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    get up to start minding! do you get your kids up too? what time is your 1st mindee of the day????

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    I get up at 7am
    Get showered, dressed wake kids
    rush around making breakfast/getting kids dressed/making packed lunches
    8am mindies arrive, then do everyone a round of toast and make myself a cuppa

    saying that, one mindie often sends a text (as in mum!!) running late and arrive about 8:30am fine by me, I've told her if not here by 8:45am I'm gone on school run

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    lol...

    Mondays and tuesdays I start at 8.30 - I get up at 8.00am.

    Wed, thurs and fri I start at 7.30, tend to get up at 6.45 as I need a bit longer to get my bearings!!

    Richard gets up early so Belle always gets up with him!


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    Wake up 6.20 am, cuppa in bed, wash, dress etc.

    first mindees 7.30 am
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    We all get up at 7, my children go down for brekkie with hubby and i have shower etc.

    Occasional mindee arrives at 7.30, if she isnt coming then the others arrive at 8, i dont do breakfast for mindees.

    Sometimes they are late and i do the same, tell them if they are not here by 8.30, i will leaving for school run without them.
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    Up at 7, shower etc and get my own children up... first mindee arrives at 740am... I won't start earlier!

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    Get up at 7ish and have shower, dressed and get kids breakfast and then get them dresses. First mindee is supposed to arrive at 8am but lately its been 9ish as mum has been made redundant so only have her a couple of mornings now.

    Earliest Id start is 7.30am
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lou View Post
    We all get up at 7, my children go down for brekkie with hubby and i have shower etc.

    Occasional mindee arrives at 7.30, if she isnt coming then the others arrive at 8, i dont do breakfast for mindees.

    Sometimes they are late and i do the same, tell them if they are not here by 8.30, i will leaving for school run without them.
    neither do I, it always happens that as I'm having some toast everyone else wants some

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    Was wondering about that as well. I have just had my first enquiry and mum is coming to visit next tuesday. This is really exciting!!!
    She wants a 7am start which I don't mind but my girls aren't up at this time. Does it really matter if my own children get ready as I have already started minding?? The eldest wakes up at 7:30 (well I wake her up) and the little one can stay in bed until midday if I let her.

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    I get up at 7.00am ready for my first mindee comes at 8.30am school at 9.00am and have a brake until 12.00pm until 9.30pm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomthumb View Post
    Does it really matter if my own children get ready as I have already started minding?? The eldest wakes up at 7:30 (well I wake her up) and the little one can stay in bed until midday if I let her.

    Your house, your rules. You will just need to do a risk assessment showing how you intend to keep the mindee safe downstairs while you are upstairs getting your own children up. Keep in mind that mindees must be within your sight or hearing at all times

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    i get up at 6 & my first one comes at 7

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    Isabelle isnt always up when im up at 6.45, sometimes she will lie in, other times she is up with richard, but Im not about to get her up, washed, dressed for 7.30 in the morning if she woul drather be sleeping!

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    Up at 6.30 so I can take my time

    No little ones of my own now but still have to get hubby up and off to work LOL

    First mindees arrive at 8am exactly - you can set your watch by them

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    Quote Originally Posted by miffy View Post
    No little ones of my own now but still have to get hubby up and off to work LOL

    Miffy xx
    If he's anything like mine he is harder to get ready than the children!

    I am up about 6:30, shower, dry my hair, put some slap on, check the forum, wake dd's and get them off to school for 8 which is when ds usually wakes up. Then potter until mindees require a pick up from school at 3;15

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    i'm up at 7am ready for 8am start

    my kids get up about then too

    in hols i will let mine lie in until they are ready to get up, i've brought them up to be independent so they get themselves ready even my 5 year old washes and gets her own clothes out and dressed!!!



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    I'm up between 6.15-6.30 to have bath and wash hair (piece and quiet)

    Dry hair, make up on ready to face the world at 7.30.

    Charley normally gets up 7.15, she gets herself washed and dressed.

    Mitchell can get up anytime from when I get up to 8am

    He comes downstairs himself although he can't dress himself yet

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    i get up at 7.00pm quick shower and dressed first mindee comes at 7.30

    by 8.00 i usually have 4 then rachel comes down and the rest arrive by 8.30
    we have 3 for breakfast
    rachel leaves to do the school run at 8.45 `

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruby View Post
    i get up at 7.00pm quick shower and dressed first mindee comes at 7.30

    by 8.00 i usually have 4 then rachel comes down and the rest arrive by 8.30
    we have 3 for breakfast
    rachel leaves to do the school run at 8.45 `

    cathy and rachel
    So do you get to stay snuggled up in the warm while poor Rachel has to go out to school?

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    hey

    i am up at 6am

    first mindee at 6.40am

    then off to collect another mindee at 6.45 for 7am start

    my two girlies are still in bed, but are up by 7.15 when i get back

    getting up early is ok and it gets me going, as i am finished by 5pm

    ready for tea with hubby & my girls x which is priceless

    sassy

 

 
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