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    Sorry you've had to deal with this. I had a...

    Sorry you've had to deal with this. I had a similar situation about 18 months ago, and I am so happy I terminated. The child was hurting other kids, and hit me in the face with a truck, leaving a...
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    Update: I gave them the spot. I still haven't...

    Update:

    I gave them the spot. I still haven't found time to get my check done, but I'll do it eventually. They didn't ask about my husband getting one, thank goodness. They have turned out to be a...
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    When I receive these emails (I got this precise...

    When I receive these emails (I got this precise one), I say, "unfortunately, I have a strict policy of meeting parent and child before I give away a vacancy".

    This stops any further...
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    Possibly off topic, but do any of you ask for...

    Possibly off topic, but do any of you ask for references from the parents? I have never, but I've had prospective clients offer. I am really wondering about the real reason behind their dismissal...
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    But...they are willing to leave their kid with a...

    But...they are willing to leave their kid with a potential criminal and/or child abuser for two weeks, and that's a-ok?

    Regardless, I know some amazing parents and people who have records. I know...
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    The only cheaper option is going through my kids'...

    The only cheaper option is going through my kids' school, but on the report, I will have to have listed the volunteer duties involved and such. This is what the regional police website says, anyway....
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    Hoo boy. Some people have no sense of human...

    Hoo boy. Some people have no sense of human decency.
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    I don't like it either. It's his home. It's a...

    I don't like it either. It's his home. It's a home based business. I think that it's a given that the people who live in the home will be home sometimes during business hours.
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    Ok. I understand what you're saying, but my next...

    Ok. I understand what you're saying, but my next year's taxes have no bearing on the money I have this week. Not everyone has an extra hundred laying around. I am going to ask her if she plans on...
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    Yup. Vomit = home time. It's not up to me to...

    Yup. Vomit = home time. It's not up to me to diagnose the reasons. :)
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    It is 50km round trip for me to drive to the...

    It is 50km round trip for me to drive to the station that processes the reports. It closes at 5:30, which is a few minutes after the time I am typically finished my work day. I would have to take...
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    Very...um...thorough ? parents

    Thanks for the input, fellow providers. Worried that I put too much identifying information into my post, so I am editing.
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    I am giving notice next Friday. I actually have a...

    I am giving notice next Friday. I actually have a parent who wishes to start mid-March, so this is perfect timing. I am just going to say that I am no longer able to accomodate their schedule, end of...
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    I have issues with confrontation. I get anxious....

    I have issues with confrontation. I get anxious. That is the reason that I didn't tell her to leave. I am working on this.
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    Thanks for your input, everyone. I have decided...

    Thanks for your input, everyone. I have decided that I will tell the mother it isn't working any more, because, really, it isn't. :(

    Just as an aside, she did not ask permission to take the...
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    Hanging About

    Would anyone here charge for parents and daycare kids hanging around after closure? I have a family that I extended my hours for (NEVER AGAIN!), so it's already disruptive to my family to have dck...
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    It's important only to use a few drops of the...

    It's important only to use a few drops of the dish soap, or yes, it'll be all over your kitchen. :D It isn't bad for your dishwasher, no.
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    I do a LOT of laundry, and it's not because of...

    I do a LOT of laundry, and it's not because of the daycare kids. I have three of my own, ages 9, 11 and 14. I use a washcloth per child per day. It's not at all a big increase in laundry for me. It...
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    Oh! Stop buying dishwasher soap! I ran out...

    Oh! Stop buying dishwasher soap! I ran out before Christmas, and googled a quick fix. I found a site that recommended two-three drops (NO MORE!) of regular dish soap, and a sprinkle of baking soda...
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    I do this too! :thumbup:

    I do this too! :thumbup:
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