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20-10-2011, 08:36 PM
Newbie here and I was wondering what your absolute essentials list for childminding would be.

Whether its toys, books, arts and crafts tools/supplies, safety equipment, office supplies, storage, gadgets, resources or anything else. There are so many things that I probably think I need but in reality don't. Trying to work out start up costs before I start the registration process.


Happy Bunny
20-10-2011, 09:19 PM
Equipment - stair gates, prams, cupboard locks, fire blanket.
Resources - pens, paper, paint, playdough cutters.
Toys - the list is endless lol

20-10-2011, 09:31 PM
sense of humour


and a whole back catalogue of songs to sing.:)

20-10-2011, 10:44 PM
First aid box
Car seat
Toys - wooden building blocks of all shapes and sizes
Play cloths (silk, cotton, velvet,
Sparkly, zebra striped, furry,...) these are great for den building, dressing up, using as "dishcloths" or "tablecloths" ...
Sandpit for garden, swing and slide/ climbing frame
Doll and pram or carrier