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Would this bother you? Tig Ol' Bitties 2 kids; St Catharines, Ontario 3309 posts
9th May '13

If you child was in a dayhome and the FB status read "Cleaning my house from top to bottom", would you be annoyed?



How much responsibility does a daycare provider have in regards to providing an early childhood education and how much should she be able to do around her own house?

Gone 17 kids; Miami, FL, United States 15414 posts
9th May '13

I don't think that should be done while the kids are there. Regular cleaning, yes, but a deep clean should be done after the kids leave. If it was a friend of mine just babysitting it wouldn't bother me, but this is a real daycare, right?

ERMAGHERD BEEDS! 17 kids; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4099 posts
9th May '13

Honestly if I was PAYING for child care and saw the teacher posting anything on fb when they were with my kid, it would probably bother me. But I know that's unreasonable so i probably would just never have a friend be my chilcare provider

GavinsMomJohnnysWife 2 kids; Texas 2789 posts
9th May '13

I would be peeved, how can she watch the children and interact with them if she's cleaning. If you can I would pop in over there and see what's going on for myself.

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15566 posts
9th May '13

In reality, her home should be cleaned when the Children aren't there, on off hours. The only cleaning done while they're there should be clean up type stuff.

Adriana's Mami♥ +1 Due December 14 (boy); 33 kids; Ontario 3858 posts
9th May '13

Yea, I would bring it up. She's being paid to educate and entertain your child. If you wanted a babysitter you could hire a 15 year old.. Not cool IMO.

ρiηkie ρie 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Kentucky 21902 posts
9th May '13

Why would I be annoyed? As long as she's still making sure my child is safe, who cares if she cleans? Cleanliness is much preferred to my kid rolling around in filth. I mean, don't you clean your house when your kids are home?

Arks Mama! ಠ_ಠ 1 child; Utah 2401 posts
9th May '13

I'd probably be peeved and ask where my child is/what he is doing.
But if he's taking a nap, I wouldn't really care if they were cleaning or posting on Facebook while they have the time.

Adriana's Mami♥ +1 Due December 14 (boy); 33 kids; Ontario 3858 posts
9th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ღFrodoliciousღ:</b>" How big is the place? I know that during nap time, you can get a LOT accomplished... we clean the pre-k ... [snip!] ... during naptime because that's the ONLY time to get it done. And it has to be done in the afternoon, and before we leave. "</blockquote>



It's a home daycare though, she has all night to clean her own house.

Booger & Bubba's Mommy 18 kids; Illinois 8136 posts
9th May '13

In a home they have lots more leeway. It's just a babysitter type situation in many cases. If they are certified by the state it's more than a babysitter but still not usually a preschool type thing.



As a parent you need to find out if she follows a schedule. Do they do any learning time, tv time, outside time. It all needs to be agreed upon before leaving the child there. In addition to all nutritional issues.

Phallus Cranium cocksuck, LA, Sri Lanka 108883 posts
status 9th May '13

it would depend on alot of things:

Age of the kid
How much you pay
Is it daycare or preschool?

Personally, I was fine with my mom cleaning her house and watching my kids, but I am not a fan of dirt and disorganization so.......

ILOVEWINE Due April 24; 2 kids; Sweden 10814 posts
9th May '13

It would depend. Is she a license daycare/Pre school or just someone who has a few kids she watches in her home. If its an actual daycare then yes it would bother me. Picking up while nap time is ok, but her job is to interact with your child and other people's kids all day.

Phallus Cranium cocksuck, LA, Sri Lanka 108883 posts
status 9th May '13
Quoting GavinsMomJohnnysWife:" I would be peeved, how can she watch the children and interact with them if she's cleaning. If you can I would pop in over there and see what's going on for myself."


Eh, I do it everyday.
*shrugs*

Adriana's Mami♥ +1 Due December 14 (boy); 33 kids; Ontario 3858 posts
9th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ღFrodoliciousღ:</b>" So, you're good with your kid running around a house that got trashed during the day? Because that's ... [snip!] ... places do a thorough cleaning in the middle of the day. They do it so that the place is clean for the last half of the day. "</blockquote>



No but cleaning her house top to bottom doesn't sound like she's just picking up a few things and wiping stuff down. Sounds like she's scrubbing toilets and shit lol.

Adriana's Mami♥ +1 Due December 14 (boy); 33 kids; Ontario 3858 posts
9th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ღFrodoliciousღ:</b>" Or she's scrubbing crusted PB and J off the floors, picking up little toys that have been scattered ... [snip!] ... that a child may have gotten on the toilet seat up, sanitizing the surfaces, cleaning toys that have gotten nasty, etc. "</blockquote>



Guess OP will have to ask. I wouldn't be ok with someone getting paid to clean their house while my kid sat around watching tv all day. If I put my kid in a home daycare I would expect it to be a daycare, with schedule and activities. Cleaning up is different than cleaning your whole house. She should do that on her own time.