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    Pretty standard as others have said and I think it is fair

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    Yep I used to pay full fees if my kids were sick in both DC and pre school. It sucks, but I get the reasons. The worker for that day still needs to be staffed even though they have one child less, they still have electricity. If they gave free sick days the centre couldn't afford to run. Imagine a room with 2 staff members, with say 6 kids sick and not paying fees that day. The other 4-6 kids wouldn't even cover the expenses for the day.
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    Yep, pretty normal. It's not that you're just paying for your spot. When you think about it, the staff's wages come from your fees. They have to be there for the day whether your child is there or not and having one child less doesn't mean the staff member can take the day off.

    It'd be nice if you didn't have to pay for it but I can understand why we do.

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    I have just been to a daycare to submit a waiting list form, they have the same policy pp, as well as that they are closed public holidays, but if that falls on one of your days you still have to pay full fee, anyone else experience this?

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    Yes, normal at our daycare too. DS misses daycare when his father comes to visit and I still have to pay the full fees, but that's the price to have a permanent spot somewhere, and I think it's understandable from the centres perspective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miss JL View Post
    I have just been to a daycare to submit a waiting list form, they have the same policy pp, as well as that they are closed public holidays, but if that falls on one of your days you still have to pay full fee, anyone else experience this?
    yes at our centre if it is a public holiday then you still pay, although I think they will also let you have a "make up" day with notice given. So if public holiday is a monday and thats a day your child attends then they might also be able to attend on a Friday one week despite this not being a usual day for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miss JL View Post
    I have just been to a daycare to submit a waiting list form, they have the same policy pp, as well as that they are closed public holidays, but if that falls on one of your days you still have to pay full fee, anyone else experience this?
    Yep, we still pay if a public holiday falls on a daycare day.

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    Pretty standard I believe. Not all centres offer half price holidays either, ours currently don't. The centre DD used to attend would offer half price holidays of given two weeks notice.

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    Yep pretty standard. You're paying for the spot, they can't (well, in most cases) call in a kid last second to take your childs spot so you still have to pay. They still have the appropriate amount of carers there to look after your child, they've bought food etc.

    You do still get CCB and CCR on sick days though. Well, up until a certain amount of days off anyway, is it 25?

    The only thing I get frustrated with is paying for a public holiday, that seems a little harsh! They're not there/open, so why charge us?! haha

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