cpr...

    Also, any professional development courses or cpr renewals or police check fees etc or any professional associations you belong to related to business( college of ECE renewal/ AECEO/ any memberships...
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    Yes, all the ones bright sparks mentioned....

    Yes, all the ones bright sparks mentioned.
    Interesting though, I have used 3 different accountants over the last 11 years, and not one has ever said I could use even a portion of the cable bill....
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    I agree with Suzie. I guess it depends what your...

    I agree with Suzie. I guess it depends what your guidelines are for your potty training policy.
    It sounds like there are delays here. My potty training policy is outlined in my handbook.
    The child...
  12. I don’t hand out any documents during an...

    I don’t hand out any documents during an interview.
    They have been given my website link after contacting me, and then I do a lengthy phone interview to screen them to see if we’re a good fit for...
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    I don’t do trial periods any more. I found people...

    I don’t do trial periods any more. I found people used to use it as temporary care in between waiting to get into a centre. After all the effort it takes to transition an infant, i didn’t want that...
  14. You’ll have to check with other local providers...

    You’ll have to check with other local providers or see what the range is for the after school programs in your home schools. Try inputting your postal code into the daycare bear search engine and see...
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    Teacher hours

    Do any of you who take teachers have provisions in the contract to limit the hours when long hours of care isnít really needed for work?(ie a teacher who now wants to come during the summer, or PA...
  16. Don’t feel guilty. You’ve tried and given it your...

    Don’t feel guilty. You’ve tried and given it your best shot.
    If there is no consistency with home and daycare, you will be fighting an uphill battle.
    I would just word it as not being able to meet...
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    I do one year end receipt to summarize it all. I...

    I do one year end receipt to summarize it all.
    I used to do biweekly receipts, and similar to your client, they would lose them all the time.
    If I had already issued multiple receipts, I would...
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    It depends what they’re lying about. I don’t...

    It depends what they’re lying about.
    I don’t have time to waste on superficial white lies.
    The ones that are deal breakers for me, is the parent masking an illness that I would normally exclude the...
  19. Make the changes, and give them 4-6 weeks notice...

    Make the changes, and give them 4-6 weeks notice in writing.
    You can amend your policies as you encounter issues. Just make sure your contract stated that you have the right to make changes at any...
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    I don’t administer anything unless it is...

    I don’t administer anything unless it is prescription and they have signed a consent form allowing me to administer it. Absolutely no Tylenol or cough medicine will ever be given by me for liability...
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