NANASPLACE

Where Children Learn, Grow and Explore

My Goal

I will nurture and teach the basics of life such as communication and patience. I will help your child develop his or her own character. I will encourage and build each child's imagination and creativity. Every child is guided through the day with positive reinforcement in all activities, always encouraged to try and try again, and is never pressured into participation of any activity. I will help instill a greater sense of self-worth and encourage self-confidence. I provide activities and an environment that will nurture the child's self-esteem. Your child's best interest is my top priority and I feel that open communication between parents and provider is the key to a successful relationship. Please feel free to contact me at anytime by phone 972.496.2096 or e-mail ronda.smith1@tx.rr.com to discuss any concerns or questions you may have. With so many families having both parents working outside the home, it's important to me that the children I care for have the feeling of home while in my care.

 

Policies

As a family child care provider, I will provide a safe and happy place for children where they can learn and grow physically, emotionally, intellectually and socially at their own pace.  I believe children learn through play and benefit from a structured yet flexible schedule.  Activities will be offered which stimulate sensory motor development, language development and social interaction.  The development of strong self-esteem is also a major goal.  Children will be taught to respect each other, adults and property.  Because we are a Christian home child care the children will be taught Christian values.  They will learn to say grace before meals and we will incorporate principals during everyday activities.

 

Enrollment Policy
There are a few forms that must be completed and in my possession before I can assume the responsibility of caring for your child.  There are no exceptions.  You are required to keep me informed of any change in address, telephone numbers, and any other pertinent information on these forms as they arise, including notifying me of additional childhood immunizations.  Any questions regarding the completion of the forms, please feel free to ask. There is a non refundable registration fee of $20.00 per child due at the signing of the contract.  This covers the paperwork and the time I take out for the interviews. We also require a supply fee of $35.00 per child a year, for full and part time care.  This fee will help cover the supplies we will use during the year. Contracts are renewed on January 1st of every year.

 

Change of Policies/Procedures

When / If I make additions or delections to our agreement, I will give a two (2) week notice before the change goes into effect. Parents will also be required to let me know of any changes that will affect our agreement or me. 

 

Holding A Space
If it is decided that your child(ren) will enroll in Nanasplace, and you will not be placing your child(ren) with me until a later date, you must pay the registration fee and supply fee up front to hold your space.  All fee rules apply.  The registration fee and deposit are NON-REFUNDABLE if you decide (for any reason) that you will not be enrolling your child(ren).

Contacting Me

You are encourage to call me any time during the hours of 6:00a.m. - 7:00p.m.. If you call during the day, please be aware that I may be busy with the children and may not be able to answer the phone. If you leave a message on my voice mail, I will call you back as soon as possible.

Open Door Policy
I maintain an open door policy.  This means you are always welcome to call or drop in to see your child(ren) at any time during regular hours.  It does not mean that my door will always be unlocked. For children's safety, I would not want unwanted or unexpected visitors to enter without my knowledge.  I also do not want little ones leaving the house unsupervised.  I would appreciate you taking into consideration my schedule when dropping in or calling and remember that visitors (even parents) usually cause the children to react in an excited manner that does not normally occur when I am alone with them.  Please understand that I am taking care of children and may not have time to sit and talk on the phone or in person.  If you need to pick up your child(ren) during nap/rest time, please let me know in the morning so I may have your child waiting for you so the other children are not disturbed.

 

Trial Period
There is a two (2) week (14 calendar days) trail period beginning on your child(ren)’s first day of care. During this time the child care agreement can be terminated with 24 hours notice.  After the trial period a two (2) week notice is required.  Any and all pre-paid fees are non refundable.

Drop-Ins
I do drop-in care for times when you may want to do some shopping, i.e. Christmas time or, for instance, if you get called into work unexpectedly, etc...  You may not use my drop-in care to add an extra day to your already existing part time hours.  I need you to call at least the morning of care needed to see if I have any openings. This is why I need you to call me ASAP if you are going to be absent or running considerably late.

