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Day in the Life of a Home Daycare Provider

Dec 24, 2021
What's happening? Everyone, welcome back to another day in the

life

as a

daycare

provider

, so I know this is not how I normally start my videos, but a lot has changed in the last couple of months. I know I haven't been updating them. much as far as what is going on but my routine changed and i thought i would share it with you in today's video so if you are new to my channel my name is ashley i am a family childcare

provider

that I've been toasting childcare services for my

home

for six years and I'm going to take them through a typical day with me so currently it's six I don't know if you can see that 6 30 in the morning and I wake up I get up at 3 50 in the morning every day not every day i work out so i wake up at 3 50 and then i go to the gym and the gym opens at 4 30 so i get ready i go to the gym work i go out then i come

home

i take a shower I'm getting ready for the day and that's what I'm going to do right now I also wanted to tell you guys that I put them up for my fall decor some of it not all of it but look at my front door my little scarecrow I also redid some of the nursery I kind of added new shelving we painted the nursery so I'll show you all of that today so let me go in the shower get ready so I can look decent and then I'll show you a little bit later okay guys so currently it is 7 19. i already made myself some coffee there are some things that i I like to do before

daycare

or I try to do before daycare or before a lot of my kids come over and um those things are like feeding the cats cleaning up the kitty litter I like to take that out by the way sweeping the bathroom so nothing left on the floor but what the kids use and then there's some more windex a little bit of the house if you need to or dust or whatever for my cats um i don't know what they do at night but every time i wake up there are paw prints on my furniture so there are paw prints i'm going to show you.
day in the life of a home daycare provider
It's right now and I'm being dragged crazy I don't like to watch it so those are some things I like to do before daycare I have 10 minutes it's not going to take me 10 minutes to do the kitty litter and table mix but I'm going to keep going and start doing those things and then I'll continue so let me show you the paw prints first, do you see the paw prints there? That's a paw print and there are paw prints all over this. So I'll go ahead and Windex who makes the kitty litter feed these crazy cats and then I'll go about my day okay guys so it's 7 34 I don't have any kids here but my first kid usually gets to 7 30. but recently the kid has been coming around 7:50 so there's no one here I'm going to turn on my humidifier my essential oil diffuser real quick I just want some lemon I'm going to start breakfast probably around 7:45 I forgot today is my son's first day of school he is remote and has to be on the computer er at 8 20 so I'm going to see if my husband can wake him up now get him ready so he can eat and be ready at least 8 15 and then you can connect to the computer and things like that.
day in the life of a home daycare provider

