just being nosey really...
Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  10
Dislikes Dislikes:  0
Results 1 to 12 of 12
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    19
    Registered Childminder since
    Sept 11
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default just being nosey really...

    wasnt sure whether to put this here or in the regular lounge but...

    how kids do you have as your own, do they enjoy your job and how supportive are your ohs with your job?



    Me and my oh have 5 between us, 2 live with us and 2 come over sometimes while im working... our older 2 sometimes like to go upstairs for a few minutes peace, the babies love more kids around.

    my oh is amazing, hes registered as my assistant and helps with dinner or cleans up while i do things with the kids. he has his first aid training soon so if the babies asleep i can leave them with him while i do school run.

  2. Likes watgem liked this post
  3. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Cheshire
    Posts
    37,494
    Registered Childminder since
    1994
    Latest Inspection Grade
    Outstanding
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    21

    Default

    I have 2 teens - dd left home earlier this year to go to Uni and ds is doing his A levels.

    My dp works with me as a part time childminder - it's lovely to bounce ideas and he comes up with some great activities.

    Any time I get a bit down about the job I remember I could be dragging myself out to an office every day and working for someone else... it keeps me grounded

    It sounds like your oh is really helpful with the minding as well it makes such a difference when they are supportive!

  4. Likes watgem liked this post
  5. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    in the fast lane - not
    Posts
    642
    Registered Childminder since
    jun 06
    Latest Inspection Grade
    good
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Mine are 6 and 7
    I have been childminding for 6 years so it is pretty much all they know, one day we were down to no mindees for tea and thinking my own children would love it they said "this is boring", all their friends are jealous thinking they have friends around for tea everyday, but it does mean we have military precision to have their own friends over tea, but we manage and I dont use their bedrooms for minding so they do have somewhere to go but on the whole they mix in with the little ones. What willl happen as they get older.......... who knows......... but for now it works x
    x helen

  6. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Surrounded by pesky Smurfs
    Posts
    4,551
    Registered Childminder since
    Ex CM
    Latest Inspection Grade
    Outstanding
    Non childminder member
    01/01/09
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    My DH is out of the house before mindee arrives and gets back after they have all gone. So in effect he never sees my work, apart from all the paperwork My own kids aged 10 and almost 8 enjoy helping out with the little ones but its a different matter with older kids. Depends if they get on with them. It's my kids home as well and I would never have a mindee who was being unkind to my own kids in their own home!
    Need a laugh? Visit my website: www.unclegargy.deviantART.com

  7. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Devon
    Posts
    22
    Registered Childminder since
    aug 91
    Latest Inspection Grade
    good in june
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default job

    I have been minding for over 23years so my 4 children have grown up with it.It has made them very caring responsible adults,1 son works on a dairy farm looking after the animals,another son works as a care worker in an old peoples home,my eldest daughter is manager of an Estate agents my youngest daughter is at uni studying physiology All are very happy well adjusted adults which I think is all we want for our children.

  8. Likes *daisychain*, Ripeberry, watgem, kats liked this post
  9. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Shropshire
    Posts
    315
    Registered Childminder since
    oct 05
    Latest Inspection Grade
    Good
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    2

    Default

    My husband moans about me constantly doing paperwork/activity planning/the garage being a mess/toys in the conservatory/parents being a pain etc - supportive, mmmm no!

    My kids are I think, both better for me having done this for 7 years (14 and 11 yrs old). I have been there for school runs, sports days, school holidays etc. They are both caring with the little ones and enjoy (occasionally for my 14 yr old DS) playing games with the LO's after school. They are more tolerant of little kids than they may have been without a constant stream of them in the house. And when it all gets too much they have the sanctuary of their bedrooms which no LO's are allowed to enter!

