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CM CLUB: Are you full?

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MrsFluffleHasAWuffle Fri 01-Aug-08 10:36:01

How many mindees have you got? Have you got spaces? How many hours/days do you work? Are you finding it's really really quiet considering it's almost Sept??

I have 3 mindees, all part time so plenty of space still. 2 booked in for next week to visit, hadn't had any enquiries for months before this though

I work 7 days of the week hmm and average 45-50 hours across the 3 of them as they rarely cross over.

I've yet to meet a local minder who is full despite the apparent childcare crisis and the fact that they keep on registering new minders hmm

Shoshe Fri 01-Aug-08 10:51:30

I have

3 full time mindees, 7.30-4.30
3 part time mindees 7.30-9.00 3.00-5.00
1 part time mindees 3.00-5.00

and 2 holidays only for 3 weeks 7.30-5.00

2 of the full time are leaving at the end of the year but there places have already been filled, contracts being signed this week.

I have been very very lucky in the last 10 years I have never had a space, in fact have had a witing list.

JenniPenni Fri 01-Aug-08 11:25:53

I have 7 part-timers, and look after 4 children per day, from 7:30 am to 6:30pm. They are all full day children, breakfast to tea.

I have one vacancy on 1 day currently, but am keeping that free because the others in my care on that day are quite young. When they are a little older I will look to fill that extra vacancy.

I get many enquiries, not sure if it's the area I am in... SW19 Greater London. I have a waiting list with 2 kids on it.

Love2bake Fri 01-Aug-08 11:34:30

I have:

1 mindee 4 days
1 mindee 5 days

2 After-schoolers 5 days a week

I work over 40 hours per week.

Still have 1 space due to my own son starting full time school in Sept, but have not filled the space as yet.

looneytune Fri 01-Aug-08 11:35:58

I'm full with under 5's but as usual, stuggle to get over 5's presume due to breakfast/after school/holiday clubs?

I have 3 mindees now, 1 FT and other 2 babies share the rest of the week (2 days and 3 days). I did have an after pre-schooler but she's left now as starts school in Sept and mum changed hours.

No under 5 spaces, lots of phonecalls and about 5 on my waiting list plus current mindees wanting to increase days but can't. 2 over 5 spaces, have 2 provisionally reserved for odd days, 1 in April 09 and other in Sept 09 but that's in with the over 5's unfortunately.

I work 8.15am-6pm (but currently on maternity leave) 3 days a week and 7.30am-6pm the other 2 days. I used to start at 6.45am and can say I don't miss those hours!!!

Not finding it at all quiet, in fact I've had about 6/7 phone calls/emails since ds2 was born 6 weeks ago. Just wish they were school age calls

I really think it depends on what area you live. I'm very convenient to town/motorway and we don't have loads of childminders in my area which helps.

Hope you fill your spaces soon as I know how stressful it can be.

looneytune Fri 01-Aug-08 11:38:24

Sorry didn't confirm days, I work 50+ hours Mon-Fri, don't work weekends!!

tigersmum Fri 01-Aug-08 12:33:25

2x full time 8 till 4
1x full time 8 till 2
1x 4 days 8 till 4
1x3 days 8 till 4
1x 3 days 8 till 5
1x 1day 8 till 2
1 before school over 8
1 x 2 saturdays in 4
1x 2hours as and when
1x overnight as and when.Think thats all of them.

Registered for 6 under 5 as work with an assistant, work weekends and overnights and yes I am totally bonkers!!

