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    Default Schools to offer sleepover to help parents

    This govt is going to destroy cms and our businesses....they must be desperate having found no solutions to make childcare cheaper

    I don't know whether to laugh or cry???

    Schools urged to hold sleepovers to help parents with childcare - Telegraph

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    sorry!!!!!!! is it the 1st of April or something

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simona View Post
    This govt is going to destroy cms and our businesses....they must be desperate having found no solutions to make childcare cheaper

    I don't know whether to laugh or cry???

    Schools urged to hold sleepovers to help parents with childcare - Telegraph
    The telegraph is over sensationlising this just a bit... there is one free school who offer occasional sleep overs, which was part of the schools used in the More affordable childcare proposals. There is no way this could even be a viable option for schools anyway when did more affordable childcare become about giving the parents a break every now and again at night so that they could have a night out/or some time to themselves, because that is the reason this free school offers it.

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    isn't that a boarding school?

    and did anyone read that they are going to change it that you can look after someones elses child for 3 hours and not have to be registered ... so if that's 3 hrs a day ... you could have a house full of afterschoolers ( of whatever age ) and not be registered.
    Last edited by loocyloo; 16-07-2013 at 01:47 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loocyloo View Post
    isn't that a boarding school?

    and did anyone read that they are going to change it that you can look after someones elses child for 3 hours and not have to be registered ... so if that's 3 hrs a day ... you could have a house full of afterschoolers ( of whatever age ) and not be registered.
    That's how I read it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mouse View Post
    That's how I read it
    yep, thats how i read it too.

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    Yep, read that too

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    If they stopped spending money on unnecessarily high government salaries, sent a few folk back to their own country to serve their prison sentences and stopped wasting money on crappy sculptures and other needless stuff. Then there would be enough in the pot to subsidise childcare for all!

    At the end of the day, all children are this country's future and deserve decent care and their carers deserve a salary that equals their high responsibilities!!

    Oh! and the high cost of child care DOES NOT equal high incomes for child care professionals!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by loocyloo View Post
    isn't that a boarding school?

    and did anyone read that they are going to change it that you can look after someones elses child for 3 hours and not have to be registered ... so if that's 3 hrs a day ... you could have a house full of afterschoolers ( of whatever age ) and not be registered.
    That was my first thought. Boarding school!

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    "We are also making it easier for friends and neighbours to offer informal childcare by raising the limit from two to three hours before having to register as a childminder with Ofsted."

    Now that has annoyed me...at this rate there will be no need for before or after school runs.
    What exactly do the govt think this will achieve? Grrrrr....

    So anyone can offer 3-6 after school care, don't need to be registered as a childminder and be put thru inspections, training, hassle etc and can have as many kids as they want?!

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    Sounds like abuse and neglect waiting to happen
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bumble Beez View Post
    "We are also making it easier for friends and neighbours to offer informal childcare by raising the limit from two to three hours before having to register as a childminder with Ofsted."

    Now that has annoyed me...at this rate there will be no need for before or after school runs.
    What exactly do the govt think this will achieve? Grrrrr....

    So anyone can offer 3-6 after school care, don't need to be registered as a childminder and be put thru inspections, training, hassle etc and can have as many kids as they want?!

    :'(

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    i'm not impressed .... BUT ... I could offer my afterschoolies care, and then just run 3 hr sessions each day for EY children and not need to be registered! ok, so that won't help my parents who all need care all day but would be less work for me! did you also read that they want to remove the limit on ratios 1:8 for out of school settings? ARGHHHHH! pile them in pile them high!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wendywu View Post
    Sounds like abuse and neglect waiting to happen
    Who will regulate what care the children are receiving? It just seems like a really bad decision...wonder who will take the blame when it all goes wrong?!

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    Who do they think are going to run them and where though???

    I am shaking my head in disbelief

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stapleton83 View Post
    Who do they think are going to run them and where though???

    I am shaking my head in disbelief

    Sam x


    Most the Tory cabinet thing you already can sleepover at school, cos it's what they did.

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    Hopefully this won't spread to Scotland, we seem to be well supported up here so far!

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    So having removed my jaw from the floor I've got to ask...who the HELL are they planning on drafting in to 'babysit' these poor children sleeping over?! Staff in schools are already run ragged! And since when is it within a schools remit to offer a babysitting service so parents can have a kiddie free evening?!

    AND I don't know any normal state schools with the necessary facilities to offer this....are we talking camp beds in the school hall?! Washing faces and cleaning teeth in the childrens toilets?! Bleurgh! Lots of schools don't have the facilities to offer dinner and breakfast so what are they expecting the children to eat?! No way would my dd be spending the night at school!

    Schools can't be all things to all people...especially when they're the first to get blamed for most issues relating to our country's poor, messed-about children!

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    Maybe the three hours rule is so lots of unregistered people take over schoolies, give cm a bad name, and then parents use schools/wrap around instead. And we become obsolete

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emra81 View Post
    So having removed my jaw from the floor I've got to ask...who the HELL are they planning on drafting in to 'babysit' these poor children sleeping over?!
    What's the betting Group4 are interested?

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    Bunyip...Serco may even be interested...they were after all involved in the care of the elderly were they not? ...and look at the outstanding service they provided!!!

 

 
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