Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Can you help? Oh please say yes!

I've been trying to work up a letter/ agreement / notice / thingamabobbie thingie to give to all my daycare parents... and I'm having a really hard time with it.

I think I'm cramming too much into it and making it too confusing, but try as I might, I can't seem to get it pared down or even worded right. It's giving me a major headache!

So...is anyone willing to give me a hand with re-wording and/or editing it? I need totally honest opinions, and someone else's in-put.... Because I'm a total lame-brain after working at this all day long -and my head is spinning in circles right now. Kind of like Linda Blair in that Exorcist movie. Minus the pea soup.
So any help that you can - or will - give me, would be hugely, humongously appreciated !!!
I'm just about at my wits end with 3 parents in particular, and enough is enough !!
I just want to start 2009 off right and I want them to KNOW that I'm not gonna take it anymore!


Neas Nuttiness said...

Send it to me...
It's easy to be "ruthless" when you aren't involved!

Julieann said...

Ohh, good you have some one to proof read it--Good luck!!!

Let us know how it turns out and I hope 2009 is better with this situation.

Have a wonderful day.


Sherri said...

Just be straight forward and to the point. I know it will be hard and you don't want to hurt anybody's feelings, but then again it doesn't seem to matter to these parents what they are doing to you. You'll get through it.

Anonymous said...

I'll be glad to help you if I can. Send it on if you want. :)

Pam said...

It looks like you've found help. But if you need, you can send it to me. I'm pretty good at cutting to the chase and keeping it simple.

Narelle Nettelbeck said...

Hi Kate
You know I'm always happy to help you, especially as we are in the business together :)

If you email me a copy today I can have a look for you this afternoon.

Hugs Narelle

Andrea said...

If you need any more help, you can send it to me. I will be back online this weekend. Let me know...I can give you my email address. :) Hope everything turns out okay.

Out Back said...

Looks like you have plenty of help at hand. If you want my opinion you are welcome to email a copy to me.

I am not sure what you want to put accross to your parents, but my comment is to CHARGE extra fees for late pickup or late payment (or what ever). I would say maybe $10.00 for every 15 minutes that the parents are late. Same with being late with payments. This 'may' jerk them into gear if it is going to cost them more.

I also have a policy that I put in my parent letter. That being "no pay, no care!" I had to inforce it once and the parent soon paid up because she had no one else to care for her two children.

Happy New Year.

Paula said...

Oh, I'm so glad you've had offers to help. I'd be no help at all ... I'm Italian, after all, and I'd have to include waving hand gestures!

Loved the prior post with the name game/banana-fana song! I cracked up when I read the list of names that you are glad to not have to incorporate into the song!

Happy New Year 2009!

Kathy said...

I hope you share the letter with us when it is perfected. I am anxious to see it now. Have a Happy New Year!!

The W.O.W. factor said...

Good luck here, Lady. Is your old one not covering things good enough? Sounds like Tatertales is your answer...

rubiesrnotpurple said...

I'm running a bit behind Kate but I'm happy to help too if you still need it.


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