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  • loocyloo's Avatar
    Today, 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...
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  • Dragonfly's Avatar
    Today, 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...
    2 replies | 11 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    Today, 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...
    2 replies | 11 view(s)
  • SYLVIA's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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 | 123 view(s)
  • Pixie dust's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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 | 123 view(s)
  • FussyElmo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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 | 123 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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 | 123 view(s)
  • SYLVIA's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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 | 267 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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 | 267 view(s)
  • Pixie dust's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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 | 148 view(s)
  • Dragonfly's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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 | 150 view(s)
  • Dragonfly's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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 | 267 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 | 148 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 | 148 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 | 148 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 | 267 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 | 150 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 | 267 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 | 267 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 | 150 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 | 476 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 | 476 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 | 476 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 | 476 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 | 476 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 | 476 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 | 476 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 | 476 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 | 998 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 | 128 view(s)
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