1) I would NOT hire a daycare provider who is several months pregnant. What happens when the baby comes? Will you want some time off?
2) I would NOT hire a daycare provider whose main reason for providing care is to accommodate her life stage and her children.
3) I would NOT hire a daycare provider who was alone with three babies all day. The few sahps I know with triplets had help for at least the first year.
If I'm plunking down my hard earned cash for a childcare provider, I want it to be as close to an ideal situation as I can find.
I just find this all interesting.
You should be listening to the rest of us who are not dc providers. We represent your customer base. It doesn't matter what your state allows or the experience of other providers. What matters is what your potential customers want.
The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett
you know it seems that the SAHMs have answered this not the SAHMs that provide childcare in their home. I was looking for input from those that provide childcare in their home not those that were SAHMs and do not
Not all of us are sahm. Several of us are working moms who either are or have used dc, home or center. I used a home dc for over 5 years with my son. We are speaking from experience--your potential customers expectations. As a working mom, I wouldn't sign my child up with a provider who will be taking an extended leave in several months. That would not be in the best interest in my child to have to adjust to one dc, change to another one, adjust to that one, only to be yanked out of that one to return to the first one. Which wouldn't happen. What would happen is that either my child would stay with the 2nd provider or I would pick her in the first place.
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