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The Downside to In Home Daycares

Anonymous
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When your daycare provider:

  1. Continually changes the days that she will watch the kids.
  2. Continually adds days out of home that cost $10-$20 per child.
  3. Then expects your spouse to drive kids to and from location.
  4. Gives you a one day notice before she goes on vacation.
  5. Gives you a one day notice when she decides she is quitting all together.
  6. Having all this go against the contract she made up.

The upside:

  1. She didn't charge a lot.
  2. She fed the kids breakfast and lunch
  3. She was very loved by my kids.
  4. She had kids my kids age that they loved to play with.
  5. she did take the kids to the library on wednesdays.

I think I am frustrated because I have about 24 hours to figure out a babysitter or call in to work.

Posted by Anonymous on Jul. 27, 2014 at 5:38 PM
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Bubbie0809
by on Jul. 27, 2014 at 5:40 PM
Oh no.
That sucks, my in home daycare is amazing!
For the past 9 years.
I don't use her much anymore.
lilblu399
by Platinum Member on Jul. 27, 2014 at 5:45 PM

Was she licensed?  

I have been looking for in home daycare and when they give me the info packet, I have lauged at some of the ridiculousness. I am looking to go back into retail and the childcare places I looked up, they have said they are closed on Black Friday, plus some  of them to be closed the same days public schools are, I really thought that was the point of daycare, to be open when other places are not.

falloutboy
by on Jul. 27, 2014 at 5:47 PM
My daycare provider is amazing and has never pulled any of that crap. Don't let it ruin it for you!
Shadesgirl
by Bronze Member on Jul. 27, 2014 at 5:50 PM
Ok not all in home daycare providers do things in the first list. Inorder to afford to stay home with dd I do inhome daycare. keep looking there are those of us out there who are very mindful of parents needs and sechdules. Btw way I don't blame you 24hr notice is shitty I would never do that if I wanted to quit. however if dd or myself are ill and I don't have back up I do have to close on short notice. I always feel horrible about it but then this is my home not a center. Thats the hard thing about on home daycare for me. Anyway good luck finding new daycare!
boricua3177
by on Jul. 27, 2014 at 5:50 PM
Ugh, my in home daycare did those very same things to us. Dh & I decided never again, so we put our dd in a center since she was 9 months old. Never looked back & we haven't had to deal with all of the shenanigans.
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