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  • 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 | 203 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 | 189 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 | 178 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 | 156 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 | 119 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 | 207 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 | 172 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 | 167 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 | 184 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    20-10-2020, 11:52 AM
    I had to check myself then...is it really only Tuesday? I'm sure it should be at least Thursday! We've had a lovely morning in the garden. It was...
    6 replies | 91 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    21-10-2020, 07:13 AM
    For some reason this week is really dragging. What’s the betting we get to the weekend and that just flies by! Last night I had a dream that I’d...
    6 replies | 90 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 | 172 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 | 150 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:58 AM
    Mouse started a thread It’s the weekend! in The Lounge
    I hope you’re all managing to have a peaceful weekend after a busy week. We haven’t got much planned, although DH has got a slot at the local tip...
    6 replies | 30 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 | 109 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 | 99 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 | 162 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    19-10-2020, 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 | 74 view(s)
  • Maza's Avatar
    22-10-2020, 04:46 PM
    Have you ever had a mindee who just bursts into tears at home time? Mindee is generally as happy as larry all day. He is always thrilled when he...
    5 replies | 72 view(s)
  • Maza's Avatar
    23-10-2020, 10:18 AM
    I take all the obvious stuff that I would take for my own child - such as snacks, spare clothes, nappies etc. but in your role as a childminder, what...
    4 replies | 62 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    22-10-2020, 10:14 AM
    Mouse started a thread Good morning Thursday in The Lounge
    It's Thursday at last! It's taken a long time to get here this week :laughing: I've got a totally unexpected day off as the two children I should...
    4 replies | 57 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 | 156 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 | 194 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 | 89 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 | 187 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 | 147 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 | 127 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    03-10-2020, 07:33 PM
    I made the mistake of taking my grandson to town this morning to get him some new clothes. It was awful - very busy, queues to get into every shop,...
    3 replies | 127 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    07-10-2020, 03:49 PM
    Today has been a really busy day, but I don't seem to have achieved much! The children have gone home happy, tired and a bit grubby, so they've...
    3 replies | 116 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    09-10-2020, 07:57 AM
    Mouse started a thread Good morning Friday in The Lounge
    Happy Friday! It’s a cold day here, but at least it’s bright and sunny. No work for me today but I’ve set myself the challenge of doing one...
    3 replies | 108 view(s)
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