My daughter will be entering daycare in August when she is 8 months. We toured two family daycares on Friday. The second one was fantastic: happy, safe, friendly, I got a great vibe from the provider and kids. The first one was okay, nothing particularly wrong, but I just wasn't interested. Today the provider, Ms. Y, texted me and asked if I wanted to come by soon to meet her substitute provider. I didn't think we'd have anymore communication, that it was just up to me to contact her if I was interested. I'm not sure how to politely tell her I don't want to put my kid in her daycare. Any tips?
pear / 1718 posts
I would just thank her for her time and tell her you found another provider that was a better fit for your family.
nectarine / 2433 posts
I just had to do this and I felt bad, like I was sort of hurting their feelings. I'm weird. So I used the phrasing "logistically and financially it made more sense to go with another provider" to kind of soften the blow. I do think it's classy to inform the daycare though