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  • FussyElmo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:40 PM
    FussyElmo replied to a thread Good morning Thursday in The Lounge
    Loocyloo congratulations to your son. I feeling so sorry for the students who haven't got the grades because of being downgraded :-( We are still...
    7 replies | 148 view(s)
  • loocyloo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:12 PM
    loocyloo replied to a thread Good morning Thursday in The Lounge
    Thanks Maza and Pixie. DS is going about 100 miles away, but it is THE uni for what he wants to do, so we're very happy for him. X
    7 replies | 148 view(s)
  • Pixie dust's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:23 PM
    Afternoon everyone, we were supposed to have rain this morning but that didn't happen and it's really muggy here now. We went in the garden earlier...
    7 replies | 148 view(s)
  • Maza's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:21 AM
    Maza replied to a thread Good morning Thursday in The Lounge
    Loocyloo that's brilliant news about your son! Congratulations. Lovely that you are allowed to be up and about on his special day too. Gosh we had...
    7 replies | 148 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:33 AM
    Mouse replied to a thread Good morning Thursday in The Lounge
    Well done to your son LoocyLoo! Exciting times ahead :clapping:
    7 replies | 148 view(s)
  • loocyloo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:17 AM
    loocyloo replied to a thread Good morning Thursday in The Lounge
    Morning all. I haven't slept well for the last week ... combination of having to lie in one position for my eye, and the heat! It feels cooler...
    7 replies | 148 view(s)
  • Dragonfly's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:25 AM
    Dragonfly replied to a thread Good morning Thursday in The Lounge
    We’re expecting thunder storms this morning so have set up inside but am still hoping to go outside early. I haven’t slept well for days but slept...
    7 replies | 148 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:01 AM
    Mouse started a thread Good morning Thursday in The Lounge
    Phew, I think that must have been the hottest night yet. If it hadn’t been for the fan and my cooling towel, I don’t think I’d have got any sleep. It...
    7 replies | 148 view(s)
  • SYLVIA's Avatar
    12-08-2020, 08:24 PM
    SYLVIA replied to a thread Good morning Wednesday in The Lounge
    No storms no rain either. It’s still boiling and humid here. But more cloud tonight so here’s hoping it does something over night. Came back from a...
    3 replies | 183 view(s)
  • Pixie dust's Avatar
    12-08-2020, 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...
    3 replies | 183 view(s)
  • FussyElmo's Avatar
    12-08-2020, 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...
    3 replies | 183 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    12-08-2020, 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...
    3 replies | 183 view(s)
  • SYLVIA's Avatar
    12-08-2020, 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 | 375 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    12-08-2020, 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 | 375 view(s)
  • Pixie dust's Avatar
    12-08-2020, 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 | 205 view(s)
  • Dragonfly's Avatar
    12-08-2020, 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 | 192 view(s)
  • Dragonfly's Avatar
    12-08-2020, 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 | 375 view(s)
  • Maza's Avatar
    11-08-2020, 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 | 205 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    11-08-2020, 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 | 205 view(s)
  • Maza's Avatar
    11-08-2020, 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 | 205 view(s)
  • mumofone's Avatar
    11-08-2020, 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 | 375 view(s)
  • loocyloo's Avatar
    11-08-2020, 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 | 192 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    11-08-2020, 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 | 375 view(s)
  • mumofone's Avatar
    11-08-2020, 11:45 AM
    How are you all coping and managing in the heat with the little ones? What is everyone up to?
    5 replies | 375 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    11-08-2020, 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 | 192 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 | 577 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 | 577 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 | 577 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 | 577 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 | 577 view(s)
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