New childminder and eyt!!

Hi all

I am completely new to this blogging.

A bit about me, I am a married mum of two children and a childminder (since July) I am loving it.

I have also started the eyt course

Anyway, I am completely bogged down with all the work,, plus, childminding, school run, school pta, cleaning, cooking, housework, childrens reading, lunch boxes etc etc. yawn. my life is so boring.....

Anyway, I am going off track the whole reason I am writing this and taking more time out of my day is that the eyt course wants childminders to lead and support other childminders and professionals!!!

So, last night a Saturday, I am sorting out the early maths activity in preparation for my first day of the Primary School placement... and am reviewing my maths resources...and also self evaluating as I go...

I have ....

some maths counting books
a balance monkey that you add numbers onto
money in the shop till
and not much else

So I am going to do...

So, yes the pininterest board- i am now hooked on that- (I love lists and writing lists) and this is just like a massive picture list. I started putting all the pictures of maths things and ideas I would like to do in my setting on here, stuff that is in the house and wont cost the earth.

and then, I needed another board for reading ideas

and then another board for childminding ideas..... I am hooked, think that will be a time waster....

Anyway, if you would like to view my pininterest boards and pin ideas on to them , send me your email address and I will invite you to join. Then perhaps we can post photos to show our creations-may even start a board for that!!!!!

If anyone wants some info on how I set up as a childminder then please let me know and I will write a honest blog on that. Will also keep you all updated on my journey, first day of school placement tomorrow, and am really, really nervous.....wish me luck.

  1. New childminder advice and eyt

    by , 28-12-2013 at 09:18 PM (New childminder and eyt!!)
    Hope you have all had a relaxing Christmas!

    Hi to Natalie 10 who has commented for info. It is lovely to get some comments.

    Well I have been childminding for six months now and waiting for Ofsted to visit.

    Natalie- are you up and running with any mindees?

    Here are some tips and things that I did before I even got mindees, so I was ready to go

    -start to advertise (but remember to be clear that you can't mind until you have ...
  2. Eyt phew

    by , 15-12-2013 at 01:35 PM (New childminder and eyt!!)
    Right, well a busy week as usual.

    Spent all Saturday night catching up with learning journals, invoices and all paperwork, boring night, while hub had six mates over for a curry night!!

    Oh well up to date for a week, put the tree up and risk assessed it!

    Eyt stuff - this is getting to be a lot of work at the moment as suddenly got another email, asking for another 500 word report and to complete a survey for it! Already feel bogged now with it. Had to ...
  3. Eyt here goes.

    by , 06-12-2013 at 04:34 PM (New childminder and eyt!!)
    Anyway, not so quiet week.

    Had new starter and wish I hadn't now, only until July, but day two and already a pain!!!!! Live and learn! Keep smiling. He basically wants to do nothing! He has ipad at home and does that. Why can't he have tv on! No, we can play, paint, cook, park, play dough, make a castle, endless ideas and just wants to do ipad!!! Any suggestions as he starts reception in sept and his mum is concerned that he can hardly speak or know any numbers. Now I know why! ...
  4. continuing...

    by , 30-11-2013 at 12:45 PM (New childminder and eyt!!)

    Thank you Tulip, Im glad you enjoy reading this blog,

    Well this week has been quite quiet really. One enquiry visit, one meeting, 28 hours minding, my kids, cleaned oven and wrapped half the Christmas presents, wrote Christmas cards and cleaned, plus all other boring chores.

    Just been shopping and youngest moaning of sore feet, so need a trip to Clarks tomorrow, petrol run and finish Christmas shop.. Later Im off to kids party in busy soft play, and ...
  5. Eyt child

    by , 24-11-2013 at 02:53 PM (New childminder and eyt!!)
    Had another busy week, but am disheartened as no one is commenting. So if I don't get a comment this week, I will stop blogging....

    Anyway, I had a inspection from the potential cleaner and then she came on Saturday and cleaned for four hours. Well I am now looking around and it looks as if a bomb has hit here, so back to square one. Although she steam cleaned everywhere and cleaned all skirting etc, so back on top of that side, but don't think I could afford her more than once a ...
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