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    In my opinion, 4 months is plenty of time for a...

    In my opinion, 4 months is plenty of time for a child to adjust to routines/eating etc.
    The whole sharing concept is still a work in progress even for kindergarten children lol
    It’s so much easier...
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    Yes, totally normal. It could take 3-4 weeks even...

    Yes, totally normal. It could take 3-4 weeks even if the child is full time, until the child knows what to expect from a daily routine.
    If the child is part time, it could be much longer, as the...
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    I have a child who falls 50-100 times a day, and...

    I have a child who falls 50-100 times a day, and I am very concerned. He doesn’t usually hurt himself but trips on everything and has poor balance standing still or on uneven surfaces.
    If you are...
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    I don’t do interviews during operating hours for...

    I don’t do interviews during operating hours for all of the reasons mentioned by Suzie above.
    My job is to care for and supervise the children in my care. I cannot properly care for the children if...
  5. I agree with above postings. No pay, no stay....

    I agree with above postings. No pay, no stay.
    Take payment in advance of care, ie all on the 1st of month or divided between the 1st&15th
    Or on the Friday of the week before.
    I do post dated...
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    Oh my lord, I would totally say something. At its...

    Oh my lord, I would totally say something. At its simplest form, it’s like littering on your property, which is disrespectful.
    But on a larger level, your property is your liability, so if another...
  7. Every provider has their own policies and...

    Every provider has their own policies and contracts.
    If you signed a contract that requires 2 month’s withdrawal notice, then she has the right to charge you for the 2 months from the date you gave...
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    I use an accountant to do my taxes and basic...

    I use an accountant to do my taxes and basic excel spreadsheets to track and tally my expenses.
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    Oh my.... Sunscreen and hats and wipes and...

    Oh my....
    Sunscreen and hats and wipes and diaper cream and appropriate clothing are all necessities at my daycare. If a parent can’t remember to send those things, I send them home to get them.
    If...
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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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
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