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    Angry Childcare Daily Diaries Bought from ebay

    I have recently bought Daily Diaries of ebay for my kids and they keep coming apart at the back

    does anyone know if anyone else sells them, with metal bindings not white ??
    Last edited by Trouble; 11-05-2011 at 08:30 PM.
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    Oh that is annoying

    I used one a parent asked me to continue recently and it had a plastic binding but it didn't come apart.

    It was one from Childminding Treasures. Bev is a forum business and advertises in the business section.

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    childminding resoures shop, theres have the metal binding and postage is free.

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    i use a notebook from tesco stick childs picture on front and just write in it myself under different headings depending on age 75p a book and plastic covers with elastic to keep closed.xxx

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    i make my own (with the plastic ringed binders) the machine only cost £15, rings £3 for about 50 then print off my own design & contents, it can be added to or pages removed....i also use this method for all my books & paperwork

    that & the laminator was my best cheap investment!
    What a crock!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louise0208 View Post
    i make my own (with the plastic ringed binders) the machine only cost £15, rings £3 for about 50 then print off my own design & contents, it can be added to or pages removed....i also use this method for all my books & paperwork

    that & the laminator was my best cheap investment!
    Same goes for me....I do one type with sections for.... 'What I did today', 'What I ate /Drank', 'Nappies', 'Sleeps' and a section for parents to write in.

    The other one I do has sections for..... 'What I did today' , 'Next Steps', 'What I ate', 'Any news' and a space for parent/carer to comment or pass information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beccas View Post
    i use a notebook from tesco stick childs picture on front and just write in it myself under different headings depending on age 75p a book and plastic covers with elastic to keep closed.xxx
    snap butput theirname in glitter on the front
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    Jennie x x

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    Notepad (69p) sticker on the front with their name

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Notepad (69p) sticker on the front with their name
    Sounds just like mine

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    One of my mums has no interest in her children's daily diary - and has requested that I don't need to do them - do I go with parents wishes or just continue as I am doing.
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    ive stopped doing them!

    i think they are only really usefull when looking after babies and noting down how much milk etc they have had.

    i much prefer to have a 5 minute chat with parents at the end of the day to tell them what we have been doing than to just hand them a book. its pointless doing both!

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    Quote Originally Posted by boxtree7 View Post
    One of my mums has no interest in her children's daily diary - and has requested that I don't need to do them - do I go with parents wishes or just continue as I am doing.
    I did a recent audit of how the parents felt about the diaries.

    I now only do 2 - the 2 who didn't want them and never read them said so which saved me a lot of time

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    I do both Sweets, those that like diaries i do one for them but still have that chat ( they dont pick up and go, like chatting ), those that never bring the diary back after the first few times, I write down about their day on a piece of paper and leave it in their lunch box, because then i know they empty that for the next day and have to read it!, no more of it must of been at the bottom of the bag

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    I do them for smaller ones, under around 18-14months whether the parents look at them or not, simply because there is no disputing my attempts to tell them anything then.

    The older ones i then tale off if the parents dont look at them, if they do i usually keep going till the child is around 3 and then see if i can get out of doing them!

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    I have a proforma type one that I e-mail to them and its up to them to read it and reply if they wish and that way I don't have to worry about it coming back etc etc.
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