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Child Care Providers => Starting a daycare => Topic started by: dayhomemomof3 on January 09, 2015, 04:02:23 PM

Title: dayhome fees
Post by: dayhomemomof3 on January 09, 2015, 04:02:23 PM
Hello, I am wondering if most of you that run your day homes are charging families on a daily, weekly or monthly fee?  I have been charging a monthly fee, but seem to see a lot of providers charging daily. 
Title: Re: dayhome fees
Post by: MarielaG on February 23, 2015, 12:36:04 PM
Personally I prefer monthly, although I do offer daily(or weekly) for part-time. I also offer bi-weekly for those who prefer that option.
Title: Re: dayhome fees
Post by: Rachael on June 24, 2015, 12:37:39 PM
I have a daily fee but fees are paid in advance bi-weekly since that is how most are paid.

Payment is for the days reserved for a child, not their attendance so I multiply the daily rate but number of days reserved for that child (5 for FT) and that's a weekly fee. I double that for the bi-weekly fee.

I don't charge monthly because the number of working days a month change between 20-24 depending on where the weekends fall. It means having a variable monthly rate to reflect the number of week days and is overly complicated. Charging a flat fee normally results in lost income.