 

Arrivals/Departures
Please send your child(ren) clean, well rested, dressed for the day and fed (if arriving after 8:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m.) It is normal for some children to have difficulty separating from parents in the morning or not wanting to leave when it is time to go home.  Please be very brief during these transition times.  The longer you prolong the departure the more difficult it can get and I need to focus my attention on all the children.  In my experience, children are almost always quick to get involved in play or activities as soon as parents are gone.

This is also a time of testing when two different authority figures are present (the parent and the provider).  Sometimes children will test to see if the rules still apply.  During arrivals and departures, I ask that parents/guardians please back up my rules.  If you do not, I will remind the child that their behavior is inappropriate and take action to correct, if needed.

You are responsible for your child during drop off/pickup times, please be in control of your child(ren).  For their safety, children are not permitted to go out to their car or run out the door unattended at pick up time.  I will only release your child(ren) to the parent/guardian or someone else you designate.  If someone else is to pick up your child(ren), please notify me ahead of time.  I must have written permission to release your child whether or not they are on your contact list.  Please inform emergency contacts, or people designated to pick up your child, that if I do not know them, I will need to see a photo ID.  I will not let a child leave without a parents written permission.

Please Note: If there is a court order keeping one parent away from the child(ren), I must have a copy to put in the child’s file.  Otherwise, I cannot prevent the parent from picking up the child(ren).

 

Sign in And Out

I am required by the State of Texas Childcare Licensing Laws to have all parents sign in/out their child(ren).A daily Sign In and Sign Out Sheet is kept on the table. Parents/Guardians must remember to sign their child(ren) in and out each day.

 

Fees
Your specific rates will be outlined in your contract.  Payment is due no later than pickup time every Friday, for the upcoming week of care. All other fees (late, overtime, etc.) are due in the week they were made.  Payment days will be adjusted when it's a holiday week. Payments may be made by check, cash or money orders and made payable to Ronda Smith.  Post-dated checks will be accepted.  I do not keep change on hand if you are paying with cash.  Any overpayment will be credited to your account for the following week. You must still pay for your child’s scheduled time - regardless of whether or not your child is here. Those days and times are reserved for your child (see vacations and absences for exceptions).  Please remember, you are paying for a "service", whether or not you choose to use the service is up to you. If you or your child is ill, your payment is still expected on Friday unless other arrangements have been made.  Please do not put me in the uncomfortable position of having to ask for payment, and any other fees that may have been added in the week.  I offer only full-time care at this time and part-time care if available. Full-time positions will generally be preferred over part-time positions.  I reserve the right to terminate a part time position if the position can be filled with a full-time family.  You may opt to pay for a full-time slot in order to keep your part-time position.

 

Late Pickup/Early Drop Off Fee
If you (or any of your designated drop off/pick up people) drop off/pick up before/after your contracted times, there will be a late pickup fee of $10.00/15 minutes or any portion thereof and an early drop off fee of $10.00/hour or any portion thereof.  This is strictly enforced and you will be billed for early/late times (to be paid each week on Friday).  Repeated late pickups/early drop offs, even if you call me to let me know, can be grounds for termination of services (with all fees due and payable).  Please choose your drop off and pick up times carefully, I go by my clock.  Examples 1-15 minutes $10.00;  16-30 minutes $20.00.  This also applies if your contracted drop off time is 8:00 a.m. even though the daycare is open at 6:30 a.m. (unless other arrangements have been made.)

 

Late Payment Fee
There is a charge of $20.00 per day that payment is not received (to include Saturday & Sunday).  If fee isn't paid by Monday morning, service will be halted until the outstanding balance is paid.  Continued late payments will result in termination of services (with all fees due and payable).

Returned Check Fee
I will charge $35.00 plus any additional costs I may incur for any returned checks.  Service will be halted until I receive full payments in cash.  In addition, I will only accept cash payments from that point forward.