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Me too I wanted to answer a question that some people ask me, how will I do it when my son goes back to school, luckily I have the luxury that my husband can help my son when it comes to remote control, that's what happened towards the end of last year my husband helped my son with the remote computer situation at home by the end of the year and that's what will happen this part of the year originally i wanted to send my son to school but there were some things i didn't i did not really feel comfortable so i'll keep him home for the first nine weeks you see this so my son's breakfast is ready i just gave him two scrambled eggs with salt and then i make pancakes with a little syrup so he's going to eat i hope you have time it starts at 8 20 it's 801 i want to ask you to eat and i don't know i just wish you would relax a bit before i have to start but then again this is the first day so we're still adjusting , so h I'll get him to eat and then, um, continue with breakfast for the other kids.
day in the life of a home daycare provider
I always give them this advice if they're providing meals in their program, um and they're kind of the sole provider and they don't have someone to help them always cook on medium heat because sometimes parents have things to say to you early in the morning um and they don't you want to be cooking on high heat and not be able to run to the door and then you know what i mean like just cook on medium heat if you can so right now i have to make one more pancake i only have two students with me right now , it's 8:22.
day in the life of a home daycare provider
Um, and there's no more deliveries after 9:30. rest of my kids so out of the six kids i have two so there are four more to come so this is all f all the things i did all i did was add a fox with a pumpkin and that gold thing who's been there um this says to be nice and then my diffuser i set it to green because i feel like it's more glitchy so that's all i did other than the scarecrow on the front door i think i showed you this morning and then added the little fall gumdrops i call them gumdrops on the sliding door i went to the dollar store this weekend and also bought these pumpkins for next month resume i'm just getting started on it i'm almost done i don't know if you want to see a video on it but i like to fill out my resume maps and i pulled out everything i needed for um the first two weeks i still have to pull out the stuff i need for the next two weeks and what i mean by pull is like for example in week three it says they have to do a coloring sheet so i don't have that color sheet printed yet so i'm going to print it out and get it ready so the day of it is already set so the first two weeks of next month's syllabus I already got everything out week one is this bag here and then week two is this bag here and then I have to do week three and four so our theme is fall and then I found this at the dollar tree um like this that we are going to do this next month oh my gosh look ok i could clean it up i can clean it up so we will do these next month and then i also have some fall books these are by anthony my oldest children but since our letters are d and s for next month so i found this in the library i was so excited i think this book is about d and then this is about s and then this has nothing to do with it but im looking for more nap time books to incorporate for the nap time so I pulled this one out and there's another one for nap time.
I already read this one to the kids this morning because they just wanted me to read this one so they read it and they loved it so these two are nap time books but other than that I have a bunch of fall books that i have and i have to buy some things orange tissue paper red tissue paper and then beads i want to make some bracelets for them and then i'm going to see if i can get some fall charms so we can make the bracelet look more like fall , so that's what's going on right there let me know if you want me to make a video of exactly what I'm doing with the kids because I wouldn't mind filming it for Guys I'm going to quickly show you the daycare what it looks like right now and what I'm doing because I'm going to forget to do it later and I've fixed it up a little bit so it looks a little bit more decent right now so let me show you what I have so I didn't have this shelf here before I got the browns, to yeah i still have the cots in there and then i bought this shelf on the target website um these things because of the guys i don't know what was going on i don't know during the quarantine a lot of people wanted these kind of shelves but they sold out everywhere and then where i found them in stock they were selling them for 100 bucks each so i actually bought two one is there and one is here and i paid 40 for each of them.
They are doing what they do. i have to do i like them i just wish this would have a little more coating just because kids sometimes push toys aggressively and i have one of them has a little bit of red paint from one of the toys so i'm a little sad she doesn't have a cape but that's ok it does what it's supposed to do so I'm trying to slowly transition my daycare to not having too many toys and then having toys that are educational so my problem now is that I don't i have a container for the train tracks that's why it's here like this i want to be able to pull a couple pieces out of here and have in one of the squares eventually i have to buy like a box or somewhere to keep it i'll explain in a second so i have the train game here and then here i have these instant bots playing with a purpose she mentioned them in one of her videos and i bought them for my kids and they really like them i was scared when i first bought them a time that the bellboys were to be.
I don't know if you can say that they are like buttons like pants buttons and you have to connect them and you can build your own robot. I was afraid that the agile parts would be a bit difficult. for the kids but they actually break very easily and the kids love this option so again I want to see if I can store this in a nicer way so I can put it in one of the squares but for now I just have it in storage in the boxes so my babies like it very much the shortest way the vacuum cleaner there is a guitar behind the vacuum cleaner the doctor said the books all these toys the babies really like them again i have some empty ones because i am trying to buy new toys but then I also have to put the snapbots and the train in there so I'll try I'm going to work so bear with me and then what I want to do is put a TV here so I want to put a TV and I want to finish my storage here, so that's for this wall, I also wanted to put something floating. shelves i have inside the house i just have to mount them so i can put the tv controller in there and whatever else i need in there too so i have the basketball hoop that i added this sofa in here i have had this sofa for a long time time but i put it here because i want to buy a rug for this area so we can circle any of our reading or whatever on this rug here and then i have the couch i still have the kitchen i just have a pack i can play , I'm going to condense it because I don't need it anymore, I trained all my children to be on cots so that the little ones that were in pack and play that's why you don't see any other packing place the little ones don't use the pack anymore and play so I'm going to get rid of that I still have this vanity I want to buy an updated one and I want to buy a newer updated version of the kitchen but I wanted to ask you guys quickly if you have day care at home Do any of you have wood? you kitchen because now that i think about it this kitchen is very easy to clean it's very easy to clean the wooden ones i don't know how it works and everytime i look at reviews on wooden kitchens i hear people say that the knobs and stuff . rest but let me know if you have a wood kitchen and if you have you can link it for me so I can see it so I want to get a new vanity and I also want to get a new kitchen and then I saw a wood rocker not a wood rocker it was like a bunk bed for the babies i want to change this and get that one the cars i think i'm going to get rid of two no one has touched these cars i think the kids like the other toys we have they don't want this anymore but let's rotate the toys according to ly and then i put the three basketballs underneath so they are not around and then the kids can use it for that i have some blocks on the side of the house the house we keep it the kids love it so they too i have this cooking game with food in the middle.
