Home Daycare Services Sample Proposal
Zola’s Home Daycare Services
Your name was on our waiting list. If you are still interested in enrolling your child in Zola’s Home Daycare please let me know ASAP we will have two spaces available as of September 1. Everyone needs to plan for the unexpected. To be sure that normal activities can continue at Zola’s Home Daycare if Zola must be absent for some reason we have developed the following contingency plan.
Possible Emergency Situation. Zola Bentley is ill or has sudden emergency she must attend to while the daycare is open and children are present.
We want to keep the children in our care safe and happy with as little disruption as possible to their schedules and their parents’ schedules. The children will never be left without responsible adult in charge.
In the event that Zola falls ill needs additional help or situation develops for which Zola must leave the daycare premises these steps will be followed. Zola will call Nancy Vandercamp her next door neighbor stay at home mom with an infant and Nancy will take over bringing her infant with her. In the event that Nancy is not available or needs help Susanna May retired preschool teacher who lives two blocks away will come to the daycare and take over care of the children.
Both Nancy Vandercamp and Susanna May have passed routine background checks and are experienced in caring for small children. The substitute—Nancy or Susanna—will call parents of the daycare children to notify them of the situation and allow them the opportunity to pick up their children early if desired. The substitute will stay at the daycare premises and perform all the routine duties that Zola would do until Zola can return to her normal schedule.
Distribution of Plan
Parents of all enrolled daycare children will be provided with copy of this plan and contact information for Nancy Vandercamp and Susanna May. Cost of care at Zola’s Home Daycare. Infant less than one year $595 month.
Toddler 3 years $575 month. The monthly fee is payable in full on the first child care day of the month. The fee includes formula snacks and lunch as appropriate for your child. If your child is sick or you are on vacation the monthly cost will be pro rated to account for the time your child is not present.
Absences of more than two weeks must be approved in advance by Zola; prolonged absences may result in another child taking the place of yours. You must provide immunization records for your child. We will not accept any child that does not have the recommended immunizations. You may not bring sick child to daycare.
In the event that your child becomes sick while at daycare we will call you to pick up your child as soon as possible. Please do not use scented skin care products on your child. We have had problems in the past with allergies to perfumes and try to keep our center as fragrance free as possible. If your child has allergies or problems with certain foods please provide us with list of items to avoid.
You must provide us with list of people authorized to pick up your child. We will not release your child to anyone not on this list. Zola Bentley runs the daycare center and cares for the children. Zola is years old has teaching certificate in Early Childhood Learning and has two children of her own—Marta and Max 8.
During the summers and after school Marta and Max like to help Zola care for the infants and toddlers enrolled in Zola’s Home Daycare. Zola is married to Richard Dick Bentley physician with Van Thomas Care Center in Lynden. Although Dick is an osteopath not pediatrician he loves children and is invaluable for answering quick health care questions from Zola that may arise about the children in her care. Both Zola and Dick Bentley have passed the standard Washington State Patrol background checks for child care providers.
These background checks are updated on regular basis for license renewals. Zola Dick Marta and Max have received all recommended immunizations as outlined in the state schedule and strive to keep their home and the daycare center as sanitary and disease free possible. Zola has received state training in proper handling of pathogens preventing the spread of disease and confidentiality issues.
Zola is physically fit and has joyful attitude greeting each day and each child with enthusiasm. She will listen to your concerns and following any special instructions with care. You’ll find that she’s exactly the sort of conscientious person you want to care for your infant or toddler.
Zola’s Home Daycare is located in Zola Bentley’s home at New Dawn Road Lynden WA 98264. The house was originally built as farmhouse in and is spacious and airy. This is large four bedroom home with living room family room three bathrooms and large kitchen and dining area.
One bedroom the family room and one bathroom are reserved for exclusive use of the daycare business as described below. The Nap Room This large former bedroom is now outfitted with two cribs one playpen and toddler bed with removable rails. It also contains diaper changing table.
The closet has been outfitted with ‘cubbies’—individual spaces to store each child’s clothing or toys. Windows are covered with washable curtains with safe cords and the floor is hypoallergenic tile softened in appropriate locations by washable nonskid throw rugs. The lock has been removed from the door to prevent children from locking themselves inside. Baby monitor connects the Nap Room to other rooms so Zola can listen for waking children.
The Play Room This former family room is 20’ 32’ and has sliding glass door that opens to the backyard. The floor is covered with wall to wall wool carpet that is vacuumed daily and the large windows have venetian blinds with safe cords. The play room contains low table for coloring and working with clay; several chairs of varying sizes including two infant swing seats; two toy boxes full of items appropriate for infants and toddlers; and lots of space for running and crawling around.
The Bathroom The bathroom is located next to the Nap Room just off the Play Room. The lock has been removed from the door to prevent children from locking themselves inside. It contains standard toilet and sink step stool for the toddlers to use when washing hands diaper changing table and toddler’s potty chair for toilet training. We use both soap and antibacterial waterless cleaner to maintain healthy environment.
Disposable diapers are contained in diaper caddies with removable bags and placed daily into the trash. If parent wishes to use cloth diapers the parent must provide special container each morning and remove it at the end of each day. The Kitchen The kitchen of the Bentley home does double duty for the family and the daycare but it’s plenty big enough and organized enough to handle that.
As specified in the care contract infant formula or snacks and lunch will be prepared here and served to your child daily. Zola rigorously observes all food handling and food storage protocols demanded by the state. The Play Yard Zola is big believer in getting kids outdoors during good weather and the large fenced play yard is favorite with toddlers. The yard is surrounded by three foot high chain link fence topped with smooth rails to keep little fingers safe.
It contains plastic play set sandbox and lots of grass to crawl or play on. During the hottest months Zola might set up child’s wading pool there too. We do not use fertilizers herbicides or pesticides in the yard.
Our home is free of asbestos and lead paint. We don’t use pesticides or harsh chemical cleaners in any area with the exception of wiping down the diaper changing area daily with diluted chlorine bleach. We also strive to keep our facility fragrance free to keep your children and ours.
We do have family cat but she is confined to our family area upstairs. Zola’s Home Daycare was started in by Zola Bentley beginning with caring for two toddlers in addition to her own two small children. Zola’s own children are now of school age allowing her to care for four toddlers or infants in her home.
Zola’s Home Daycare has been licensed and regulated by the Washington State Department of Early Learning since 2001. The business has never received complaint or notice of any violation throughout all these years. Zola’s Home Daycare is insured through InsureCare Inc. company that specializes in policies for day care and day school centers. Zola’s Home Daycare is located in Zola and Dick Bentley’s spacious home at New Dawn Road Lynden Washington and is open from 6.a.m. to 5.p.m.
You can find more information about our facilities and drop off pick up policies in the following pages. Care is provided by Zola herself with occasional helpers if needed. If you are looking for homelike setting for your infant or toddler while you are at work you’ve come to the right place.
Please contact us for current availability information. I’m writing to let you know that since set of twins has now ‘graduated’ from our childcare to kindergarten we will have two spaces available as of September 1. Your name was on our waiting list. If you are still interested in enrolling your child in Zola’s Home Daycare please let me know ASAP.