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General Discussion => Canadian Child care / daycare news => Topic started by: calgarydayhomemom on June 27, 2011, 01:35:33 AM

Title: Too many kids in a Calgary Private Day Home
Post by: calgarydayhomemom on June 27, 2011, 01:35:33 AM
Hello.  A lot of private day homes in Calgary have too many kids in their care at one given time.  Is there a place to report this? 
Title: Re: Too many kids in a Calgary Private Day Home
Post by: aj on February 10, 2012, 02:22:56 PM
I don't think so.  This is why I don't trust dayhome operators....parents need to do spot inspections and drop by unannounced.  Sorry to all trustworthy dayhome operators (and I'm sure they are the majority) but a few bad apples spoil the lot IMO.
Title: Re: Too many kids in a Calgary Private Day Home
Post by: Rose on February 21, 2012, 09:42:25 AM
Their should be a place to complain.  If you contact a daycare centre or licensed home they will have a contact number for you.  All complaints are confidential.  Your name will NOT be revealed.  In my 7 years I have had two complaints listed against my daycare and the complainers name was never revealed.

Sorry, I live in Saskatchewan so I don't have a number for you.  Also, if you complain about a daycare that does not mean they come in and close it down.  Instead, they will send in a complaint team to talk to the provider and work out a solution that harms the least number of parents while complying with the Child Care Regulations.  Ex:  I was helping a parent by taking a part-time school ager 2 days a month and got caught.  I was over my numbers by one child and I had to send them a report detailing who I was letting go and the ages of my remaining children.
Title: Re: Too many kids in a Calgary Private Day Home
Post by: Jets on November 30, 2012, 10:35:01 AM
Try this: http://www.calgaryandareacfsa.gov.ab.ca/home/590.cfm
Title: Re: Too many kids in a Calgary Private Day Home
Post by: proudtofoster on May 10, 2013, 05:52:53 PM
AJ, I think it is really the opposite most home daycare providers follow the rules. Myself I am normally way under my numbers .I enjoy kids but to many at one time would drive me crazy lol.  I like  being small and home like and still have my sanity the end of the day !  ;D
Title: Re: Too many kids in a Calgary Private Day Home
Post by: Albertachick on June 20, 2013, 10:52:39 AM
In Alberta a Private dayhome can have 6 kids PLUS the Providers own children and there is no age restriction.

So if the Provider has 6 dayhome kids and 3 kids of her own than they are still within their numbers.

If the Provider has MORE than 6 dayhome children than they are out of ratio.

You cannot call daycare licensing on them because daycare licensing has nothing to do with Private dayhomes, you can however call Social Services.