New childminder and eyt!!

Hi all

I am completely new to this blogging.

A bit about me, I am a married mum of two children and a childminder (since July) I am loving it.

I have also started the eyt course

Anyway, I am completely bogged down with all the work,, plus, childminding, school run, school pta, cleaning, cooking, housework, childrens reading, lunch boxes etc etc. yawn. my life is so boring.....

Anyway, I am going off track the whole reason I am writing this and taking more time out of my day is that the eyt course wants childminders to lead and support other childminders and professionals!!!

So, last night a Saturday, I am sorting out the early maths activity in preparation for my first day of the Primary School placement... and am reviewing my maths resources...and also self evaluating as I go...

I have ....

some maths counting books
a balance monkey that you add numbers onto
money in the shop till
and not much else

So I am going to do...

So, yes the pininterest board- i am now hooked on that- (I love lists and writing lists) and this is just like a massive picture list. I started putting all the pictures of maths things and ideas I would like to do in my setting on here, stuff that is in the house and wont cost the earth.

and then, I needed another board for reading ideas

and then another board for childminding ideas..... I am hooked, think that will be a time waster....

Anyway, if you would like to view my pininterest boards and pin ideas on to them , send me your email address and I will invite you to join. Then perhaps we can post photos to show our creations-may even start a board for that!!!!!

If anyone wants some info on how I set up as a childminder then please let me know and I will write a honest blog on that. Will also keep you all updated on my journey, first day of school placement tomorrow, and am really, really nervous.....wish me luck.

  1. Eyt child

    by , 24-11-2013 at 02:53 PM (New childminder and eyt!!)
    Had another busy week, but am disheartened as no one is commenting. So if I don't get a comment this week, I will stop blogging....

    Anyway, I had a inspection from the potential cleaner and then she came on Saturday and cleaned for four hours. Well I am now looking around and it looks as if a bomb has hit here, so back to square one. Although she steam cleaned everywhere and cleaned all skirting etc, so back on top of that side, but don't think I could afford her more than once a ...
  2. Eyt childminder

    by , 19-11-2013 at 07:22 PM (New childminder and eyt!!)

    Have had a funny old week. Though very busy.

    At weekend OH went mad because he complained childminding is taking over house, I went mad, but I must admit I now have two double prams (slight mis buying on my part, as didn't like the first so got another, and now can't sale first. It's brand new and people want to give me zero for it) plus single pram. oH can't understand why I need single and double! Paper everywhere, generally a bit of a mess.
    So had good ...
  3. eyt childminder

    by , 08-11-2013 at 11:30 AM (New childminder and eyt!!)
    Heello again,

    Id like to say that I had a quiet week, but no extra children as inset day, then placement days-two this week. Looking at time and the childrens routines and what they do in the morning, lunch and night. Children are so honest and their replies are lovely. One- 'stay up late and watch zombies-they go like this' then stands up and shows the actions of a zombie-uummmmmm.

    Have put together all my photos of the mini day that I led adn I think the children ...

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