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  • Mouse's Avatar
    17-03-2021, 12:22 PM
    I know you're not all as old as me, but for anyone else in the over 50s club, you can now book your Covid vaccination online without having to wait...
    12 replies | 266 view(s)
  • 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 | 207 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 | 249 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 | 191 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 | 88 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 | 269 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 | 200 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 | 180 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 | 141 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 | 132 view(s)
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    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 | 127 view(s)
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    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 | 75 view(s)
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    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 | 195 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 | 173 view(s)
  • FussyElmo's Avatar
    18-03-2021, 10:40 AM
    It was announced that schools would shut from the Friday. I remember people saying they would open after Easter and look at us now. Ds and dds...
    5 replies | 168 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 | 167 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 | 54 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 | 136 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    16-03-2021, 07:37 AM
    Mouse started a thread Good morning Tuesday in The Lounge
    It’s my busy day today with 4 children here. It works well as I have two (just turned) 2 year olds and 2 (almost) 4 years olds. It means I can set up...
    6 replies | 214 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 | 198 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    19-03-2021, 07:36 AM
    Mouse started a thread Good morning Friday s in The Lounge
    Here we are at the end of the week already. The days seem to have flown by this week. How’s your week been? I’ve enjoyed being back up to full...
    6 replies | 172 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 | 162 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    18-03-2021, 10:42 AM
    Mouse started a thread Good morning Thursday in The Lounge
    Good morning everyone. After a lovely sunny day yesterday, it's cold and grey again this morning. Fingers crossed it'll brighten up again later....
    5 replies | 145 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    17-03-2021, 07:43 AM
    I woke up this morning thinking it was Thursday and had a moment of panic when I thought I’d missed an appointment on Wednesday afternoon. I was...
    5 replies | 177 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 | 41 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 | 112 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 | 80 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 | 169 view(s)
  • Mouse's Avatar
    20-03-2021, 09:48 AM
    Mouse started a thread It’s the weekend! in The Lounge
    I hope you’re all planning some time to relax this weekend. We all deserve some downtime after a week looking after young children! I had a...
    5 replies | 67 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 | 147 view(s)
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