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18-02-2008, 07:37 PM
hi all, i have been registered fr about 2 months, got one littlen only 2 afternoons 6 hours a week :(
she was my first and only enquiry from cis, i have posters up at pre schools joined the network cant get any interest....
any novel ideas ne one would like to share please xxx

18-02-2008, 07:42 PM
there have been loads of suggestion given recently. Have a good look around and see the many different ideas for advertising.

One suggestion that leaps to mind because it has been different is to wear a badge which you can get from NCMA.....it states that you are an Ofsted Registered childminder.

i can't remember who originally posted it (sorry whoever you were!) but she got quite a lot of good response from it

Worth a try!!

18-02-2008, 07:46 PM
Have you checked the CIS site to see how far down the list you are?

I alter something on mine every so often to bring it back to the top :thumbsup:

18-02-2008, 08:00 PM
yeah i do that every week!!!! there is only me and one other cm in my estate with vacancies there must be no one looking, not even a enquiry :(((:(

18-02-2008, 08:08 PM
I advertise on Gumtree and I got a mindee from there, might be worth a go.

18-02-2008, 08:08 PM
I was in the same boat....done a leaflet drop and with in 2 weeks Im turning people away now and need a bigger car :clapping:

I order postcards from vistaprint and drop them.

Good luck

18-02-2008, 08:10 PM
done all that !!!!!
grrrrr, mortgage comming out soon :(

18-02-2008, 08:13 PM
I order postcards from vistaprint and drop them.

Be careful! I was talking to someone on here the other day who has been a recent victim of the Vistaprint scam and is struggling to get her money back - once you've bought from them, you are open to the suggestion that you ticked the relevant box! :eek:

18-02-2008, 08:14 PM
Do you go to toddler groups, sorry if I seem to bang on about them but it's good to get yourself out there. There is no better advertisment than people seeing how good you are with the kid/s you've already got.

18-02-2008, 08:15 PM
oh no! fingers crossed, i got 750 cards for delivert of 4.25 i think??
will they send me bills then?

18-02-2008, 08:16 PM
yes and that, must just be slow in my area...
want to go and buy a double buggy and new toy storage !!!
but cant yet :(