View Full Version : Finally childminding!

31-05-2008, 08:59 PM
Right so as some of you know im now finally childminding and have become pretty full... however i wanted to know a strange question. In the near future were going to start trying for a baby.... however how much time does everyone take off for Mat leave? because obviously you dont want to take too long and loose your mindees?

Answers on a postcard :)

Thank you in advance!


31-05-2008, 09:10 PM
Hi, i finished working at 38 weeks and then i started working again when my lo was just a month, i didnt have long because i looked after two sisters who were fantastic and i couldnt wait to get them back! bless :littleangel:

Everyone is different and everyone needs a different length of time off, good luck xxx

foxy lady
31-05-2008, 09:16 PM
what did the parents do with the children while you were off?

31-05-2008, 10:40 PM
Im in the same boat just started minding and now trying for a baby

31-05-2008, 11:16 PM
With Charley I worked up until the day after she was due, I knew she'd be late.
I did have 6 months off though afterwards as we moved house when she was 5 weeks old.

With Mitchell I had him on the Thursday and was back minding on the Monday.
I felt fine and well enough to mind again, I do recover quickly from giving birth even c-sections. I did only have one part timer though, had it been more I may have had more time off.

Everyone is different so only you can decide how much time to take off with the baby.

Good luck

Carol xxx

01-06-2008, 12:13 AM
Good luck with childminding and trying for a baby

Angel xx

01-06-2008, 07:22 AM
Sorry can't help - I had my children before I started childminding

Just wanted to wish you good luck though

miffy xx

01-06-2008, 07:33 AM
Good luck from me too

Emler x