View Full Version : ***COMPETITION***

19-11-2015, 01:34 PM
:cheerleader: Admin thought it was about time we had another forum competition! :excited:

Since we are hurtling towards the magic figure of 30,000 forum members, we thought the prize should be £30 worth of Amazon vouchers :happy banana:

The question we would like you to answer is: How has the Childminding Forum helped you with your childminding business?

I for one like interesting, funny, clever, well-thought out answers so these are most likely to win!

We will close the competition the second the 30,000th member joins.

Rick, Richard, Sarah, FussyElmo, Angeldelight and Pauline

19-11-2015, 04:20 PM
I will start (even though I cant enter).

The forum is my staff room. Made some good friends on here who have helped in good and bad times.

Its always nice knowing that whatever the question someone will know the answer

19-11-2015, 04:51 PM
I visit the forum to talk about poo
Snot and sick and Ofsted too
To vent my anger and give advice
To talk about paperwork that’s not so nice
To get ideas and talk when I’m bored
and because of this my confidence has soared
There’s been a few times when I wanted to give in
But by coming on here I’ve turned my frown into a grin
So thank you all for making my job more happy
and I’m just off to change another nappy


20-11-2015, 11:52 AM
Not like you lot to be so shy and reserved when there is a competition running :laughing::laughing::laughing:

20-11-2015, 12:31 PM
Not like you lot to be so shy and reserved when there is a competition running :laughing::laughing::laughing:

It's going to be the the easiest decision we've ever had if we only get one entry :laughing:

20-11-2015, 12:34 PM
I think we're all trying very hard to come up with a winning response! Hopefully inspiration will hit over the weekend and you will be inundated! Xx

20-11-2015, 02:15 PM
I agree, I need more thinking time lol!

20-11-2015, 02:56 PM
I joined the forum to get activity ideas, and to hear how others deal with challenges they face so I can make am informed decision as to how I should deal with them.also I feel like I have adult interaction when I log on :)

20-11-2015, 05:45 PM
I'm thinking also. I think JCrackers has set the bar very high!

20-11-2015, 07:32 PM
I visit the Forum because I live on the moon, and I'm hoping to find out who is looking after the nosy little girl who spies on me through her telescope every evening. Tell her to stop! :angry:

21-11-2015, 09:34 AM
The great advice,
The fun ideas,
When smoke is coming out of my ears!
The forum is the place to come when celebrating a success or feeling glum.
I love the way we share our day, even though we are miles away.
There's banter, there's friendship and lots of laughs too.
My job is so much better because of all of you :-)

21-11-2015, 11:35 AM
Wow 30,000!!! That's amazing!

Well I use the forum to read about how everyone deals with different things from parents to policies, to get ideas for improving my setting and to know what other things to avoid, to keep updated with the latest legislation and to be nosey!

24-11-2015, 07:05 AM
We have 59 members to go. If you want to get your entry in, I estimate we we be at 30,000 by the end of the week.

24-11-2015, 01:40 PM
We have 59 members to go. If you want to get your entry in, I estimate we we be at 30,000 by the end of the week.

We're now all scrambling to set up 59 new webmail accounts to get 59 new addresses with which to create 59 Forum sock-puppet identities, so we can each 'like' ourselves 59 times and win, win WIN !!!!!! :D

01-12-2015, 08:56 PM
As Elvis says (or something similar), when no one else can understand me its the wonder, the wonder of you.

02-12-2015, 08:03 AM
The forum has kept me company when I cannot sleep at night!!!!

30,000 nearly, that's amazing

05-12-2015, 10:48 AM
17 members to go :clapping::clapping::clapping:

05-12-2015, 12:29 PM
I sit alone, amongst the mess
And wonder what I’m doing.
The scattered toys, the constant noise
The baby’s endless pooing.

I wonder if I’m doing it right.
Where does this profile fit?
I start to question what I do
And wonder “should I quit?”

I dream of days from long ago
When I was office based
The adult chat, the grown up talk
The tea breaks evenly spaced.

So should I go back to those days
And those things I remember?
To have my house back as a home,
No Christmas till December?

I’d have no need to visit here
Or chat to you, my friends
To share ideas and have a laugh
To see what each day sends.

I’d miss the fun, I’d miss the laughs
I’d miss the things you say
I’d miss the kids, I’d miss the job
Oh, go on then…I’ll stay!

You ask how has the Forum
Helped me with my work?
I’d say it’s helped me carry on
And enjoy every perk.

05-12-2015, 04:50 PM
Love it, love it, love it Mouse :-)

05-12-2015, 06:59 PM
16 more to go so if anyone else would like to enter please do so :D

06-12-2015, 08:21 AM
13 members to go - exciting :clapping::clapping::clapping:

06-12-2015, 08:50 AM
My friends, I wouldn't be the childminder or the person I am without you all. You support, you challenge and you make me laugh.
Thank you

08-12-2015, 01:48 PM
8 members to go :clapping:

08-12-2015, 03:12 PM
What makes a forum?
some anticipation
some education
some stimulation
such indignatiion
some outright frustration
some justification
and fascination
no discrimination
pure dedication
to our vocation
Thanks everybody
you're my inspiration!

09-12-2015, 01:12 PM
3 to go. If anyone else wants to enter please do so.

09-12-2015, 03:38 PM
I love this forum, it's given me endless ideas or crafts etc to do with my mindees and just provided some company when I need to feel like someone else understands the hassles this job brings!

There has also been a few times when it's shown me what not to do as a childminder lol!

10-12-2015, 05:43 AM
2 members to go :thumbsup:

10-12-2015, 10:32 AM
2 members to go :thumbsup:

I first started with just 'having a peek' then one day I took the plunge and joined the forum. It helps in many ways. The main one for me is I feel I'm not alone anymore. This can be an isolating job and since LA's don't have the money or resources to visit us as often I now feel I am part of a hugh 'virtual office' all working together to keep independent childminders achieiving their best, aiming high, being very well informed and advertising that we are 'out there' and we are not going to disappear. Thank you, for the vast range of topics discussed. It is always good to see another professionals view point as we can can learn from one another. Keep posting CM's!

10-12-2015, 12:02 PM
1 member to go :clapping:

It's a small world
10-12-2015, 01:13 PM
1 member to go :clapping:

I joined a few years ago. Sadly I didn't post for some time. But went through a bad time and came back here for childminding support. I won't be leaving the forum again. Great support, advice. Ideas. I love sharing my ideas and getting positive feedback.... Something I wasn't getting elsewhere xx love this group I no longer feel completely alone x

10-12-2015, 02:16 PM
1 member to go :clapping:

Competition is now closed.
We have just welcomed Jackie Hann as our 30,000 member.

13-12-2015, 07:58 PM
***Competition winner***

.........is moh!

Well done :clapping:

PM Richard and he will sort out your prize.

Thanks everyone for taking part.

13-12-2015, 08:51 PM
Well done moh :-) happy spending x

13-12-2015, 09:07 PM
Well done moh


13-12-2015, 10:01 PM
***Competition winner***

.........is moh!

Well done :clapping:

PM Richard and he will sort out your prize.

Thanks everyone for taking part.

Thank you very much. Great news.

13-12-2015, 10:22 PM
Well done MOH :clapping::clapping:

14-12-2015, 11:01 AM
well done MOH , and well done forum! Paulines baby all grown up! xx