MrsFluffleHasAWuffle Fri 01-Aug-08 13:20:39

crikey tigersmum, I'm not going to diagree with you!! shock

PinkChick Fri 01-Aug-08 13:24:05

ive presently got

1 x one day = 8.30-5.30
1 x 2 days = 8.15 - 5.15
1 x 3 day = 8.30 - 4.00
1 x 2 days before and after school (unless hols) 6.30-9 & 3-8 (6.30am-8pm)
and one who has just give notice every day 7.30-9 & 3-4.

had 2 give notice in space of week of each other, theyve now enquiry due for second visit any time now!..every day, half days..fners crossed (this means i will lose my free(between schhol time) day on mon and tues, but that was a perk that i never expected to last!

jillyj Fri 01-Aug-08 14:36:09

i work monday to thursday (mon and tue with an assistant) 7 till 6pm. i am full. have 6 on my books.

abba1772 Fri 01-Aug-08 16:56:37

i have
1 mindee 8.30 til 2.00 mon, tues, thurs and fri
1 mindee 8.00 til 2.00 or 1.00 to 5.30 everyday
1 mindee on a weds 8.30 to 5.30
1 mindee after school 3.00 to 5.30 weds only

plus i offed a babysitting service as well

KatyMac Fri 01-Aug-08 17:15:20

I have
3 x 2 days
1 x 3 days
1 x 1 day
1 x 1/2 day
3 x before school
2 x after school

I have 9 under 5 spaces & 3 OOSC

So I average 2 children a day so I have 7 F/T spaces


I think I may give up

southernbelle77 Fri 01-Aug-08 17:23:57

I have

1 x 4 days (8am-6pm)
1 x 4 days (9am-5pm)
1 x 3 days (9am-6pm)
1 x 2 days (9am-4pm)
1 x 1/2 day (8am-12pm)
1 x 5 days (3pm-6pm)
2 x adhoc care (on average 1hr for 2 days a wk)

So, come September I will have 1 space for an under 5, 1 day a week - I'm not looking to fill that!

OFSTEDoutstanding Sat 02-Aug-08 21:06:46

I have

1x 5 days (8-6)

1x after school (3-6)

I am nowhere near full!

vInTaGeVioLeT Sat 02-Aug-08 23:39:21

i have

1x 2 days(8.45am-5pm){leaving this month}
2x 2 days(8am-5.30pm){leaving next month}

i work 35.5 hours/4 days per week{holidays}
" " 29 hrs / 4 days per week{term time}

on average atm i earn £4.91 p/h

september i have vacancies for
2 under 5's
3 over 5's{not looking to fill these unless it's siblings of under 5's IYSWIM}

badgerhead Sun 03-Aug-08 08:34:02

I Have
1x f/t under 5
1 x p/t 4 days 8-6
1x p/t 4 days 10-3
1x p/t every day but 2 days am & 3 days pm
plus an occasional one 2 days a week
(I have a variation for 4 under 5's every day!)
I also have b/a schoolers, of whom one is all holidays and every day in term time (older sister of 5 day p/timer), another who is just 2 weeks in the summer hols only plus after school every day.
1 b/s 4 days (not holidays)
1 b/a 5 days (not holidays)
Have just had 2 leave as moving onto secondary school & am replacing with
1 b/s 4 days
1a/s 4 days & 1 a/s 1 day
Am very definitely full, continuously getting enquiries & most minders I know around here are full or as full as they want to be, parents are finding it hard to find spaces. We have also got a nursery closing at the end of the year (well almost certainly) & several playgroups shutting as well.

stellabgh Sun 03-Aug-08 13:51:49

Term time:

2 x mon-fri 3-6pm
1 x mon 8-6
1 x fri 8-4


2 x mon-fri 9-6

Am not actively looking for any more kids.

FeelingOld Sun 03-Aug-08 17:24:12

I have

18 month old 8.15-5.15 4 out of 5 days
baby 7.15-5.15 4 out of 5 days
3 year old 9.30-2.30 4 days per week

so thats basically my under 5's places taken as 2 youngest ones come different days each week as mums are nurses

also have
2 before/after schoolers 4 days per week
1 before/after schooler 2 days per week

also gain a 6 year old, an 8 year old and a 9 year old in school hols

I am full really or at least i dont want to take on any more
I work monday to friday usually 45-50 hours per week.

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