View Full Version : So what vacancies could you do with filling ....

01-01-2010, 08:49 PM
Thought it might be intersting to see what vacancies we all have at the beginning of 2010, and our success in filling them.

It really is all about how many vacancies you want to fill, rather than going to your max numbers as that may not be for everyone:

From the end of January I could do with filling:
1 x preschooler space anything up to FT hours
1 x 5-8 space term time only hopefully

01-01-2010, 08:51 PM
pre-school - 2 full-time, 1 tue-thurs
After school - 2 everyday

Very empty:( .

Things can only get better

01-01-2010, 08:52 PM
I'd like an after schooler, don't want anymore under 5's, fed up with nappy changes in my pregnant state!


01-01-2010, 08:54 PM
one of my mindees turns 8 tomorrow :clapping:

i'd like another after schooler :thumbsup:

01-01-2010, 08:58 PM
Have 3 before and after school places.
Would ideally like them until 5pm and term time only. :thumbsup:

Am full for under 5's until September...when I can have another and there's only 2 of us, so wont be short of LO's! ;)

Positive vibes for all looking!

Rachel x

01-01-2010, 09:02 PM
I could do with an under 5 on tuesdays to keep the 2 1/2yr old company, possibly 2 if one can walk well as I need to be practical about getting about.

In April when my temp Friday child finishes I would like to replace with 2 or 3under 5's on a Thursday to give me Fridays free again.

01-01-2010, 09:03 PM
I only have one mindee aged 18 mths, so therefore I have 2 full time spaces I would like to fill.

I am not really looking to fill before/after school although I might have one coming which is a friends daughter.

I am hoping for a couple of ring backs from people who enquired before Xmas wanting Feb starts - one is for twins which would fill my vacancies in one go!!!:clapping:

Good luck to those looking!!

01-01-2010, 09:19 PM
I have 1 f/t or 2 p/t spaces for a under 5, and i could do with 1 or 2 after schoolie, i only have 1 14mth old on my books at mo, really quiet :(

lets hope it picks up for everyone in 20 10 :clapping:

02-01-2010, 10:14 AM
I have 2 vacancies after school on Tuesday & Wednesday - but to be honest I am not really looking to fill them urgently.

When my under 5 leaves in March I am not doing any more under 5's- only after schools.

02-01-2010, 10:18 AM
I only have one space left on a thursday and friday and would idealy like a little one but not too bothered, got two more children signing up on monday for after school spaces they wanted all week but i am full on the tuesday and wedensday, its a lovley feeling being full and saying you cant do the days but I also feel a bit guilty ,

02-01-2010, 10:58 AM
I was looking at being empty at least until baby arrived, but hapily signed contracts for 2children for 2 full days starting next week, they are only term time so wouldnt mind a holiday contract and maybe another part timer in the under 5's

02-01-2010, 12:36 PM
As I'm registered for 5 then I'd like to fill 5 spaces. Losing my 3 part time under 5's in March which leaves me only with 3 after schoolers. Basically, I'm desperate.

02-01-2010, 01:17 PM
I am in the lucky position of being full. My new years res is to not take on any more over 8's after school as i am fed up of being k********d. Just staying as i am will suit me just fine. Good luck with everyone else's vacancies.:thumbsup:

02-01-2010, 01:28 PM
i dont want to fill any of my spaces as im as full as i like but have to start thinking of maternity leave , i would like to keep some but end contracts with others thought i may end up ending them all

Chatterbox Childcare
02-01-2010, 02:02 PM
None none none

I have 5 new babies starting in the next 18 months and 2 3 year olds already - not sure how I am going to do it yet

Good luck to everyone with vacancies

02-01-2010, 02:07 PM
At the moment all of them. If my full time mindee stays which is 50/50 depending when I get home I really need to fill some spaces or its job hunting for me:(

02-01-2010, 02:40 PM
I could do with one under 5 space on a Monday only filling as my Dd is at preschool so only have 1 mindee on a monday morning, which can be nice but the money of another would be nicer.

After that I do have one 5-8 vacancy but my own DD is starting school in Sept so didn't really want to fill it as with my own children and mindees if I get a 7 seater we could all fit in at the moment.

02-01-2010, 02:51 PM
I will have a full time under 5 vacancy at easter, and could do with a couple of after schoolers TBH i'll take anything I can, you never know when you might lose some, so the more you have the easier any losses will be, if that makes sense.

