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Best time to call a CM?

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blondieminx Wed 17-Apr-13 21:26:55

What's the best time to call a CM?

In the evenings do you just not want to talk "shop" at all, or would that be better as at least their mindees will have gone home?

I want to up DD's days at preschool but need wrap around CM care to cover my working hours. She's currently at nursery but I'd like to get her settled with a good CM in place now, in plenty of time for when she starts school in 2014.

lechatnoir Wed 17-Apr-13 21:40:57

I find a text easiest as i can either call if I'm free or come back to them later in the day when children are sleeping or have gone home. Just put the basics ie - 'looking for a childminder on xx days/hours please give me a call when it's convenient if you think you can help'

RhinestoneCowgirl Wed 17-Apr-13 21:43:07

I'd text or email.

lechatnoir Wed 17-Apr-13 21:43:08

Eta if you have a pre-school & school in mind I'd suggest contacting them & asking if they know any cm's as I've had enquiries from both ours in the past.

Forresitters Wed 17-Apr-13 21:44:12

I find there never really is a 'beat time' so to speak!
Each childminder has different mindees and can be working all sorts of times for example I currently look after two children under 2yrs and we're usually busy mornings and late afternoons so a good time for me would be during sleep time say 1-2.30pm. However you can never predict how your working day will actually turn out!
If I can't answer the phone I will always respond to messages but I find it helpful if I get a text/email first which I can respond to then can arrange an appropriate time to chat on the phone!

Hope that helpswink

looneytune Wed 17-Apr-13 21:56:06

No 'best' time as such as depended on what children and had and their routines but I always preferred an email which I could reply to to start off with. My worst time was always from 4-6pm.

blondieminx Wed 17-Apr-13 22:20:47

Thanks ladies smile will send out some texts then ... I wasn't sure whether sending a text would be a bit weird and kinda erm.... "hi I've never spoken to you in my life but can you look after my child?" confused grin

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