 

Rate Increase

Nanasplace reserves the right to review child care rates and to raise them periodically to accommodate increasing business costs. I wll provide two (2) weeks written notice to parents in the event of rate increases.

 

Taxes
I will supply you with a year end summary of all child care fees, paid for the year for tax purposes. This will be given at the end of each year or when services are terminated.

 

Hours of Operation

I am open from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. with some flexibility. I am open for evening care and weekend care with advance notice and if I am available.

I require one (1) week notice in writing if you need to change your enrollment hours.  I reserve the right to terminate our childcare arrangement if your new hours will not work (with all fees due and payable).

Holidays
Nanasplace will be CLOSED for the following holidays with pay: New Years Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July plus 2 days, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and day after, Christmas Eve, Christmas and the day after. If those days fall on a weekend then Nanasplace will be closed the Friday before or the Monday after.

Other Holidays

Nansplace will be OPENED for the following holidays but will use these days at other times with pay: MLK Jr. Day, Good Friday, President's Day and Veteran's Day 


Vacation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          In the event I take vacation, I will give you plenty of notice. You will be responsibile for back up child care.

 

Absences
Although very rewarding, childcare is a very high stress occupation.  In order for me to be the best provider I can be, I will need time to relax with my family, accomplish household tasks, and attend State Training Conference (3rd Thursday and Friday in September).  Each year I reserve the right to take five (5) paid personal days.  I may not always take these days, but I leave the possibility open. Two (2) weeks notice will be given for the personal days.

Although I will make every attempt to be available each day, there will be occasions when I or another family member is ill and I am unable to provide care.  You will be notified as soon as possible of any personal or family illness, funeral, or emergencies.  If I am unable to provide care for any of these reasons, I will credit your next week of care per day if requested and if all my personal paid days have been used. I am proud to say that in my 15 years of child care I have not missed a day.

I ask that you notify me as soon as possible if you will not be bringing your child(ren) or will be arriving late.  Your child(ren) could be the only one in attendance and I would not like to be kept waiting or I may be able to fill your spot for that day with a drop-in.

Parents are responsible for finding backup care during my absences.  When I must be away for a short time, i.e. doctors or dentist, backup care will be provided by my substitute caregiver.  If I am unable to use my substitute caregiver then it will be necessary for me to close for half the day or the full day.  My substitute caregiver is authorized to carry out the terms of this handbook and contract.

There are a limited number of spaces available therefore weekly payments are not based on child's attendance.  NO refunds are given for late arrivals, early departures, parental vacations, or exclusion due to illness, weather and holidays.

I do not close on snowy or bad weather days.  My policy is that if you can make it to me safely, I'm here for you.

Backup Providers
I am not responsible to find backup care in case of Nanasplace closing and/or sickness of a child. Please have a list of backup providers, friends, or family that you can call in case I am unable to work because I am sick, doctor appointment, emergency, funeral, court, vacation, etc.

 

Parties
We will celebrate Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Halloween, Christmas,  birthdays etc...with parties.  I will buy the child a gift that is from all of us.  If you feel you must purchase a personal gift for the birthday child, I ask that you please give the gift outside of the childcare home.  I will let you know which day we will celebrate.  If you do not want your child present for these parties/celebrations, please make alternate plans.

Pictures
I may take candid pictures of the children at various times during the day to use for craft projects, newsletters, and/or decorating the daycare.

 

Immunizations

In accordance with state law, you will be required upon admission of your child(ren) to submit a statement certifying their immunization record, a listing of any special health needs and the name of your child(ren)'s doctor along with a health statement stating that your child(ren) can participate in a home child care environment. Your child(ren) must have or be in the process of obtaining all immunizations at the medically appropiate times. 

