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CM Club: Does this ad work?

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KatyMac Sun 03-Aug-08 21:43:15

Need someone to look after the children while you pop out? Ideally someone your children know?

Just for an hour or so for a Doctors appointment, the Dentist, if your hair needs cutting or just some shopping.

We have open mornings every other Tuesday, the next one is 9th September between 10-11am at <<Katymac's House>>.

Come and meet us, get to know us, have a cup of tea and let the children play.

Once you know who and where we are, if you need short-term or occasional childcare we are only a phone call away.

juneybean Sun 03-Aug-08 21:47:26

Sounds good to me! Great concept as well

smeeinit Sun 03-Aug-08 21:48:07

sounds good to me katy, and a fantastic idea too!

KatyMac Sun 03-Aug-08 21:49:57

Really?

Do you think it will work?

funnypeculiar Sun 03-Aug-08 21:52:25

Am I allowed an opinion as a childminder user? smile

If so....

What a FAB idea, katymac - going to the gym/exercising might be another one...

KatyMac Sun 03-Aug-08 21:53:57

Does it come across as pushy? Or desperate?

smeeinit Sun 03-Aug-08 21:55:44

i really think its a good idea,not 2 pushy either.
hope it works for you. smile

KatyMac Sun 03-Aug-08 21:58:52

The top line is very big

"Need someone to look after the children while you pop out? Ideally someone your children know?

Just for an hour or so for a Doctors appointment, the Dentist, if your hair needs cutting or just some shopping. Maybe you need some time at the gym?

We have open mornings every other Tuesday, the next one is 9th September between 10-11am at <<Katymac's House>>.

Come and meet us, get to know us, have a cup of tea and let the children play.

Once you know who and where we are, if you need short-term or occasional childcare we are only a phone call away."

Is that better? Should I put the cost in?

funnypeculiar Sun 03-Aug-08 21:59:15

I think it comes across as business like - not pushy or desparate, and I'd assume it was a new venture (not something I've heard of round here at least)

My only nervousness as a potential user would be:
- will it be very expensive (expectation of ad hoc childcare)
- will they have spaces when I need them/how far in advance do i need to book

funnypeculiar Sun 03-Aug-08 21:59:38

smile x-post

KatyMac Sun 03-Aug-08 22:01:37

We currently, funnypeculiar have 7 F/T spaces sad

I was going to charge £4 an hour (normal rate £3.50)

What do you think?

Or should it be lower as I can't guarantee it?

funnypeculiar Sun 03-Aug-08 22:11:10

I reckon 50p more is very fair for ah-hoc-ness, so I'd be tempted to put the hourly rate in. (but that be because £4 would be cheap round here smile

Can't think of an easy way to say 'lots of space available' without sounding desperate smile, other than making it clear this is a new service (I'd therefore assume not overbooked yet)

KatyMac Sun 03-Aug-08 22:14:04

Hmm - I was inclined to suggest I had been doing it for ages (even tho' it is new)

Maybe I could imply that September is less full as regulars go up to school then?

KatyMac Sun 03-Aug-08 22:33:01

Any other opinions?

BoysAreLikeDogs Sun 03-Aug-08 22:41:58

A new angle, Katy - one of the Cms here does ad-hoc work only (can't remember who) and does v well.

Give it a whirl and see what the response is

smile

Glad to see that you are still battling away. You go, girl.

KatyMac Sun 03-Aug-08 22:57:45

Wel I have to keep at it

Too many people depend upon me

Should I put the price in?

BoysAreLikeDogs Sun 03-Aug-08 23:01:21

Yes, put the price in.

Am assuming that you will have your logo/ofsted outstanding logo on there somewhere?

KatyMac Sun 03-Aug-08 23:03:37

Yep & my logo

I am also re-branding from

Childminding@WC

to

Childcare@WC

I think, maybe, or even just WC - but if it's WC they don't know I offer childcare - Oh I don't know

BoysAreLikeDogs Sun 03-Aug-08 23:08:23

Childcare is good, I like that v much.

KatyMac Sun 03-Aug-08 23:12:07

Thanks everyone

I'll be back tomorrow - Night all

BoysAreLikeDogs Sun 03-Aug-08 23:12:42

You sleep well, that is an order

KatyMac Mon 04-Aug-08 08:05:32

I did - 8 hours

PinkChick Mon 04-Aug-08 08:19:32

childcare @WC is good, ad is fab, i 'wouldnt' put price in, it gives them a reason to ruing you and once theyve calle dyou you can get a feel for wether its too low/too high etc
get it everywere, shop windows, takeaway palces, gym, eveywere people go who would normally struggle for childcare..really wih you well Katysmile

KatyMac Mon 04-Aug-08 09:07:11

Tricky isn't it

PinkChick Mon 04-Aug-08 09:10:40

its good though!, get them out asap evrywhere yo can think of.good luck chicksmile

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