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    If you are in Ontario, the emergency order...

    If you are in Ontario, the emergency order prevents you from charging any fees if the child is not in care. It is also retroactive to April 9, so if parents have paid in advance, they must be...
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    I would terminate That’s rediculous. Such...

    I would terminate
    That’s rediculous. Such blatant disregard. It puts your family at a much higher risk.
    Just put in your application for the CERB benefit.
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    Details haven’t been clarified by Ford yet....

    Details haven’t been clarified by Ford yet.
    Apparently there may be money for people who don’t normally qualify for EI, but it was very vague.
    No guarantees on anything or how long it might take to...
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    I now have a zero fever policy/ no cough/ no...

    I now have a zero fever policy/ no cough/ no congested chest or difficulty breathing.
    Also child excluded for 2 weeks if they or parents venture outside of Canada.
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    I don’t think we should be forced to close...

    I don’t think we should be forced to close without pay.
    If the local government or health departments mandate closures at some point, that is beyond our control.
    Their child’s spot is being held...
  6. Yes, it’s accurate. Changes came into effect July...

    Yes, it’s accurate. Changes came into effect July 2019.
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    I only offer set days. If they use each of the...

    I only offer set days.
    If they use each of the weekdays at least once in the month, then that is full time 5 day a week fees.
    You can’t give a day a week away for free.
    I would just revise the...
  8. I generally give priority to the longer term...

    I generally give priority to the longer term families, but if you have that many part timers, I would get rid of them first, and fill the full time spaces. Just my 2 cents, as I find it always...
  9. Honesty one of the biggest challenges is finding...

    Honesty one of the biggest challenges is finding work/life balance. Most of us work long hours, and then I have another 12-15 hours a week that goes into the business after work and on weekends.
    If...
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    Yes, my accountant said you can, but essentially...

    Yes, my accountant said you can, but essentially it goes into
    Increasing your % of the business use of home deduction. So I don’t think we will ever be properly compensated for time spent...
  11. If your payment is due on the first for the whole...

    If your payment is due on the first for the whole month, then I would think you are responsible to pay for the month, depending on when you gave notice. Your contract should specify what the...
  12. @susansmith- yes you can have 3 children under 2...

    @susansmith- yes you can have 3 children under 2 years in Ontario.
  13. @daycaremom9-I charged the stat to whoever...

    @daycaremom9-I charged the stat to whoever typically attended on that day of the week(regardless if they were FT or PT) ie. if your regular day is Monday, you will pay for the Monday stat.
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    I’ve had parents leave some basic winter items in...

    I’ve had parents leave some basic winter items in the cubbies, but I do not launder their items.
    That is the responsibility of the parents.
    I’ve found that certain parents were always forgetting...
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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...
  19. 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...
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