The Juggler
02-01-2010, 03:25 PM
I have an under 5' full time, monday, wed and friday, term-time only between 0900 and 1500! what are the chances of that happening!

02-01-2010, 03:26 PM
Thankfully i am full to bursting now but from sept to nov i was empty under 5 but now i have my full quota and have variation for extra one (sibling) so i am going to be very busy from monday:clapping: :clapping: :clapping:

02-01-2010, 03:34 PM
I have had 2 under 5's spaces since September and have had some calls but all have let me down at the last minute:(

Will give it untill I have done my NVQ3 and will have to give it up I think if things don't pick up:(

Hopefully 2010 will be a better year for us all that are waiting:)

02-01-2010, 06:25 PM
I'd like an after schooler, don't want anymore under 5's, fed up with nappy changes in my pregnant state!


i have only just started up so got all spaces anybody got any advice for me

02-01-2010, 06:45 PM

02-01-2010, 09:53 PM
i am full as I want to be, though panicking about another one due to start in March.

I have my own 18 month old, another 18 month old 2 days and a 14 month old 2 days and a 9 month old starting 2 days in March.

I pick up 4, 4, 5 and 11 from school....arrrggghhhh

Silly me saw another family today with a 14 month old who wants 2 days a week.

It is so hard to say no when I need the money and from experience know I am only ever 4 weeks notice away from no mindees

02-01-2010, 10:12 PM

I would love to fill the two under 5s vacancies. I had two enquiries just before Xmas holidays so may hear this week if they are interested. Happy New Year to all!


02-01-2010, 10:50 PM
I have 1 x full-time and 1 x Thurs and Fri for under 5's, never been so quiet.

03-01-2010, 10:51 PM
I only have a space mon and fri mornings but not bothered about filling it to be honest. will be nice to have some time one to one with my 2 yr old mindee as other mindee will be at nursery and my own son at pre school! I don't want any more after schoolers either as have 5 with various days. So quite happy at mo but going to get some more leaflets ready as you just never know when you need to do an advertising campaign!!!:rolleyes:

03-01-2010, 11:06 PM
Don't have any to fill at the minute but will allk change this year.

I have 2 that turn 8 this year, 2 that go to school full time and 2 that are off to nursery, so by september i might have all my spaces to fill.

Will wait and see what the new year brings with it.

04-01-2010, 12:27 AM
1 pre school age
3 5yrs + spaces

i think haha (confuses me when write it without looking at my chart & cert )

04-01-2010, 09:06 AM
part time hours here and there for under 5's i would like to fill , but may be filling those with 2yr old pilot scheme. have only 1 after schooler so ideally ( financially) could do with more. was gutted had to turn down 3 siblings last week as they are at the other village school. could get to their school for collection if i drove not walked , but then couldnt fit everyone in the car! really tried to find a way to do it but no joy. the extra £400 a month would have made a huge difference , and no EYFS!

04-01-2010, 09:08 AM
I'm fine as i am
but i would love to change from after schoolies to just pre school children.
I have two under 3 now and if i got another would start to drop school ones x

04-01-2010, 04:43 PM
I'm full, but its been very hit and miss the last 12 months with parents dropping days due to pay cuts ect, I had a new baby start today, I'm now full, 3 under 5's spaces filled and 2 after school is enough for me. but it could all change as the year goes on.

Straws xx

04-01-2010, 06:22 PM
I do have vacancies, but have decided I have enough children.

I have 2 before and after schoolers
1 x 3 yr old 3 days per week
1 x 2 year old 2 1/2 days per week.

I have a baby starting in May who will be 6 months old.

I have had 2 or 3 queries over the past couple of months and an enquiry today which I am tempted. It would be for a baby as well so would need a variation. The baby was very premature and they think he may have dwarfism as well, waiting for Mum to phone me back about a visit. Thought it wouldn't do any harm in speaking to her and discussing her needs.

I am very lucky in that all my children are term-time only contracts.

04-01-2010, 06:25 PM
It is so hard to say no when I need the money and from experience know I am only ever 4 weeks notice away from no mindees

i think that's the hardest part of this job :panic:

04-01-2010, 06:27 PM
I have a space for a pre-schooler on a Monday, Thursday & Friday if someone wants them then i am happy to fill them but at the moment i am quite happy with what i have got:)