My Personal Policies
Sickness/Emergencies: I am human therefore I do occasionally get sick and if it is just a minor sniffle, I will not cancel. However if I am running a fever over 100.4, having diarrhea, or vomiting, I will not be able to care for the children for that day as I would not want to spread it. In order to plan things ahead of time, I will attempt to let all parents know the night before so that you can make alternate plans. If however something happens in the middle of the night or during the day when I am taking care of your child, I will text or call you immediately to let you know that I am sick and not able to care for your child that day or that your child needs to be picked up immediately. I encourage you to find backup care ahead of time in case this happens.
Vacation/planning days: I am closed for 2 weeks of vacation a year as well as 1 planning day for every month that does not include a holiday. 1 week of vacation will be sometime around Christmas and New Years and the other will be sometime in the summer. On the monthly calendar, I will note the days that I am closed and I will give out the monthly calendar on the Monday of the last week of the month in order to allow time for planning. The monthly calendar is also posted at that time on the parent information station bulletin board in the kitchen.
Maternity Leave: I reserve the right to take up to 12 weeks of maternity leave upon the birth of my own child. This may include time before and after the birth depending on the circumstances therein. This also applies to adoption of a child or the placement of a foster child if that’s where God leads our family. I will give as much notice of such events as I am able so that you can find other care during that period of time.