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  • #16
    Originally posted by laundryduchess@yahoo.com View Post
    iowa,.. directly copied from my contract,...
    ~ VERY IMPORTANT Please call or text if your child will not be attending for the day. If you do not show up or call within 1 hour of your contracted drop off time I will assume you are keeping them home or have made other arrangements for that days care. I consider it a gift of a paid day off from you and may make plans to be away for the day. It will not affect my vacation of personal days.


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    I added this for next yr.'s contract- but I placed in there 1 hr. late, if no call, I figure you are not coming, and I can plan my day for it. Walks, parks, etc.... I love it!! I also added to please have children, dressed, changed and fed for the am. This inc. babies must have bottles, before coming to daycare.

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    • #17
      I've had a few families like this as well. I personally don't care (with the older ones not babies) if they drop off late UNLESS like someone else said it's my first client and I got up for them. I had a mom who's contracted time was 7:00 and she never dropped off at that time, it was more ike 8 or 8:30, He was my first for the day, I told her she needed to tell me the day before if he was coming or not early. She says, well I don't always know how my mornings go what??? I said well figure it out because I need to know. She made me so mad a few times she would call and ask if I'd open 15 min earlie 6:45 for a meeting, I said yes with her to not show up, oooohh I was steaming mad, I told her again I wasn't doing that and she finally got better, oh but then there was a couple times where she dropped off earlier than her contracted time and I wasn't even ready yet and she would call me from the front door, I told her I'm not open yet she needs to authorize it ahead of time, she said oh I thought you were open from 6:30 - 5? I said IF I have someone contracted at that time I am for them but you're contracted hours are 8 (changed after a couple years). Some people.

      Anyways I dont' mind late drop offs, makes for an easier day for me but I do like to be told. A baby depending on age I might be bothered by that more seeing the feeding and such and throws babies off schedule so easy, I've never had that happen yet.
      I would do what the others said and tell her he needs to eat before he comes.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by tenderhearts View Post
        I've had a few families like this as well. I personally don't care (with the older ones not babies) if they drop off late UNLESS like someone else said it's my first client and I got up for them. I had a mom who's contracted time was 7:00 and she never dropped off at that time, it was more ike 8 or 8:30, He was my first for the day, I told her she needed to tell me the day before if he was coming or not early. She says, well I don't always know how my mornings go what??? I said well figure it out because I need to know. She made me so mad a few times she would call and ask if I'd open 15 min earlie 6:45 for a meeting, I said yes with her to not show up, oooohh I was steaming mad, I told her again I wasn't doing that and she finally got better, oh but then there was a couple times where she dropped off earlier than her contracted time and I wasn't even ready yet and she would call me from the front door, I told her I'm not open yet she needs to authorize it ahead of time, she said oh I thought you were open from 6:30 - 5? I said IF I have someone contracted at that time I am for them but you're contracted hours are 8 (changed after a couple years). Some people.

        Anyways I dont' mind late drop offs, makes for an easier day for me but I do like to be told. A baby depending on age I might be bothered by that more seeing the feeding and such and throws babies off schedule so easy, I've never had that happen yet.
        I would do what the others said and tell her he needs to eat before he comes.
        Last summer, I kept waiting around for a little 4 yr. old girl. Her contracted time was 8:30, she would sometimes show up at 10 or 10:30. I finally had enough of it, when I wanted to take everyone to the park, for a walk, etc. and I was waiting around for her all the time. THere was a couple of times, I left at 10:00 and she had to come and find me. I left a note on the door, where I was. From then on, she either called, or told me she would be later,etc. If you do anything at all, walks, field trips, parks, etc. you need to be able to leave when you'd like to, not wait around for someone for 2 hrs.!!!

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        • #19
          My plan for when this problem arises for me is to call parent and ask if so and so is coming...and if they dont answer and I am going to the park/walk etc I have a sign I hang on the door saying We Are Out. I guess I will find out if it works or not. Maybe I will have perfect parents though!

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          • #20
            I don't wait for anyone. Well, unless it's something like parent doesn't know what time they will be dropping off, because dck has doc appt or something. Otherwise, if we want to go somewhere, we go. All the parents have my cell number and I always take my phone with me. They can track me down - they might think twice about just showing up whenever again.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by marniewon View Post
              I don't wait for anyone. Well, unless it's something like parent doesn't know what time they will be dropping off, because dck has doc appt or something. Otherwise, if we want to go somewhere, we go. All the parents have my cell number and I always take my phone with me. They can track me down - they might think twice about just showing up whenever again.
              Me either! We go if we planned to whether everyone is present or not! Last year we went to Pumpkin Patch without a little boy (Mom was a habitual late arriver) We did wait 20 minutes for her and she didn't answer her cell. She ended up driving him out to the Pumpkin Patch (20 miles) and then complained about being late for work!!!! Then the little boy told me I was mean for not waiting for him. His mom and I had a discussion at pick up. I made her explain that it was HER fault he missed the bus, not mine. She is still a late arriver, but little boy never says anything about it now.

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