Daycares and Time Off With Pay
Of course you should pay your daycare providers vacation, stat. Holidays,sick day!
Think about it this way...lets say your monthly daycare fees are 800.00 a month. Your child attends a 10 hour day for 5 days a week (approx.22 days in a month). In a month that makes your hourly rate $3.63. Daycare providers don't have a minute to themselves to eat, rest, or take a "break" for 10 hours each day. They do this so each child gets the love, attention and care they deserve each day.
If you want to pay a nannies rate of $15.00 hour. Your monthly fees would be $3300.00 for the same level of care and minimal interaction with other children. So ask yourself...before you complain about paying your daycare provider vacation days...do you have $3300.00 a month for a nanny? If not, appreciate the $3.63 an hour you pay your daycare provider and allow them some R&R they need to provide loving, carrying, and stimulating environment for your child.
Also, would YOU be able to work 10 hours each day with no break and then also get no payment for the vacation you need to rejuvenate your body, mind, and spirit to do your job effectively? Isn't your child worth more than that?
When your daycare provider tells you of their vacation you should smile and embrace them for taking that time to themselves so they can come back and love, nurture and teach your child new things. If not, go get a Nanny and pay the money they ask for...by the way...some Nannies expect paid vacation days as well!
If you still don't see the value of paying for your daycare providers vacation then quit your job and raise your own child.