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    Smile name change???

    is it time for our title to have a make over?

    i think that the name childminder or childminding gives the wrong impression to most people of what we really do?

    i don't mind children!

    may be it's time for a change but to what any idea's?????

    or am i wrong????????????

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    Talking Re: name change???

    Do you mean something a bit more modern and politically correct?

    Perhaps Child Care Operative (my husband used to be a warehosueman 8 years ago but is now a Warehouse Operative!)

    Or maybe something that incorporates all that we will be doing with EYFS when it comes in in September.

    Maybe Early Years Worker/Carer?

    I mean, we are childminders because we mind children, but as you say that could imply we just sit and watch them all day. It doesnt explain or even hint at all the paper work, training, activities, preparing healthy meals, planning, outings, liasing with parents etc etc that we also do.

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    What a fab idea, shall we draft a petition to Ofsted..........

    Childcare provider extraordinaire
    Early Years Educator
    Pre school Practitioner........

    Im sure there will be loads of fab ideas. Im rubbish at things like this but look forward to the replies

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    Hahaha that made me laugh

    Angel xx

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    Home Childcare Specialist

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    That sounds a bit posh pip haha

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    dogsbody?

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    Very good Pauline haha

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    I like Home Childcare Specialist!!! Lol

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    On some official paperwork we received I was classed as a CHILDCARE PROVIDER.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottie View Post
    is it time for our title to have a make over?

    i think that the name childminder or childminding gives the wrong impression to most people of what we really do?

    i don't mind children!

    may be it's time for a change but to what any idea's?????

    or am i wrong????????????
    you lot as so funny but honestly wouldn't you all like a better title ????
    no not dogsbody
    so who is going to start the petition? ?????

    for me i like hcs sounds good to me

    not to sure i done this reply right if not sorry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pipsqueak View Post
    Home Childcare Specialist
    Very posh but if we shorten it to HCS no-one would know who we were

    miffy xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauline View Post
    dogsbody?

    i was just going to say that or dare i say it slave
    One life live it

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    Wonder what suggestions the parents would come up with!

    Angela xx

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    Do you think Parents would care what we are called ? As long as we look after their little darlings all hours for less than minimun wage lol
    I sound like I hate my job, but honestly I do love my job its just the PARENTS that are the problem.

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    I'd have to re-write all my policies... again!

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    I did worry about having to rewrite my policies also - thought it was just me! I have only just re-jigged them for my recent Ofsted inspection!!Lol

    I like Home Based Child Carer/Care Provider. But this still doesnt include the education side when EYFS comes in in September.

    I think it would still end up like the whole Snickers/Marathon and Opal Fruits/Starburst scenario ie everyone will still call us the original name ie childminder.

    Unless Ofsted paid for us to have a great big rebranding campaign!! Lol

 

 

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