 

Medical Emergencies
In case of emergency, I will administer the necessary first aid required, an ambulance will be called and your child will be transported to the hospital.  You will be notified as soon as possible.  If an emergency caregiver cannot be located, you may be requested to pick up your child.  All costs involved in emergency treatment and/or the cost of an ambulance is your responsibility.  The owner/staff and my family of Nanasplace cannot be held liable for any sickness/injury of either the parent/guardian or child while on these premises. For minor injuries likes bumps and bruises, I will provide first aid and a report will be taken.

Health and Safety Matters
Hand washing - Hands will be washed before and after meals, after bathroom use, after nose blowing and wiping and after handling an ill child.
Toys & Equipment - Toys will be sterilized daily or as needed with the recommended bleach solution.
Fire/Tornado Drills - Practice drills for fire will be conducted every month and tornado drills will be conducted every three (3) months and recorded.

 

Emergencies

Fire Safety Plan:  I have a written fire evacuation plan and I practice a fire drill with the children once a month. We study fire and safety every October. I have two (2) fire extinguishers in the laundry room. If there is a fire the children will be evacuated immediately before calling 911. There are two (2) main exits, the front and back door. During the time of emergency exit, we will relocate in front of the house by the mailbox or in the back by the back gate until it is safe to return to the house. Our relocation area is next door at 1605 Glouchester Dr. In the event we are unable to return you will be notified to come pick your child(ren).  The evacuation plan is posted on the wall in the front entry way for you to view at any time.

Severe Weather/Tornado: In the event of a tornado warning, the children will gather in the hall. We will remain there until the inclement weather has passed. Tornado drills will be practiced every three (3) months. The tornado plan is posted on the wall in the front entry way for to view at any time.

 

Symptoms Requiring Removal Of Child From Childcare (no exceptions)
Please do not bring your child if he/she is sick; the health and well being of all the children here are of the utmost importance to me.  It is for the protection of the children that I must insist on a strict adherence to my illness policy.  Please read it carefully.
Communicable Diseases: Not permitted by law in childcare.  Some of these illnesses are, but not limited to: Infectious Conjunctivitis (pink eye), Impetigo, Hepatitis A, Scabies, Ringworm, Infectious Diarrhea, Chicken Pox, Scarlet Fever, Lice, and Strep Throat.  If your child is thought to have a communicable disease, you will be notified and asked to pick him/her up.  Your child will be accepted back into care when no longer contagious and must have a doctor’s note saying so.  All other parents will be notified of possibility of a communicable disease and what symptoms to watch for.
Fever: Not Permitted.  A child needs to be fever free for a minimum of 24 hours before returning to childcare; that means the child is fever free without aid of any fever reducing substance. Administrating Tylenol to reduce your childs fever so that you can bring him/her to daycare is grounds for termination.
Diarrhea: Not Permitted.  Children may return to care 24 hours after beginning an antibiotic or needs to be diarrhea free for a minimum of 24 hours.  Infants and toddlers with fevers and/or diarrhea pertaining to teething will only be accepted into care with a doctor's note, stating that these symptoms are due to teething.
Vomiting:  Not Permitted.  If your child vomits while at daycare, you will be expected to come within the hour to pick your child up.  The child must stay home until 24 hours have passed with no vomiting episodes.
Running Nose: Your child may be brought to daycare if he/she has a common cold (slight occasional cough, clear runny nose, occasional sneezing).  
Discharge of any color other than clear is not acceptable in child care.  A constant runny nose, which lasts longer than a week and you suspect it, may be due to allergies, I will require you to bring a doctor’s note stating the same.
Rashes: Not Permitted.  Any rash other than diaper rash must accompany the child to child care with a note from a doctor stating it is not contagious.
Runny and/or Crusty Eyes: Not Permitted.  Watery, matted, and/or red/pink eyes are not acceptable in child care under any circumstances.
Excessive Crankiness: If your child is irritable, excessively whining or crying, wants to be constantly held or requires more attention than I can provide without jeopardizing the health, safety, or well being of the other children in my care, you must keep your child home regardless of the presence of other symptoms.  If this occurs during child care hours, you will be called to pick up your child.
Lice: Not permitted back to childcare until after the second hair treatment.
24 Hour Rule: Your child must be free from any of the above symptoms for a minimum of 24 hours before you can return to childcare.  NO EXCEPTIONS.  If you arrive and tell me your child’s fever broke at noon the previous day, you will be asked to leave. 

