What do you love/hate about childminding?
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    Wondering what everyone likes/dislikes/loves/hates about their job?!

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    I love the kid stuff around , their creations and clutter.
    I hate the kids stuff around, their creations and clutter!!!!!

    Guess it depends on my mood

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    Quote Originally Posted by mama2three View Post
    I love the kid stuff around , their creations and clutter.
    I hate the kids stuff around, their creations and clutter!!!!!

    Guess it depends on my mood
    Haha! Love this! Think this is me!

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    Childminding is my passion and my life! I cannot imagine doing anything else

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    As I'm not childminding at the moment I will tell you what I miss:

    Being able to spend large chunks of the day with nature - in the woods, by the pond etc
    Feeling that you can really nurture the whole child by catering to their individual needs
    Picking the way you do your paperwork - cutting out surplus stuff
    Being able to offer a calmer, cosy day when the children need it
    Not having a boss
    Being creative (not in the arts and crafts sense)
    Having time to properly observe children

    What I don't miss:
    Worrying about upsetting neighbours/parking/noise
    Showing prospective parents around my home
    Noisy pick ups (some parents, not all)
    Irregular income (when children leave)
    Lack of adult company and forming long term friendships
    Vomit in my home
    Pushchairs dragging in leaves and mud in the Autumn
    Panicking when the doorbell rings in the middle of the day and praying that it isn't you know who

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    I love being my own boss and deciding what to do and how and when!
    I love spending time with children and having fun. I'd look odd playing on the beach, the woods or the zoo on my own! I love getting crafty and messy and jumping in muddy puddles.

    I don't like the panic that sets in when Ofsted are due to visit and I don't like parents taking advantage (I'm slowly learning to be strong )

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    Love the deep sense of satisfaction the job gives. The unconditional love the babies/toddlers give and their little sayings.

    Hate unrealistic expectations from parents. Late payers. Parents tutting if they see another child with a cough/cold. Children arriving in cars with unrealistic clothing for the school run. And parents trivial texting me over the weekend 'sorry to text but .................'

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    I LOVE these!

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    People.

    (Two questions; one answer.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bunyip View Post
    People.

    (Two questions; one answer.)
    haha!

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