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15-11-2011, 08:17 AM
Just wondered what everyones typical day was like, when you start, finish and how many hours you do?

I just have a Thursday at the mo with twins
11:30am - 4:30pm so 5 hours

but hoping to get Tuesdays
11:30am - 3:00pm too so 3.5 hours

and from February
another 4 days
6:30am - 10:30am and 3:30pm - 7:30pm so 8 hours day 32 hours week:thumbsup:

15-11-2011, 08:19 AM
only 2 days 8am - 6pm with siblings

need more really but it is really quiet at the moment here :(

15-11-2011, 08:20 AM
monday, tuesday n thursday 8-5/5.30
weds 8-6
friday 9-1 or 3

not sure how many hours but more than 40 and some weeks can be nearly 50 then my mother wonders why i have no energy to go out in the evenings lol

grateful for the work though in these difficult times

Chimps Childminding
15-11-2011, 08:27 AM
At present I work Monday - Thursday 7.30 till 6.00, but I only have 1 mindee during the day on Mon, Tues and Weds, (and 2/3 before/after schoolies) but 3 on a Thursday (and 3 after schoolies)! I would love to condense my days more and ideally I would love 2 mindees each day (maybe I'm just being picky :blush: but one of my 3 on a Thursday is my screamer and I find it very hard work) and get a Monday off too, but even tho the mum who's lo I have on a Monday asked at one time about changing to a Tuesday so far its not happened :(

15-11-2011, 08:31 AM
just now 3 11 hour days and 2 10 hour days .
Then from january 7.15 to 6.30 , 5 days a week - not ideal but I have to take what parents need , certainly cant afford to turn down fulltimers just because of the hours. Could wait forever for that 'perfect' enquiry!

15-11-2011, 08:39 AM
Mondays 8-4 with 2 LO's plus another who does 8.30-3.30
Tuesdays 8-4 with one LO
Wednesdays 8am start with one LO, then collect another from nursery, first LO leaves at 4 and the one I collect from nursery leaves at 5.15pm

Plus my own son of course.

15-11-2011, 08:49 AM
Hi, my hours are forever changing! but at the moment I am working

Monday: 11.40am-6.00pm
Tuesday: 11.40am-6.30pm
Wednesday: 8.30am-5.30pm
Thursday: 8.30am-6.00pm
Friday: 11.40am-6.30pm

So at the moment that's around 38 hours a week, in February one of my mums comes off maternity so I will be starting at 8.00am on a Tuesday and Friday again, taking it up to around 45.5 hours a week (argh!, lol)

Nine times out of ten I end up working hours I don't want to work due to existing parents changing days and hours!!! How can you say no to an existing parent?!

15-11-2011, 09:25 AM
Monday - 8.00am - 6.00pm - Two year old boy.
Tuesday - 8.00am - 1.30pm - Six Month old girl.
Wednesday - 8.00am - 6.00pm - Six Month old girl.
Friday - 8.00am - 6.00pm - Six Month old girl.

15-11-2011, 10:20 AM
Mon to Fri 8am until 6pm.
2 x before schoolies every day. Days spent with either 2 or 3 EYFS children and then 2 afterschoolies every day.


15-11-2011, 11:26 AM
Mon-Thurs 8-6pm and fri 9-4pm at the moment (47hrs)
After Xmas it will be Mon-Weds 8-6pm and Thu/fri 7.45-6pm (50.5hrs)

And I wonder why im going grey :D

I used to have fridays off but work has been so slow for a year that I had to start working fridays to attract more business.:(

Mrs Book
15-11-2011, 11:43 AM
My hours change from today:crying: As my baby mindee finishes. So as from tomorrow my hours will be

Monday/Tuesday off
Wed/Thur/Fri 8-12.15 for 1 child.

15-11-2011, 12:13 PM
Mon 07.30 - 18.00
Tues - Fri 07.30 - 18.30

4 - 5 before school age 3-16 years
Normally have 3 or 4 early years during the day, then anything upto 10 under 8's after school.

