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CM CLUB - Are you ready for the summer holidays? Come and share idea's here?

(7 Posts)
LoveMyGirls Mon 14-Jul-08 13:00:48

Hi everyone,

Can't believe how quick the holidays have come round again!

I'm wondering if I've done enough to prepare myself, so I want to hear what you're all doing over the summer as I doubt many of us will have chance to catch up with each other!

Anyone got a clue about what the weathers supposed to be doing?

How much planning have you done? I've planned something for morning and afternoon plus how many dc I will have on each day so I don't get confused!

Activities I've planned include.....
Strawberry picking
A few Design your own sessions, things like mug's, bags, hand towels.
Park & museum
Maths workshop
Teddy bears picnic
Woodland walk

How many dc's have you got (and ages?) I've got between 3 and 7 dc's ages ranging from 14mths to 10yrs

This will be my first summer with so many children and such a wide age range, they're all really well behaved and we're going away for a week in the middle of it all plus 2 long weekends so hopefully it will go well and I won't be too exhausted by the end of it. (will i hmm)

LoveMyGirls Mon 14-Jul-08 19:04:40


london11 Mon 14-Jul-08 19:26:06

Good idea LMG - I could do with some inspiration for the holidays! One particular mindee requires lots of stimulating activities and is not very good at entertaining herself!

I am thinking.....
-Fruit picking
-Visit to country park (free bar a couple of £ for parking)
-Olympics day (or week maybe) - lots of sports, games, silly competitions along with info on China and chinese food to try, medals and certificates for everyone
-Day at beach or local park with huge paddling pool
-Crafty/making days.....t-shirts to paint, junk modelling on small and large scale (am saving boxes etc for this)
-worksheets, puzzles and games printed from various websites

Thats all ideas at the moment. Days will vary for mindees but DS is 8 and 6 mindees ranging from 18 months to 8 years.

LoveMyGirls Wed 16-Jul-08 11:28:53

Anyone else got ideas?

LoveMyGirls Sat 19-Jul-08 08:35:41


lavenderrose Sat 19-Jul-08 08:46:32

what lovely ideas you have. I have been out of childminding for ages, my sons are all grown up now. But i am going back into it to lookafter baby Grandson. I am considering full time childcare and after schoolies for the hols ect. You have inspired me onceagain

LoveMyGirls Sat 19-Jul-08 08:53:06

Aww thank you! It's all in a day's work blush

Come and see us on the Staff room threads we always welcome new cm's smile I bet you'll have lots of wisdom and advice to pass on that we'll appreciate smile

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