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    Default Fresh drinking water available at all times

    Just wondering how other childminders meet this requirement.

    I have under 3's at the moment and if i left water out and turned my back for a second it would be all over the floor??

    Just wondering how you've put this in place in other settings

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    just keep liddedcups topped up all the time and within reach for them .

    i dont think they mean a jug they can help themselves to.x

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    I do the same

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    Yes lidded cups are what I do for the little ones then I have sports type drinking bottles for the older ones with a jug of filtered water readily available for them to re-fill them from.
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    i bought a pow wow water dispenser off ebay for 99 p!!! its fab it is easy to use and the kids have a supply of cold water all day when ever they want .

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    Non spill beakers.

    Basically just ensuring they are topped up at all times. x
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    Quote Originally Posted by Super Stars View Post
    Yes lidded cups are what I do for the little ones then I have sports type drinking bottles for the older ones
    Same here and we have a carrier to hold them so that we can easy take them from room to room with us.
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    One childminder I know was grilled on how they prevent a child from drinking from another ones cup/beaker!! I would think from around 18 months they know which is theirs but I would't expect a pair of one year olds too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jules27 View Post
    One childminder I know was grilled on how they prevent a child from drinking from another ones cup/beaker!! I would think from around 18 months they know which is theirs but I would't expect a pair of one year olds too!
    oh really? well whats the solution?

    i know! electric shock the cups when the wrong child picks it up.
    no? not allowed? oh...........

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    thats half the fun of it when your 18 months - the fact that its not your cup!! lol
    d'ya think it would be ok to provide water to go into my after schoolers own sports bottles that they bring home from school????
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    I use lidded cops and then fresh jug in the fridge for the older ones to help themseleves

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    I use lidded cups or sports type bottles (all named). As each child has a named (with photo) towel hook in the bathroom, tray for home stuff and coat hook in the hall I find they are able to recognise their written name very early (by 18 months!).
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    for younger ones i use lidded beakers or beakers kept in kitchen on side they dont take them in living room and older ones use the water and ice dispenser on the fridge

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    mmmmmmmmmmm this is one thing I don't do. There is fresh water in the tap at all times and they can ask for it when needed, those non spill cups are not good for teeth development and I don't want to be mopping up spills all day. Also I am perfectly capable of offering a drink at regular intervals to a younger child who can not yet communicate. Ive had a few children including one of my own that would just drink all day and then not want to eat anything at meal times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skegminder View Post
    mmmmmmmmmmm this is one thing I don't do. There is fresh water in the tap at all times and they can ask for it when needed, those non spill cups are not good for teeth development and I don't want to be mopping up spills all day. Also I am perfectly capable of offering a drink at regular intervals to a younger child who can not yet communicate. Ive had a few children including one of my own that would just drink all day and then not want to eat anything at meal times.
    I know where you are coming from... plus I've had parents who ask me not to give children water later in the afternoon because they are up all night weeing if they drink too much.

    BUT and it's a big BUT ... it's the law, we have no choice but to make water freely available at all times.

    I use sports bottles for older ones and different coloured cups with lids for little ones. The biggest problem I have is getting them to sit down when they are drinking. It offends me to see children carrying drinks around with them, that's when their teeth get damaged.

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    i am really lucky i have a water machine (like in Hospitals) where my husband works they do them all i pay for is replcement water which i put through my expenses it comes with disponsable cups with have bubbles on them easy to hold kids love it brill in summer you get chilled waterkids all help them selves

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minstrel View Post
    just keep liddedcups topped up all the time and within reach for them .

    i dont think they mean a jug they can help themselves to.x
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    my own (just turned 2) has a cup with no lid at if it gets knocked over, well its only water.

    but if they are reallly clumsy then a lid with straw is better. Dentist actually advises this if kids drink milk or juice as it doesnt let it sit on their teeth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarah707 View Post
    I know where you are coming from... plus I've had parents who ask me not to give children water later in the afternoon because they are up all night weeing if they drink too much.

    BUT and it's a big BUT ... it's the law, we have no choice but to make water freely available at all times.

    I use sports bottles for older ones and different coloured cups with lids for little ones. The biggest problem I have is getting them to sit down when they are drinking. It offends me to see children carrying drinks around with them, that's when their teeth get damaged.

    Hth
    Yes but it is avaiable its in the tap. Just like hand washing facilties have to be available, but this does not mean we have a bowl of soapy water with in a childs reach at all times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarah1977 View Post
    i bought a pow wow water dispenser off ebay for 99 p!!! its fab it is easy to use and the kids have a supply of cold water all day when ever they want .
    That was a bargain I want one of those they are a lot more that that normally.
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