  10. Likes Ripeberry liked this post
  11. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    7,610
    Registered Childminder since
    oct 02
    Latest Inspection Grade
    outstanding
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    8

    Default

    my DH is quite supportive ( ie,he has just converted the garage into a playroom, and built all the storage, plus built shelves in the garage for car seats, buggies etc. ) and if he is at home, he is happy to chat to and play with the LOs and they all love him! but he does get fed up of all the toys everywhere ( hence the playroom ! ) and also the fact that i always have some paperwork to do/lying around, and that i'm always picking bits up as resources! he does like that i am at home/around for our children.

    my children ( 10 & 7 ) have grown up with me minding ( i was a nanny prior to that, and ds came to work with me until i started childminding when he was 18mths ) and on the whole they enjoy it. the LOs adore both my children and its always a great excitement after school and even more so in the holidays! occaisonally they get fed up that we can't do particular things in the holidays as i have the LOs, but i take days off so we can.

    i didn't have schoolies for 18mths, and its better now i do, as although mine fight, they don't fight with schoolies, and ALL the children get on like one big family and look out for each other at home and at school.

    if my children want some space, they can play in their rooms ( no mindees allowed ), plus they both do quite alot of afterschool activities.

    its my mother & mother in law who can't seem to get their heads around the fact that although i am at home, i am WORKING,and can't drop everything to chat, or to visit!

  12. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    95
    Registered Childminder since
    May 11
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I've been minding for 18 months, my oh is very supportive (mainly!), although he is out most of the time mindees are here he does help out when he is here and actually offered to have 1 of my schoolies today as I had a funeral and mum was struggling to find someone to have him (all ok as he is registered as my assistant). I have a nearly 11 yr old ds who doesn't really enjoy me minding he does have a soft spot for a few of the lo's but will mainly go up to his room while mindees are here, he does however understand that if I wasn't minding we would have to go back to either having no money or he would be going to after school club etc etc. My dd who is nearly 9 however loves me minding she is great with the babies and helps loads. Hope this lasts! Ds has become very much teenage in his attitude so am hoping she doesn't become like this too in a few years!

  13. #9
    DickDock Guest

    Default

    I have 5 children and my husband is my assistant.
    My family are really supportive for the most part, they have their moments.

  14. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    1,573
    Registered Childminder since
    July 10
    Latest Inspection Grade
    Outstanding
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    My oh leaves for work earlier than the first mindee comes and returns after the last one leaves - I don't think I could work with him here. Saying that, he is supportive in terms of helping me to sort shelves, having things up, letting me buy a people carrier etc.

    My children are 7 and 4. They have a love/hate relationsip with my childminding. They often think the little ones are cute and funny and help and play with them especially dd. However I think they would sometimes prefer them not to be here and they do enjoy having Fridays off (so do I!)

  15. #11
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    in the never never land fighting off fae
    Posts
    6,880
    Registered Childminder since
    july05
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    9

    Default

    4 children and one dh

    When dh is good hes very good but when he is bad he is useless
    When someone tells you nothing is impossible, tell them to go slam a revolving door

  16. Likes samb, Roseolivia, loocyloo liked this post
  17. #12
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Elwick, Hartlepool
    Posts
    1,148
    Registered Childminder since
    Oct 07
    Latest Inspection Grade
    Outstanding
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I have 2 children aged 2 and 5. 2yr old obviously no clue whether he likes having others around, 5yr old likes to have others around but also likes it when we have no kids as i then spend time with her. DP on the otherhand supports me but not actively, he basically puts up with it. I think he'd rather me do this than go out to work but as long as it doesn't put him out he's fine.
    love Sarah.

 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Quick Links and Advertisements

Important Information Links
Some Useful Quick Links
Advertisements

 

You can also find us on:
just being nosey really... just being nosey really... just being nosey really...

We use cookies to make this site as useful as possible. They are small text files placed in your browser to track usage of our site but they don’t tell us who you are.
By continuing to use this site you are consenting to cookies being placed on your computer. Find out more here: Cookies in Use

Childminding Help and the Childminding Forum are part of Childcare.co.uk