I have shown it before. Kids love it. He's usually here and then they can go in and out of the house, but since it's almost nap time, I push him into the corner. because there's going to be a cot right there my diaper station i'm figuring out that situation the changing table is there my arts and crafts stuff is there and then our lap desks are dirty because the kids painted today as you can see the black paint that was my son and my son's lap desk is a mess so i'm going to clean it up later and then i have my desk here and then the kids sit here too and then these are the other toys i'm not going to go into too much detail but that's basically what I have here so that's what's going on in the nursery again.
I have to fix this window. Put it situated Change the blinds. sliding doors, I already told you that I changed this light too, it was black and I wanted to buy this nice light for buns, it was very nice but it was made of glass and then my husband said that, like the children are playing ball here or whatever and they hit the light it's going to break so i had to get something that was bulletproof not as modern or trendy so i changed it to a white one and guys i'm not even going to face the squares they have worked great good for cleaning because every toy has a home kids know they aresuppose each toy should be in the square now sometimes they don't put it in the right square but they know a toy and all its pieces go in a square so they may not get it right but at the end of the day and when i tidy up the nursery and i try to organize it for the next day it's so much easier to have everything in a square and i organize it very quickly and then move on to the next one much easier so i really like the square system i have and that's basically what's going?
I'm going to go ahead and feed these kids. I'm going to lower the cots now while the food cooks so that after they eat we can take them to the bathroom, wash their hands and we can put them to bed. So now it's nap time. I'm talking before everyone falls asleep. They are all in front of me right now. just because the words kids literally don't know what i'm saying like she ran and wrote wait ran a file and jogged back along the dirt packed track of cornfields while high above her head painted the madness and calling the black crows were fleeing as is the words janelle they are not so this is in one of the ones i'm going to come back every chance i get but last time they liked once everyone is asleep that's when I'm splitting up I'm going in and I want like I said to finish my September like no lesson plan because it's already planned but I like to take things out that I need so I just put my robe on because I'm cold and I just want to be comfortable, the kids are sleeping and now I'm working on getting the materials out for September what I'm doing is going through each square so I'm looking at what the square says for example for fine motor Monday it says I need to We have to trace s and the activity so I printed them out so I have to cut them out write the names and then that's done the coloring sheet is Tuesday so I found this coloring sheet um and that's due Tuesday and then Wednesday it says find the fox worksheet so I'm going to do one of but I'm going to put a fox on it and then they have to find the fox so I'm going to work on that next time activity and then the accounts giants and the patterns which is a toy I have at daycare so I don't need to do anything for that so these two are done and I just need to work on these two and then I have to do the flash. cards like what I'm basically doing is going frame by frame to see what I need if I have to print something etc. for week three and then I'll do week four either today or tomorrow we'll see, we'll see, I'll see alright guys what's up it's Anthony let me turn this off real quick so it's out of copyright boom okay like this It's already snack time, the children are awake, the ones that have to pee have urinated and the ones that needed to be changed have been changed, so I made these flashcards.
I do not own the rights to these images. I just google stuff and make my own flashcards because I don't sell them. to do is use them for my personal use so those are the cards i'm going to use for week three and then t here's a matching activity i'm supposed to have and i also found this on google um the website is not on this page normally have it at the bottom um and i don't crop it because just in case guys i want to know where i got this stuff from but if you don't have any questions about where i got this let me know and i can find it for you or you can just search on Google the fall leaves matching activity for preschool and then maybe this one will show up so I did that for the matching activity and then I did this one but the cliparts are not mine so I put in some foxes some acorns a squirrel and a normal coin, what you found, two seeds, yes, do not eat them. he is eating popcorn and i put like kernels in his thats my son um so he is separating them but anyway this activity is ok and circle the fox if you look at the top i wrote those instructions and then they'd just have to find the boxes and circle them and then i showed them the coloring sheet i just googled ed too and then i did this on my computer too and um they're kind of dotted so they have to trace them so that's all i've done, i think week three is over, now i'm going to triple check, i'm going to also put everything inside the folder.
I have these clear back covers and I'm going to separate everything and slide each activity into its own little cover so I'm going to go ahead and do it right now so this is currently. what does the nursery look like i am showing you this because i am going to fix this you have the high chairs i always move them to the front because the kids like to touch the blinds so i pull them up a bit so we have the high chairs that look like this are not there so dirty and then we have trash and then our chairs are messy all over the place so i'm going to organize and clean this area now this is the bottle i'm using but what's here is not the bathroom cleaner method i just thought i'd let you know i would let you know because the bottle i used to use um for my cleaning stuff broken so i'm using this now so it's not a bathroom cleaner just thought i'd let you know so that's ok the table is clean i removed the high chairs , they are clean this area is clean ok guys so i just finished cleaning the nursery it's already fixed i don't vacuum every day like in the nursery because you know they don't wear shoes here and they barely wear It used to be here, so I like it every other day, so I'm not going to vacuum anything, but I already organized all the toys.
I have two students left and then my day is over. It's five o'clock. My first son left at four. I started to leave so like I said I have two students left and then I'm done for my day so that's basically the end of this video I know it wasn't like um that's why I haven't been filming much of a day in my lives because not a lot of crazy stuff happens every day, but once my syllabus is done and stuff like that I'm going to see if there's a way for me to um put the camera at angles where I can film like when we do circles and when we like our worksheets and stuff so I'll see if I can do that for you guys but that pretty much completes today's video so please subscribe to my channel if you haven't already and I'll see you on my next video there.

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