View Full Version : does anyone have regular overnight mindees?

28-01-2012, 07:12 PM
I look after a 5 year old 2-3 nights a week as his single mum is a night shift worker in a care home. Pick up at 8 from his home and drop them both back to their home at 7am

I just wondered if many others had anything like this? Or if it is quite unusual.
Have been on the forum for 6 months now and hardly ever see overnighters mentioned apart from people starting out....

28-01-2012, 07:25 PM
I am registered for overnight care did have 1 call enquiring but nothing else
So i'm going to get it took off my registration

blue bear
28-01-2012, 07:52 PM
I have overnights on my certificate as I originally had it put on for a child whose mum worked nights and daddy in Iraq with forces. Haven't done overnights for 5 years now.

28-01-2012, 08:01 PM
wow! I cant be the only one surely?

Cammie Doodle
29-01-2012, 03:19 PM
I used to, but no longer do this.

29-01-2012, 07:23 PM
I do it regularly too. My 5 yr old mindee stays over between 1-3 nights per week. Her Mum works away. Last week had her from Tuesday morning at 7am until Friday Night at 6.25pm!!

29-01-2012, 08:07 PM
I do - single mum who works abroad every couple of months, I have her for ten nights in Feb - not usually this long though, usually 3-6 nights in a row. I've had her since she was 4 months old though and she's like one of the family and just mucks in with my own children, she's a poppet.
Jen x

23-02-2012, 10:38 PM
Yes 4 nights a week....sometimes till midnight other times earlier. Anyone know what the times are for overnight? I wouldnt take on another just always wondered am i doing overnight as i dont go to bed.

24-02-2012, 07:31 AM
pne of my mindees mums has just swapped to a night job so il be having mindee 1-2 nights a week in about 4weeks time. :)

Carol M
24-02-2012, 02:35 PM
Registered for overnight but only do if parents out for a jolly or will babysit at their house.
Carol xx

25-02-2012, 08:00 PM
i believe that overnight is classed from 10pm till 6am so any hours worked in those hours you need to be registered for over night care.

i am registered for overnight but i have only had to use this in an emergancy once, so im keeping just incase im needed ever. you never know what might happen