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    Well the stair gates are down (holes filled and painted), baby toys anti-bac'd and boxed, travel cots in the garage, pushchair in the attic, garden de-plasticked and my going out bag is considerably lighter . Yes, I resigned my Ofsted registration today. Huge relief. Looking forward to a new life in Wales.

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    Good luck xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by sing-low View Post
    Well the stair gates are down (holes filled and painted), baby toys anti-bac'd and boxed, travel cots in the garage, pushchair in the attic, garden de-plasticked and my going out bag is considerably lighter . Yes, I resigned my Ofsted registration today. Huge relief. Looking forward to a new life in Wales.
    Aw good luck sounds heavenly (and I'm only 2 weeks in haha!!)

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    Good luck with your new life in Wales - remember it's free to escape back to England again

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    Quote Originally Posted by sing-low View Post
    Well the stair gates are down (holes filled and painted), baby toys anti-bac'd and boxed, travel cots in the garage, pushchair in the attic, garden de-plasticked and my going out bag is considerably lighter . Yes, I resigned my Ofsted registration today. Huge relief. Looking forward to a new life in Wales.
    Will you be applying for your CSSIW registration sing-low?
    Are you moving to Cardiff still? Let me know if I can help with anything!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sing-low View Post
    Well the stair gates are down (holes filled and painted), baby toys anti-bac'd and boxed, travel cots in the garage, pushchair in the attic, garden de-plasticked and my going out bag is considerably lighter . Yes, I resigned my Ofsted registration today. Huge relief. Looking forward to a new life in Wales.
    Good luck whatever you choose to do.
    Recently I have spoken and met so many Cms who have given up or will do so in the near future...quite frightening in a way but also sad so many give up because they have had enough!

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    Good luck and enjoy Wales :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simona View Post
    Good luck whatever you choose to do. Recently I have spoken and met so many Cms who have given up or will do so in the near future...quite frightening in a way but also sad so many give up because they have had enough!
    Why dyou think people are giving up Simona, do they say why?

    I see a lot of new childminders on this forum so are as many starting as giving up dyou think?

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    Good luck with whatever you're planning to do.

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    Good luck with your new life in Wales!

    I'm finishing at the end of July and I'm counting down the weeks. My reasons for leaving are to do with the ridiculous amount of legislation we have to deal with. The fact that OUR home is not our own. If anyone makes an allegation, your whole livelyhood and reputation can go in seconds. Paperwork takes over your home. Toys and stair gates clutter up the house. My own kids are almost teenagers and I feel that they need me more now, than when they were younger.
    I want some nice things in my home, fed up of scratched, damaged furniture.
    I need a total change!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mumofone View Post
    Why dyou think people are giving up Simona, do they say why?

    I see a lot of new childminders on this forum so are as many starting as giving up dyou think?
    There many Cms starting and that is good news...however...our numbers have diminished drastically in recent times
    I believe the latest Ofsted statistics show we are down to just over 40,000...that is a huge a rapid drop compared to that the govt blames Labour caused with the introduction of the EYFS....their policies are to blame and agencies top that list.

    The reasons given are varied...Ripeberry listed hers very clearly...many share her reasons.

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    Good luck Sing-Low.

    DO come back and tell us what it's like on the other side!

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    Good luck for the future!

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    As others have said, do make sure you come back and tell us how you are getting on. x

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simona View Post
    There many Cms starting and that is good news...however...our numbers have diminished drastically in recent times
    I believe the latest Ofsted statistics show we are down to just over 40,000...that is a huge a rapid drop compared to that the govt blames Labour caused with the introduction of the EYFS....their policies are to blame and agencies top that list.

    The reasons given are varied...Ripeberry listed hers very clearly...many share her reasons.
    I met 3 childminders this month who are giving up at the end of school year (July) and 1 lives just round the corner. She's been childminding for over 20yrs and said she couldn't do another Ofsted visit.

    Let us know how you get on sing-low Happy travels
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ripeberry View Post
    Good luck with your new life in Wales!

    I'm finishing at the end of July and I'm counting down the weeks. My reasons for leaving are to do with the ridiculous amount of legislation we have to deal with. The fact that OUR home is not our own. If anyone makes an allegation, your whole livelyhood and reputation can go in seconds. Paperwork takes over your home. Toys and stair gates clutter up the house. My own kids are almost teenagers and I feel that they need me more now, than when they were younger.
    I want some nice things in my home, fed up of scratched, damaged furniture.
    I need a total change!
    I wont be far behind you Ripeberry
    Time Out.. The perfect time for thinking about what you're going to destroy next.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCrakers View Post
    I wont be far behind you Ripeberry
    Can I ask why you're stopping crackers? Good luck too :-)

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    Looks like those resigning their registration are to be replaced by unemployed parents....I wondered what had happened to the funding given to Barnardo's to recruit new CMs.

    This is more than interesting!
    Scores of unemployed parents to become childminders | Children & Young People Now

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    Thanks everyone! TBH I'm not sure whether I would re-register with Ofsted if we come back. Same reasons as Ripeberry and JCrakers.

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    Good luck sing low. Are you intending to work in Wales?

 

 
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