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Advice needed: Do you tip your in home day care provider?

Posted by on Jun. 28, 2012 at 6:50 PM
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If you do, what is a reasonable amount? Tomorrow I will pay ours for this past week and I am not sure what to do.

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by on Jun. 28, 2012 at 6:50 PM
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KylesMom409
by Linnette on Jun. 28, 2012 at 6:59 PM
I never tipped her when Kyle was in an in home day care but I did pay her a separate fee if she watched him on the weekend if both DH and I had to work.
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mumsy2three
by Shauna on Jun. 28, 2012 at 8:07 PM

I never used an in home day care provider, our kids went to a daycare center.

WackadooMom
by on Jun. 28, 2012 at 8:12 PM
You don't need to tip an in home provider. They set their own prices so that's all you need to pay. That said, I'm sure a holiday bonus would be very appreciated.
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samomama
by on Jun. 29, 2012 at 11:18 AM

And I won't. Thanks ladies, you are very helpful! :)

Bigmetalchicken
by Bronze Member on Jun. 29, 2012 at 11:37 AM

I only have experience with baby sitters, but I do not tip. I do, however, pay a great hourly wage, and I make sure that my babysitter has their favorite drinks and snacks while they are here.  I think that is better than a tip.

amonkeymom
by on Jun. 29, 2012 at 2:27 PM

I've been a daycare provider, and no, you don't tip one.  You would want to give her a generous gift at the holidays, but otherwise no tip is necessary.



TheMrs407
by on Jun. 29, 2012 at 2:29 PM

I've never heard of anyone tipping child care providers.  I suppose if she works for a company and they set her rates you could, but I don't know of any like this.

moroccanmommy
by on Jun. 29, 2012 at 2:31 PM
I bought ty gifts not tips.. Like on her bday..xmas..valentines...or if i felt the need to
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