View Full Version : Ode to Childminders

Helen Dempster
06-05-2012, 11:25 PM
Going through my old "Who Minds" mags and saving anything 'important', I came across this, which now takes pride of place on my noticeboard....it was from the 2010 edition - do any of you remember it? Love it! Sung to the theme "Coming round the Mountain"

Mum and Dad are off to work but we're ok
cos our childminder is there throughout the day
We'll be playing, singing, talking,
Exploring while we're walking
Before and after school or holiday

Singing aye aye yippee dippee do
Wiping noses, messy hands and faces too
Building bridges, making models
Tickling tummies, giving cuddles
There is nothing that a childminder can't do

We will walk to school to start our busy day
We'll be splashing in the puddles on the way
We'll be waving at the gate
Then we must hurry, can't be late
For the drop-in where we like to stay and play


On a Friday it's the toddler group at 10
Dressing up and making gloop with all our friends
We read some books at story time
We sing some songs and learn to sign
Then it's lunch before our nap and school again


(4) They are keeping children happy everywhere
Giving them the confidence to learn and share
Oh there's no one could be kinder
Than a special childminder
Understanding needs of children in their care

Carol M
07-05-2012, 06:04 AM
Love it :clapping:
May just teach my lot these words :laughing:
Carol xx

07-05-2012, 08:01 AM
fab! im going to print it off and hang it somewhere. x

mandy moo
07-05-2012, 11:23 AM
Brilliant, now wheres my printer gone..

07-05-2012, 11:32 AM
Yes I do remember it. Its lovely.

07-05-2012, 01:19 PM
Ah! That's sweet. :thumbsup:

07-05-2012, 03:30 PM
That's great, not sure mine would want to listen to me trying to sing it thOugh! :laughing:

Miffy xx

07-05-2012, 03:32 PM
thats good will print it out thanks:)

karen m
07-05-2012, 03:53 PM
I have this printed and have it in our song folder