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    Default Childcare, no sick days

    My daughter was very sick last week and had 2 days off. Looking at my bill we have been charged the full fees. Spoke to the director and apparently there are no sick days, even though she wasn't there we still get charged full fees. How ridiculous is that!!

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    Hmmm at our centre they get 2 weeks worth of sick days a year - have you used it all? Or they just don't have it?

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    From my experience this is normal. I do think it's silly and think kids should get a certain amount of sick day allowances.

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    There isn't much of an incentive to keep them home is it?

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    I get charged regardless if DD is there or not. It's just the way it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by threechooks View Post
    There isn't much of an incentive to keep them home is it?
    Good point!

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    I always thought that was the norm. I have to pay full fees if my DS doesn't go. They still have to pay the carers the same and they can't just find a replacement kid to cover my DS' spot.

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    Yep, our daycare charges for the days DS1 is booked in regardless of whether he attends or not. So if he is sick or we go on holidays we have to pay our 2 days still. I thought this was pretty standard, although it would be great if they had some sort of sick day allowance.

    ETA: we were made aware of this when he first started though, so it wasn't a surprise.

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    Yeah we have always had to pay full fees for any of DD's absences.
    I on one hand do think its silly and as a pp alluded too makes it more likely some parents would send their child when they are sick etc.
    However the centre itself has the same running costs whether your child is there or not as they had counted on them being there for carers numbers.

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    From experience, that's standard practice. If the child is absent for any reason, you're essentially paying to keep the spot. That's just how it works - for most places. I did work in one centre that offered a number of sick days with medical documentation, but that was very much the exception.


 

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