I am just outside of Blackpool, I have gone through everyone on the childcare information service website and tried looking on the web generally and not one childminder will drop off at my dd school. There is one that said he will consider it but at the moment has no places.
The school breakfast club starts too late for me to get to work and my dd hates it she sobs all the way in on the few occassions we have used it and all of this is upsetting enough for her without having to send her somewhere she hates
We have all quit due to Ofsted's increasing demands over tedious paperwork!
Call your children's information service up on the phone and ask them for the phone number of the local childminidng network. Someone there may know of childminders in the process of registering, so may not be advertising yet. This is how I got my first family, they were waiting for Ofsted to give me the ok! They may also if they are not far away from comleting their registration take you on unofficially (ie no pay) for a week or two as it means they have a client lined up for them. Anything is worth a try at this stage!
Also ask at school (may get hold of someone even though its the hols), they may know of someone as not everyone advertises online.
I think you may be right one of my friend's is a very good childminder but has had to quit due to paperwork.
I am so stressed, I ahve had a major fall out with my mum who looks after dd in the mornings and now have no childcare. I ahve phoned up the CIS and they have no one, we had the same problem when I tried finding a childminder when waiting for dd nusery to open.
We looked nto getting an aupair as we knew my mum was unreliable and that there were no childminders here but it would mean moving dd into the boxroom and dp didn;t like the thought of someone living in our house
I'm not on the CIS list as I have had enough mindees since I started so haven't had to look too hard to fill spaces. I also keep a space free for emergency/ad-hoc care. So, I agree with KS about contacting CM network.
The networks don;t include the area in which we live and dd goes to school, I will try again tomorrow though. I did have exactly the same problem when I started work and wanted a childminder and in the end had to give up.
in my area (just outside london) chilminders are becoming more popular. mums sick of nursery sky high charges, and wanting a more natural enviroment for thier child. i have been c/m for years and am turning people away all the time as can only have 3 children. but good luck!
oh it was fab DMO, loved it and although was ready to come home, now i am home, i wish i was still there esp as i have 5 children today!!!!
was yours good then?, i have a fairly good tan considering i was on sunblock 50 for first 4 days! upon advise from very tanned friends..we were booking to go with them again next year then changed mind as didnt want to wait 10 months but now, after getting deposit back off them, think we may actually want to go as we enjoy their company and its a very cheap hol as we're all staying in same hiuge apartment!!..we can neevr make our minds up
scrap that, freinds two dd's who were adhoc have just been picked up unexpectantly by their grandad, so im two children and £30 down on day..hey ho, felt bad charging friend anyway!, but if i offer to have them(when im not busy and i offer i dont charge, when they ask, i charge, feels awkward but what can you do!)