It took me a crazy amount of time to figure out that I am not required to send my previous daycare provider a 1099 form. Numerous google searches did not answer my question, so I contacted the IRS directly. Three IRS employees could not answer the question and kept transferring me every which way. Finally they gave me a different telephone number to call for the 1099 experts and I was told that it is NOT required because she is self-employeed and I purchased her services, which were outside of my home.
So, that’s that.