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childminder has a dog :-/

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omama Thu 11-Jul-13 23:41:17

Went to meet a potential new cm for ds today, she seems lovely, ds really liked her, BUT she has a dog. A big dog. German Shepard cross. Beautiful & apparently daft as a brush, but ds is a bit scared of big dogs & now i am worrying. It has a pen in the garden & she assures me it will not be allowed near the mindees, but what if it escapes? She was so nice & i know ds would enjoy it there, & it would be so convenient for us, but i can't stop thinking what if something happens. I'd never forgive myself. Not really sure what to do now. :-/

Do ofsted set out any rules for safeguarding children against dogs?

Phoebe47 Sun 21-Jul-13 15:27:19

I wouldn't do it if I were you. In my experience dog lovers say lots of things about their dogs and not all of them are true. They love their dog and see it through rose coloured spectacles. I would look elsewhere. She may well be lovely but there will be other lovely child minders you can visit and then make a decision. always best to look at a few people anyway before deciding. Good luck.

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