15-11-2011, 12:13 PM
My change alot so difficult to write down:

mon, tues, weds 8am-6pm but can be 6.30am - 6.30pm, though today I started at 7.30am!

thursday and fri upto 7pm, but today will probably be 7ish too!

15-11-2011, 01:27 PM
My typical week:

Monday:08.30am until 5.30pm

Collect 2X 1yr olds from school car park (parents dropping off other older children), 1X3yr old mindee goes to pre-school from 9am until 12.30pm.

Tuesday: 3.30pm until 6pm

Have morning to myself and then have 1 X 5yr old afterschooler who loves to play with my DD2

Wednesday:7.30am until 5.30pm
Take 1X 3yr old to pre-school at 9am and collect at 12.30pm, have 1X 1yr old all day.

Thursday: 7.30am until 3pm
Have 1X3yr old and 2 X 1yr olds all day, my own kids go to an afterschool club so I get 3pm until 6pm to myself for paperwork.

Friday: 08.30 until 1pm
Only have 1 X 1yr old

Suits me fine at the moment, but would like to have some more mindees on a Friday.

15-11-2011, 01:30 PM
Mon - 7.30-5.30
Tues - 7.30-5.30
Weds - 7.00-6.00
Thurs - 7.00-6.00
fri - 7.30-5.30

But with mindees leaving and *hopefull* a new starter in Feb, I could be having Fridays off, which I am actually really looking forward to!!!

Helen Dempster
15-11-2011, 01:31 PM
Mon-Fri 7.15am-5.30pm

15-11-2011, 01:37 PM
Monday 7.30 - 4.30, 18 & 19 month old and 5 year old
Tuesday 7.30 - 5.00, 12, 18 & 19 month old and 5 year old
Wednesday 7.30 - 4.30, 18 & 19 month old and 5 year old
Thursday 7.30 - 5.00, 12, 18 & 19 month old and 5 year old
Friday 7.30 - 4.30, 18 & 19 month old, 2 and 5 year old.

C x

15-11-2011, 01:40 PM
I currently do

Monday - Friday 7am - 5pm Siblings
Thursday & Friday 12pm - 7pm

I do a 54 hour week and am pooped at the end of it lol

15-11-2011, 01:45 PM
At the moment I do
Mon 9.15 - 12 1 3 yr old (settling in) then 3 -6 1 after school
Tues 3 - 6 2 after school
Wed 7.30 - 5.30 1 before school and 1 17 month old
Thurs 7.30 - 6 1 before and after school, 17 month old and 2 3 yr old pick up from nursery
Fri same as thurs.

From January I will have the 3 yr old that I'm settling in on a monday and his baby sister mon - wed 8 - 2. So 40 hrs just now and 49 after january. Bit different to the 30 hrs I used to work!!


15-11-2011, 03:47 PM
I do -

Tues, Weds, Thurs, 9.20am - 5.40pm with a 14 month old (week off this week :jump for joy: )

Then have 2 after schoolies but thier days and times vary as mum is a shift worker.


15-11-2011, 05:00 PM
as of sept gone i now only have a monday with twins 9.30 - 3.30

however i also have

before schooler 8am - 9 am mon - fri then collect at 3pm till 5.30pm

also tue, weds , fri twins after school till 8pm :(

15-11-2011, 05:29 PM
At the moment I have;

8yr old Mon - Thurs 8am - 9am & 3.30 - 6pm
8yr old Mon, Tue, Thurs & Fri 3.30 - 5.30
2.5yr old Mon - Fri 8am - 5.30
2yr old Mon 8am - 4pm, Thurs & Fri 8am - 1.30
1yr old Mon - Fri 8am - 4pm

15-11-2011, 05:36 PM
At the moment I have:

Monday - 16 month LO from 12pm until 2.30pm
Tuesday - 18 month LO from 9.15am until 3.45pm
Wednesday - 18 month LO from 9.15am until 1.15pm
Thursday - 18 month Lo from 9.15am until 12.45 plus 16 month Lo from 12.pm until 2.30pm
Friday - 16 month LO from 12pm until 2.30pm.

