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Toddlers / New to Acton and looking for daycare for my 19 month old :)
« Last post by acton_mama_145 on October 23, 2017, 02:13:40 PM »
Hello everyone,

I have just moved to Acton and am looking for daycare in the area.  I work in Toronto (3 days/week) and start at 7 am so I would need to drop off pretty early (5:30 ish) so I am having a very hard time finding someone!  If anyone is accepting part-time toddlers i would LOVE to hear from you! Thanks in advance!

Babysitter / nanny wanted / Part time before and after school
« Last post by Ann27sears on October 18, 2017, 09:26:02 AM »
Looking for before and after school care for wcw public school in Guelph.
Child behaviour / Re: Does my child have memory problems?
« Last post by creativegarden on September 21, 2017, 03:32:00 AM »
it's better for you to consult with your doctor and get advice, may be the memory of your baby is too week. don't waste your time, it's a serious issue. Hope so, your baby is normal in condition
Health / Re: Is mildew bad for my child?
« Last post by creativegarden on September 21, 2017, 03:23:23 AM »
babies are at higher risk for aversive health Impact from mildew and mold because of their sensibility to the environment. The New Mexico Department of Health website tells that the infants are at greater hazard when they are exposed to moldy environments on a regular or routine basis.
Infants / Re: Baby's Rashes
« Last post by creativegarden on September 20, 2017, 06:43:51 AM »
to get information about baby rashes, please visit at
Infants / Re: Diaper Rash Treatment: Keep Babyís Bottom Dry
« Last post by creativegarden on September 20, 2017, 06:40:43 AM »
It's also important that, every time before and after diaper change, wash your hands properly

Kindergarten / Re: Age for kindergarten
« Last post by creativegarden on September 19, 2017, 02:01:27 AM »
When your child is turning 4 to 5, that is the perfect age of a baby for going Kindergarten
Starting a daycare / Re: FYI: how much to charge
« Last post by Tegan on September 14, 2017, 02:47:21 PM »
Hi!  This message gets to what my own post (which has no responses yet) was asking.  Here it says to figure costs factor in percentage of your home/ rent/ food/utility bills, etc....there is quite a list!!!! yes for all that people supposedly factor in what I'm hearing from other posts is still that on average people are charging very small amounts - like $3 an hour or less for a full day of work.  I still don't understand why so little and how on one hand people are saying we charge a maximum of $30/day while others are saying you need to factor in all these things (which would work out to far more than $30 a day)  I'm so lost. Which way is right?
Starting a daycare / what about illness?
« Last post by Tegan on September 14, 2017, 11:36:06 AM »
How do you handle illness with regard to your daycare services, both your own and that of the children you watch?  What about your own children - if you have any?  Do any of you have a policy about what happens if your own kid is, like super, vomiting type sick - as in, you yourself need to find a person to get your own other children home from school because you need to be with your very sick kid, let alone spend the day trying to quiet down a bunch of other kids so your very sick child can have some peace?    What do you tell the parent sof the kids you watch?
Starting a daycare / Confusion Over Rates
« Last post by Tegan on September 14, 2017, 11:00:46 AM »
Hi y'all.
I googled standard childcare rates in Canada and it said it was $14/hr. But most sites like this say people are charging, like $30 a day.  I'm so confused - why so little? That's like $3/hr.  To watch one kid at a time, for example, it wouldn't even be worth it.  I'm not trying to be devil's advocate here, I am actually confused.  If a parent's time at a job is worth whatever their pay is (Say $15/hr) why is my time watching their kids only worth $3/hr?  How does that make sense?  I ask because I am planning on only taking on one child - someone I know desperately needs a childcare provider and I have always wanted to do it. I figure I'll start with one and see how it goes. But when I found out people think $30 or less for a full 8 hours is reasonable I sort of panicked.  That's not even minimum wage. That's not even half minimum wage.  I love kids. I'd do it for free just for fun. But my hubby wants me to get a job soon and bring home the $$$.  How come people do this job if every hour of their day is tied up and it doesn't pay?  I'm not trying to be a jerk, I just don't understand what the reasoning is or why people are okay with it. It's full time job - no doubt one of the most important jobs in history...but ....we're not supposed to get paid as much as ....any other job, anywhere?
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