day care question

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Registered: 06-23-2008
day care question
Mon, 09-08-2008 - 11:21am

Hi, I have a question for you working moms.



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Registered: 03-27-2003
Mon, 09-08-2008 - 11:29am
I used a daycare center for my daughter and that was standard practice as well. Look at it this way -- do you get paid for vacation time?


Yes. We. Did.

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Registered: 11-22-2000
Mon, 09-08-2008 - 11:39am
I used both centers and home dc for my son, and that was the policy with all of them.

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Registered: 10-13-2007
Mon, 09-08-2008 - 1:13pm

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


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Registered: 07-17-2007
Mon, 09-08-2008 - 1:15pm
SOP around here. A flat monthly rate. Yearly includes X number of holidays and for two weeks when the daycare is closed.
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Registered: 12-07-2003
Mon, 09-08-2008 - 2:05pm
We just started using daycare last month. It works the same way. We pay a flat fee each week. If a holiday falls during that week (I think there are ten for the year), we still pay the same amount. So even though last week was a short week due to Labor Day, the fee is the same. I think once you've been there so long, you get so many vacation days a year that you don't have to pay . . .
baby in clothes basket
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Registered: 11-08-2006
Mon, 09-08-2008 - 6:12pm

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.


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Registered: 07-23-2003
Tue, 09-09-2008 - 8:30am

That is pretty standard.

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Registered: 08-17-2005
Tue, 09-09-2008 - 10:04am

I use a daycare center, and pay a monthly rate as well.


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Registered: 01-05-2000
Tue, 09-09-2008 - 10:10am

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.


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Registered: 06-27-1998
Tue, 09-09-2008 - 10:17am

Pretty standard around here.