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  • Mouse's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:29 PM
    Mouse replied to a thread Good morning Thursday in The Lounge
    Maza, yes, he's back full time from Monday. He's in primary school so no testing for them. I do wonder how long they'll be back for though. His...
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  • Mouse's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:26 PM
    Mouse replied to a thread Good morning Thursday in The Lounge
    I'm a big believer in process over product, but know that some parents do like a beautifully finished product, so I tend to do both. I'll often do...
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  • loocyloo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:36 PM
    loocyloo replied to a thread Good morning Thursday in The Lounge
    Pixie ... my cards for anything are always process over finished product! I tend to do either green handprints/painting/ drawing and then give...
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  • Pixie dust's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:44 PM
    Afternoon.....I haven't done anything extra for Book Day normally we do, having said that we do a lot of book related activities anyway. Normally I...
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  • loocyloo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:17 PM
    loocyloo replied to a thread Good morning Thursday in The Lounge
    Afternoon! It's grey and drizzly here too! We went for a walk this morning and 'hid' some new books ( in sealed bags ) with a note saying...
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  • Maza's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:12 AM
    Maza replied to a thread Good morning Thursday in The Lounge
    Grey and drizzly here too. I don't mind going to the woods or a field when it's wet underfoot, but my garden doesn't really entice me in this...
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  • Mouse's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:16 AM
    Mouse started a thread Good morning Thursday in The Lounge
    What's everyone doing for World Book Day? Has anyone dressed up? I haven't really planned anything apart from reading lots of books! I've got some of...
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  • Dragonfly's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:11 AM
    Had my jab last week Sylvia, luckily no side effects, how about you? I brought an outside kitchen. One of the best things I’ve brought in 25 years...
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  • Dragonfly's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:59 AM
    Yes , it is less if you pay by direct debit. I don’t.
    9 replies | 152 view(s)
  • SYLVIA's Avatar
    03-03-2021, 07:00 PM
    SYLVIA replied to a thread Good morning Wednesday in The Lounge
    Had my first jab today. In and out in less than 15 mins including a sit down for a while after as I was driving myself there and back.
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  • Pixie dust's Avatar
    03-03-2021, 05:14 PM
    Yes a local company makes them and delivers for free and the price is quite reasonable compared to the ones in the early years catalogues. Hope you...
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  • Mouse's Avatar
    03-03-2021, 04:09 PM
    I do my own attendance sheets. It took years to get them exactly as I want them, but about 5 years ago I finally got the lay out I wanted. It's very...
    5 replies | 66 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    03-03-2021, 03:59 PM
    Mouse replied to a thread ICO fee in General Childminding Chat
    I'm sure it's £35 if you pay by direct debit. That's what I paid.
    9 replies | 152 view(s)
  • loocyloo's Avatar
    03-03-2021, 03:40 PM
    loocyloo replied to a thread Good morning Wednesday in The Lounge
    to be honest, i have had it bluetoothed before ... i just turned it off, as i don't go anywhere !!!!
    9 replies | 112 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    03-03-2021, 02:07 PM
    Mouse replied to a thread Good morning Wednesday in The Lounge
    I'm going to keep the app if you lot all do! Talking to local childminders it just felt as if I was the only one daft enough to have kept it and use...
    9 replies | 112 view(s)
  • Maza's Avatar
    03-03-2021, 02:07 PM
    Maza replied to a thread Good morning Wednesday in The Lounge
    Oh no Pixie, hope it doesn't take too long to clear up all the mud! Did you buy the actual unit? I bet they had such fun. I would have loved one when...
    9 replies | 112 view(s)
  • Maza's Avatar
    03-03-2021, 01:53 PM
    Maza replied to a thread ICO fee in General Childminding Chat
    Dragonfly, I'm pretty sure I paid 40 too actually. I remember straight after I had paid it I saw a £35 section and I wondered if I had paid the wrong...
    9 replies | 152 view(s)
  • Pixie dust's Avatar
    03-03-2021, 01:34 PM
    Very cold here today too but we have been outside as I added some 'mud' to our lovely shiny new mud kitchen, we have had the mud kitchen for a couple...
    9 replies | 112 view(s)
  • Dragonfly's Avatar
    03-03-2021, 01:09 PM
    Yes I have it and on. If you go to a supermarket don’t stand near anyone more that a few seconds just in case! Gosh, how annoying if your phones...
    9 replies | 112 view(s)
  • Dragonfly's Avatar
    03-03-2021, 01:02 PM
    ICO is £40 was las year also I’m sure. Well was for me !
    9 replies | 152 view(s)
  • Dragonfly's Avatar
    03-03-2021, 01:01 PM
    Thank you. Was thinking of doing my own attendance book as paceys one is expensive. as long as I keep tag of who I have what days and hours should be...
    5 replies | 66 view(s)
  • loocyloo's Avatar
    03-03-2021, 12:38 PM
    loocyloo replied to a thread Good morning Wednesday in The Lounge
    It's freezing here! And very misty. No one wanted to go out, so we've been playing in the dark den instead! I did have a moment thinking that it...
    9 replies | 112 view(s)
  • loocyloo's Avatar
    03-03-2021, 12:17 PM
    I make my own attendance register because the pacey one wasn't big enough! I have a page for each child that covers the 4 mths of that term and...
    5 replies | 66 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    03-03-2021, 11:40 AM
    Well, that was a manic start to the day. My new starter came for her second settling in session so it meant I had three 2 year olds here for the...
    9 replies | 112 view(s)
  • Maza's Avatar
    03-03-2021, 11:16 AM
    Maza replied to a thread ICO fee in General Childminding Chat
    This time last year was the start of lockdown, so you probably had other things on your mind! Does everyone pay £35 still, or has it gone up? I...
    9 replies | 152 view(s)
  • Maza's Avatar
    03-03-2021, 11:14 AM
    Like Pixie dust, I also now make my own register because I couldn't justify buying one anymore. It's just a hard backed A4 note book with a new page...
    5 replies | 66 view(s)
  • Maza's Avatar
    03-03-2021, 11:12 AM
    I never have. I have had a couple of circumstances where a nursery or tougher childminder would have charged, but generally my parents have been good...
    3 replies | 58 view(s)
  • Pixie dust's Avatar
    03-03-2021, 09:16 AM
    I use the PACEY accounts book and do my own accounts but I know a lot of childminders use accountants. I make my own attendance record now instead of...
    5 replies | 66 view(s)
  • Dragonfly's Avatar
    03-03-2021, 08:39 AM
    What ones do you use? I use pacey but have my insurance with Morton Michel .
    5 replies | 66 view(s)
  • loocyloo's Avatar
    03-03-2021, 07:45 AM
    I charge a late payment fee if monthly fees are late being paid WITHOUT parent informing me. I have a few who pay using voucher companies, and these...
    3 replies | 58 view(s)
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