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    Last Thursday I had someone come to see me about looking after their little one from September, and they said they would phone me this week - but nothing yet Do I phone to ask if they have made a decision or leave it?

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    i personally would leave it but youve nothing to loose
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    You could phone & say you have another interested party for the space in question....
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    i wouldnt phone them only if i had limited spaces , then i would call just so i new i could take some one else on .if they didnt want it .

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    I don't think there's anything wrong with a follow up phone call, provided you keep it short, polite and businesslike. And certainly no more than one of them! It's better than wondering.
    Why is "phonics" not spelled the way it sounds?

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    I give out a leaflet saying;

    "if I haven't heard from you within 7 days I shall assume you have made alternative arrangements"

    So that way I can allocate that space to someone else if needs be without wondering if they will get back to me.

    Sarah

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    Let us know what you decide

    Good luck

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    I usually leave it tbh... I think they'll have seen loads of minders and a few nurseries and they often can't be bothered to ring...

    Nothing lost by calling them though if you want closure

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    I would ( and have!) call them.

    I normally just say its a curtosy follow up call so you knew which spaces you could be advertising!

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    I would call! just say your following up on there visit, and if they are interested or not, as you have other enquires

    Some people just don't phone no manners I say

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    I would call... I normally do now. I get impatient and TBH I dont like parents taking a bloomin age to decide. They either want the place or not. I usually say to all parents at our first meeting that I need to hear from them by (about 3 days) as I have another meeting and would like to cancel it if they do want to take the space - normally works.

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    I would call too - nothing wrong in wanting to know where you stand is there ?

    Good luck whatever you decide

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    If you really want to phone you could just use that excuse already mentioned that you've been recieved a call from another parent wanting to look around.
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    I have the same problem, a parent came to see me nearly 3 weeks ago and when she left she said im sure i will be ringing you soon.

    Havent heard anything, and i know the other 2 childminders she went to see havent heard either, i find it quite annoying when people dont let you know.
    Lou xx

 

 

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