Please take the rules seriously.  It is always best to call me and ask if you are unsure whether or not you may bring your child.  It is always best for you to have a backup plan available to you in the event your child is ill and you cannot miss work.  Any infractions of the rules (on previous page) and you will be called at work or school to come and pick up your child.  Repeated calls to have you return to daycare to pick up your child may result in termination (with all fees due and payable). If someone in my family has any of the symptoms, I will call you the previous evening, or as soon as I am aware of the situation, so that you may determine whether or not you want your child exposed to such symptoms.  I will ask you to make other arrangements if I feel the illness in my family will hinder the quality of care I give your child.

 

House Rules
There are certain house rules that all children will be taught to follow.  This is for the safety and well being of everyone.  In addition, although I realize that I must expect a certain amount of wear and tear where children are concerned; I do not want my home demolished.
NO running, jumping or screaming inside the house.
NO hitting, pushing, biting, grabbing, kicking, spitting, pinching.
NO roughhousing, climbing, sitting on, pulling or lifting/carrying other children.
Children are not allowed to walk around with food, cups or bottles or have food in the playroom at any time.
NO standing or climbing on toys, chairs, tables, or furniture.
NO mistreatment of toys - i.e. standing on, throwing, bashing, hitting with.  Parents will be responsible for the cost to replace toy if this happens.
NO going out the door anytime without an adult.
NO name calling, teasing, swearing, bad language such as shut up or potty talk.
NO gum allowed.
NO guns or violent play allowed.
NO willful destruction of property, parents will be responsible for the cost to replace.

Rules For Parents
No food, drink or gum brought into house by or for your child, unless pre-arranged ahead of time. It is against the food program rules to bring your own food in. Please have them eat it in the car before you bring them to the door.  (Special treats must be enough to share with everyone.  Please consult me beforehand.)
NO shoes in the house beyond the immediate doorway if it is raining or snowing outside.
NO smoking on or in front of premises.
NO swearing.

 

Behavior Management & Discipline
The children are explained the rules of Nanasplace frequently, so that they know the guidelines. Once a child understands the rules and disobeys them, hurts others or property, the following techniques will be used:
1. Positive Reinforcement: The child will be encouraged when he/she is demonstrating acceptable behavior.
2. Redirection:  The child is redirected to another activity and given an opportunity to try again at another time.
3. Time Out: The child is separated from the group for a regulated period of time.  This is used only when child is exhibiting a temper tantrum type behavior or hurting self, others, or property.  When child shows that he/she is ready to demonstrate acceptable behavior, they are encouraged to join the rest of the group and try again.
4. Last Resort: When a child’s behavior is continually upsetting or dangerous to others, themselves or myself a call will be placed to the parents for the child to be picked up.  If problems persist and cannot be resolved, this can be a cause for termination of care (with all fees due and payable).

 

Termination
Care can be terminated with two (2) weeks written notice.  No other notice will be accepted.  The full two (2) weeks pay will be due at time of notice.  If parent(s) wish to terminate this agreement without a two (2) week notice, he/she agrees to pay the two (2) weeks fee at time of notification. Termination notices will not be accepted while provider or parent is on vacation.

