any home childcare providers here?

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-25-2003
any home childcare providers here?
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Tue, 09-30-2008 - 2:16pm
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Registered: 07-17-2007
Fri, 10-03-2008 - 12:06pm

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.

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-17-2007
Fri, 10-03-2008 - 12:08pm
The three couples I know who had triplets, had a sahp AND fulltime help for at least the first year.
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-27-2003
Fri, 10-03-2008 - 2:33pm

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.

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-25-2003
Fri, 10-03-2008 - 3:34pm

I just find this all interesting.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 08-25-2003
Fri, 10-03-2008 - 3:42pm
You know the state of WI allows for one person to care for up to 4 children under the age of 2 whether they are all newborns or a month apart each or what have you.
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iVillage Member
Registered: 08-25-2003
Fri, 10-03-2008 - 3:43pm
duh.....of course I woud be certified/licensed. LMAO
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Registered: 01-05-2000
Fri, 10-03-2008 - 3:47pm

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.

Chris

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-25-2003
Fri, 10-03-2008 - 3:49pm

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

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Registered: 01-05-2000
Fri, 10-03-2008 - 3:57pm

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.

Chris

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 10-03-2008 - 4:05pm
"SAHMs who provide childcare" is an oxymoron.

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