Hi, I have a question for you working moms.
MONTANA MOM !
Yes. We. Did.
I have a cousin that does daycare in her home, she has for many years. I have asked her how she runs her daycare when it comes to vacations. She tells me that if she chooses to take a day off then she doesn't charge but if the parents choose to take the day off
when ds was in a home-dc, the provider's husband AND her mother would pitch in as needed. After a while, I wasn't surprised if the provider wasn't there.
That is pretty standard.
I use a daycare center, and pay a monthly rate as well.
At the home dc I used, full time paid by the month and included holidays and vacation days. Part time paid by the day, regardless of the number of hours per day and didn't pay for holidays or vacation days. Why wouldn't dc providers get paid holidays and vacation time just like other jobs (disclaimer: I know that not every job has paid holidays and vacation days. Mine doesn't but dh's does)? Especially since, as a home dc, my provider worked 10+ hours a day without breaks. And when she has infants, very little down time.
The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett
Pretty standard around here.