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Re: How To Start Your Own FDC!

Postby Lorina » Fri Sep 26, 2014 6:52 am

I guess it gets kind of hard when behavioural issues like these arise. One of the differences is when working in an LDC you have other staff within the room to help or if it gets too much you can take a few minutes for yourself while other staff supervise. When working in FDC you have to do it on your own! If a behavioural issue gets way out of control and you can't manage it what's the option? Do you call the parents to pick up the child early or can you call your scheme to get an extra set of hands to help?

You really handled yourself well with the parents to deal with the situation quick and effectively! You are running a business and you seem to have your work ethics in order to deal with issues as they arise. It's really good that you're taking care of your business! :thumbup:

Hopefully it gets better but you're right kids tend to misbehave even for a simple difference in routine or changes at home,

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Re: How To Start Your Own FDC!

Postby NorthLight36 » Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:54 pm

Sometimes the only thing to do is take a deep breath, count to ten and then get control of the situation for the day, however seems best. I do have the option of calling the office, but that's a last resort and, should it ever come to that, I'd be filling termination papers at once.

Honestly, parents tend to be more difficult to deal with then their children. The kids are much more likely to, eventually, accept that I'm in charge then their parents - who are, on adverage a foot taller and ten years older then I am.

I've found natural and appropriate concequences work well with maintaining disipline. For example, I had one little girl insist that she was too tired to help with our afternoon tidy up. So I gave her a choice - She could either help tidy the room, or she could go to the sleep room and lie down - but she was not to take any toys or books with her. I also told her that, if that was her choice, then next week she would have to take a nap with the other napping children instead of staying awake for quiet activities. She choose the sleep room and daily naps next week.

I suspect that she'll be less eager for a nap next week, but she'll be taking one for awhile. While I'm pretty sure she was actually just wanting to get out of tidy up time, following through on what I say is important. And if she really was tired at 2:45 pm, then she'd benefit from a nap after lunch. ;)

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Re: How To Start Your Own FDC!

Postby zaves » Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:57 pm

Thank you so much for this insightful and helpful information. I am looking into commencing my career in FDC and this was really informatve :) :)

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Re: How To Start Your Own FDC!

Postby linsaa fdc » Sat Feb 07, 2015 12:44 pm

Hi NorthLight36,
I just noticed your post while reading some articles and thought I would say hi and how are you going? It's been 6 months for you now, I have been in FDC for 17 years. Are you all settled into your routine? I take my hat off to anyone coming into FDC now because there is so much more to handle all at the same time compared to when I started. Make sure you get plenty of support from your scheme because our work can be quite isolating.
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Re: How To Start Your Own FDC!

Postby shree » Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:41 am

Hi Lorina,

Thanks for referring me to this forum, it's really very informative. I really like the idea of catching up with other FDC educators.

Thanks for sharing experience.

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Re: How To Start Your Own FDC!

Postby Lorina » Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:35 pm

shree wrote:Hi Lorina,

Thanks for referring me to this forum, it's really very informative. I really like the idea of catching up with other FDC educators.

Thanks for sharing experience.


You're welcome!

It's great to actually hear first hand on what goes into setting up an FDC service!

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Re: How To Start Your Own FDC!

Postby Noble WA » Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:18 pm

Thank you Lorina for sharing experiences and information.
Great help to me!

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Re: How To Start Your Own FDC!

Postby janea » Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:41 pm

I have recently been thinking of opening a family day care and found this thread which has been very informative! I emailed my landlord today asking permission to do FDC so cross your fingers for me!

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Re: How To Start Your Own FDC!

Postby linsaa fdc » Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:35 am

All the best Janea, some schemes have a special letter for landlords explaining the system and what we do, it might be an idea to look at a scheme near you and get that letter from them for your landlord.

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Re: How To Start Your Own FDC!

Postby Lorina » Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:23 am

janea wrote:I have recently been thinking of opening a family day care and found this thread which has been very informative! I emailed my landlord today asking permission to do FDC so cross your fingers for me!


That's great! I really hope it goes well!

Let me know if you need information, assistance, support etc.

Happy to help!

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