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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2009, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,719
Posted By NEDaycare
Charge her the fees!

Definitely charge the fees to her. And if you dont have a contract yet, get one and include that. Mine states that if an NSF check happens, they are liable for their original fees plus a $35 NSF...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2009, 12:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,971
Posted By NEDaycare
over the limits

It will probably vary state to state. In NE, the inspector tells you to reduce your numbers, and you better have those kids gone if she comes back the next day. Not only the inspector but also the...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-02-2009, 11:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,098
Posted By NEDaycare
Dr. Note and picky eaters

If a doctor's note has been supplied, the daycare provider is NOT required to put a glass of milk in front of the child with the allergy, and it is dangerous to do so. I believe State laws...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2009, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,937
Posted By NEDaycare
I feel for you

Hi there. I'm sorry you are unhappy. I think there are highs and lows in this business. My sister also used to do daycare, and she was very good at it, very good with kids. However, she said...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2009, 06:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,719
Posted By NEDaycare
bad economy

Hi there. I live in a low income area, too. Over 50% of the people in the city I live in are on welfare according to the food program survey. I am in the same boat as you are. I do have four full...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2009, 07:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,065
Posted By NEDaycare
Smells like small claims court

I do work for State pay accounts. When I first started daycare, another provider called me and told me to get rid of all of my state accounts, "because they are nothing but trouble". At the time, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2009, 08:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,641
Posted By NEDaycare
It's funny the things that all these new studies...

It's funny the things that all these new studies come up with that did not exist when we were young (or maybe they did, but back then we did not live in a society that had to label everything so that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2009, 07:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,049
Posted By NEDaycare
Let him go

I would advise you to tell the parents you can not watch the child anymore. I had the same situation but the child was slightly older. All the other parents started wondering why the child was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2009, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,641
Posted By NEDaycare
Picky eater

Dont cater to her. She's not going to starve. I've been through this before, too. If they dont eat here, they will eat at home. I had parents try to bring special meals for their child but that's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2009, 07:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,897
Posted By NEDaycare
Meals and sickness

The amount that you charge for meals can be saving the separate receipts tha you spend on daycare grocieries, or dividing costs into servings to figure out each mal. Food program reimbursement...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2009, 07:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,826
Posted By NEDaycare
Depends on location

It's going to depend on where you are located. Rates vary a LOT depending on what part of the country you are in.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2009, 09:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,921
Posted By NEDaycare
I forgot

.... I know there is a website out there called ProviderWatch that you can report unpaying parents to, etc. However, they are a subscription site and unless you pay you can only use their very basic...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2009, 09:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,921
Posted By NEDaycare
I had not seen this

I had not seen this site. Interesting. Providers definitely need a site like this.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2009, 08:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,688
Posted By NEDaycare
My former daycare provider....

I took my daughter to a provider for years. From the time she was 6 months old to when she was in the first grade. My oldest daughter also occassionally went there on long breaks, etc. This woman...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-30-2008, 12:10 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 63,074
Posted By NEDaycare
thank you!

Thanks for asking that question. I wondered IMMEDIATELY about the validity of a child being "sent home with" the wrong family. That's just not even reasonable. Someone would have noticed. C'mon...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-30-2008, 11:49 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 65,022
Posted By NEDaycare
Paid holidays

When I had my children in daycare, I had absolutely no problem paying my provider for holidays. However, I did choose not to take my child to a provider that wanted pay for holidays as well as two...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2008, 11:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,969
Posted By NEDaycare
Smile Gratuity?

Wow. You are generous. I have four families bringing their children to my daycare right now. Last year, I had a full house and nobody even thought to say "Merry Christmas" or give a greeting card....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2008, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,246
Posted By NEDaycare
Confronting parents

An easy way to nip this in the bud is to sit down and draw up a contract. You should always, always, always have a contract. If not, you are setting yourself up to be taken advantage of and ripped...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2008, 10:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,212
Posted By NEDaycare
I opened a daycare because there were no jobs in...

I opened a daycare because there were no jobs in my career field when we moved to this State. I have a young daughter and thought it would be good to be with her, since I had not been able to do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2008, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,567
Posted By NEDaycare
What will happen in your particular situation...

What will happen in your particular situation cannot be predicted. If you can hire a helper to actually open it for you, that would be ideal. However, I found that I was not operating at full...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2008, 01:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,306
Posted By NEDaycare
Preschool Curriculum

I just started including preschool in my daycare due to lack of options in this city for parents. I researched on the internet for things to use, and I settled on the "Letter a Week" curriculum...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2008, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,211
Posted By NEDaycare
Answers

How do you know if you are under charging for childcare services in your area, what are the indicators? Use the stealth mode as recommended above. Nobody that I know is going to share that info. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2008, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,658
Posted By NEDaycare
Thanks!

Thanks. I called her and then I called her supervisor after I did begin losing kids from the daycare. I requested a new food program coordinator to inspect my home regularly, and they did do that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2008, 09:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,656
Posted By NEDaycare
Time in Daycare

I allow up to 10 hours per day, 50 hours per week for daycare at a flat rate, and I charge early drop off / late pick up fees, or fees for over 10 hours. I get parents who have multiple days off...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2008, 09:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 15,571
Posted By NEDaycare
Nebraska Rates

The State will ONLY pay a licensed daycare $90 per week for a toddler or $95 per week for an infant in this part of Nebraska, and they do not allow you to charge the families to cover what your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2008, 09:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,280
Posted By NEDaycare
Smile Excellent Idea!

I never thought about doing that, but it is an excellent idea! I know it would have saved me a whole lot of turn over had I done that from the beginning. If they have nothing to hide, then they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2008, 09:08 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,827
Posted By NEDaycare
Angry Shame on you

That's all I have to say. Shame on you. I feel sorry for this lady, moving into an established neighborhood where it sounds like everyone knows everyone and she's the "outsider", and you've stated...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2008, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,333
Posted By NEDaycare
NE Male operated daycare

There's a man in Adams County, NE that you could contact. If you google Licensed child care nebraska and get the printable roster, and look under zip code 68901 you'll find the name.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2008, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,525
Posted By NEDaycare
put it in your contract

I have a paragraph in my contract explaining that kids will get bumps and bruises from play and normal interaction in daycare, and that if those things are not acceptable, then the child should not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2008, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,089
Posted By NEDaycare
Naptimes

I operate a licensed daycare, and the kids go down for their naps just after lunch and wake up on their own. Sometimes they sleep for an hour and sometimes for three hours, but I do not wake them up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2008, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,658
Posted By NEDaycare
Angry Breach of Confidentiality by State Inspector

I operate a licensed child care in the State of Nebraska. In idle conversation with a State Inspector for the food program, I mentioned that my husband was up for consideration for a possible...
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