I also have another LO, 15 months, 2 days a week but as Mum works shifts it changes every week, his hours are 8am or 10am to 4pm. Never get him on a Friday though which is perfect.

I love my hours, it fits in perfectly with my son's activities and means I'm busy but not having to work until 6pm!!

Have had 2 parents come visit me this week so I might have more soon.

15-11-2011, 05:38 PM
for now - monday & Tuesday 8.00 am - 6.30 pm
Wednesday & Thursday 7.15 am - 6.30 pm
Friday 7.15 am - 6.45 pm
saturday for another 5 weeks 7.15 am - 6.45 pm

:angry: :littleangel:

15-11-2011, 05:44 PM
We work 7.00pm to 6.15pm 5 days a week and have 6 under 5 most days
with one 7yr and 2 10 yrs before and after school.

15-11-2011, 06:00 PM
It's nice to see so many busy ladies!

Ok here is ours

Monday- 6.55-6.30 (10mth,14mth,22mths,22mths,2yrs,2yrs)
Tuesday- 6.55-6.30 (10mth,12mth,14mth,22mth,22mth,2yrs,2yrs)
Wednesday- 6.55-6.30 (10mth,14mth,22mth,22mth,2yrs,2yrs)
Thursday- 6.55-6.30 (10mth,12mth,14mth,22mth,22mth,2yrs,2yrs)
Friday- 7.45-6.30 (12mth,14mth,22mth,2yrs,2yrs)

That's us at the mo but as you all know it's ever blimmin changing lol.

15-11-2011, 06:08 PM
At the moment I work Tuesday - Friday from 7am - 6pm.

I have 3 or 4 under fives each day. For the last few months I haven't looked after any schoolies which I'm really enjoying as I don't feel like I'm having to share myself between so many kids.

15-11-2011, 08:00 PM
Mon 7.45-6.30
Tues 7-7
Weds 7.30-5.45
Thurs 7-7
Fri 8-6

Carol M
15-11-2011, 08:45 PM
My hours
Monday - Friday 7.30-5.30 TERM TIME ONLY :clapping: :clapping: :clapping:
But I do have occasional days in hols with schoolies.
Carol xx

15-11-2011, 10:27 PM
Tues, Weds and Thurs, 8.30-5.30pm minding 3 Under 2's each doing two days, then I have my own 2.5 yr old and a 6 year old and a 6 yr old after schooler Tues and Weds til 5. Term time only.

15-11-2011, 10:48 PM
At the moment I do...
Mon - 8:30-5:30 almost 3 yr
Tues - 8:30-5:30 almost 3 yrplus 8:40-2:55 21 months
Then either Wed 8-5 OR Thurs 8:40-2:55 21 months

After Christmas I have 3 yr old sibling starting so...
Mon - 9:30-5:30 7 month plus 12(pre school pick up)-5:30 3yr
Tues - 8:40-2:55 23 month plus 12(pre school pick up)-5:30 3yr
Wed - either 8-5 23 month OR 9:30-5:30 7 month plus 12(pre school pick up)-5:30 3yr
Thurs - either 8:40-2:55 23 month OR 9:30-5:30 7 month plus 12(pre school pick up)-5:30 3yr

Plus in the school holidays I have a 6 yr old Wed and Thurs 8-5 and a 5yr old ad hoc hours.
I have my own dd aged 6 and ds aged 3 so this fits well with me. I can do paperwork on fri am when I am childless (my ds at pre school).

16-11-2011, 12:03 AM
Mon - 11.30-6.00 = 1 x 3 yr old + daughter (7) after school
Tues 7.30-6.00 = 1 x 3 yr old, 1 x 17m, daughter after school
Wed 9.00-6.00 = 1 x 3 yr old, 1 x 21m, 1 x 7 yr old + daughter (7)
Thurs 7.30-6.00 = 1 x 3 yr old, 1 x 21m, 1 x 17m, 1 x 7yr + daughter
Fri 11.30-6.00 = 1 x 3 yr old + daughter (7)

My 21m has gone from 4 days to 2 days as of this week which eases things considerably.

