View Full Version : am i the only minder...........

16-09-2009, 03:46 PM
who has a rota so they don't forget what kids they have :blush: :laughing: :laughing:

16-09-2009, 03:49 PM
I have one which i update each week so i know who i am picking up every day - gets too confusing otherwise:D

16-09-2009, 03:56 PM
No ! I only have one full timer. The rest are part time. I need a rota to make sure I have who I'm supposed to have :rolleyes:

16-09-2009, 03:57 PM
think i am going to have to do one if all the people who rang me this week end up signing contracts!!!

16-09-2009, 04:13 PM
i'm so pleased i'm not the only one LOL

16-09-2009, 04:17 PM
i have a white board solely for writing my reminders down!!!!! kids, food, appts..... :laughing:

16-09-2009, 04:26 PM
I have it marked on my callender who Ive got each day just incase I leave one behind at school .

16-09-2009, 04:31 PM
I put mindees initials in my work diary for the days they are booked and times.

The Juggler
16-09-2009, 04:54 PM
I put in my diary and I have to do a mental check on school run every day that I'm going to right school and who I'm picking up. Will be ingrained in stone in a few weeks I'm sure.

16-09-2009, 04:54 PM
I have to write them all down as well... wouldn't want to forget one! :panic:

16-09-2009, 04:57 PM
We have an A4 diary which is pre written with all mindees entered. With 14 on our books all part time we have to :laughing:

16-09-2009, 05:10 PM
I give one of the mums a rota, so she knows when she's supposed to be bringing the children to me :laughing:

The Juggler
16-09-2009, 05:14 PM
I give one of the mums a rota, so she knows when she's supposed to be bringing the children to me :laughing:

:laughing: :laughing: :laughing: I need to do that!

Lady Haha
16-09-2009, 05:18 PM
I have laminated A5 cards up on my kitchen cupboard, one for each day! I have three flexi after schoolies, so I need to update it every Sunday!

16-09-2009, 05:22 PM
I use a family planner from Smiths. Each child gets a tick for each day they are due. However I only go to one school campus and I just tend to wait until there is no one left. Then I know I have everyone:D

16-09-2009, 05:22 PM
Yep, I have a spreadsheet with mine all on and its colour coded as well with the ages, it saves a lot of worry.


16-09-2009, 05:24 PM
No, I have a masterplan, but I just get track of mine and dh's mindees, I am one of the unfortunate ones, who couldn't forget if i tried!

16-09-2009, 05:34 PM
i got myself a white board and each age group has their own colour and each school that i pick up from has there own colour im afraid i might forget one. though i do have one parent that keeps adding xtra days on with their after school so i have to change it a bit more than i like.

Heaven Scent
16-09-2009, 05:47 PM
I write it in my diary but never look - I have a 7 seat vehicle and can only have 6 mindees so its not that hard to remember and all come on set days and I just remember them. If I had a flexible one like I had last year then I would need to write that down and check every day - I suppose if I stick to collecting from the school I'm collecting from now I could go over the 6 as I can walk there and then it may get a bit confused but I did manage to collect from 4 schools this time last year without forgetting who I had when - just had to make note of flexi girl cause that was a big mixture of am and pm - gosh and I thought I was scatty - I'm just not organised enough to write stuff down and then check it I suppose - thats even more paperwork to me - i only check my diary in the mornings before I start work and in the evenings when all mindees go home - no time in between.

16-09-2009, 09:21 PM
i have placed one on my notice board since the summer holidays as this is the busiest i have ever been.

16-09-2009, 10:40 PM
I have 9 full contracts and one ad hoc and collect from 3 schools and 1 nursery hence the rota lol

Tam's Tribe
17-09-2009, 06:21 AM
I have to write them all down as well... wouldn't want to forget one! :panic:

:laughing: :laughing: :laughing: Thats me too . . . so worried I get home, leaving one at school.

I have rota on my phone and by my front door!!!!

The Juggler
17-09-2009, 07:11 AM
I have 11 full contracts, all p-t, and collect from 2 schools and a nursery. Perhaps my memory is better than I thought it was at my age. I haven't left one yet!

17-09-2009, 09:41 AM
everything goes in my diary and on the calendar