View Full Version : 1st Enquiry!

04-12-2007, 08:57 PM
Hi there,
Got my first phone call tonight. Parent had seen my details on the Childcare link website (only went on on 21st Nov). She wants 3 full days a week for her 9 month old son when she goes back to work in February. They are coming for a visit on Friday afternoon!!

04-12-2007, 09:21 PM
Great news about the enquiry.

3 full days just what you need after xmas.

Hope everything goes well on Friday

Fingers crossed for you

Carol xx

04-12-2007, 09:41 PM
Good luck on Friday!!

Let us know how you get on...!

04-12-2007, 09:57 PM
That is good news good luck for Friday

Keep us posted

Angel xx :littleangel:

04-12-2007, 10:03 PM
Good luck for Friday & congratulations on your first enquiry. Let us know how it goes wont you?

04-12-2007, 10:30 PM
Oh! thats great, good luck...the fun starts here!!

04-12-2007, 10:36 PM
Good luck! A 9 month old, how gorgeous will that be!

Let us know what happens!

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
05-12-2007, 08:00 AM
Good luck for Friday you will be fine.

Let us know how it goes.

Lorraine xx

05-12-2007, 08:42 AM
hello and welcome to the forum:)

congratualtions on your first enquiry and good luck for friday, hope you get lots more soon x

05-12-2007, 08:45 AM
Good luck for Friday


Pudding Girl
05-12-2007, 09:40 AM
Thats great news, hope its a good omen for your business, getting enquiries so quickly lol!


05-12-2007, 10:11 AM
great news......good luck!

05-12-2007, 03:50 PM
Thanks for all the good luck wishes!
Just busy sorting out and making sure I have copies of everything that I need to show parent!
Will let you know how it goes.

05-12-2007, 05:42 PM
Well done Sharlan! Good luck on Friday. A 9 month old baby 3 full days would be the perfect start for you.

Emler x

06-12-2007, 09:16 AM
Thats realy great!


Hope you get the contract!!

Good luck :D


08-12-2007, 03:49 PM
Well...both Mum and Dad turned up and were really nice. Baby is adorable!!
Only problem is that Dad will be working offshore so they would want me (if they chose me, they are seeing 3 others) to have him for the 3 days for 3 weeks then not so often for the next 3 weeks when Dad onshore. I explained about having to charge them something due to loss of a potential place and money for those hours and they were ok with that. Not sure if I could manage on much less than what I had worked out for the original hours mentioned though. Think it might have to be a 'no' should they ring and say they wanted me to have baby :(
Actual 'interview' went well though :)

08-12-2007, 05:05 PM
Glad it went well, even if you have to say no at least it should have given you some experience and confidence for the next time.

It's a difficult one with the dad being offshore, they will probably find it hard to find someone what can accomodate that.

Well done though!

11-12-2007, 09:02 AM
Great news.Good Luck!

11-12-2007, 09:08 AM
That is great news

Maybe you could come to some sort of arrangment regarding hours etc

If this is your first child it would be better than nothing- maybe you could help them until they could find someone else

Or just try it for a while

Well done for doing well with the interview like it has been said it gives you the experience for the next time

Good luck whatever you decide to do

Angel xx

12-12-2007, 09:52 PM
Sorry I missed your first post. Well done! That's excellent news for you. I hope they get back to you soon with even better news.:)
Sandra XXX

Pudding Girl
13-12-2007, 11:18 AM
I think they'll struggle to find a minder round this way who WON'T charge them for the times dad is home, so don't assume that they won't want you ;)

Did you tell them how much you would charge for the 3 weeks dad isn't offshore?

Hate to say it too, but without meaning to sound moneygrabbing etc..- offshore=shedloads of cash ;)

13-12-2007, 02:00 PM
I used to work for an offshore drilling company and they didn't actually earn that much, everyone used to think they did especially as it was an American company but the pay was quite poor!

Pudding Girl
13-12-2007, 05:13 PM
Just going on people I know up here who are offshore near Shetlands and how much they earn and how much they houses they are buying are worth etc etc ;)

13-12-2007, 05:31 PM
Sorry I missed your first post, glad you survived the first interview it can be quite daunting, as Angel said, if the couple are interested it would be handy to have a little money till somebody else comes along, you could always start with a short term contract and see how things progress, good luck with what you decide and with your next enquiries.