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07-01-2010, 04:30 PM
has anyone else had a sudden spurt if interest for childcare?

i've had 4 enquires this week alone (and one mum coming to see me when i return from egypt *hopefully*)

07-01-2010, 04:32 PM
i did over xmas but all quiet now. good luck with one after your hols hope you get there.

07-01-2010, 04:33 PM
Not me but then I've no vacancies atm.

Good to know there's work out there still!

Miffy xx

07-01-2010, 04:34 PM
Yes I have had 2.

One was a no no as mum wanted me to work from 5.30am til 6.30pm 2 days a week which rotate 2 on, 8 off...meaning I would have to work some weekends as well.

The other was a no no too as mum let me down before and I wasn't interested this time

hopefully things are looking up for everyone- as I haven't had many enquires at all compared to this time last year

07-01-2010, 04:39 PM
we dont seem to have any here atm:eek:

07-01-2010, 04:41 PM
The silent phone is quite deafening here :(

07-01-2010, 04:51 PM
the most recent one is for a 4 month old boy, but they are looking for a march start when mum goes back after maternity, she wants to come and see me after my hols

todays flight got away with a slight delay so its looking good :clapping:

07-01-2010, 04:57 PM
I joined childcare.co.uk today and have had 4 people look at my entry so far. I've also updated my netmums one so I'm first as I have a part time space to full and a full time one in Sept. Here's hoping I get some calls soon.

07-01-2010, 05:58 PM
I've had 2..
last one yesterday for a full time space...but I wont have one available for another 2 months or so...

07-01-2010, 06:00 PM
yup definitely. I have had 5 enquiries in a week and I am not advetising...all through childcare.co.uk

3 were for the wrong schools, 1 full time and I am only free 4 days and one family came to see me...not got back to me yet, but wife was due to have 2nd child this week so could be that.

I really should get better at saying no! I dont want to do anymore, but always get tempted if it fits.

07-01-2010, 06:39 PM
I don't think my phone works anymore!! Hasn't rang for about 6 months.

07-01-2010, 08:03 PM
We have had the busiest few days ever on childcare.co.uk even with the snow!

Over 3000 members have joined in the last 5 days and we are seeing a massive amount of activity of on the website.

Over 200,000 people are visiting our website each month.



07-01-2010, 08:04 PM
yeah thats where i've had 3 of the 4 enquiries!!!!

07-01-2010, 08:18 PM
I certainly have! I have gone from 2 part timers to 6 children in 2 weeks. This is great but a little overwhelming for a newbie! (All but one are in EYFS). Am still waiting on a another couple of enquiries but to be honest I only have a few odd hours left to fill and I can't fit anymore in the car :laughing:

07-01-2010, 08:24 PM
I have had 2 this week - of which one has signed and one I am still waiting to hear back from!!!:clapping:

07-01-2010, 08:55 PM
:clapping: :clapping: :clapping:

looking good guys xx

07-01-2010, 09:00 PM
Yes, I have had two school enquiries i cant do, another i could do but dont want to and 3 full time lo places enquired for, one has come to visit for one child but don't think i will get and the other for two children, she is coming tomorrow and if this works out we will be full of 6 littles ones on 4 days and have 5 on the other day.

Chimps Childminding
07-01-2010, 09:09 PM
No nothing here :( Mind you having checked the govenments childcare link I am not surprised. I live 5 miles from my postcode, and poor old June next door simply doesn't exist!!!!!!!!!!! :laughing:

07-01-2010, 09:30 PM
I am inundated with inquiries, getting two or three a day (usually 1-2 a week). Much demand in the area. I have a full-time vacancy opening up in march (mum having a baby), and a part-time vacancy opening up then too (family is moving overseas) and am seeing 7 prospective parents for the vacancies.

childcare.co.uk has proved excellent... otherwise it's word of mouth.

I really hope those who haven't had any inquiries yet will get that call soon!!! x