Nanasplace reserves the right to terminate for the following reasons (but not limited to):
Lack of compliance with handbook policies
Failure to pay or pay on time
Failure to complete required forms
Lack of parental cooperation
Disrespect
False information given by parent either verbally or in writing
Consistent late pickups/early drop offs disrupting our routine
Failure of child to adjust to the child care after a reasonable amount of time
Physical or verbal; abuse of any person, animals, or property
My inability to meet child’s needs
Serious illness of child or provider

I reserve the right to give written notice of immediate termination where there are extreme circumstances that affect the well being of myself or other children in attendance (with all fees due and payable). Absences of more than one day without notification can result in an automatic withdrawal (with all fees due and payable).  Re-admittance, if accepted, will include all back pay including late fees. If parent/guardian breeches contract he/she will be liable for all
collection, attorney, court, any/and all costs involved in breech.  I will also give two (2) weeks notice if the child is to be terminated from care (with all fees due and payable).

 

Personal Belongings
I prefer that children do not bring toys from home unless it is something that can be shared with all the children (except for infants).  If toys are brought, please note they may be put away if they cause problems among the children.  All personal items must be clearly marked with child(ren)'s name.  I take no responsibility for lost, stolen or broken toys/videos brought from home.  Should the child(ren) deliberately destroy my toys or other property through misuse or willfulness, the parent will be required to replace it.  If your child needs a special toy or item for sleeping, it will be put away until naptime.

Supplies Needed
Parents are responsible for supplying disposable diapers/pull-ups, wipes, bottles, formula and/or baby food,  weather & play appropriate change of clothes (extra changes of clothes during potty training) and any other necessary items (powder, lotion, cream, ointment, suntan lotion, etc).   All supplies need to be marked with child(ren)'s name and this gives me permission to use these on your child(ren).

Daily Progress Reports

Parents of infants will receive a daily report. Some typical things you might find on this report would be feedings, diaper changes, sleep schedule and things to remember.

Clothing/Attire
Children should arrive dressed for play!  Having fun includes outdoor activities and can include messy activities, so please make sure your child is dressed appropriately.  Please do not expect me to constantly change your child’s clothing from "nice" clothes to "play" clothes.

 

Potty Training
I will be more than happy to help with the potty training provided that it is done when the child is ready.  Some signs to look for include appropriate language skills to communicate the need to use the potty, staying dry for long periods of time, the ability to dress and undress self, and interest in staying dry or clean.  I take a very relaxed attitude towards potty training, children potty train easy when ready. Parents must begin the toileting process at home (on vacation or weekend).  If successful I will follow up with toilet training here.  During this time I require that children wear pull-ups only (no plastic pants) for health and safety reasons in my child care setting. Please keep in mind that the activity level here can distract your child from responding to an urge to use the potty, more so than at your home. Therefore, I will continue to use pull-ups until your child can and will announce that he/she must use the bathroom (not just at home, but here as well) and can control his/her bladder and bowels for a few minutes beyond that announcement.  We will need to go two (2) full weeks with no accidents here before putting your child in big girl or boy underpants at childcare.  While your child is learning to use the potty, please: NO overalls, onesies, belts, buckles, snaps, buttons, or zippers. A second full set of spare clothing is required. If your child is not ready and does not use the potty it is easier to keep them in diapers until they are ready to train.  It makes diaper changing much easier; we don't have to remove all clothing to change a diaper like we do a pull-up.  It is also cheaper for you to buy diapers than pull-ups.

 

Biting

If a child bites another child, both parents will be notified immediately and the proper steps for cleaning the bite will be taken. If the same child bites a second time based on the severity of the bite, at Nanasplace discretion, a decision to terminate care may be necessary. No parents want their child to bite or be bitten. Fact is bitting another child can do irreversable damage. We will work together to try and resolve this problem and do what is best for everyone involved. 

