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Starting a daycare / Re: FYI: how much to charge
« Last post by rachelehi@outlook.com on December 11, 2016, 03:16:08 AM »
Thank you this is very helpful!!!!
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Running a Daycare / Day care's first anniversary celebs
« Last post by ericaa on November 18, 2016, 05:29:34 AM »
Hi all,
I am a teacher at a local day care school nearby. We have classes upto std 5 only. Now we are celebrating our first anniversary the coming month. So, we are having a program, and we teachers are planning to give the kids small gifts each, like a goodie bag, with pencils, erasers and other such small small items. So, we want to have them packed beautifully. There are around 200 kids, and so we want some packaging company which will do this for us in bulk. I was looking online, and have found Clearpak, they have thransparent packing, and it looks good. Now, we have to arrange for some games for the kids as well, could anyone suggest any games which we could conduct at our program ? Also, has anyone hired any such packers? Are they good?
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Finances / Re: Your babysitter could be a tax writeoff
« Last post by susanbetts on October 17, 2016, 01:54:38 PM »
Correct, babysitter's expense is deduct-able, my tax consultant told me this when I was in the process of Income Tax Preparation Richmond Hill, he asked me if I use services of a babysitter or not and I felt kinda weird that why he is asking such question but than he explained.
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Babysitter / nanny wanted / 2 FULL TIME DAYCARE SPOTS NEEDED ASAP!!!
« Last post by MummyOfBoys on September 06, 2016, 08:05:12 PM »
Hi there,

We are in desperate search of 2 home daycare spots.  The earliest would be September 19th and the absolute latest would be October 11th (my first day back to work).  I would like early and am willing to start paying asap if need be to secure the spots.  My sons are 1 and 2 3/4.  We are located at Kennedy and Lawrence and are willing to drive 10 to 15 minutes from our home.  The hours would be before 8:30am until 5:15-5:30pm.  If you have space, please contact me asap.  Email:  rebeccarogers99@hotmail.com or Mobile:  416-697-6598.  THANKS!  Rebecca

***The reason we are doing this soooo late is because we thought we were going to hire a nanny and that has all fallen through and now we are in a huge bind. 
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In need of a reliable, experienced, loving nanny for my soon to be 1 year old son on 3days a week (6hrs per day) basis starting September 2016 on Avenue Rd./ Dupont St., Toronto.
By any chance, can this group refer me to any interested, qualified babysitters?
Thank you in advance.
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Running a Daycare / Part-time enrollments on demand
« Last post by hellomusab on August 01, 2016, 11:27:42 AM »
Hi friends,

I have a question from those running daycares. If I'm not wrong, on a given day a daycare has 2 types of empty spots:

1. Spots of children who have not yet enrolled full-time
2. Spots of children who are sick or on vacation

The idea is to generate revenue from the above available resources. What about a platform where you can list your available spots (1) and (2) and accept part-time registrations? This would be useful to parents who want part-time care, or tourists who want to leave their kids for a day or two.

Given that you have a temporary contract, it is legal to accept part-time booking for a full-time child who is absent.

What do you think about this? Do you think its a feasible idea? Would you like to have such a service? Curious to hear back!

Thanks,

Musab
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Starting a daycare / Part-time enrollment on-demand
« Last post by hellomusab on August 01, 2016, 11:26:48 AM »
Hi friends,

I have a question from those running daycares. If I'm not wrong, on a given day a daycare has 2 types of empty spots:

1. Spots of children who have not yet enrolled full-time
2. Spots of children who are sick or on vacation

The idea is to generate revenue from the above available resources. What about a platform where you can list your available spots (1) and (2) and accept part-time registrations? This would be useful to parents who want part-time care, or tourists who want to leave their kids for a day or two.

Given that you have a temporary contract, it is legal to accept part-time booking for a full-time child who is absent.

What do you think about this? Do you think its a feasible idea? Would you like to have such a service? Curious to hear back!

Thanks,

Musab
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Babysitter / nanny wanted / Before & After Care Wanted for Newcastle
« Last post by Mino12 on June 12, 2016, 11:02:19 PM »
We have a 4 year old son starting jk in Sept. We are looking for before and after care according to my work hours so would not be every day of the week. We require care from 6am to drop off at bus stop for St. Josephs school and pick up after. If interested please email for interview!
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Starting a daycare / Re: FYI: number of children allowed for home based child care
« Last post by Mike on February 12, 2016, 09:44:11 PM »
That's all of them. If you came here looking to see how many children you can care for, your answer should be above. It's a fact that over time, these figures may change. It was only a few months ago when Ontario made small changes to their unregulated restrictions. When a province or territory does change the limits, please post those changes here, preferably with the source. If everyone works together on it, this can be an always up to date fact page.  8)
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Starting a daycare / Re: FYI: number of children allowed for home based child care
« Last post by Mike on February 12, 2016, 09:39:26 PM »
Now for the last 3.

In Yukon...

licensed:
- Up to four children if all are infants under 18 months
- Up to six preschool children when no more than three are infants
- Up to eight preschool children were none are infants
- The caregiver's own preschool children are included in calculating the number of children that can be cared for
If there is another person available to help the caregiver, the family day home may provide care for up to four school-age children in addition to the number of pre-school children permitted by law.

unlicensed:
- up to 3 children
- not including the caregiver's own preschool children

sources:
http://www.hss.gov.yk.ca/openingadayhome.php
http://findingqualitychildcare.ca/yukon


In Northwest Territories and Nunavut...

licensed:
- maximum of eight children under 12, including the provider's own children
- maximum of six children 5 years and under
- maximum of three children 3 years and under
- maximum of two children 2 years and under   

unlicensed:
- maximum 4 children including the providerís own children up to 12

source:
http://findingqualitychildcare.ca/northwest-territories
http://findingqualitychildcare.ca/nunuvut

Gov't sites look like Northwest Territories and Nunavut work together on this.
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