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    Default Do you mainly look after boys or girls?

    In all my years of childminding I have looked after relatively few girls. I currently have 7 EYs children on my books - 5 boys & 2 girls. There have been times when I've had no girls at all, all boys.

    A cm friend was saying how she's looked after nearly all girls and has very few enquiries for boys. I have very few enquiries for girls.

    Have you had a mix, or do you tend to have more of one sex than the other?

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    I have 3 boys and 3 girls at the moment
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    I have only been minding since nov but only have 1 boy - the rest girls and my own 2 children are girls so very girlie house here! Xx

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    All boys, only ever had one enquiry for a girl but couldn't do the hours wanted.

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    when i started it seemed to be all girls, a few years ago it was all boys - all with names beginning with J!

    recently a mix - 2 sets of siblings boy/girl mix. Boys at school now so just 2 girls.
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    at the moment we seem to have more girls than boys 12 girls and 4 boys

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    Mostly boys - have 6 boys at the moment and only one girl, she is quite girlie but also is up for rough and tumble and getting muddy on walks with the boys. Over the last 8+ years I haven't had many girls at all - felt strange to start with as I have 3 grown up daughters of my own but now I am used to having "boys" toys everywhere which is just as well as now I have a grandson too!

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    I've been minding 18 months and the boys have always our numbered the girls. Ds has just started pre school and I've noticed their seems to be loads of boys there too.

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    Lots of boys here too- I had only boys at first and then got 2 after school girls, then siblings- 1 of each and finally after 3 years I have now got an ey girl! (I have 5 ey boys at the mo)

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    Bazaarly it does often swing one way or the other, when I first started it was all boys and 1 girl and was predominantly boys for a long time, now I have more girls than boys, I don't think I have ever had an even mix.

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    All my mindees are girls much to my sons disgust lol

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    mainly boys tbh. The area is very boy heavy but I know childminders that have predominantly girls and I have predominantly boys. no idea why
    just checked my register cos this got me curious - in the time I've been childminding its been 18 boys and 7 girls but the girls seem to only do 1 day or 2 at a push!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluelion View Post
    mainly boys tbh. The area is very boy heavy but I know childminders that have predominantly girls and I have predominantly boys. no idea why
    just checked my register cos this got me curious - in the time I've been childminding its been 18 boys and 7 girls but the girls seem to only do 1 day or 2 at a push!
    My boys seem to come as babies and stay with me until they go to school, the girls either start as babies and then leave for Nursery or start as 2 year olds and just stay a year and leave for Nursery. I generally find though that the children who start as babies do tend to be stayers but the ones who start later just come for a while - I think their parents can see all the hard work I put in when they were babies and are a little more understanding of the requirements when new babies start with me.

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    In all my years the majority have been boys. I've only ever looked after 4 girls.

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    I seem to have always seem to have loads of girls..I do have a boy starting 30 hours a week,

    I have had 8 girls and 3 boys..this will be my 4th

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    I've been minding since April and have 6 boys and one girl. Not all early years though but most of my enquires have been boys too! Oddly 3 called Jake!

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    I was a nanny for a family of 5 girls. I've only been registered since sept and my 4 lo's are all boys x

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    Four boys with names beginning with E. Never thought about it but that seems a bit weird.

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    Mostly boys too.

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    Since last march I have had 8 boys and 3 girls. X

 

 
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