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  • Pixie dust's Avatar
    Today, 08:56 AM
    We haven't had any storms yet but they are forecast for our area from tomorrow, it is already very warm here and I have already been out with the 2...
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  • FussyElmo's Avatar
    Today, 08:51 AM
    We had a major storm last night it feels a little fresher this morning but still hot. I have a lo doing his settling in sessions again. I had...
    2 replies | 9 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    Today, 07:52 AM
    Did anyone have storms last night? One was heading our way when I went to bed, but I fell asleep quickly and had the fan on, so didn’t hear if it did...
    2 replies | 9 view(s)
  • SYLVIA's Avatar
    Today, 07:42 AM
    SYLVIA replied to a thread Heatwave in General Childminding Chat
    I hate sand so I’m using it as an excuse not to refill the sand play. I’m taking them out for a walk in the early morning and back for lunch. Then...
    5 replies | 102 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    Today, 07:34 AM
    Mouse replied to a thread Heatwave in General Childminding Chat
    I think the advice not to use sand trays was more aimed at bigger settings where several different ‘bubbles’ may have access to it. I only have 4...
    5 replies | 102 view(s)
  • Pixie dust's Avatar
    Today, 07:22 AM
    Pixie dust replied to a thread 24U in General Childminding Chat
    I offer the funding and like mouse says the 2 year old rate is above my hourly rate, with my LA parents fill in a termly form and we just input hours...
    3 replies | 63 view(s)
  • Dragonfly's Avatar
    Today, 04:15 AM
    Dragonfly replied to a thread Good morning Tuesday in The Lounge
    Ooh get better soon loocyloo glad things look good.
    2 replies | 88 view(s)
  • Dragonfly's Avatar
    Today, 04:13 AM
    Yes, doing lots of water play early in the day. Interesting you are using your sand tray mouse I didn’t think we were meant to at the present time?...
    5 replies | 102 view(s)
  • Maza's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:37 PM
    Maza replied to a thread 24U in General Childminding Chat
    Thanks Mouse. Yes, it's the two year funding - I didn't even realise it had different names in different LAs. That's really interesting food...
    3 replies | 63 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:24 PM
    Mouse replied to a thread 24U in General Childminding Chat
    Different LAs have different names for it, but I'm assuming it's the 2 year old funding? I've offered funding, both 2 year old and 3&4 year old...
    3 replies | 63 view(s)
  • Maza's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:40 PM
    Maza started a thread 24U in General Childminding Chat
    I've never offered funding before, none of my families used/requested it, so I never looked into it. I've had an enquiry about them today and it...
    3 replies | 63 view(s)
  • mumofone's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:38 PM
    Yes I'm trying to get them in the garden for a good 1-1.5 hours first thing, then back out after naps for another hour but that is all they (and me!)...
    5 replies | 102 view(s)
  • loocyloo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:58 PM
    loocyloo replied to a thread Good morning Tuesday in The Lounge
    Afternoon! After a 4 hr round trip to the hospital, they are very happy with how things are going, and are transferring care to my local ( only 90...
    2 replies | 88 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:57 PM
    Mouse replied to a thread Heatwave in General Childminding Chat
    We try to go outside earlier in the day, before it gets excessively hot. We're lucky that our garden is quite shaded so I put the sand & water tables...
    5 replies | 102 view(s)
  • mumofone's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:45 AM
    How are you all coping and managing in the heat with the little ones? What is everyone up to?
    5 replies | 102 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:02 AM
    Mouse started a thread Good morning Tuesday in The Lounge
    It looks like we’re heading for another hot day today. I was hoping for a thunderstorm last night but we didn’t have the slightest hint of a rumble....
    2 replies | 88 view(s)
  • FussyElmo's Avatar
    10-08-2020, 07:27 PM
    FussyElmo replied to a thread Good morning Monday in The Lounge
    Good evening. Loocyloo get better soon detached retina not good. We are currently digging up the garden. Finally after 14 years of promising...
