I was looking to see if anyone had some daycare cots for sale and came across this daycare ad- I wondered what the rest of you think about it.
The beginning of the ad, she seemed a little materialistic (going on and on about her nice stuff – a little over the top if you ask me).
A little...odd. Funny that Karen would mention materialistic, LOL...Naperville. A common stereotype of that suburb. LOL.
I didn't get a negative vibe off of it, though. If she find a good client thru CL, good luck to her.
*I* am going on a rant about this ad.
*I* think the ad is way to much about *I* :"I have a pottery barn addiction and I have OCD & I like to read"...my ads tend to read more along the lines of:"Your child will experience......"Honestly, if *I* was looking for a caregiver, this ad would turn me off - I don't care so much about YOU, as I do about what you are going to do with my CHILD!
Also, (maybe it's just where I am) I think that ad has WAY too much personal information. Holy asking for identity theft!
I am honestly insulted. I live in the most affluent neighbourhood in my city. EVERY family that comes to my home comments on how beautiful my home is, and those who know anything about interior comment on how well done it is - "who's your girl? ".
Yet, what they all love most is my playroom ... which is adorned with Ikea shelving, 2nd hand/clearance children's furniture, and the $14.99 deco packs from the Education Station. I don't know, but believe, that the parents see & feel the LOVE that is in that room. (And the LOVE that has gone into it, KWIM?)
The ad insults me. I don't ever, ever, EVER, put down another caregiver (unless their are obvious safety reasons). This is a business, we are all in business & it IS competition, but still...I advertise for what I offer, and leave it at that. I don't put down other people.
I don't know...I have OCD too...but I don't advertise it! Anyone who knows about mental health will tell you that a "good" OCD can turn "bad" real quick.
REAL LIFE EXAMPLE: Trained 2.5 yo DCB has diarrhea - soils his pants. Caregiver has OCD (Mom was somewhat aware, caregiver made it out to be a good thing, you know, "no germs in my house!") - Caregiver stands DCB in bathtub & rinses him off, then needs to wash & disinfect tub (3 other DCK watching on, of course the kids all have to be in sight, right?) New underwear, new pants. Caregiver calls Mom. Mom says ok, with commute I'll be there in <1.5 hrs. (Best she can do). DCB soils new set of clothes. Caregiver repeats process, but DCB has no other clothes. Her solution: rinse him off, & keep him IN THE BATHTUB until Mom can come pick him up. Not a bath! Just in the tub, naked & cold, shivering. Her reasoning: he might "do it again" on her carpet, borrowed clothes, etc, and "contaminate" those items. Mom has to come get him out of the tub - when she asks caregiver for a blanket or towel, provider wants to know if Mom will replace it, because she "just doesn't know if" Mom will disinfect it properly. OCD at it's best***! Like I said, I have OCD. But if I wasn't in control of it, I wouldn't be taking care of other people's children for a living! And either way, advertising it seems a little...off...of course that's just MHO.
I have about 10 thousand different theories on the poster of this ad. But the end result of all those opinions is that, I would never even interview her to take care of my kids. Bad vibe.
#1 - She puts down herself and other daycare providers by calling herself a "stay at home mom who wants to earn a little extra money".
ok..with out reading anyone elses responses to this.....
She definately has a lot of self confidence, but lacks common sense.
Yeah- scary isn't it?
I'm going to send her a message... warning her of that.