Kids going to daycare on parents day off

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Kids going to daycare on parents day off
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Fri, 02-05-2010 - 1:33pm

So after making my first post on this board in the “just thinking after the recent BM discussion” thread and having Deb comment that she would be interested in hearing a parents’ view on a subject, I thought I would post about something I see as a recurring theme on this board.


 

 

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Registered: 02-05-2010
Fri, 02-05-2010 - 2:15pm

Hi!

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 02-05-2010 - 2:21pm

>>For all of the above reasons, I am not at all ashamed to take Emily to daycare while I am not at work.

Deb


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Registered: 08-28-2006
Fri, 02-05-2010 - 2:43pm

As a daycare provider, my position has alwasy been; you are paying me to watch your child during set hours. As long as you pay me on time, and pick child up on time

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 02-05-2010 - 2:56pm

I forgot about preparing dinner.

Deb


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Registered: 02-15-2005
Fri, 02-05-2010 - 3:07pm

Hi KAren,


We always love the parents point of view- being a previous daycare parent I understand both sides. I am not one to care what the parents do on their days off. I am paid to watch their children and I do. I have several teachers that use President's day and other holidays to do some shopping, run errands, clean house while the kids are at my house. I get that.


What you don't understand is we are not just hanging around in pjs watching tv. We are caring for several children at once. I have 7 to 8 kids all day. My day starts at 6:40 and ends at 5:45. I get 1 maybe 2 hours "break" where I usually eat lunch, put my feet up, check email and message boards and do some light cleaning.


With 8 kids all day I have to clean my daycare area SEVERAL times a day. This area is my foyer, dining room, kitchen, family room, playroom and powder room. My kitchen gets sweeped and wiped down 3-4 times a day. I have to constatnly pick up toys, clean art projects, help put games and puzzles away. I can only dust the daycare areas because I am not allowed to go upstairs and leave the daycare kids unattended. I wipe down the daycare powder room 1 to 2 times a day- have several boys that pee everywhere- have to wipe that down each time. when potty training I have several potty chairs to


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Registered: 09-05-2007
Fri, 02-05-2010 - 3:40pm

It was nice to read your side of things. I do understand all that you said but I do happen to be one of the providers that is does bother when parents take an entire day off when they could be spending it with their children. I am sure there are several reasons for this opinion but my main reason is that you children are only little once! I don't understand why parents don't want to spend as much time as possible with their children. It seems to me that what you are explaining is different than what I have experienced with my daycare families. They

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 02-05-2010 - 7:15pm

Karen, I know you don't know me, so you don't know that this is the first and only time I've griped about a parent bringing their child on

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Registered: 01-18-2010
Fri, 02-05-2010 - 7:55pm

i feel maybe you should try and take over our shoes for one day and see how easy it is im a mother of 2 and also take care of 10 other children every day mon- sat i work 1st and sec shifts i know how hard it is to work outside the home also and it dose upset me when parents do this as i to would like to spend time with my kids alone

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Registered: 05-09-2000
Sat, 02-06-2010 - 7:58am

Karen,


I'm glad to see a parent posting on the board.

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Registered: 09-13-2006
Sat, 02-06-2010 - 10:23am

Just have to put my two cents in here.


I use to be a work out of the home mom and I worked at a daycare, the same one my son attended.

Jessica


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