View Full Version : Stand alone garage playroom

18-03-2009, 06:38 PM
A friend of mine is thinking of becoming a childminder she is a nanny and is considering making her garage into a playroom, its not attached to the house though its in the garden. Does anyone know how Ofsted would react to this?

18-03-2009, 06:46 PM
I had friends who converted a double garage.

They had everything in there including a mini kitchenette and phone.

They used it instead of their house and it was very successful.

18-03-2009, 06:48 PM
sounds great for her, didn't the council object or did they just say their children played there too.

18-03-2009, 06:49 PM
I'm not sure tbh... her children were older.

18-03-2009, 06:52 PM
hi, I think there might be an issue with leaving children unattended and out of earshot. On a practical level - every time she needs to answer door/phone, get juice, get snack, put little one to sleep, wash hands etc etc etc she would need to leave little ones or take them all along. It would be fine I guess as another play area for kids to use but not to base her childminding out of , if that makes sense. Hope this gives some thoughts to start with.

18-03-2009, 06:57 PM
Though I guess if she had a good quality monitor in the garage and with the listening device in the house it would combat the being able to listen to them bit ?