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  • Dragonfly's Avatar
    23-03-2021, 06:31 AM
    How many of you do the funding? Do you think it worth being a funded Childminder? After 25 years of being a childminder I thought I’d give it a go....
    12 replies | 219 view(s)
  • Maza's Avatar
    25-03-2021, 06:22 PM
    Do you feel self conscious when you show parents around your home and do parent interviews? Has a parent ever made you feel self-conscious? I've...
    12 replies | 278 view(s)
  • mumofone's Avatar
    13-04-2021, 09:03 PM
    Do you have any toys or resources on your wish list right now? What would you say your best toys/resources are and what have been your worst?
    12 replies | 139 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    30-03-2021, 11:33 AM
    What a lovely day! The sun is shining and the children have been playing outside without their coats on. We've come in for lunch now, then the 2...
    11 replies | 221 view(s)
  • Maza's Avatar
    26-03-2021, 06:52 AM
    Maza started a thread Nappies in General Childminding Chat
    Ok, cloth nappies. The 'green' mum who is coming to do a visit tomorrow is bound to use cloth nappies. I remember reading lots of posts here and...
    9 replies | 298 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    25-03-2021, 09:57 AM
    Mouse started a thread Good morning Thursday in The Lounge
    The sun is shining already today so it looks like it's going to be a lovely day. It's still cold, but I can cope with that when they sun is out and...
    9 replies | 227 view(s)
  • Maza's Avatar
    01-04-2021, 02:31 PM
    For those of you who provide meals... When you have prospective parents visit you, how do you discuss food? I always used to have a sample weekly...
    10 replies | 196 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    06-04-2021, 10:42 AM
    Mouse started a thread Good morning Tuesday in The Lounge
    Who’s back at work today? I’ve got this week off and I’m enjoying the free time. I’m slowly ticking jobs off on my to-do list, but I’m also making...
    8 replies | 162 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    02-04-2021, 05:40 PM
    Mouse started a thread Happy Good Friday! in The Lounge
    Did anyone work today or has everyone had the day off? I had my usual Friday morning lie in this morning then pottered round getting my jobs done....
    8 replies | 153 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    27-03-2021, 09:49 AM
    Mouse started a thread It’s the weekend in The Lounge
    We’ve got a lovely start to the day so I’m hoping we’re in for a good weekend. I want to brighten up the garden a bit this weekend so I might...
    8 replies | 148 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    13-04-2021, 06:49 AM
    Mouse started a thread Good morning Tuesday in The Lounge
    I’ve woken up with a blocked sinuses and a headache this morning. Typical when it’s one of my busiest days of the week. I’m sure it’s because of the...
    8 replies | 99 view(s)
  • Maza's Avatar
    28-03-2021, 05:24 PM
    Maza started a thread hygge in The Lounge
    Oh no! I've just been looking on the hygge etsy page and I see that the lady now adds £3.50 delivery charge to the boxes. That makes it £18.50 each...
    8 replies | 221 view(s)
  • Maza's Avatar
    24-03-2021, 08:39 PM
    I know lots of you have taken on new children during the past year in lockdown - so, how have you managed settling in sessions? Are they very...
    7 replies | 188 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    17-04-2021, 05:02 PM
    Mouse started a thread It's the weekend! in The Lounge
    What a busy couple of days it's been. So much for a day off :laughing: Everything's done now though so I've got a free evening and a quiet day...
    7 replies | 82 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    14-04-2021, 09:14 AM
    I've got a madly busy day today, but at least it'll make the day go quickly! The sun is shining so we're just waiting for the last child to arrive...
    7 replies | 81 view(s)
  • mumofone's Avatar
    25-03-2021, 04:09 PM
    How many EYFS children do you care for in the bulk part of your day? I find 3 too much and then cant do school runs with them all! But 3 would make...
    6 replies | 178 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    07-04-2021, 09:08 AM
    It’s typical, it’s my week off and the days are flying by! I had planned to get so much done, but the days are ticking by and it’s just not...
    6 replies | 164 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:13 AM
    What's happened to the sunshine? Yesterday was glorious - sunny and so warm. Today it's cold and overcast. Certainly not what I ordered! We've...
    7 replies | 48 view(s)
  • Maza's Avatar
    24-03-2021, 04:32 PM
    I'm in the middle of setting up a visit with a family. They sound lovely. Mum mentioned that she practices attachment parenting. I have a...
    7 replies | 209 view(s)
  • loocyloo's Avatar
    30-03-2021, 04:21 PM
    Today, after almost 15 yrs, and 3 lots of elastic, the mesh on my elc toddler trampoline has ripped. I've just been looking and it doesn't seem...
    7 replies | 178 view(s)
  • Maza's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:45 AM
    Maza started a thread Blackboard Paint in Activity Ideas
    Has anyone used blackboard paint? Is it any good? I've been toying with the idea of getting some for ages now. I'm thinking of using it for...
    7 replies | 50 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    10-04-2021, 09:50 AM
    Mouse started a thread It’s the weekend! in The Lounge
    So we’re in the final weekend of full lockdown. Who’s excited for the next phase of coming out of lockdown? What do you plan to do first? Go...
    6 replies | 49 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    04-04-2021, 09:03 AM
    Mouse started a thread Happy Easter! in The Lounge
    Happy Easter everyone. The sun is shining this morning and, even though it’s not as warm as it has been, we’ll still be having our family BBQ and...
    4 replies | 142 view(s)
  • Maza's Avatar
    11-04-2021, 08:54 AM
    So, what do you all have planned for next week/the rest of the month? I think we'll have a loose pond theme going on - is it a bit early for...
    5 replies | 97 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    26-03-2021, 07:59 AM
    Mouse started a thread Good morning Friday in The Lounge
    How typical is that? It’s my day off, I was planning on having a lie in and I was wide awake at the crack of dawn! At least it’s meant I’ve had a...
    5 replies | 185 view(s)
  • Maza's Avatar
    28-03-2021, 06:14 PM
    When you have prospective parents visit for the first time - what measures do you put in place to safeguard yourself/family/your home? I don't mean...
    5 replies | 153 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    23-03-2021, 09:55 AM
    Mouse started a thread Good morning Tuesday in The Lounge
    I've just got time for a quick 'hello!' before the madness starts! Today might be my busiest day, but it makes it go so quickly. Yesterday...
    4 replies | 149 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    20-04-2021, 08:37 AM
    Mouse started a thread Good morning Tuesday in The Lounge
    It looks like the weather is going to be lovely again today so I've planned a day in the garden. Maza, you asked about my new water table yesterday....
    4 replies | 46 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    12-04-2021, 06:55 AM
    Mouse started a thread Good morning Monday in The Lounge
    It’s back to work today after a lovely week off. Although the days flew by, it does seem a long time since I last had children here. I’ve got a...
    4 replies | 87 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    29-03-2021, 10:33 AM
    Mouse started a thread Good morning Monday in The Lounge
    Good morning everyone. Has anyone broken up for the Easter holidays yet? Our schools break up on Thursday and so do I. I'm looking forward to a...
    3 replies | 145 view(s)
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