Daycare Drama

Discussion in 'The Hens' Nest' started by CoolWife, Apr 19, 2016.

  1. user4092

    user4092 Chicken

    I think you should keep him in the same class even if it’s just for your peace of mind. Since you’re changing in June anyway, I wouldn’t want to spend now until then worrying everyday that Ms Grouch is yelling at your baby.
     
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  2. Fitz

    Fitz Leslie Knope Monster

    I hope it goes well!
     
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  3. A. Ham

    A. Ham Chicken

    Our next door neighbor was my day care until I went to preschool and it was so convenient. Hope it works out really well!
     
  4. Zoomzoom

    Zoomzoom Old Curmudgeon

    Super happy with her so we already put down our deposit to hold A's spot. :)
     
  5. Rico Suave

    Rico Suave Chicken

    Yay convenience! I’m glad it worked out!
     
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  6. Comet

    Comet Instigator

    Yay Zoom! It's a great feeling to find a good childcare fit!

    Speaking of which, one of C's teachers messaged me on FB that she's looking to leave his daycare because they want to move her to another room and she doesn't want to do that. She is REALLY good with him and I think he's one of her favorites. She is planning to become a private nanny and said she wanted to see if I was interested in that because she knows how particular I am about C's care (maybe I am a Karen? :oops:). I messaged her back that I'd like to talk to her more about it. I don't think I could justify the cost of a private nanny long term, but maybe that would be a good option for us until he can start at the Montessori? Of course I'd be up front with her about it being a temporary arrangement and maybe she wouldn't even be interested in that. I'm not sure yet what the best thing for C would be, but this new development is giving me a lot to think about.
     
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  7. user4092

    user4092 Chicken

    @Comet I think options are good to think about! If you end up deciding to try it, maybe she would be interested in a temporary gig since you would make an excellent reference? And June seems like a natural transition point since maybe she could then get another client who needs more help outside of the traditional school year?
     
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  8. user3695

    user3695 Chicken

    @Comet that may actually work perfectly for her because June she can grab people who need summer care and then like scotch said you are her reference. Thats super exciting if it works out!
     
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  9. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    It’s nice to have an option particularly since the other class he might be in temporarily has that teacher. Does she know he’s starting the Montessori program? This could be a win-win.
     
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  10. Comet

    Comet Instigator

    She doesn't yet. I need to talk it over with M some more, but I might ask her if she's free to meet me for coffee tomorrow afternoon so we can talk through logistics and I would tell her then.
     
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  11. Comet

    Comet Instigator

    Eeek....so she is ok with the arrangement being temporary and with the hourly rate I offered her. She's coming over tomorrow night to figure out logistics before either of us give notice to the daycare. M and I both think this is a good thing, but we are also anxious AF about the risks...like what do we do if/when she gets sick? What if she finds another family to work for before C can start at the Montessori preschool? Like, I know people do this all the time and it works out great, but what if it doesn't?
     
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  12. Comet

    Comet Instigator

    Well I think we're doing this nanny thing. Daycare did themselves no favors today to convince me not to take the risk. This morning I walked in to a woman I'd never seen before in a room with 6 babies in it. This is the new teacher who's hiring meant nanny teacher had to move to another class. The yeller popped in from next door to say she was "in there" too...apparently my reputation for actually caring whether they are in ratio (4:1) has gotten around there. According to C's daily sheet, his only poop diaper today was between 10-11am, but he had dried shit all over his back and the inside of his onesie when I picked him up at 5pm.
     
  13. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    Wow. Yeah with problems like that, I would be wanting to get kiddo out. I hope the nanny works out and everyone is happy.
     
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  14. user4917

    user4917 Chicken

    That’s so unacceptable, ugh. The nanny sounds like a great solution!
     
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  15. Zombie Llama

    Zombie Llama Ain't no corn bitch

    I would report them once C is out of there. That is horrible.
     
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  16. Comet

    Comet Instigator

    I am absolutely planning to.
     
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  17. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Def don’t do it before you have a backup plan. :oops:
     
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  18. Zoomzoom

    Zoomzoom Old Curmudgeon

    That's awful. I'm glad you're getting him out of there!
     
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  19. A. Ham

    A. Ham Chicken

    That's awful. I think the nanny is going to be a great idea regardless.
     
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  20. user63

    user63 Chicken

    Honestly, there has to be some really, really shady shit going down for his current teacher to privately, secretly, reach out to you (unless she herself is shady, but that doesn't seem as likely, given the other issues). Definitely report them as soon as you're out.
     
  21. Comet

    Comet Instigator

    This thought crossed my mind, but then I remember that I had problems with them before she even worked there (she's been there since November). I hope my gut feeling that she's good is not wrong.
     
  22. user217

    user217 Chicken

    This place sounds awful honestly. Do a background check on this girl though! I hope it works out!
     
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  23. Fitz

    Fitz Leslie Knope Monster

    That is unacceptable, @Comet . I'm glad you're getting C out of there.
     
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  24. Comet

    Comet Instigator

    Anyone have a recommendation for a background screening service? There is so.much.info online that I don't know which service to use. My anxiety is through the roof rn so I know that isn't helping me focus on this task.
     
  25. hellohelloagain

    hellohelloagain Chicken

    @Comet its a federal requirement that childcare facilities do background checks before hire of personnel, so if she was hired as recently as November I'd think there isn't anything in her past that would put C at risk.

    Just on my own I've used beenverified.com if you still want to do your own check.
     
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