    7 replies | 348 view(s)
  • Dragonfly's Avatar
    10-08-2020, 06:14 PM
    Dragonfly replied to a thread Good morning Monday in The Lounge
    Thunder storm did it cool the air? I don’t do hot so I’m suffering. We usually miss the storms here in the east.
    7 replies | 348 view(s)
  • Maza's Avatar
    10-08-2020, 03:11 PM
    Maza replied to a thread Good morning Monday in The Lounge
    I've just walked to the Co-op and it was so hot on the way there. On the way back I got caught in an almighty thunder storm! It was lovely actually....
    7 replies | 348 view(s)
  • SYLVIA's Avatar
    10-08-2020, 12:51 PM
    SYLVIA replied to a thread Good morning Monday in The Lounge
    So hot and stuffy here in Kent. Went for a walk with the 3 I have here today. We were all flagging by the time we found the car again. A chilled...
    7 replies | 348 view(s)
  • loocyloo's Avatar
    10-08-2020, 09:04 AM
    loocyloo replied to a thread Good morning Monday in The Lounge
    Morning! 24hrs left of lying on my side. I think they're a bit bored now! Actually...DH has gone to work ( but is only 2 mins away ) dd&ds have gone...
    7 replies | 348 view(s)
  • Pixie dust's Avatar
    10-08-2020, 07:16 AM
    Pixie dust replied to a thread Good morning Monday in The Lounge
    Morning, Its another lovely sunny day here so will be trying to keep everyone one cool! My full timer often turns up tired on a Monday as their...
    7 replies | 348 view(s)
  • Dragonfly's Avatar
    10-08-2020, 07:13 AM
    Dragonfly replied to a thread Good morning Monday in The Lounge
    Morning all, probably water play, sprinkler ( not banned yet are they?) leappad learning system inside, marble painting. As soon as the weather...
    7 replies | 348 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    10-08-2020, 06:52 AM
    Mouse started a thread Good morning Monday in The Lounge
    This would be my usual week off, but as we had nothing booked and as I had 10 weeks off during lockdown, I’ve not taken any extra time off. Having...
    7 replies | 348 view(s)
  • Dragonfly's Avatar
    09-08-2020, 07:42 PM
    Dragonfly replied to a thread Good morning Friday in The Lounge
    Wishing you a quick and good recovery loocyloo
    9 replies | 922 view(s)
  • loocyloo's Avatar
    08-08-2020, 04:58 PM
    loocyloo replied to a thread It’s the weekend in The Lounge
    Thanks both. Got home safely and everyone else has been rushing around doing stuff while I lie around! It's funny .. a few weeks ago, a friend and...
    2 replies | 111 view(s)
  • Maza's Avatar
    08-08-2020, 11:59 AM
    Maza replied to a thread It’s the weekend in The Lounge
    Yes Loocyloo, safe journey home. We are currently cooking the 4th and final dish from our Gousto box. We didn't love last nights meal so hopefully...
    2 replies | 111 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    08-08-2020, 08:50 AM
    Mouse started a thread It’s the weekend in The Lounge
    It looks like it’s going to be a hot one! I’ve already been out and watered my veg so I’m hoping they survive the heat. I was watching a lovely...
    2 replies | 111 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    07-08-2020, 06:47 PM
    Mouse replied to a thread Good morning Friday in The Lounge
    Blimey Loocyloo, you poor thing! I'd noticed you were missing but assumed it was just because you were on holiday. Wishing you a speedy recovery...
    9 replies | 922 view(s)
  • SYLVIA's Avatar
    07-08-2020, 05:06 PM
    SYLVIA replied to a thread Good morning Friday in The Lounge
    Oh loocyloo poor you. Hope you make a full recovery soon Pixie dust, it’s probably caterpillars eating your cabbages. We grew sprouts last year and...
    9 replies | 922 view(s)
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