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Just like to introduce myself

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kpnuts2006 Mon 08-May-06 12:28:59

Hi there, just a quick note introducing myself. My name is Krista Parton and I live in Bolton. Im just in the process of registrating for childminding. I have a 10 month old baby girl. I have been reading through all your discussions and found them very helpful in making decisions. Nice to meet you all

zoeuk1 Mon 08-May-06 12:56:12

hello there krista. im pretty new here too.and i agree, there is loads of useful info here!

kpnuts2006 Mon 08-May-06 13:31:13

Hi there zoe, are you a registered childminder or in the process or parent?

LoveMyGirls Mon 08-May-06 15:05:58

hello im newly registered too, had 2 phonecalls in 2 days and out of that ive had one visit - fingers crossed it goes as well for you as it has for me so far.

good luck and chat soon x

kpnuts2006 Mon 08-May-06 17:02:44

Many thanks zoe, having inspection visit on monday, really scared. Feel better once its over with. So have you actually started minding yet?

ThePrisoner Mon 08-May-06 22:41:45

Good luck for Monday - just put the kettle on and relax. We all moan about Ofsted inspectors, but they are human really (she says knowingly ...)

zoeuk1 Tue 09-May-06 11:14:05

i was registered last year but couldnt start minding as we were moving house. started minding in january and now have after schoolers only. would like to get a daytime mindee but the calles i have are for termtime and school hols. i dont really mind though because it gives me a bit of income and i have all day to sort the house out!

zoeuk1 Tue 09-May-06 11:16:09

oh and the initial inspection isnt that bad. they just check your house and ask you some questions. all pretty much commmon sense. as for ofsted, ive been waiting 3 months for my inspection report! they keep saying "you will get it next week", everytime i call them!!

kpnuts2006 Tue 09-May-06 16:39:38

Thanks all, i feel a bit better, just having a spring clean, any excuse for one!!! HE HE. How long does it usually take in your experiences from inspection to registration complete? Just so that i can get an idea!!

zoeuk1 Tue 09-May-06 21:18:19

it was fairly quick for me. after the inspector looked round etc she told me that she would be registering me to look after 5 children,so i knew i was going to be registered on the same day. cant remember how long it took for my certificate to come through, maybe about 4 weeks?

kpnuts2006 Mon 15-May-06 13:16:00

YIPPPPPPEEEEE!!!!!!! Had my first inspection with OFSED today and she told me that i am suitable to childmind. Im so excited, just got to wait for my checks to come back and away we go!!!!!

Isyhan Mon 15-May-06 14:23:03

Ive just called OFSTED today. My social service checks have been done they're just waiting for CRB. I called CRB and they have nearly done all checks so hopefully my registration shouldnt take too long now. Nice to meet you Krista.

kpnuts2006 Tue 16-May-06 15:26:00

Nice to meet you too Isyhan! Fingers crossed!!! Good luck

shaz23 Wed 17-May-06 20:45:30

"Intro to all of mumsnet"
Hi, My name is Sharon Fleming and I am a Ofsted Registered Childminder. I have a little boy who is two and I live at Hadleigh in Suffolk.

kpnuts2006 Sat 20-May-06 12:59:16

Nice to meet you sharon. just wondering if you know of any sort of financial help you can get as a childminder i.e. grants? Many thanks

shaz23 Sat 20-May-06 15:35:59

When I first started out I got a grant from Early years I think, it covered all my courses and other things like safety etc.

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