Communication is the key to a successful child care arrangement. The parent and provider need to have a good working relationship so they can communicate and work together. Parent and provider need to exchange pertinent information in the child’s life such as changes in routine, special events, or activities, as well as changes such as death, divorce, separation, moving, visitors, etc. All this information can be important in understanding the child’s feelings, behavior, and well being.
I invite you to share with me in writing, by telephone, or schedule an appointment to talk about you concerns on any area that you feel I am neglecting and I will do my best to improve in that area.
Fee & Payment Guidelines:
Child care fees are paid in advance on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis – the Monday the week begins. Payment obligation is based on the hours agreed to use child care, not on actual attendance. There is no change in fee due to your child’s absences. If your child is absent or I am closed on the Monday the week begins or the last scheduled day of attendance for the week, you are responsible to make payment as agreed. In the case of your vacation or absence, please postdate your check for the up coming date due and make payment before you leave.
Late payments – A $15 late payment fee (per child) applies for any payment not received on the Monday morning before the week begins. If payment is not received on the Tuesday of the week an additional $5.00 fee per day will be charged. Your child will not be permitted to return to child care until both the payment and the late fee are paid in full.
A personal check or cash will be accepted for payment. However, if a check is returned for any reason and I incur any bank charges from the return of your check, those charges will be added to the following weeks daycare fee additionally because I am unable to use these funds my late fee for payment also applies. After 2 check returns, all further payments must be made in cash. Non-payment or consistent late payments is cause for termination immediately with out 2 weeks notice.
A minimum two week notice of any increase will be posted.