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Childminders CLub: Keep your fingers crossed....please

(24 Posts)
KatieMac Mon 21-Feb-05 13:07:28

This week I find out
1) whether I can have 12 children instead of 8 from planning dept
2) whether I can have a £350 grant towards my wheelchair ramp
3) whether I can have a grant for £2880 as I am increasing my before and after school numbers.

I'm so excited - but of course I could be refused all three so KEEP YOUR FINGERS CROSSED......please

ssd Mon 21-Feb-05 13:12:54

consider them crossed!

xxxxxxx = crossed

KatieMac Mon 21-Feb-05 13:50:47

Thanks ssd

RTKangaMummy Mon 21-Feb-05 13:55:21

fingers crossed KMc

and sending positive vibes ++++++++++++++++++++



Slight hijack do you think we are employees or are we our own bosses

I know we are strictly self employed but what does that mean in practice?

KatieMac Mon 21-Feb-05 14:02:13

I'm strictly self employed.

However I have to consider repeat business and continuity (of wages) if I want to enforce that.

So this am I took a urine sample to the Drs - I could have refused (quite rightly - it's not my job) but I didn't as it would just cause bad feeling and trouble.

So as a S/E C/Mer I have to make decisions and choice to maintain max freedom and control for me, whilst 'keeping on the right side' of the parents

I think I said what I mean - it got a bit confusing there

RTKangaMummy Mon 21-Feb-05 14:08:06

It is just that on the other thread we were classsed as employees and so therefore should do as we are told

I do not see myself as an employee

I do put myself out for families and fit in with them and their changing schedules

Mindees mum works shifts which she changes at short notice and I fit in with them 99.9999% of the time.

KatieMac Mon 21-Feb-05 14:55:13

Uwila has defended us

KatieMac Mon 21-Feb-05 20:10:23

I like Uwila - I think she'd be a 'good' mum to C/M for. She is very business minded but fair.

Wish some of my mums were

KatieMac Tue 22-Feb-05 14:02:59

Oh no Wheelchair Ramp estimate is for £2600

That is so much more than I expected

KatieMac Wed 23-Feb-05 08:48:00

Wish me luck my grant for the ramp is today........

RTKangaMummy Wed 23-Feb-05 09:01:52

positive vibes ++++++++++++++++++++

ssd Wed 23-Feb-05 09:15:55

good luck!

KatieMac Wed 23-Feb-05 10:49:10

He's not coming - 'cos there is less than 1 inch of snow

KatieMac Thu 24-Feb-05 20:47:28

Well I got the planning permission.

I can now have 12 children

Whoopie

Yorkiegirl Thu 24-Feb-05 20:48:40

Message withdrawn

RTKangaMummy Thu 24-Feb-05 20:53:43

deffo brill

KatieMac Thu 24-Feb-05 21:51:11

Now all I need is ....
2 f/t babies
9....yes 9 f/t holiday places

KatieMac Mon 28-Feb-05 21:33:58

Double Whoopee....

I got the £350 grant (for the ramp)

AND an enquiry for 2 part time children!!!!

ssd Tue 01-Mar-05 07:53:02

things are looking up KM

KatieMac Sun 13-Mar-05 19:39:12

AND I finally got the BIG GRANT - I am a HAPPY BUNNY

ssd Mon 14-Mar-05 07:24:45

well done you !!!

what will you be doing with it?

KatieMac Mon 14-Mar-05 07:34:34

Toys, Craft stuff, a computer, computer games (an egg timer), more craft stuff...I started a thread about activities for an after school club....hope to get some responces

alexw Mon 14-Mar-05 07:36:05

Well done KatieMac! Am currently looking for a childminder for dd1. Where are you? Where is best place to look for one??

KatieMac Mon 14-Mar-05 07:38:27

Sorry Alexw I'm buying my computer off me for the business (iyswim)

I've been told Dell or compaq (sp) are best tho'

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