Terms & Conditios

Childcare services will be provided under the following  terms and conditions.

Fees/Late payments:

All fees must be paid on time and at the beginning of each week on Monday morning and no later than Monday evening at 6pm.  A late fee of $20.00 for Monday and $10.00 for every day it is not received thereafter. Absolutely no checks accepted! If a holiday is on Monday or I am closed for any reason, payment will be due  Tuesday morning at drop off mandatory. If your child will not be in care for any reason on Monday payment is still expected by 6pm. Late notices will be given the following day.

No weekly receipts will be provided, but tax statements are given by January 30th. If you require receipts for any reason you are free to purchase or bring them filled out and I will gladly sign them.

Your child may be rejected after the 1st day of nonpayment. Children may be in attendance a maximum of ten (10) hours per day.

Childcare hours are from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm but each child is contracted to the hours of need for parents based on work hours.  All children must be picked up at the agreed upon time.  Please understand my 7:00 am to 6:00 pm schedule is only “child care hours” and does not reflect all of the additional hours necessary to provide quality daycare. I am here for you in case of emergency, but I do not want to work “overtime”. Myself, my assistants and substitutes have families and other responsibilities to tend to as well as you. Please be considerate of our time.

*When school children are dismissed early from school, an additional charge of $5.00 will be charged.  If school is closed all day, a charge of $10.00 will be charged each day if the child attends day care.

 

Illness:

If your child is ill to the extent that it interrupts their care of or endangers the health of the other children, it will be necessary for you to make other arrangements for his/her care. Temperatures of 100 or higher are not permitted. Should your child become ill during his/her day here, you will be notified and we will determine the best course of action concerning appropriate care, which may include the child being picked up. I will always respect your need to be at work when it comes to an ill child.  I ask, however, when deciding if your child should be at home, you give consideration to the other children in care and ask yourself how you would feel if your child were here and well and another child were as ill as your child is now.  My bottom line for not providing care is a fever in excess of 100 degrees, constant running nose or discolored nose discharge, vomiting, diarrhea, or any potentially contagious disorder, such as pink eye, ringworm’s, scabies, warts, strep throat, chicken pox and several other contagious infections. Your child will not be permitted to return without a physician’s approval. Further, there are times when a child is not extremely ill, but is terribly uncomfortable and really needs some “one on one” that I cannot provide. At those times I strongly urge you to consider keeping your child at home for the day. Any medication to be given must come in a labeled prescription bottle and must be given by parents at home first. Non-prescription medication, if needed, will also be administered, if provided by you. Parents must give the first dose before drop off. I will only administer one dose. Both should be accompanied with a written consent.

 

Vacation and Absences:

When children are absent from the daycare due to illness or vacation, there is no reduction in daycare fees. Whether or not children attend the daycare home, it still carries the same overhead costs. The provider is entitled to five (5) paid personal/emergency leave days and three(3) weeks vacation per year, not to be used consecutively. Vacation pay should be made on the Friday before the vacation week begins.  I will always attempt to give 24-hour notice for personal/emergency leave and try to get a substitute. A 30-day advanced notice at the least will be given for vacation days.  Any days provider is unable to open in excess to vacation time and five paid personal/emergency leave days will be at no charge. Child Care provider should be notified immediately of any days your child will not be present.  Please call or text as early as possible.

Child Care Forms (Necessary Prior to Enrollment):

Termination:

There will be a 2-week trial period that either party can terminate this agreement with no penalties. After that time a 30 days notice in writing is required by both parties prior to termination. If your child’s behavior becomes too difficult for the provider to handle and is harmful to another child, the provider has the right to terminate services immediately after formal written notice. Parents’ are financially responsible for the 30 days whether or not notice is given and whether or not the child stays the full 30 days unless your child is terminated. Parent will also be responsible for any legal fees incurred in pursuit of these fees. Please be considerate to me as I always try to be to you.

MAJOR CONFLICT BETWEEN STAFF AND FAMILY, NONPAYMENT ISSUES AND SOME OTHER ONGOING DAYCARE ISSUES MAY BE SUBJECT TO IMMEDIATE TERMINATION. NO WRITTEN NOTICE REQUIRED. NO REFUNDS WILL BE PROVIDED OF WEEKS PAYMENT OR ACTIVITY FEES. ALL MONIES WILL BE FORFEITED. ( This usually will ONLY occur after a warning or conference about an issue, unless it pertains to verbal or physical altercations, or some sort of threat.)

 

MANDATORY: All daycare communication is sent via an app GroupMe. It is mandatory that every parent download this app to receive important updates, newsletters, closing and holiday info and any daily reports needed to be given throughout the day.
Sign In is done via an application called BrightWheel. Parents must provide an email address where they will be sent a code to check their child in and out of daycare. Each person responsible for pick and drop off will have a different code should some one else come to pick up your child the Staff will sign them out and post a note to parents account as to who picked up or dropped off the child. The BrightWheel app can be erased once you receive your code and set up your account.