View Full Version : enquiry...want me to start tomorrow!

10-11-2009, 01:12 PM
Some parents!

Just had a call from a lady who wants me to have her 10 month old 2 days a week from tomorrow! lol! What is wrong with these people?

I said no of course. I have to work out if it will fit anyway and she only wants 3 or 4 hours a day but they run into the after school session. So If I take the child it would be using an under 5 place and an after school place up. Will have to work out what to charge.

10-11-2009, 01:18 PM
Gosh, talk about leaving it till the last minute!!

10-11-2009, 01:22 PM
Has she met you?

I'm not sure I'd leave an important decision that late!! :panic:

10-11-2009, 01:29 PM
I had someone ring me last week, wanting me to start next day, I suppose it depends on peoples circumstances.
I did not have a space tho.

10-11-2009, 01:30 PM
I had a call on a Friday from a mum who had just that minute had a successful interview. Her child (aged 3) had never been away from her and it was 5 days a week 8:30am - 6pm

He started on the Monday and he's still with me 1 year on.

10-11-2009, 01:40 PM
I got a parent coming tomorrow evening for the child to start following monday lol

Straws xx

10-11-2009, 02:36 PM
May be they have been let down at the last minute by someone but you'd think they'd want to meet you a couple of times first and what about the contracts/paperwork? I'd never be able to get it all written up and ready in just a few hours!

10-11-2009, 04:05 PM
My 18 month old mindees mum came to see me on the Tuesday and she started the following Monday. I offered her a couple of settling in sessions at the end of the week she came, but she declined. She settled in fine anyway.

10-11-2009, 04:08 PM
my 2 year old was like that, mum phoned, came to look round the next day and left her here 1/2 an hour later! Quickest settling in I've ever done!

10-11-2009, 04:13 PM
Mine did that, came round on the friday, signed contracts for start on the monday. She said she knew as soon as she met me that I was right for her LO's. Seems thats how some people decide. It's worked out well, sometimes you just have to go with it.