 

Meals
We are participating in the Child Food Program of Texas so healthy meals and snacks are served daily and are included in your rate.   All special diet food and formulas are supplied by the parents/guardians. You are responsible for feeding your child if he/she will arrive at child care after the beginning/end of a mealtime, even if it's a couple of minutes. Infants (under one year old) are always fed on demand. Breakfast, lunch and snacks are served daily. If a child refuses to eat their meal, there will be no food served until the next designated meal/snack time. Please do not send food (half eaten breakfasts, candy, gum, soda, etc) with the children, it is against the food program rules. Formula/baby food must be prepared and provided by the parents. All containers of baby food or bottles must be labeled with child(ren)'s name and any unused portions of bottles or baby food will be given back to you or discarded. I do ask that you bring at least one extra bottle of formula/breast milk in addition to what the child usually takes in your care. In my experience, some babies may take a little more formula/breast milk in my care rather than yours. This could be because they find comfort in the bottle when away from you or they have an increase in what they take while they are with me and a hungry baby is an unhappy baby.


Special Diets
If a child has a particular dieting need, substantiated by medical evaluation, I must be informed and given a doctor’s note. Substitute meals or snacks may then be brought in from home and is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to provide.


Medicine
If a child requires medicine while in my care a Dispensing Medication Form must be filled out and signed. Medicine must be in the original container.  If at all possible, please give children medicine at home. I have other things to do and at times might not remember because of the other children and the activities we are doing. *NOTE: Nanasplace will NO longer administer nebulizer/breathing treatments.

 

Activities
My main goal at Nanasplace is to provide a variety of fun learning experiences for all of the children. I will be using a variety of activities like free play, reading, arts n crafts, music/singing, dancing, pretend play, puzzles, building and board games. I like to play music throughout the day while we play. Some of the music we will be listening to is: Christian children's songs, children’s songs (i.e. Disney, Barney), holiday music and classical.

Water Play                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I have a water sprinkler and water table for summer water play. I require a permission form be signed in order for your child(ren) to participate along with permission to apply sunscreen on your child(ren). Please bring swim wear to keep in his/her drawer during the summer months.   

TV  Viewing                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I allow TV viewing of educational, Christian and age appropriate videos/DVD shows. I do not use it as a babysitter. We will have a movie that goes along with our theme for the week and/or day.

Nap/Rest Time                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               All children under the age of 5 are to take a nap. No child is forced to sleep, however they must remain quiet and on their nap mat. Our rest time starts at 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.. To avoid distrubing the children who are napping, Please do not schedule visits and drop offs between 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.. If you must pick up your child(ren) during nap time please notify Nanasplace in advance so that I can have him/her ready for your arrival. Nanasplace will provide a quite place for your child(ren) to rest with his/her own mat and blanket. Infants under the age of 16 months will be placed in a safety regulated port-a-crib or pack-n-play until they are ready to sleep on a mat.

Pet

I own a dog named Jane. She's very lovable and all the children know her and she knows them. She is kept in her room not used by daycare during daycare hours. She is all up to date on her vaccinations. Every month she gets flea/tick and heartworm medicine to keep her healthly.  She has a health statement on file stating she is in good health.

 

Transportation

I will no longer drop off or pick up from school.

Depending on which school (for after school) pick up might be available for a small fee through another child care provider.


Weekend and Evening Care
If you are in need of evening care or weekend care Please talk to me to see if I am available and to discuss rates.

 

Child Care Licensing Information
You may contact the local Child Care Licensing office located at 8700 North Stemmons Frwy Suite #104 Dallas, TX 75247.  The phone number is 214-951-7902 or (800) 582-6036.  You may ask for my most recent Licensing report and/or questions about the Minimum Standard Rules for Registered Child-Care Homes.

Reporting Child Abuse
I am required by law to report any signs of child abuse.  If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, call 1-800-252-5400 to make a report.

 

Minimum Strandard Rules and Reports

Parents may review a copy of the minimum standard rules that we have to follow as a child care provider and you may review our most current inspection report which will be posted by the front door.

 

I take great pride in providing a safe, healthy, and loving home for you to bring your child(ren) to each and every day. Your child(ren)s growth and happiness is very important to me, so please always feel free to discuss any questions or concerns with me. Open communication between parents and the daycare provider are so important for the needs of the children. If a lengthy conference is needed, a time that is convenient for both of us will be scheduled, as other children still need my attention during day care hours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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