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appenticeships would you?? have you??

(5 Posts)
discoverandgo Mon 19-Sep-16 20:16:48

Has anyone who has been a Registered childminder taken on a apprentice?? what is involved?? just wondered after turning away so many people recently who require my services.
I would appeciate any positive feedback.

olderthanyouthink Tue 20-Sep-16 18:35:08

I've no real idea about childminding but I did an apprenticeship.

There were whole weeks at a time that I was away from the office, but I know some apprenticeship providers do the lessons more regularly like one day every week/two weeks.

Wouldn't that mess with your numbers?

HSMMaCM Tue 20-Sep-16 19:33:56

Wouldn't you be better off employing an assistant ?

lovelynannytobe Wed 21-Sep-16 07:40:10

In my experience this was highly unreliable option as my apprentice sometimes decided not to turn up without warning. I employed an assistant instead from a better pool of candidates. If you're relying on them for your numbers be careful as your reputation will be at stake.

discoverandgo Thu 22-Sep-16 13:02:50

Thank you it was just a idea, think it's probably best to leave it at the idea stage with this in mind!

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