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  • Maza's Avatar
    22-09-2020, 01:04 PM
    I am so out of the swing of things! When do you set up resources for planned activities or small world scenes/invitations to play etc.? When do...
    12 replies | 483 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    30-09-2020, 10:01 AM
    This morning I was running late and typically, one of the parents arrived 10 minutes early. Luckily her child was happy to play while I finished...
    12 replies | 189 view(s)
  • Maza's Avatar
    04-10-2020, 10:57 AM
    Do you all still print out photos? With whatsapp I am less inclined to do so. I don't print photos of my own child and I don't think my teachers EVER...
    9 replies | 171 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    22-09-2020, 08:38 AM
    Mouse started a thread Good morning Tuesday in The Lounge
    We've got another fresh morning, but the sky is blue so I'm hoping we have a repeat of yesterday and it warms up quickly. After a cold start...
    8 replies | 334 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    21-09-2020, 08:05 AM
    Mouse started a thread Good morning Monday in The Lounge’s cold out there this morning. I only nipped out to the bin but my feet were freezing. I’m going to have to think about swapping my flip...
    9 replies | 331 view(s)
  • Maza's Avatar
    25-09-2020, 06:44 AM
    Maza started a thread Panic buying again! in The Lounge
    How are your supermarkets? Our neighbour mentioned last week that there were signs of people panic buying again and we thought, surely not... ...
    9 replies | 217 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    08-10-2020, 01:26 PM
    We've had another busy day - so busy the children had a late lunch and all fell asleep! I'm guessing I've got another half an hour before they start...
    8 replies | 152 view(s)
  • Maza's Avatar
    04-10-2020, 08:56 AM
    What do you use for toddlers when they do painting/messy play? I find some long sleeved aprons are just too stiff and uncomfortable.
    7 replies | 138 view(s)
  • Maza's Avatar
    23-09-2020, 02:10 PM
    Do starting points need to be written down/recorded? I guess they don't take that long, because I have all the info in my head. I used to write a...
    6 replies | 309 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    13-10-2020, 09:08 AM
    Mouse started a thread Good morning Tuesday in The Lounge
    Good morning everyone. It’s another cold morning, but the sun is shining and all the children have arrived in fab moods! We’re going to get...
    7 replies | 101 view(s)
  • Dragonfly's Avatar
    27-09-2020, 09:35 AM
    Got an advanced child just turned 3 years knows all his letters recognises numbers too. Moving on won’t to help him write the letters. Has anyone got...
    8 replies | 193 view(s)
  • Maza's Avatar
    30-09-2020, 05:57 PM
    I would love to know how long your average collection takes. I had a bad experience last time I was minding with a lovely family who used to take...
    6 replies | 158 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    02-10-2020, 08:16 PM
    Is it a legal requirement that we have emergency contacts for the children? What if parents don't have anyone to name?
    7 replies | 148 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    26-09-2020, 12:43 PM
    Mouse started a thread It's the weekend! in The Lounge
    Blimey it's cold :cold::cold: I've given in to the family pestering and have put the heating on! I know it's cold when my finger nails turn purple...
    6 replies | 176 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    25-09-2020, 08:06 AM
    Mouse started a thread Good morning Friday in The Lounge
    It’s my day off, although I have got a prospective parent coming for a visit this morning. It’s going to be too cold to sit outside so we’re going to...
    5 replies | 164 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    24-09-2020, 09:20 AM
    Mouse started a thread Good morning Thursday in The Lounge
    It's a cold morning, but we've got a lovely bright blue sky so everyone's happy and lively. Yesterday was wet and miserable and the children were all...
    5 replies | 216 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    20-09-2020, 09:39 AM
    Mouse started a thread Good morning Sunday in The Lounge
    I didn’t get chance to post yesterday as I was up and out early on a road trip to help my son clear the last few bits from his house. He moved out at...
    4 replies | 281 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    01-10-2020, 11:49 AM
    What a drama we had this morning! The first child had just arrived when one of the cats came running indoors with a live mouse! He ran straight...
    5 replies | 148 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    06-10-2020, 09:18 AM
    Mouse started a thread Good morning Tuesday in The Lounge
    One of the children arrived this morning, came into the house, turned round to give their dad a kiss, tripped over the doorstep and fell flat on...
    6 replies | 131 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    12-10-2020, 02:48 PM
    Mouse started a thread Good afternoon Monday in The Lounge
    Well, that's me finished for the day. A child was due to be here until 4 but mum messaged and asked if I minded if she picked him up early. I told...
    5 replies | 84 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    14-10-2020, 09:25 AM
    Good morning everyone. We've got another bright and sunny day, but it's very cold. I have been leaving the window open all day for ventilation,...
    5 replies | 80 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    02-10-2020, 09:32 AM
    Mouse started a thread Good morning Friday in The Lounge
    Good morning! I’ve got a parent and child coming to visit this morning so I’ve had a quick tidy round and got a few toys out. I should have had a...
    5 replies | 142 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:18 AM
    Mouse started a thread Good afternoon Monday in The Lounge
    Good afternoon everyone! I had one of my new starters here this morning for a settling in visit. He was a little star, as were the other children,...
    4 replies | 51 view(s)
  • dredm's Avatar
    07-10-2020, 05:34 PM
    I would like to ask those who are already doing it for years, Is it easy to be a childminder? What qualifications do you need to become one? I know...
    4 replies | 135 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    23-09-2020, 10:23 AM
    What's everyone up to today? I'm really lacking motivation and I'm struggling to get moving. The children are free playing happily so haven't...
    3 replies | 221 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    29-09-2020, 09:44 AM
    Mouse started a thread Good morning Tuesday in The Lounge
    Good morning everyone. We've got another cold, crisp day, although it's not quite as cold as it was yesterday. We're out in the garden now and the...
    3 replies | 176 view(s)
  • mumofone's Avatar
    26-09-2020, 10:29 AM
    Has anyone done a blended course recently? How did you find it? Has anyone done a course during these covid times?
    3 replies | 175 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    16-10-2020, 07:36 AM
    Mouse started a thread Good morning Friday in The Lounge
    Good morning everyone. I’ve got no children here today so I’m having a slow start to the day with a cup off coffee and a spot of online...
    4 replies | 69 view(s)
  • BlondeMoment's Avatar
    05-10-2020, 06:01 PM
    Hi all! Hope you're all doing OK in these crazy times. I'm wondering what you guys might do with a similar situation. I have a little girl aged 7...
    4 replies | 132 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    05-10-2020, 10:21 AM
    Mouse started a thread Good morning Monday in The Lounge
    Good morning everyone. It’s a cold and wet morning and the children are all lacking energy and enthusiasm. I did suggest we get waterproofs and...
    3 replies | 110 view(s)
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