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Health / vitamins for children with speech delay
« Last post by christy bently on October 13, 2020, 01:58:32 PM »
My 6-year-old son has been having delayed speech every now and then. We consulted an ENT and speech therapist, but even after a couple of sessions and tests, everything remained the same. I recently came across an article which states that speech delays can be caused due to vitamin B12 deficiency. We consulted a pediatrician, and he prescribed him a B12 pill. He has been taking these health supplements for a while now and doesn’t seem to make much difference. I wondered if anybody has faced such a problem with their kids and would really appreciate the help.
Canadian Child care / daycare news / Looking for Infant Toddler Teachers.
« Last post by on June 03, 2020, 11:17:31 AM »
Langley. Tiny Hoppers is opening a new location at Langley City Centre. 20570 56th Ave, Langley. We are opening our doors July 2nd, 2020. We have competitive wages $16.00 - $22.00 depending on experience and education. Benefit package. Hours 7-530.

We are currently taking registration and hiring staff. We are looking for qualified Infant and Toddler Staff to join our team. Will accept applicants who are enrolled in school for their Infant and Toddler.

Please contact 778-689-7799 or
Canadian Child care / daycare news / Daycare cost in kellowna
« Last post by AarinNichole on February 13, 2020, 03:59:19 AM »
Looking for daycare in kelowna for 3 year old.
Cost of daycare in kelowna
Babysitter / nanny wanted / Tutors Wanted.. Thanks
« Last post by woonwoon on November 16, 2019, 09:20:36 PM »
Hi, we are 2 families with total 3 kids studying at the David Lewis Public School at Ontario.

They are:

- Grade 8 girl
- Grade 4 boy
- JK girl

Subject: All

Tutorial sessions will be 1:1 basis. We can hire 3 different tutors or 1 tutor to handle all 3 kids if he/she can do that.

Minimum hours is 3 times/ week, 1.5-2hrs / day. If tutor have time, we can do 6-7days / week. All are flexible. We are families with extremely busy parents.

For the girl in Junior Kindergarten, it is much preferred if you can pick her up at school and stay with her for longer hours. Details logistics can be discussed.


* Provide tutorial to students at the residence to provide academic support.
* Motivate students to learn.
* Make sure they completed all assignments from school.
* For JK girl, through playing and staying together with her to teach her a better behavior.


* An Undergraduate or Graduate degree.
* Experience tutoring.
* Patient, kind hearted, love kids

Hours of Work: Negotiable

* Monday – Friday, 3:30pm -7:30pm
* Saturday, Sunday, 1pm - 4pm

$18/ hrs, will increase to $24/ hrs after 2 months probation
Fraud Scam
This is a warning for anyone that wants to put your children with this lady...
I booked a spot for my son. Paid a $300 deposit for the spot which would cover the last 2 weeks of him in daycare. $150 a week or $30 a day. He would be in daycare Monday-Friday. I work in transcona. Take the bus to get to work. It was agreed that her hours were 8-5PM. His first day was a Thursday, I paid in advance for his next 7 days($210) which should have covered till the following Friday and I could then make $150 payments for ever week in advance. He was fine when I dropped him off Thursday morning on my way to work. Nothing new except a new day care. By the time I got to work just about an hour later she was calling and blowing up my phone because my son would not stop crying. I had to go back and get him. "I dont like crying she said". This was not like him. New daycare? What can I say? The next day he did not want to go back, but I did not have a choice. I dropped him off friday, and the same thing happened again before I got to work over an hour later she was calling and texting to come and pick him up because he was crying. I IGNORED HER. she stopped calling around 10am. And when I picked him up at 5pm she said he stopped about an hour after she was sending messages and calling. Good job daycare!! Doing your job is what you should be doing.
It was a long weekend, so he did not go back until Tuesday. On Tuesday when I dropped him off she said I had to pay AGAIN. I asked "why?".... she said "you have to pay for SAT, SUN, MON, of the long weekend". The three days he was NOT there??? I had to argue with her that that is not right. And then she stated that I could not drop him off till 9am and had to pick him up by 4:30 because she does not want to have children in her home till 5PM. I was floored. That was an hour and a half less then what was agreed upon when I found her business. But she agreed not to charge me for the three days that he was not in her care(wasnt that nice of her??) All day Tuesday I had to try and make arrangements to try and get him picked up by 4:30 and figure out how I was supposed to get him dropped off the following day an hour later than what was agreed upon weeks earlier and also confirmed 5 days previously. I left work early again to pick him up by the time she wanted(4:30). But when I picked him up, she stated "he did not nap from 2-4pm like I want the children to nap" he was crying when I got there and continued to cry for an hour after I picked him up. All he would say was that the lady was "mean". My son is 4 years old. He is not a child that cries. This was something that bothered me greatly and I was at a loss what to do. The next day Wednesday, he was almost terrified, crying and sucking his breath when he was told he had to go to day care. I could not bring myself to take him back. I called Eloisa and explained that it was not going to work out. I barely got those words out of my mouth, when she cut me off and her only response was "YOU ARE NOT GETTING YOUR DEPOSIT BACK" and hung up. I was appalled that that was her only response. This is just a warning to any parent thinking about daycares and hope you avoid this lady. There is something wrong here!!! I dont know what to say. I did my due diligence and introduced him his first day. He was ok before I left. My son cannot express what happened I dont want to push. Money was not the issue it was the care of my child and I did not even get the opportunity to discuss this with her.  She is a member on this website. Yet I cannot leave a review for her business? So I will use this forum to express my concern. Thank you.
Babysitter / nanny wanted / Chestermere Amber DayHome
« Last post by ummarairshad on March 27, 2019, 04:19:11 PM »
I am offering Dayhome Services in the Rainbow Falls Chestermere Area

-Providing Before and After school care
-Smoke Free and Pet Free environment
-Accepting Full time or Part Time (occasional day to day basis also provided if needed)
-Accepting all ages (even babies)
-Experience of 4+ yrs with children of all ranges
-Provide Nutritious snacks and Lunch
-Provide Age Appropriate Learning Activities
-Indoor and Outdoor Play Area
-Hours of Operation: 6:45 - 6:00pm


Running a Daycare / Oncall babysitter/nanny rate?
« Last post by Oncall247 on November 12, 2018, 12:43:33 PM »
Hey everyone!
I need some help figuring out a fair rate for what I do. It's a little complicated but I will explain the best I can. I have been an on call babysitter for my friends daughter for a few years now. She started school this year and these are my dutys:
-no set hours. Some days I have her from 7am until school drop off at 9 and after school until whenever one of her parents is done work. They both work different hours and never have set hours. Some days I dont have her at all. Some days only 1 hour some days up to 8 hours.
When I do have her my dutys are:
-breakfast, snack and dinner
-no prior notice to when I will be watching her so I am oncall everyday
-pick up and drop off to school which is a short bus ride away
-pick up and drop off to her sport activity
-no vacation or sick days.. I have her whether her or I are sick
-on occasion she sleeps here

They are paying me a weekly rate now and a small portion of my bus pass (we are located in Toronto). Dad is unhappy with the amount they are paying me right now. I just wanted other opinions on how much I should be paid. They would like to pay me a daily or weekly rate.
Thanks in advance!
Babysitter / nanny services offered / overnight care
« Last post by Sally on September 10, 2018, 01:05:44 PM »
I was wondering if anyone does overnight care on the weekend...and what one would charge for that?   I have no idea and a friend is asking.
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