16-11-2011, 09:41 AM
I work monday to friday 8-6.30 with the odd 6.30 start and 8.30 finish, im full every day except thurs and friday (have one under 5 space) :)

16-11-2011, 12:10 PM
mines week is...

Monday: 745-515 (k-15mth) 1130/1230-330 (P-18mth)
Tuesday: 745-515 (K) 830-439 (P)
Wednesday: 745-515 (k) 1130/1230-330 (P)
Thursday: 745-515 (K)
Friday: 745-515 (k) 1130/1230-330 (P)

Once a month Friday: 745-515 (k) 830-430 (P)
Once a month Saturday: 830-430 (P)

the 1130/1230 depends on P's am sleep at home if here at 1130 I put to sleep or if 1230 he's had sleep and it's time for lunch

And also I have my DD (2.11yrs) all day and DS (5yrs) after school.

No wonder i'm tired LOL

17-11-2011, 03:06 AM

Monday 7.30-6.00
Tuesday 7.00-6.45
Wednesday 7.00-6.00
Thursday 7.00-6.00
Friday 7.00-6.30

17-11-2011, 07:57 AM
I work Monday Wednesday Fri 8am - 4.30 and Tuesday thursday 7.30am-9.15pm! the little girl is 2 and a half and part of the family had her since 7 months old and she loves it! :-)

17-11-2011, 10:17 PM
Wow some of you work really long hours!
I currently do
Mon 7 am - 9am - alternate weeks 11.30-4.30
Tues 7 am - 5pm
Wed 7 am - 9am 11.30 - 6.30
Thursday - 7am - 9am 12.30 -5
Friday 7 am - 9am 11.30-5

Almost 40 hours there and some days I have 6 kids after school which as a new CM is a bit of a steep learning curve!

17-11-2011, 10:55 PM
Monday 7.15 - 5.15 1+2+2+3 years
Tuesday 7.15 - 5.15 1+2+2+3 years
Wednesday 8 - 5.15 1+1+3 years
Thursday 7.15 - 6.30 1+2+3 years
Friday, 7.15 - 6.30 2+3+3 years
Saturday 7.45 - 6.30 3+3 years
Sunday 7.45 - 6.30 3+3 years

I have done these hours since July and after christmas I am giving notice to weekend mindee. It is too much but mum can not find a cm who works weekends so I feel a bit bad because she will have to give up work.

17-11-2011, 11:52 PM
I do Tuesday to Friday: 7.30pm to 6pm. I have three under fives who all do 4 days;

one (aged 2.5) does 7.30am to 4.30pm,
one (aged ms) does 9am to 5pm
the third (aged 2.5) does 8am to 6pm.
No schoolies and my Monday off keeps me sane:clapping:

18-11-2011, 11:38 AM
Woah Jane 5 - I don't know how you are managing without a day off at all! I don't think you should feel bad - sounds like you have done it for as long as you feel you can. You will make yourself ill if you have no break and then would be letting everyone down instead!

Appleblossom - your hours and kids sound great. I like to be full on days when i work and then have a day off too. Obviously you have to do whatever hours you can get but yours sounds perfect.

jacqui 1
18-11-2011, 11:46 AM
mon-thur 7.30-5.00 ihave all three eyfs places full with a variation on my registration for 4 on a tue ...... and i have 2 children for the school run .I have fridays off ..my choice so i can catch up with house work , ironing etc or even try to get a ride in on my horse

18-11-2011, 01:04 PM
Mon-Fri 7.15am-5.30pm

Exactly the same here and yes, I am pooped by Friday.
Can't complain though at least I have work.
Hope things pick up for those who need more.

Chatterbox Childcare
18-11-2011, 02:03 PM
My set hours are 7.30am - 6pm but I have 1 child who can come any day from 6.30am depending on mums shift. As of January I have Mon/Tues/Wed every week for a 6.30am start