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    I'd post an ad for a new client. If she wants to...

    I'd post an ad for a new client. If she wants to micromanage and control you by "peeking in " early, than she is obviously not trusting you and should stay home with her own kid. And she will...
  2. All in one day-Good Relationship gone bad

    So I had a client, and we both just loved each other, to the point that we were pretty sure that we were going to stay and hang out outside of my dayhome once their child went on to their new Dayhome...
  3. This year I scheduled mine and my kids annual...

    This year I scheduled mine and my kids annual check up into my contract. Doing the same for next year. I post my chosen holiday weeks and anything else that I may need a day off for such as school...
  4. runabout vote from me as well

    runabout vote from me as well
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    I used to have a rotating 6 week schedule in my...

    I used to have a rotating 6 week schedule in my first year. And then I learnt to make my life a lot easier by just providing parents with a list of the foods/snacks they can expect their child to eat...
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    i'm always on the lookout for music. My best find...

    i'm always on the lookout for music. My best find so far is Patty Shukla. I got both her cds and they're great. but im on the search again cause we've over listened to them. any ideas from others...
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    I have a little girl signed on until 6:30/7:00 so...

    I have a little girl signed on until 6:30/7:00 so she eats dinner with us which is at 6:00. I charge 10 dollars more for her for the day due to the dinner, and because it is out of the regular time...
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    I personally don't have a preference for ratios...

    I personally don't have a preference for ratios or genders but I do find that with girls I tend to have to deal with more emotional issues (separation anxiety, being hurt that someone's playing with...
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    Thanks Ladies. I think I agree as well. Its just...

    Thanks Ladies. I think I agree as well. Its just that I had sent a huge update email this month and forgot to include that so was wondering if I should hassle them again. But I agree. I'd rather...
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    Best Part: Not having to work for someone...

    Best Part: Not having to work for someone else(though some might say you are technically working for the parents but I always see it as I do this for me and my family, its my personal business, the...
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    Its been a super long and annoying week...started...

    Its been a super long and annoying week...started with 3 sick kids being dropped off on monday, having to deal with two families that both seemed reluctant to keep their kids home, (one ended up...
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    Should I let them know?

    I have a dayhome and 3 assistants that work with me(not all at once!, one does all mornings and the other two alternate afternoons) So there are always two of us here with the children which we have...
  13. I think you either have to decide to raise prices...

    I think you either have to decide to raise prices yearly from the start or as you take on new clients. I'm kind of stuck wondering what to do as well...A lot of people keep the same pricing for the...
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    Cocoon, I'm loving your Philosophies!

    Cocoon, I'm loving your Philosophies!
  15. Not really looking to cultivate friendships from...

    Not really looking to cultivate friendships from the parents though I could see maybe one of us hanging out outside of this once I finish caring for their child in my dayhome setting. I have learnt...
  16. What can or do parents do to establish and maintain a good relationship with you?

    This past friday, I had a few parents pick up their child as we were in the backyard, and both were so thankful and told me how much they appreciate me in front of each other, which was great! So it...
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    They take care of their taxes Cocoon. Considered...

    They take care of their taxes Cocoon. Considered more so as a contract worker. Like if you were to hire someone to help install your kitchen tiles. I'm buying someone's service. In this case though,...
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    Hey Cocoon, I actually have two assistants. One...

    Hey Cocoon,
    I actually have two assistants. One for the morning and one for the afternoon. Morning one is 5 days a week and I pay her $11/hr right now as she just started 2 months ago. Afternoon...
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    I'm in Calgary and I start at $11.00/hr for the...

    I'm in Calgary and I start at $11.00/hr for the first 3 mths, then it goes up to $12.50 if I feel the person/worker is worth the investment and I want them to continue working for me. Most are great,...
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    My MOndays Used to suck but I've restructured a...

    My MOndays Used to suck but I've restructured a bit where I have one child less on mondays and fridays so it lets me ease into the week a bit and then ease off towards the end. So for me, Tuesdays,...
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