What is too much?
My in-home daycare is on the more expensive side ($375/week, 8-5, no meals). They charge for all holidays, and take 4 weeks of personal time (unpaid) that amounts to over 6 weeks off a year. They use to give us 2 weeks a year worth of "sick time" where you don't have to pay if you aren't there. (This at least offset some of the incredibly high price) They just announced that they are taking away all sick leave and no change in pricing. Additionally, if a kid blinks wrong, they send them home "sick". They have been sent our kids home because they were constipated, had an itch on their leg, had a minor choaking on food, had sleepers in their eyes, and "were whinier then normal". My family is lit. They are 1) causing a huge inconvenience in taking 20 personal days a year (my husband and I combined don't get 20 days off!) That we now have to cover 2) basically now having us give them 2 additional weeks of paid vacation (it's $1500 a year more) 3) because they are getting paid regardless, we are worried they are going to be sending out girls home even more for unreasonable reasons. Are we over reacting? Is this par for in-home daycares? When do you know it's time to change daycares?