View Full Version : 25 years childminding

15-03-2008, 05:28 PM
In January 2009 I will have been childminding for 25 years, I am going to have a party hopefully and anyone will be welcome to come and join in. I live in the east midlands and know it would be difficult for some of you but the invitation will be there for everyone and I will let you know when and where nearer the time.:clapping: :clapping: :clapping:

15-03-2008, 05:30 PM
Think you deserve a big party!!!

15-03-2008, 05:38 PM
wow thats a long time minding hun.. you must really enjoy it

well done to you for minding sooo long - if i lived neare id come but fella wont let me out to far lol

15-03-2008, 05:40 PM
Well done:clapping:

15-03-2008, 06:27 PM
Wow 25 years thats great, are you going to get some of your old mindees and families to go to your party. Too far away for me


15-03-2008, 06:29 PM
25 years! That's brilliant! I bet you've seen some changes!

Have a fab party! I will raise a glass for you :D

casey's mum
15-03-2008, 06:40 PM
Congratulations! Bet you have seen most things in that time! Would love to come to your party my sis lives in Stafford is that anywhere near you?

Angela xx

15-03-2008, 06:42 PM
Wow! That gives hope to us all. You much really love it. Have you always been busy or have you had quite periods too?

15-03-2008, 06:46 PM
That's a huge achievement

Whereabouts are you?

Miffy xx

15-03-2008, 07:12 PM
25 years!!!! Wow you must have some stamina :laughing:

Congratulations :clapping: :clapping: :clapping:

15-03-2008, 07:27 PM
Congratulations :clapping:

25 years minding, that's fantastic

A party sounds the right way to celebrate

Carol xx

15-03-2008, 08:57 PM

15-03-2008, 09:01 PM
25 years is a long time. You must have learned so much over the years. Congratulations to you!

15-03-2008, 09:07 PM
wow 25 Years!!

well done you - you must be super human :D


15-03-2008, 09:19 PM
Thats great well done

Angel xx

hello kitty
15-03-2008, 09:30 PM
WOW - Congratulations.Enjoy your party.

Sarah :clapping:

15-03-2008, 09:49 PM
you must enjoy childminding to do it for 25 yrs


15-03-2008, 09:52 PM
You deserve some kind of medal .:clapping:

Do you belong to the NCMA i think you should let them know. I think you should have your picture in their magazine. I wonder what the record is.:thumbsup:

15-03-2008, 11:07 PM

how do you stick it for this long? does it mean it got better in time?

i also think you deserve a medal:clapping: :clapping:

15-03-2008, 11:13 PM
Well done . Enjoy your party you deserve it http://www.mysmiley.net/imgs/smile/party/party0011.gif (http://www.ganja.co.uk)

15-03-2008, 11:14 PM
wow 25 years, well done on that achievement!!


16-03-2008, 07:58 AM
wow 25 years :eek: Congratulations!!

Emler x

16-03-2008, 08:02 AM
25 years is a long time. You must have learned so much over the years. Congratulations to you!

Ooops I just mis-read this - thought you said "you must have Earned so much.............."

silly me :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:

Miffy xx

16-03-2008, 09:52 AM
that is a huge achievement are you havnga sabatical ? dontthey usually give them at25 years service ...lol you could give yourself one xxxx

well done you xxxx

16-03-2008, 09:59 AM
:clapping: Wow, your silver jubilee!!!!:clapping:
I bet you've seen some changes in that time. As you've weathered them all you must be a very special person to keep on minding.
Well done, if I wasn't so far from you I'd definitely come and raise a teacup to you!:jump for joy:

16-03-2008, 03:18 PM
:blush: :blush: Thanks for all your warm congratulations, I live near Derby if that helps any of you. When I first started it was very different to now as some of you will undoubtedly know, there was no training to do and really no support and of course nothing like this brilliant forum to turn to. The registration process took on average about 6 months and was dealt with by Social Services. One thing that has happened over the last couple of weeks which is great, I now have the grandson of the very first parents I had, it is a pity that it is not C's child but it is his nephew so do you think OFSTED would play ball with continuation of care if I needed a variation:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: . I have had times when I have had no children at all and then other times as is happening now when 3 mums are shortly going on maternity leave and have asked me to have the new babies as well in a few months time, I think I am going to have to have an assistant.

When I read some of the posts on the forum, I can totally empathise with everyone and would just like to say that we are lucky now as we have so many wonderful people that we can turn to and even though I have been childminding so long I find that I am still learning so much on here.

Also I went on a full day EYFS training yesterday and would like to say to Sarah that the work you have done on your ebooks about the EYFS that I purchased from you recently were spot on with what the trainers were telling us how things will be expected to be done. So a big pat on the back for yourself and thank you for doing so much work for all of us to be able to use. We also got some great freebies, a set of books like the little baby books from featherstone for the birth to three and NCMA's book Active Learning.

We were perhaps luckier than some with the training as we did it as our Network and we already new the trainers.

Again thank you all for the good wishes and sorry it is such a long post.


16-03-2008, 05:46 PM
You don't even get that long in prison for murder!!! Great to see it can still

be an enjoyable profession after so long. I'll be retired in 25 years!!

Alison x:)

Splish Splosh
16-03-2008, 06:14 PM
wow 25 years congratulations to you i hope you have a fantastic party.

16-03-2008, 07:17 PM
You deserve a big party! Congratulations!

16-03-2008, 07:41 PM
Wow, what an achievement - well done and congratulations for next year.


26-03-2008, 12:57 PM
It will be my 25th minding anniversary in 2009 too!! :)

Must have been a good year! ;)

26-03-2008, 01:28 PM
Congrats both and well done!!

Michelle M
26-03-2008, 01:28 PM
Congratulations 25 wow. I live in Derby so I hope I get an invite to the party :blush:

26-03-2008, 03:33 PM
Congratulations to you both!

I thought my 10 years (anniversay 1st April) was long enough :laughing: :laughing:

26-03-2008, 05:13 PM
:excited: Congratulations and Well done :excited: