My dcp picked up today at 6:50pm. The scheduled pick up time is 6:00 pm. That is almost an hour late. I’m not real happy about that. He says to me (once he arrives) that he is working on a project at work that will require him to work until 7.
“Will my weekly rate increase?”
I tell him, “Yes. You would be considered full-time because you would be over 5 hours per day.”
They come from 1 pm – 6 pm (although he has NEVER arrived on time, picking up no earlier than 6:15pm. I believe he knew he could never get here at 6, but just wanted to avoid the full-time rate. Pretty sneaky. I’m going to let “mom” know that if they continue to be late or leaving their daughter (16 weeks) in my care more than 5 hours, I will automatically start charging full-time rates.