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31-03-2008, 02:06 PM
hi everyone!

I am not quite sure what to do so I am hoping you will help...

A (1 year old) came to see me with his mum (or the other way round :)) a couple of weeks ago.She was really interested so am I to start in June-Mon & Wed.

Anyway, C (1 year old) started with me 2 weeks ago and her mum mentioned that she MAY want and extra day from June for every other Monday, but it depends on her mum, how she copes with looking afer C.

So, my dilema is...do I take on A as he is really really sweet and has the biggest eyes...and tell C's mum, "well. sorry, but I cant wait for you to decide if you want C minded or not"

or...Shall I take A on...and if C's mum wants the extra day , I will ask for a variation? I would then have 4 under 5 on every other Monday for 7 1/2 hours, term time only.

Sorry if this is confusing, my hubby doesn't keep up any more.

Thanks for reading.
Jana xxx

31-03-2008, 02:19 PM
I think I would take on "A" because it's for 2 days and "C's" mum only wants every other Monday - maybe.

You've got to think of yourself and like you said, you can always ask for a variation. :D

31-03-2008, 02:37 PM
Not sure I'd want to do a full day with 4 under 5... :eek:

31-03-2008, 02:42 PM
Not sure I'd want to do a full day with 4 under 5... :eek:

yep, I know :panic: :panic: ...

But I hate to let people down.


31-03-2008, 03:01 PM
Take on A you cannot run a business on the never never.:)

31-03-2008, 03:04 PM
I would take on A!

31-03-2008, 03:17 PM
Whatever you decide good luck

Angel xx

31-03-2008, 03:19 PM
I woudl take on the extra child and then if needed I would ask for a variation!


Splish Splosh
31-03-2008, 03:28 PM
yes so would i do as banana says you can always ask for variation if need be.

31-03-2008, 03:29 PM
I'd take the definite work and then see what happens with regards to the other mother possibly needing an extra day. A bird in the hand...so they say.

31-03-2008, 04:35 PM
Im the same as everyone else.

31-03-2008, 04:41 PM
As above

C's mum might decide she doesn't want the extra day - you never know

I have 4 under 5's some days (variation for siblings) Its not too bad

Honestly :eek:

Pudding Girl
31-03-2008, 06:00 PM
You cannot run your business on what if's and maybe, so take on the new child :)

Michelle M
31-03-2008, 06:12 PM
I agree with everyone else, good luck and let us know what you decide :)

Chimps Childminding
31-03-2008, 06:15 PM
I would take the new child (A) on! if there is no guarantee that C's mum will definately want you, and you would be losing out on 2 days minding if you turn A's mum down and possibly not get C the extra day!

31-03-2008, 06:47 PM
Thanks for your replies!...I am going to say yes to the mum...and hope C's mum won't need the extra day :)

thanks again

Jana xx

31-03-2008, 08:41 PM
Glad you have reached a decision :clapping:

Well done, I think you have made the right choice.

03-04-2008, 08:29 PM

Just thought I would give you an update...I decided 3 children under 2 is enough for me ...so

I plucked up the courage to speak to C's mum...I said that another mum would like me to have her lo on Mondays so I will have to decide who to give the place to...

guess what she said : "That's absolutely fine, I wouldn't want you to keep a place open for me when I am not even sure if i will need you"! :clapping: :clapping:

I was sooooo relieved! I wished I had talked to her earlier as I could have slept better!

And I am a very happy bunny!:)
Thank you everyone for your help!

Jana xxx

03-04-2008, 08:33 PM
Great news! It's nice when everyone is happy! :D

03-04-2008, 08:34 PM
Glad it worked out!:clapping:

04-04-2008, 06:51 AM
Great news. Glad you spoke to herand it worked out well.


Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
04-04-2008, 08:11 AM
Glad it all worked out :clapping:

Lorraine xx

04-04-2008, 02:16 PM
glad everything worked out for you


04-04-2008, 02:35 PM
So pleased it all worked out for you

miffy xx