Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Should providers take SRS clients?
This is the question I'm struggling with right now. I didn't sign up for SRS clients when I started because I didn't know much about SRS and daycare or how to run my daycare. Now that I've been running my daycare for almost a year, I'm trying to decide if I want to sign up with SRS or not. I don't know enough about SRS to form a good opinion, so please share if you have taken on SRS clients.
I've been considering being an SRS contracted provider because I always seem to have people interested in my daycare who get a subsidy from SRS. However, I'm hearing that new SRS providers now have to attend a class and that they told providers that they were the ones getting paid, so substitutes shouldn't be used. I'll attend a class, but I need to use a substitute at times because I have my own kid who has appointments. I also question whether I should contract with SRS because so many providers' ads state that they don't take SRS. Please help.