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11-10-2011, 09:25 AM
Hi everyone!

As some of you may know I am currently working towards finishing my MEd dissertation which is exploring the relationship between parents and childminders.

The focus is the two-way flow of information between childminders and parents of early years children (birth to school-age).

A few months a go I asked for volunteers to help me fill in a questionnaire for my dissertation. I was overwhelmed by the support I received from you guys and I'm hoping you may help me again!

I'm looking for 50 childminders (you must have atleast one early child on your books) to PM their email address so I can send them a short questionnaire for them to complete and return. For those of you who completed my previous questionnaire I promise it is much simpler than the last one and won't take as long to complete!

Please please help and PM me your email address! I'll collate everyone's email addresses and as soon as I have enough I will email out the questionnaires (hopefully by the end of the week).

Thank you guys!

11-10-2011, 12:50 PM
Hi guys! Thank you very much to those of you have already pledged your support by pming me your email addresses. So far I've had 10 replies - ideally i'd like to get to 50 so am looking for any others who are willing to help!

11-10-2011, 01:42 PM
Thank you once again guys! I now have 20 volunteers! I'm desperate to get to 50 so please please spare a few minutes and pm me your email address to receive a questionnaire!!

11-10-2011, 05:31 PM
I'm now over halfway with 26 volunteers! If there is anyone else out there who wouldn't mind helping a fellow minder please pm me your email address!

11-10-2011, 05:37 PM
I'm now over halfway with 26 volunteers! If there is anyone else out there who wouldn't mind helping a fellow minder please pm me your email address!

Did you get mine? Just wondering as not had questionaire yet

Penny :)

11-10-2011, 08:50 PM
Yes, would be happy to do that, but can't find the facility to PM ???!! I'm thickkoooooo sorry !!

11-10-2011, 08:53 PM
Yes, would be happy to do that, but can't find the facility to PM ???!! I'm thickkoooooo sorry !!

If you click on butterfly's name a box will appear and the option "send a private message to butterfy" - click on that and away you go.

Miffy xx

The Juggler
11-10-2011, 09:28 PM
PM'd you tonight hon.

12-10-2011, 06:41 AM
Thank you so much guys! I'm now up to 43 volunteers!!! Thanks to Ripeberry and Boxtree - I just need you guys to send me your email addresses!

Hopefully I will reach the magic no 50 today and then will send out the questionnaires to everyone at the same time!

If there are a few more lovely childminders who wouldn't mind filling out a questionnaire I'd be very grateful if you could pm me your email address!

12-10-2011, 06:47 AM
sent you mine

sonia ann
12-10-2011, 06:52 AM
done ...................

12-10-2011, 07:21 AM
Thank you! I'm up to 48 so only need 2 more volunteers to pm me their email address!!

12-10-2011, 07:31 AM
Thank you sooooo much everyone!!! WE'VE DONE IT!!!

50 responses - thank you guys!

I will do the school run and then send out the questionnaires later today!!

If you are able to fill them in and email them back to me as soon as possible that would be great!!!


12-10-2011, 07:33 AM
Opps just sent you mine then read to the end of the thread and see you have 50 :laughing:

12-10-2011, 09:41 AM
don't worry polly i'm pleased to have you as no 51! i'll still send you a questionnaire if that's ok!

12-10-2011, 09:54 AM
Yes thats fine :thumbsup:

12-10-2011, 10:24 AM
OK guys! 51 questionnaires sent out via email! Have fun! I look forward to reading the replies!!

13-10-2011, 01:16 PM
Thank you to everyone of the 20 people who have already responded with their questionnaire replies.

Looking forward to receiving everyone's so I can put together the results!

14-10-2011, 03:11 PM
I'm halfway there! I have received 25 replies so far! Thanks everyone!

If I could get back everyone's questionnaires by the end of next week I'd be really pleased as that will give me enough time to analyse th results before my next uni session!

14-10-2011, 03:31 PM
I have half done mine and promise to finish it and send it back to you over the weekend :thumbsup:


16-10-2011, 02:47 PM
Sunday update! I have sent out a total of 55 questionnaires and have so far received 30 back! Thank you guys! The results look really interesting!

If you haven't done so yet please email back your questionnaires by the end of the week!

Thank you for your support!

18-10-2011, 12:56 PM
Hi everyone!

Thanks for your replies! I've started compiling the results which are really interesting! There's still time to send back your questionnaires! Only 25 to go!