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  • Mouse's Avatar
    19-05-2021, 09:28 AM
    It looks like we're going to have a repeat of yesterday's weather - sunny in the morning, torrential rain in the afternoon - so we're just waiting...
    15 replies | 322 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    26-05-2021, 09:30 AM
    Just time for a quick post before the last child arrives and we go outside to play. They've had a dentist appointment this morning so are coming in...
    11 replies | 258 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    02-06-2021, 09:26 AM
    How’s the week going? Have you all been enjoying the sunshine? We had a lovely long Bank Holiday weekend with a family BBQ, a trip to a farm with...
    10 replies | 172 view(s)
  • Maza's Avatar
    21-05-2021, 04:30 PM
    I've had my first experience of a 'no show' today! The lady who visited me a couple of weeks ago and sent me a gushing email afterwards was...
    9 replies | 196 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    24-05-2021, 09:18 AM
    Mouse started a thread Good morning Monday in The Lounge
    I don't want to jinx it but....the sun is shining and it's warm outside!! Everywhere still looks very damp after all the rain we've had lately, but...
    8 replies | 242 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    09-06-2021, 12:16 PM
    Phew...it's hot out there! A couple of weeks back I was complaining about all the rain we were getting and now I'm having to stop myself from...
    8 replies | 123 view(s)
  • Maza's Avatar
    06-06-2021, 05:27 PM
    I'm just checking that I have the correct Ofsted Parent poster... What is the phone number on the latest poster please? I've got myself all...
    9 replies | 120 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    15-06-2021, 08:48 AM
    Mouse started a thread Good morning Tuesday in The Lounge
    It's looking to be a lovely day today. It's quite cool at the moment but the sun is out so it should warm up. I've got the water tables set up...
    8 replies | 76 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    14-06-2021, 01:21 PM
    Mouse started a thread Good afternoon Monday in The Lounge
    Where's the sunshine gone?? It's very muggy here, but overcast and quite oppressive. It always gives me a dull headache when the weather's like...
    7 replies | 67 view(s)
  • Maza's Avatar
    24-05-2021, 09:44 PM
    I'm in the process of signing up a lovely new family. They can't find me on the tax free childcare system. I know many, many childminders ask about...
    6 replies | 196 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    11-06-2021, 09:47 AM
    Mouse started a thread Good morning Friday in The Lounge
    It’s a bit cooler again today but we’re still forecast very hot weather for the weekend so I guess it’ll start to heat up soon. I’ve got a few...
    7 replies | 92 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    25-05-2021, 09:00 AM
    Mouse started a thread Good morning Tuesday in The Lounge
    It's raining again. I really am fed up of it now! Hopefully the children will be sent with coats today so we can at least get outside. Yesterday was...
    5 replies | 158 view(s)
  • Maza's Avatar
    03-06-2021, 07:55 PM
    How do you manage home time when you have multiple toddlers/non walkers? So when the first parent arrives at the end of the day, do you pick up/take...
    5 replies | 130 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    08-06-2021, 08:21 AM
    Has anyone got any suggestions for nice books about summer? I've been restocking the book box and want some lovely bright books to add to it. A...
    5 replies | 117 view(s)
  • Maza's Avatar
    28-05-2021, 01:31 PM
    I had a prospective family come yesterday and they want to sign up. The little girl is 13 months old and has been going to sing and sign classes for...
    5 replies | 190 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    28-05-2021, 04:10 PM
    Mouse started a thread Good afternoon Friday in The Lounge
    I've got next week off, so once the children had gone home yesterday I packed everything away, knowing I wouldn't have to get it all out again on...
    4 replies | 182 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    20-05-2021, 09:30 AM
    Mouse started a thread Good morning Thursday in The Lounge
    It's another grim morning. I'm fed up of rain now and crave a full day of sunshine and warm weather. We've got a Bank Holiday at the end of the month...
    4 replies | 147 view(s)
  • Maza's Avatar
    25-05-2021, 08:29 AM
    As most of you know, I just recently returned to minding and am having to start from scratch having moved to a new area. I've had one mindee for a...
    4 replies | 143 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    04-06-2021, 08:29 AM
    Mouse started a thread Good morning Friday in The Lounge
    What a wonderful week off I’ve had. After all the rain we’d been having, it’s been a week of glorious sunshine. It was almost too hot on Wednesday! ...
    5 replies | 124 view(s)
  • Maza's Avatar
    31-05-2021, 09:58 AM
    Maza started a thread toy garage in Activity Ideas
    I've never had a toy garage but I have seen a couple in charity shops recently. Are they worth getting? Obviously they are quite big, which is why I...
    4 replies | 105 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    10-06-2021, 08:50 AM
    Mouse started a thread Good morning Thursday in The Lounge
    That’ll serve me right for moaning that it was too hot yesterday - it’s turned quite cold today! The sun is trying to break through the clouds so I...
    5 replies | 73 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    17-06-2021, 09:52 AM
    Mouse started a thread Good morning Thursday in The Lounge
    Has anyone had any thunder storms yet? We had rain through the night and a bit this morning, although it's currently dry. It feels a lot fresher than...
    5 replies | 42 view(s)
  • Maza's Avatar
    10-06-2021, 07:16 PM
    How do you organise nap time? If one or more child needs settling when you put them down, what do you do with the other children? If you have one...
    4 replies | 69 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    08-06-2021, 08:16 AM
    Mouse started a thread Good morning Tuesday in The Lounge
    The sun is shining so I've been out and filled the water tables before the children get here. As it's World Ocean Day I've put the sea creature...
    3 replies | 123 view(s)
  • Maza's Avatar
    24-05-2021, 07:23 PM
    I'm just going through the 'All About Me' booklet that I give out to new parents. I'm wondering if I need to scale it down. Do we really need to know...
    3 replies | 104 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    05-06-2021, 12:23 PM
    Mouse started a thread It's the weekend! in The Lounge
    Is the sun still shining where you are? It's lovely here again today. It's not quite as warm as it has been, but it's still very nice out. ...
    3 replies | 87 view(s)
  • mumofone's Avatar
    09-06-2021, 12:33 PM
    Just read that early years settings can get £500 nature grants to expand their outdoor provision. I would like this for childminders too!!!
    3 replies | 72 view(s)
  • Maza's Avatar
    09-06-2021, 06:50 PM
    Do you give/email parents a copy of your policies (safeguarding, complaints) when they start with you? x
    3 replies | 60 view(s)
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