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Childminder - AIBU?

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NeverMindOhWell Fri 05-Jul-13 06:50:51

My DD (7 months) goes to a childminder 3 mornings a week. On Monday childminder rang me and asked if it would be ok for me to collect her slightly later than usual next week, as CM had to give her elderly mother a lift to a town 75 miles away for a specialist appointment. I said it was fine, but have since been thinking about this and seen the weather forecast for next week (27-30 degrees where we are) and feel it's a shame that DD will be sat in a car for 2.5 hours whilst I'm paying someone to look after her.

I know childminders are not nannies or nurseries, I have no problem if she needed to go to Tesco or to the Drs, but this is not even a medical appointment, so I do feel it's a little unreasonable.

I haven't said anything to her but my DH wants me to. I know she would probably let me swap to another morning, but this messes up my work and why should I fit around her, shouldn't it be the other way round?

Blondeshavemorefun Sat 06-Jul-13 21:04:25


Your cm rang you to tell you her plans - taking your dc with her doesn't inconvenience you at all as you can still work

So your choice if you want to swap days - also cm may not be able to swap if already has 3 under 5 another day

Being in a car that long isn't great. But would prob be over an hour each way so could drive and take mum to wherever an then find a park /duck pond / soft play area etc and then drive home

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