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I have a strange question but still i would like to ask it to get some info.
Myself n DS went to a centre for trial days on 2 occasional situations at different times.The manager asked me about the starting date and i gave her a probable one(24 aug).But on that day he had an infection and we decided not to go.I called her n told her the same.
Today we went and she asked me to pay for that day(24),although we'll be starting from tomorrow .I did sign the agreement on 24th only.
Do i have to pay for that day(24)?
Please tell me your views also.
technically I think they can make you, as they reserved a place for you starting in your agreement as of that day.... so in other words from that day forward he had a reserved place and whether he was sick that day or 6 weeks later, payment would be required...
Having said that, same thing happened to my friend and the centre was nice enough to not worry about payment..... so depends on the director at each centre I think.
I agree. If you had told them that you were starting that day, then they couldn't let other kids enrol for that day. You need to pay to keep the spot.
unfortunately you have to pay every day your child is signed to go... whether they are sick, or the centre is closed, if its a day you go, you pay...
that was part of the reason i had to leave work,... coby was going and picking up all kinds of sicknesses so i was having time off work and paying for childcare and i was getting paid from work...
good luck tho... they may just let it slide...
That sounds a little bit rough. Especially since you phoned them and told them you would have to change the starting date. I guess you could just let them know that you don't think it is fair that you have to pay.
hi, i am an ex-child care director and reading your story I would have thought they would have dismissed the first absent day and started charging when he actually started, they must be tight a**es! But yes usually you must pay even if your child does not attend due to sickness, day off, public holidays. I still think they should not have charged! Goodluck and I hope all goes well, if you are not happy speak up.
Well they did charge us.
Although i said that we didn't attend it but no leniences.It hurts especially if u r paying the full fees(No CCB)
But otherwise it seemed nice n I don't want to leave it just for this reason.
Thanks gals,u helped a lot
Will keep posting................
Well it's been 5 weeks since DS started childcare but he's still not settled there.He doesn't leave me while i m dropping him in the morning n constantly cries.Also he's sad n quiet when i go to pick him up.
Last week he caught a real nasty bug n was sick with fever,vomiting etc...
I was so terrified n on the verge to take him to hospital but he recovered slowly.I am in a dilemma to send him there anymore.
Also my MIL is coming to stay with us for 6 months n will be able to look after him.:kiss:
So should i send him or convince my MIL to look after him.What will happen after 6 months?:confused:
Please tell me girls,what do u think i should do?
I don't have an answer about what you should do BUT things to consider:
Is MIL likely to want to look after him?
Are you happy that MIL will look after him the way you want?
Is he unhappy all day, or just as you are leaving/arriving? Talk to the staff, a lot of kids are unhappy while parents are there, but settle down and play happily once they are gone.
What would you do after 6 months?
Can you do a split between the two, eg MIL 2 days/Daycare 3 days?
How hard was it find a place the first time, what trouble would it be to get another place if things didn't work out with MIL?
Good luck :fingerscrossed:
Thanks Sam's mum.
Well MIL is ready n excited to be with him.She has assured that she'll look into everything till 6 months but after that she has to go as FIL will be alone n she won't be able to stay without him.So then he'll goto CCC again as i m planning to return to work for 3days /week.As for MIL's way of looking after him,i m sure i can workout with her n reach to a decision mutually.
About the centre when i leave him there he cries till he can see me but after that he is calm but always in some carer's lap.He's tt for wees but has been wetting his pants in the centre since he started there.The carer says he's happy during the day but as soon i goto pick him up he is all quiet n in lap of carer.Just wants to get out of there. I dont know whether to trust them or not.
It was not tough to find this place.Got it the first time i called them.So was pretty easy but don't know about the future.
So wat do u think???/
Have you visited other centres to compare?
If your instincts are saying that your child isn't happy because of how your child is behaving towards the centre and when he is in the carer's presence then that should set off warning bells.
My daughter has been in childcare for 2 months now and she loves it. I come in regularly twice a day to breastfeed her and even though she smiles at me she's in no rush to leave the carer's lap or stop playing with the toys there. When I drop her off she is happy to go to the carer's or sit on the floor playing - no separation anxiety there!
Have you talked to the staff about the pants wetting? Are they helpful?
I would see other centres to compare and go via your child's body language and behaviour.
Thanks a lot Bigglet
I'll go by my instincts now.I've tried other centres too but they all have a waiting list till Jan.Anyways i'll give some more time to him to adjust(a couple of weeks more)n then see how it goes from there.
Will keep u all posted
my son cried and was clingy for atleast a year of dropping him at day care. did not mean he did not like it though was just his way of saying ill miss you mum. each case is different though. i skimmed thru the posts and not sure if anyone mentioned it but at my sons daycare if he missed a day and was sick he could have make up days. not sure if they still do this?
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