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    In the West Midlands next week teachers might be on strike on Tuesday

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/birmingham/cont..._feature.shtml


    So it got me thinking about us childminders ....

    We do not want all this EYFS
    We do not want all this extra planning
    We do not want all the extra paper work

    LETS GO ON STRIKE

    Seriously there is no one to support us

    Ofsted do not listen

    Does anyone ? Well yes of course you do if you are another childminder

    We have no one

    What wouild happen I wonder if we DID GO ON STRIKE??

    Angel xx

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    power to the childminder!

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    Yeah power to us ha

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    Fanrastic idea Angel

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    Right then

    What day we striking??

    Carol xx

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    JUNE 2ND

    The weather will be nice and warm and we can all meet up

    Wonder what the parents would say ?

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    I'm there already with a picnic.

    Unfortunately the parents couldn't have the kids at such short notice so I brought 'em with me. Forgot to do a risk assessment - they're currently playing with traffic in the road. I hope they don't get too squashed whilst I'm writing my obs. Good job I remembered my emergency contact numbers and First Aid kit.

    These egg mayo sarnies sure are tasty. Hope I don't poison anyone as I haven't found a food hygiene course that fits in with my free time i.e. 3.30 - 3.35am Sunday March 18th 2084.

    Anyone for croquet?

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    haha, bubbly you have really made me laugh!! thanks!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bubbly View Post
    I'm there already with a picnic.

    Unfortunately the parents couldn't have the kids at such short notice so I brought 'em with me. Forgot to do a risk assessment - they're currently playing with traffic in the road. I hope they don't get too squashed whilst I'm writing my obs. Good job I remembered my emergency contact numbers and First Aid kit.

    These egg mayo sarnies sure are tasty. Hope I don't poison anyone as I haven't found a food hygiene course that fits in with my free time i.e. 3.30 - 3.35am Sunday March 18th 2084.

    Anyone for croquet?


    That made me laugh
    At least we can laugh at ourselves!!!

    We should have a union.... I'll strike to but would probably have to bring the kids with me

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolinel View Post
    haha, bubbly you have really made me laugh!! thanks!!
    There's nothing left in me except to laugh out of sheer frustration.
    It's like Nightmare On Elm Street and Freddy kruger is the Ofsted inspector

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    I am so glad I found this site. I didnt even know this existed.

    Annie x

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    do we need to have a policy "in the event of a childminders strike"?

    .................. i will take the children i have on that day with me wherever i go............. please sign to say you agree ..........



    cathy

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    I'll tell you what would happen round here... the parents would take their children and put them in the 109 place whizzy new-build nursery that is currently being erected about 3 streets away from me... it will do their dry cleaning, organise their cleaners and probably make the parents packed lunches...

    Then I'll be sat here all on my own.... ahhh, bliss!

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    Lol Bubbly

    I wonder how hard it is to set up a Union?

    Seriously, is there any kind of group we could set up to represent Childminders?

    I know there are lots of petitions about but I think we really need an action group!

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    Quote Originally Posted by berkschick View Post
    Lol Bubbly

    I wonder how hard it is to set up a Union?

    Seriously, is there any kind of group we could set up to represent Childminders?

    I know there are lots of petitions about but I think we really need an action group!
    OH MY LORD Can you imagine Ofsted's faces if we officially ganged up on them. I wish someone was brave enough to do this.

    Annie x

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    We all joined a union in my last job after the company got taken over. It was all-out war from that point but I think it would've been anyway. The union certainly stood up for us and I dread to think what would've happened without it.

    Now back to 5 million risk assessments I have to get done this weekend!

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    Im up for it Annie!

    But too scared to do it alone lol

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    Let me know if you are going to do a protest! I have always fancied chaining myself to something for a good cause!

    Even though all this doesn't affect me (yet) I really feel for you all

    amanda xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by manjay View Post
    I have always fancied chaining myself to something for a good cause!

    amanda xx
    I bet hubby could make a few suggestions that involve furry handcuffs and baby lotion

 

 
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