any home childcare providers here?

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Registered: 08-25-2003
any home childcare providers here?
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Tue, 09-30-2008 - 2:16pm
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Fri, 10-03-2008 - 6:44pm

Oh man, I feel this may not turn out how you're envisioning this, it's probably not all glamorous as you seem to think it is. I don't know about

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Registered: 04-22-2005
Fri, 10-03-2008 - 8:40pm
Good luck to you, then.
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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 10-03-2008 - 11:00pm
I was a licensed home child care provider in California when my DS was 2 and my DD was 2 1/2 months. Licensing regulations vary by state but it's quite common in btoh center and home care to ahve a 1:3 or 1:4 ratio for infants. When I first started out I had my DD, my friend and former co-workers DD who was 5 weeks older than mine and another boy was was 6 weeks younger than my DD. It was like having triplets..and while it had it's challenges it was also great to have them so close in age and doing similiar things at the same time. The parents were thrilled to have me b/c I was going thru the same things they were..bf challenges, sleepless nights etc. I would wait until after you have the baby before starting care. I would definitely visit the child care providers message board.
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Sat, 10-04-2008 - 10:54pm
I think in CA, you can care for three newborns, but I can't imagine anyone would want that. My son was "the baby" at daycare, so he got a LOT of personalized attention/holding, that wouldn't have happened if there were 2 or 3 infants.
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Registered: 03-21-2001
Sat, 10-04-2008 - 10:56pm

I know a few families with triplets, twins, or quadruplets. The ones with triplets or quadruplets all had help...family and friends to help them, nearly around the clock.

And say what you want - while it is certainly hard to have 3 babies in 3 years, or 6 in 8 years (lot of them in my extended family)...having a 2.5 year old, a 14-month old, and a newborn is eons away from three 3- to 6-month olds.

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Sun, 10-05-2008 - 1:33pm

I always find it interesting when posters are surprised that their posts were debated, when posted in the main discussion area of a debate board, so there you go.


Perhaps a support board would be a better arena for asking for feedback.

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PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Sun, 10-05-2008 - 1:38pm

I thought it was a fair question, considering that numerous daycares are not certified/licensed.

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Sun, 10-05-2008 - 1:44pm

If a sahm provided child care in her home, she would be a working mother or a wahm, not a sahm.


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PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Sun, 10-05-2008 - 1:46pm

Exactly, I am part of the customer base or rather was at one point as my children are older now and I wouldn't use this situation for the reasons I described earlier.


PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Sun, 10-05-2008 - 1:50pm

Really? That is interesting.


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