Daycare and childcare providers in Winnipeg, Toronto, Vancouver, Ontario etc. in CanadaGarderies à Montréal ou au QuébecFind daycare or childcare providers in the USA
Forum control
+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2
Results 11 to 15 of 15
  1. #11
    Euphoric !
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    599 Times in 439 Posts
    I have never closed due to severe weather, but I suppose in extreme circumstances such as a prolongued power outage, I would have to. Otherwise it is up to the parents and I will not be taking the kids out in very bad weather. In fact, if there is freezing rain or some other severe weather, I will just keep my son home from school so that we don't have to get him to and from the bus stop (well teh buses will be cancelled anyway).

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    2 Times in 2 Posts
    I am staying open. Its not like I have to commute in the weather
    but here in the north end of Toronto I do not think its will be any big deal. I have lots of bottled water ( I always do) and snacks and meals that do not need cooking.

  3. #13
    Starting to feel at home...
    Join Date
    May 2012
    11 Times in 10 Posts
    I can't see myself closing unless we lost power for an extended period of time.

  4. #14
    Euphoric !
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    949 Times in 781 Posts
    I'm open all the time and if parents want to get their children to me even when they take the buses off the roads and tell everybody to stay home then I have to work. But my contract states that missed days for any reason are payable so that covers all kinds of weather or any reason that arises.

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    3 Times in 2 Posts
    I probably wouldn't close for bad weather unless we were without heat in the winter or our house was flooding or it was otherwise dangerous for the kids to be here. Buuuuut, if parents were going to bring their kids to me in spite of dangerous road conditions - especially a SAHM!! - I probably wouldn't be inclined to be overly understanding if they were late picking up due to the weather. (Different if it turns bad midway through the day then if it's already blizzarding when you drop them off.) I wouldn't be getting up early so they could take extra time getting to work either!

Similar Threads

  1. What do you charge when you close early?
    By suzydominguez in forum Managing a daycare
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 01-08-2016, 10:17 AM
  2. I am really close to call it quits- i need to vent
    By MonkeyPrincess in forum The day-to-day as a daycare provider
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 02-12-2014, 11:10 PM
  3. Just want to isolate myself but cant just close for a week or two :(
    By DisneyPrincess in forum The day-to-day as a daycare provider
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 05-02-2013, 07:56 PM
  4. I've decided to close
    By jazmic in forum Daycare providers' experiences with parents
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 03-10-2013, 02:55 PM
  5. Do you close if your own kids are sick?
    By mlc1982 in forum Caring for children
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 03-07-2011, 03:06 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

A few tips...

Do not hesitate to refer to this article to help you choose a daycare provider, know which questions to ask, have an idea of what to look for...
We expect providers to keep their listing and available openings up-to-date. However, to prevent oversights, openings expire after 45 days.
Partner in your
search for a daycare provider