View Full Version : Ending the contract......

01-06-2008, 09:30 AM
Good morning all im in need of a little help ive never lost a mindee and ive had quiet enough and want to give notice ive writen up what i think i need to can you please let me know what you think and please add too if you think it needs something.

Notification of end of contract.

I have decided after much consideration that I am no longer able to offer weekend placements.
I am working 7 days a week and I need time for my family and also to have some down time from minding.

As from todays date 1st June 08 I am giving 4 weeks notice as stated in our contract.
The last minded weekend will be 5th 6th July 08 Last payment date will be 10th July 08.
I am willing to help look for another childminder to make things easier for you.

If you have any questions please get in touch so we can discuss them.

Cheryl Catherwood

Wendy Woo
01-06-2008, 10:54 AM
looks good to me. its to the point and clear about dtaes etc. but then im not great with things like that. If i recieved that as one of ur parents i would accept it and understand

01-06-2008, 11:01 AM
Couldnt be clearer, I cant see a problem with it, but I've never had to do it myself, maybe someone who has might help more :)

01-06-2008, 11:05 AM
i think that its a fine letter it explains every thing clearly and you have been polite & helpfull if they need any help with child care . dont think you have missed any thing but im sure their are more out their who will cheeck it out
good luck with ending it , hope it goes :thumbsup:

01-06-2008, 11:08 AM
I think it sounds excellent. Good reasons stated and willing to help find alternative care. What more could a parent ask for? If I received it, I would be sad to lose you but totally understand your reasons.

01-06-2008, 11:30 AM
It's a good letter - if you didn't want to explain you could just put "due to personal reasons" but I think the parent will appreciate you giving her the reasons you don't want to do it anymore (shows it's not personal)

Good luck - it's never easy giving notice

miffy xx

01-06-2008, 11:33 AM
I wouldn't offer to help find alternate care. You're under no obligation whatsoever to do so. Maybe you could instead offer her a list of potential minders instead and let her do the legwork? I think when we feel guilty, we can go overboard to help ease our feelings. Course, that's just my opinion and you must do as you see fit.:)

01-06-2008, 11:47 AM
Thats a very good idea about a list a childminders i tthink i shall use that instead.. roll on 2pm so i can break the news oh no im not good at this and its my first time too

01-06-2008, 12:05 PM
Good luck for 2 o'clock. I think your letter is really good by the way.

01-06-2008, 12:54 PM
Good luck with the letter its great

I agree with Tatia though about offering to find someone else for her - that is not your problem

Angel xx

01-06-2008, 02:16 PM
Thats a very good idea about a list a childminders i tthink i shall use that instead.. roll on 2pm so i can break the news oh no im not good at this and its my first time too

I print of a list of local childminders from the childcare link website & say please find enclosed.....

01-06-2008, 03:02 PM
Well it went really well i was so nervous as i didnt know what to say and do etc...

But mum was gutted but after i explained about me working to much and family she said she understood.

yippee thats a weight off my mind now

Thanks for all your support i needed it.

01-06-2008, 03:18 PM
Well done you - now relax and enjoy the rest of the weekend :)

miffy xx

01-06-2008, 03:26 PM
Glad it went well for you.

It isn't easy giving notice, I had to do it a few weeks ago but did feel so relieved afterwards.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Carol xx

01-06-2008, 04:34 PM
Well done, and good for you to think of your family.

01-06-2008, 05:29 PM
Well done!:clapping:

01-06-2008, 06:22 PM
Well done and welcome to the weekends TA DA :clapping:

01-06-2008, 06:26 PM
I feel so much better for doin it now but when i got home i could have cried as id be throwing away alot of money but today mindee 1 hit bit kicked all my step children and my son who is ill with chickenpox so it did make it easier lol

01-06-2008, 06:27 PM
Great result!!


01-06-2008, 08:10 PM
well done :clapping: