Advice about Covid Pods
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– Aug 9, 2020(2 replies)
We have a group of 3 families considering a pod and discussing whether to do parent led or hired tutor led pod. The kids are remaining enrolled in school and will follow DL program so mostly need to just supervise, help answer questions and enrich education as needed. All parents work from home and have very busy work days but have flexibility to take a day off and make up hours at night/weekends. All are neighbors and have same level of risk tolerance/exposure with regard to covid, kids are friends and similar grades, so it seems to be a great fit. Parents can afford a paid tutor but seem to hesitate at the complexity of finding a good one, administrating the arrangement, and becoming an employer. The cost is affordable but still a consideration as most instructors in the area ask for around $80-100k total salary for the year (even divided 3 ways it is a lot!). We are learning toward parent led and have the 6 individual parents alternate days (roughly 1 day/week per parent) as it just seems easiest and the parents all are comfortable teaching if needed, but most of the pods seem to be formed with paid instructor so we decided to think about it a bit more. If you are forming a pod, are you doing parent led or instructor led and what were your reasons for going that way?Aug 9, 2020
– Jul 26, 2020(1 reply)
What method / online platform do you recommend for paying caregivers / educators? We are 4 families sharing one educator for a learning pod this fall, and we want to be able to pay over the table, withhold taxes, etc. We also want to be able to use our individual daycare FSA accounts and have documentation for tax purposes. We don't want to make this a management nightmare for the educator!! Any recommendations on how to go about doing this? I assume those with over-the-table nanny share experience might have some insight, too. Thank you!
Jul 26, 2020
– Jun 26, 2020(1 reply)
Our beloved preschool has closed, and our family is looking to start a preschool pod with other families.
Total number of children would be around 3-5 kids.
Seeking advice on how much to pay? Our pod leader might be a former preschool teacher or director.
Families would host the pod and provide all the materials. Should we treat this like a share situation? Looking for advice.Jun 26, 2020