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  • Mouse's Avatar
    Today, 06:16 PM
    Mouse started a thread It's the weekend! in The Lounge
    It's been so cold today, but at least it was dry and sunny. Today's been a pottering sort of day, getting various little jobs done and getting on...
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  • Maza's Avatar
    Today, 06:14 PM
    Ideally, I like to have some busy days and some quieter days. On the busy days, I mostly would stay home and do extended play in the garden where you...
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  • Maza's Avatar
    Today, 06:07 PM
    That made me laugh mumofone! :laughing:
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  • Maza's Avatar
    Today, 06:06 PM
    Maza replied to a thread Buggys in General Childminding Chat
    I have a side by side maclaren. The pavements near my new house though are narrow and I've never seen anyone around here with a side by side. I'm...
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  • Maza's Avatar
    Today, 05:54 PM
    I knew they had been on hold, but I thought they had lifted it...maybe I'm wrong.
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  • moggy's Avatar
    Today, 04:57 PM
    2yr checks are always worth getting done, even if they were put on hold by Ofsted (I understand that is now over and they are now expected). It is an...
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  • moggy's Avatar
    Today, 04:54 PM
    moggy replied to a thread Buggys in General Childminding Chat
    If you have narrow pavements then the tandem (in-front/behind) type are good. But the rear child can end up kicking the one in front. I prefer side...
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  • moggy's Avatar
    Today, 04:53 PM
    I always have 3x ages 0-3 (often only 0-2yrs) at a time. 0-2yrs is my favourite age! I have nearly-2yr-olds who walk nearly a mile there and back...
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  • mumofone's Avatar
    Today, 03:33 PM
    Do you have a side by side double buggy or a one in front/one behind type? Which do you prefer?
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  • mumofone's Avatar
    Today, 02:47 PM
    How many little ones do you look after? I would happily look after as many 3 or 4 year olds as I can but I have mostly under 3's who cant walk...
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  • mumofone's Avatar
    Today, 02:45 PM
    Thanks loocyloo :-) this months payment had no issues luckily but ill keep hold of that number incase i need it. I dont know what happened last...
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  • mumofone's Avatar
    Today, 02:43 PM
    I dont enjoy doing it with children unless they are 4+, they make a mess and rarely like the end product anyway. Don't want to get involved in the...
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  • mumofone's Avatar
    Today, 02:41 PM
    I just send things home as and when we've done them. The kids loving dragging all their bits to the door to show their parents so it can make for...
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  • mumofone's Avatar
    Today, 02:39 PM
    Aren't 2 year old checks on hold for now? I have one I should do but was in two minds about doing it because I dont think we have to do them right...
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  • Pixie dust's Avatar
    Today, 01:54 PM
    Here we are advised to do them between 27 and 30 months, we have a lovely form to share with parents then we have then have to upload information on...
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  • Maza's Avatar
    Today, 01:54 PM
    Yes, I think I'll do mine in January as soon as he turns two. It's just not worth the risk of Ofsted being able to say I haven't done it.
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  • loocyloo's Avatar
    Today, 01:07 PM
    I do mine pretty much the day they turn 2, as that's when our local HV do theirs! If they start with me at any point aged 2, I then usually wait...
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  • Maza's Avatar
    Today, 09:41 AM
    When do you do the 2 year check? As soon as the child is 2/a few months later... I don't mind doing the checks and so I'm not trying to put it off...
    6 replies | 30 view(s)
  • SYLVIA's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:17 PM
    SYLVIA replied to a thread Good morning Friday in The Lounge
    It’s been wet, sleety and cold here today. Only been as far as the garden today though. Feeling lucky I haven’t had school Im supposed to be going...
    3 replies | 41 view(s)
  • Pixie dust's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:46 PM
    Pixie dust replied to a thread Good morning Friday in The Lounge
    Wow can't believe it's Friday again the week has just flown by! We did one Christmas craft that I had planned so that's a bonus. We had snow showers...
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  • loocyloo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:46 PM
    loocyloo replied to a thread Good morning Friday in The Lounge
    Afternoon! We've had icy rain and wind but no snow! We were going out, but have stayed home and played and painted and coloured and stuck and...
    3 replies | 41 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:30 AM
    Mouse started a thread Good morning Friday in The Lounge
    DH and I were going to go to town first thing this morning to do some Christmas shopping but I woke up early, heard the rain and wind, turned over...
    3 replies | 41 view(s)
  • SYLVIA's Avatar
    03-12-2020, 08:46 PM
    If I can manage to hold on to the crafts till xmas I like to wrap them up as a gift. Failing that, I try to get the children to make a main piece...
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  • SYLVIA's Avatar
    03-12-2020, 08:42 PM
    SYLVIA replied to a thread Good morning Thursday in The Lounge
    I had another day off today and I’m taking tomorrow as well. My backs a bit better today so hoping another day will help. Not been out the house for...
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  • Mouse's Avatar
    03-12-2020, 04:00 PM
    Mouse replied to a thread Good morning Thursday in The Lounge
    I could happily go to bed when the children go home at 4pm, but I make myself stay up until a proper bed time :laughing:
    6 replies | 56 view(s)
  • loocyloo's Avatar
    03-12-2020, 02:38 PM
    loocyloo replied to a thread Good morning Thursday in The Lounge
    Pixie ... Yes, it is a lot of after school children for a regular basis! It is currently only one night a week that they are ALL, and in theory, from...
    6 replies | 56 view(s)
  • Maza's Avatar
    03-12-2020, 02:23 PM
    Maza replied to a thread Good morning Thursday in The Lounge
    Mouse I hope you manage to get some rest over the weekend. Are you planning a toned down Christmas so that you don't over do it and exhaust yourself?...
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  • Pixie dust's Avatar
    03-12-2020, 02:08 PM
    Afternoon everyone its such a wet grey day here! Mouse hope you didn't suffer too much with coronavirus and you are feeling much better...it does...
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  • loocyloo's Avatar
    03-12-2020, 11:03 AM
    loocyloo replied to a thread Good morning Thursday in The Lounge
    Good morning. Thursday is a lovely day with ace mindees and then I do the school run and then I just seem to become a child wrangler! For various...
    6 replies | 56 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    03-12-2020, 10:33 AM
    Mouse started a thread Good morning Thursday in The Lounge
    It's the last day of my working week and also my easiest day. I have the most content children ever on a Thursday. It's such a lovely, relaxed day. ...
    6 replies | 56 view(s)
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