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  1. Thank you both for your response. I have thought...

    Thank you both for your response. I have thought about it, and I will updating my policy for 2020 to reflect something similar to Suzie_homemaker. As for these clients I am waiving the fee as this...
  2. Caregiver's paid personal days for new parents

    Hello, I am wondering what your policy is for parents who join mid year. Currently I have 15 personal days of which the first 7 is paid. For those of you who have partial/all personal days paid,...
  3. I see your point here. Here is my sick day...

    I see your point here. Here is my sick day policy. It is actually mixed in with bereavement but I do see what you are saying as I don't have anything specific about annual leave of maternity...
  4. That is so true. There are definitely pros and...

    That is so true. There are definitely pros and cons to running your own daycare. At least I get to raise my own. Also continuing to work does combat the isolation feeling that I had during mat...
  5. Thank you so much for your kind words...

    Thank you so much for your kind words Peacefulbird! I don't mind the long message at all. I'm grateful to get some insight. Your positivity is what I needed to hear. I have worked hard to build...
  6. Having a baby and running a daycare - feeling scared

    Hello,

    Anyone here take only 2 weeks off approximately after giving birth and remain open? If yes, I would love to hear your experience and any advice you may have.

    Here is my situation. I am...
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    Sorry for the late response. Yes that is very...

    Sorry for the late response. Yes that is very helpful. Thanks for the response!
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    Before and after school rates

    Hello,

    If anyone provides before and after school care, how much do you charge? I also how much do you charge for a full day just so I can compare. I am currently trying to figure out what my...
  9. Thank you. Yes my 3 year old is high energy...

    Thank you. Yes my 3 year old is high energy however, he does get tired in the afternoon. And it is very difficult for me to wake him up after his nap. He doesn't like waking up. I also know that...
  10. Thank you!

    Thank you!
  11. Weaning off nap/quiet time activies for preschooler

    Hello,

    I have a 3 year old (will turn 4 in November) going to school this year. I was wondering if you wean a preschooler off of their nap to get them ready for school.
    If yes, at what point do...
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    Thank you again! I see it is ok to use the term...

    Thank you again! I see it is ok to use the term 'personal days' but not 'vacation days'. I wasn't to sure about that. Thanks for clarifying.

    I also take all stat holidays (or the day after if...
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    Contract wording for "paid vacation"

    Hello,

    First of all I would like to thank everyone who has answered my questions in the past. I am truly grateful even if I haven't responded in the past. When I was new to this forum, I was...
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    Thanks for the clarification. I have been trying...

    Thanks for the clarification. I have been trying your method the last couple of days and it seems to be working. Although it may be too early to tell and he could have had good days. But I will...
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    Thank you Suzie_Homemaker! What do you mean by...

    Thank you Suzie_Homemaker! What do you mean by intentional hurting? In other words, if the child is hitting, isn't it always intentional?
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    Is a 20 month old too young for time outs?

    Hello,

    I have two 20 month olds along with older kids. The older kids no better than to hit so they are pretty good when it comes to this. 1 of the 20 month old has started hitting, pushing, and...
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    Thank you very much for your advise. I will...

    Thank you very much for your advise. I will definitely be looking into updating my policy. I think it's fair for parents to budget $20/year for field trips and I can also pay for some. All of my...
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    Thanks so mush for your advise. I have prepared...

    Thanks so mush for your advise. I have prepared the permission slip and will be giving it to the parents soon. Good advise about the emergency contacts. I will definitely do that. I'm not even...
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    Field trip advice

    Hello ladies. I am planning my first field trip with my dck. I mean I always take them to the park but this time I'm going to the children's museum. Since I have never done this, I have a few...
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    Thanks everyone for your advice. It's very...

    Thanks everyone for your advice. It's very helpful to see the different points of views and the pros and cons. I have had a discussion with the parents and we are now trying and reducing the amount...
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