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  1. Keeping a positive mind.

    by , 19-03-2015 at 07:09 AM
    I think the timing flexibility must all depend on your previous working experience which influences your outlook I assume.

    As a public servant My starting / finishing work time was never my arrival at work time or leaving work time. I never 'clocked on' or 'clocked off'. It was a vocation where I just completed what I wanted/needed to do, no matter the time. Arriving early and finishing later. The job enveloped me, my time was its.....in order to complete it to the standard I aspired ...
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  2. Yaaaay For the little people

    by , 16-12-2014 at 06:10 AM


    Received confirmation from the DofE that :
    that the local authority will no longer be placing additional conditions on childminders judged ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ in order for them to receive funding to deliver early education places.

    Is this a definite win for the little person? Well, I hope so, provided of course the council don't sneak something else in due to my lack of knowledge lol

    Would like to thank AgentTink ...

    Updated 24-12-2014 at 05:18 AM by Kiddleywinks

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  3. DofE have now contacted the LA

    by , 11-12-2014 at 08:37 AM


    Finally, the DofE have raised the issue directly with the council and has asked them to clarify their position on funding ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ childminders who wish to deliver funded early education places.
    They will write again when they have had a response from the council.

    Can't wait...... (yes that is a hint of sarcasm )
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  4. Sick of repeating myself now!

    by , 08-11-2014 at 06:37 AM
    It's getting boring.

    Going round and round with the LA, going round and round with the DofE!

    Response from the DofE was practically a duplicate of the other responses, quoting the legislation (which I already know hence why I'm contacting you!), enclosing links to documents I already have, and thanking me for my time in contacting the DofE and hope I find the answer useful!

    Well quite frankly, I don't!
    Someone must speed read the messages, ...
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  5. The wheels grind oh so very slowly

    by , 17-10-2014 at 10:48 AM
    So, still here.... Why is it when them's in power want something doing it's to be done yesterday, when it's little o'le me it's whenever they can be bothered to maybe get around to it and if we leave it long enough she might just go away

    Well, finally had a response from the LA following their meeting with the legal advisers - same stand, aint changing, well within their rights to insist on additional conditions blah de blah de blah

    I think to be honest they ...
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