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little daisies
23-09-2009, 04:10 AM
nice to see i`m not the only nutter on here at this ridiculous time of the morning. just had my 14 month old mindee turn up yes i start at 5.00am she has just spent the past 7 weeks in slovakia with her granparents. wow how shes grown and shes walking. the only thing is dont think she remembers me and its like starting over again with a new mindee. lots of tears- great:(
just hope dosn`t wake my 2 yr old up :panic:

sue m
23-09-2009, 04:24 AM
This nutter is here too lol! You must be mad starting at this time in the morning! :panic: I woke up at 4am and knew I wasn't ging to get back to sleep. Have a good day :D

little daisies
23-09-2009, 04:54 AM
me again
she`s finally settling down and going to sleep just in time for my next one to turn up at 6.00am.

sue m
23-09-2009, 05:03 AM
That's good. It must be a bit hard for her, being woken up and taken out at that time, specially when it's dark. Think I might cry too! How many hours a day do you do???

little daisies
23-09-2009, 05:15 AM
she is teething as well which don`t help:(

i start at 5.00am and finish between 6.30pm to 8.00pm depending on what day it is, i also work saturdays:yawning:

i try to be as flexible as i can as a lot of parents have to work shifts, no one else dose that i no of, i going mad:ROFL1:

sue m
23-09-2009, 05:40 AM
Blimey! Is that 5 days a week? :eek: You must be very young and very fit lol. And very mad too. :D

little daisies
23-09-2009, 10:45 AM
just very stupid:laughing:

but someone has to do it:littleangel:

23-09-2009, 10:51 AM
5am is the middle of the night!

i admire you for being able to offer such availability and glad little one has settled for you too.

mandy moo
23-09-2009, 11:24 AM
I was woken up this morning at 5.20 by my youngest, asking if he could go down stairs and open his presants (hes 8 today) needless to sy I said 'no' very calmly and to go back to bed..lol
which reminds me must ring Ofsted and Advise them..

23-09-2009, 12:32 PM
5 am !!!! OH my word!!!! Is that a regular thing / contracted hours ? Do u charge extra for that then or usual hourly rate ?Well done tho !!!!!! I would consider it if a parent needed it but i would need endless cups of tea to get me started !!! I hope you get to bed early xxxxx:eek: :eek: :eek:

23-09-2009, 12:38 PM
I admire you for offering those hours. I wouldn't do it. I work Monday - Friday only and work between the hours of 7.30am & 6.30 at the very latest.

I know i have a business to run and people do work odd hours but i have a family to think about as well. I certainly wouldn't work on a weekend as again that if family/me time.

23-09-2009, 01:25 PM
I couldnt do a 5 o'clock start.

My DH gets up at half 5 in the morning and leaves at 6 for work at half 6. I just roll over and go back to sleep until my alarm goes off at 7!!

The earliest I have had any start has been half 7. That wasnt too bad actually as we could take our time with breakfast, rather than one turn up at 8 and we have to leave at 8.20 for school run.

little daisies
23-09-2009, 06:08 PM
it`s not too bad when you get used to it but my mindee has just had 7 weeks off in slovakia with her grandparents so its a shock to the system after a break.

i do charge £1 extra per hour before 8.00am and after 6.00pm but sometimes still dosen`t feel enough:)

23-09-2009, 06:16 PM
5AM :eek: :eek:

Well done you :thumbsup:

Daddy Day Care
23-09-2009, 06:33 PM
Ive said I would start at 6.00am just hoping noone wants me that early, but 5.00am???? think you deserve a medal, even if i could get up that early i wouldnt be in the mood to look after mindees.


The Juggler
23-09-2009, 08:47 PM
:eek: :eek: :eek: you're a better woman than me! i can only just manage a 7.30 start!

23-09-2009, 08:50 PM
i do charge £1 extra per hour before 8.00am and after 6.00pm but sometimes still dosen`t feel enough:)

It's not! :eek: you do work very long hours!

Miffy xx

23-09-2009, 09:45 PM
You should probably charge at least time and a half for that.
I thought I was bad, my earliest start is 5.45, not every morning thank goodness, but I have got 3 of those this week. My normal rate is 3.20 but it's 5.00 before 8am or after 6pm. The same family is my latest finish aswell, around 6.15pm so sometimes I get a long day, but not as many hours as you.
One of the playworkers at the stay and play today was saying how someone should open a 24hr nursery, as so many people like nurses and so on, struggle to find childcare to fit their shifts, can you imagine that :eek:
(probably make a fortune though!)