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  • Mouse's Avatar
    16-09-2020, 10:30 AM
    It's definitely a lot cooler today, but it's still warm enough to be outside without coats or jumpers. I don't think the children actually feel the...
    12 replies | 610 view(s)
  • Pixie dust's Avatar
    06-09-2020, 09:04 PM
    Just wondering what others are doing regards outings.....we have been out on local walks but not ventured further in the car as when we first entered...
    9 replies | 637 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    03-09-2020, 06:48 AM
    Mouse started a thread Good morning Thursday in The Lounge
    What a wet and miserable morning. I have another child leaving today and had planned another party with outdoor activities - a treasure hunt, a...
    6 replies | 735 view(s)
  • 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 | 302 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    14-09-2020, 09:10 AM
    Mouse started a thread Good morning Monday in The Lounge
    The sun is shining and the sky is blue. It's a good start to the week :D I had my first child arrive happily at 8.30. He can in, lay on the sofa...
    9 replies | 519 view(s)
  • HandD's Avatar
    17-09-2020, 01:01 PM
    Hi, apologies if this has been asked before. If my daughter is sent home from school to isolate for 2 weeks because someone in her bubble has tested...
    8 replies | 621 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    28-08-2020, 08:12 AM
    Mouse started a thread Good morning Friday in The Lounge
    I’ve just realised it’s a Bank Holiday on Monday, so I’ve got another long weekend to look forward to as I don’t work Fridays :clapping: I’m going...
    7 replies | 687 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 | 256 view(s)
  • Maza's Avatar
    02-09-2020, 04:34 PM
    Do you have a business name? I'm thinking I might choose one for advertising purposes/facebook page, as I don't always like having my own name out...
    5 replies | 736 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 | 231 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    30-08-2020, 02:17 PM
    What's everyone been up to? We had a skip delivered at the end of last week, so we've spent most of the weekend filling it! We've got it for...
    6 replies | 621 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    01-09-2020, 02:39 PM
    What started off as a cold day has turned into a lovely sunny afternoon. I had 3 children here today but they’ve all gone home now so I’m sat...
    5 replies | 620 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    02-09-2020, 09:59 AM
    The weather's turned cold and it's forecast to rain later - not much fun for those back doing school runs today :panic: I've got one child...
    5 replies | 587 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    09-09-2020, 10:16 AM
    I've got a busy day today so have just popped on for a minute while I'm online printing off some resources. The sun is shining so we've been in...
    6 replies | 480 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    15-09-2020, 10:24 AM
    Mouse started a thread Good morning Tuesday in The Lounge
    It's another lovely day so we're out in the garden enjoying the sunshine. The children are playing happily and don't want me to join in, so I've...
    7 replies | 374 view(s)
  • Maza's Avatar
    08-09-2020, 08:27 AM
    Does anyone still do daily diaries for the kids to take home? I used to quite enjoy doing them, the parents loved them and I found them to be useful...
    6 replies | 358 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    09-09-2020, 04:28 PM
    As the title says, what paperwork do you have for over 8s? Is it the same as for EYFS? Child record, contracts, permissions etc.
    6 replies | 514 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    07-09-2020, 09:39 AM
    Mouse started a thread Good morning Monday in The Lounge
    It's the start of the new term for me today and I already feel more in control of what we're doing! I had felt I'd been drifting through the weeks...
    5 replies | 411 view(s)
  • Dragonfly's Avatar
    11-09-2020, 08:38 PM
    I wanted to get some pumpkin essence for playdough ( thinking ahead) is there such a thing and where would I get it? Please
    4 replies | 707 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    11-09-2020, 07:12 AM
    I’ve been trying to make sense of the flowcharts I’ve seen showing what to do if a child has coronavirus symptoms but I’m getting myself confused! ...
    5 replies | 569 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    18-09-2020, 08:34 AM
    Mouse started a thread Good morning Friday in The Lounge
    Good morning everyone. It looks like we’re going to have another lovely day. I seem to have got up this morning in a sorting out kind of mood,...
    6 replies | 450 view(s)
  • Maza's Avatar
    27-08-2020, 08:27 AM
    When do you pay back deposits? I always used to pay it back once the child had left my care - often two or three years after they joined. However,...
    4 replies | 547 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    11-09-2020, 06:53 AM
    Mouse started a thread Good morning Friday in The Lounge
    The end of the week is here, at last. No children today so I’m going to go and meet a friend for coffee. While I’m out I’ll nip to town for a...
    4 replies | 478 view(s)
  • Maza's Avatar
    18-09-2020, 12:32 PM
    I don't have a grimms rainbow. I'm most probably not going to ever buy one either. I do think they look lovely and everyone on fb/instagram seems...
    5 replies | 373 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    26-08-2020, 12:38 PM
    After a very blustery couple of days the wind does seem to be dying down slightly. I've lost a couple of solar lights that were hanging in a tree,...
    5 replies | 535 view(s)
  • Maza's Avatar
    05-09-2020, 04:10 PM
    I do always aim for a doorstep handover eventually with parents - but is it appropriate for new families? Before covid I always gave new parents the...
    4 replies | 394 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    17-09-2020, 06:05 AM
    Mouse started a thread Good morning Thursday in The Lounge
    It’s my last working day of the week today and I’m really looking forward to a day off tomorrow. I seem to have been particularly tired this week so...
    4 replies | 323 view(s)
  • emmas's Avatar
    16-09-2020, 11:07 AM
    I wondered what all of you do if you realise you need to nip to the shop and you have mindees with you?. All my shopping is delivered. But the other...
    4 replies | 279 view(s)
  • Maza's Avatar
    31-08-2020, 10:54 AM
    As we all know, we have to have the Ofsted poster on display. I always show parents my insurance certifiacate, first aid certificate etc etc and they...
    3 replies | 561 view(s)
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