(Closed) Daycare Question?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
  • poll: would it bother you knowing the provider has to drop off the kids with your child in the car

    yes, please explain

    no, not that big of a deal (please explain)

  • Post # 17
    480 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

    I would be okay with it if the educator follows all regulations and legislation. I would look into any legislation regarding ratio’s etc, and also make sure that she has her full license. In most education and care settings there will come a time when the educator will have to drive the children in their care, and if she is qualified or has experience I wouldn’t worry too much Smile It’s normal for you to be worried about this too! I’m an early childhood student, and I’ve met quite a few parents who will worry about their children etc. The most important thing is communication between the two of you. Tell her about your concerns, so that she will be able to put your mind at ease. And once you have built a trusting relationship with each other you will feel better Smile

    You could also look into some readings or articles regarding your concerns. 

    Post # 18
    7768 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Well… I am super paranoid about driving in general.  I am this super freaky safe driver.  I would not like it, personally.  I mean, logically it is probably okay, but not for me emotionally- if that makes sense…

    I have been a nanny for many families and when I had an infant and a 2 year old the mother had me run errands with the 2 year old, but she would stay home with the infant- just to be nice to me really/ make it less of a hassle in the grocery store.  If you really like and trust the person, it is probably a non-issue…

    Post # 19
    126 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I wouldn’t go for this at all for a few reasons. 2 babies and 4 grade school-aged children is a lot for 1 person to handle. An advantage of using home providers should be extra one-on-one time with an adult, but 6 kids is a lot to juggle. That is also a lot of time spent in a car – if you ever want to pick your baby up early or drop him off late, you will have to accommodate this woman’s school runs. That might get annoying fast.

    i’m a former nanny who drove the kids around a lot – the difference is that all of my driving was to the benefit of the children. Your baby is just going to be stuck in a car to pick up/drop off other kids.

    Post # 21
    1760 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Honestly it wouldn’t bother me. Our long time family friend (who watched my nephew for years) had a daycare and ran errands with the kids. She was great about giving her driving record to perspective new clients. Maybe ask your person about their accident/driving record, insurance and what would happen if their was an accident. Having the baby in the car 2 more times a day doesn’t bother me, are you really going to not take him out after you go home from work? That’s essentially the same thing. There are crazy drivers on the road and they will find you if it’s your car or the daycare car. 

    Post # 22
    9129 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    @trulyblessed:  I would assume then that she is alone in taking care of the children.  That right there would bother me because I am in daycare licensing and you should always have two people present when they are caring for more than one child in diapers.

    Post # 23
    1652 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Yes it would bother me. I am really anxious about cars and road safety.

    Post # 24
    95 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2006

    He’s too young. Perhaps if he were older it’d be okay. 

    Post # 25
    817 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I would just make sure that they are actually licensed, and that they are licensed to drive children in their vehicle. And that they are fully insured in case god forbid anything ever happened.  Our DS goes to an in home family daycare with children of all ages and I think it has really been a positive thing for him. However they are not licensed to drive the children at all. Kids get picked up by the bus and dropped off by the bus. Does this daycare not have that option because they are too close to school?

    Also having an 8 week old being packed up 4 times a day in a car is a little much in my opinion. Sorry you are in such a hard position.

    Post # 26
    389 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I don’t see it as a big issue regarding safety, but more of an issue of quality of life for your baby. His entire schedule will have to be based on these car rides. I wouldn’t want my baby to be in that situation – I just think that is a lot for any person, let alone a baby.

    Would it be an option to rearrange your schedule to drop your baby off after the 7am school run? That would at least eliminate one trip. Or maybe you could get home earlier so the daycare provider can drop your baby off after picking up the kids around 330?

    It sounds nice the there would only be two babies at this daycare during the day.

    Post # 27
    4575 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Oh god, i am not a parent yet, but the idea of my kid getting in the car, when he is that little, with someone else, terrifies me…I don’t like it, things can always happen on the way to school as on the way back to the daycare place ….i personally would not do this….I rather my child be with me, if an accident were to occurred.

    Post # 29
    11231 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’m not a parent yet, but I went to an at-home daycare and she took us places. We went to the zoo, the mall, etc. Hell, the older kids (me and two others) sat in the back of her Jeep (like the cargo area). But that was 20 years ago, haha.

    How far away from the school is she that the kids have to be driven? I walked to school from my day care.

    Post # 31
    2104 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

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    @vorpalette:  In a lot of areas, children aren’t allowed to walk to/from school.  In Texas, I think the schools are considered responsible if something were to happen to the child on the walk.  :-/

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