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Would a cm mind looking after my DD for only 3 months?

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lucysnowe Mon 06-Oct-08 09:51:42


would it be ok for me to ask a cm to look after my 8 mth old part time for 3 months only while I work to pay off my maternity pay? i wasn't sure if this was quite common or if a cm might be a bit hmm about it... thanks!

JenniPenni Mon 06-Oct-08 09:56:00

This is not ideal for many childminders, as we look for more permanent/long term arrangements generally, but this might be perfect for a minder that has another child starting in a few months. I had this situation last year, where I helped out someone for just over 3 months. So best to phone around

Twims Mon 06-Oct-08 09:56:28

I nannied for a mum who had to pay off mat pay so if you can't get a cm then a temp nanny would probably be avail.

Kewcumber Mon 06-Oct-08 10:03:41

depends on situation - my CM has a full tiem space now with someone possibly starting January so she'd be very happy (though perhaps a bit unsettling for baby).

You ned to ask - there is no general view I doubt.

mumnosbest Mon 06-Oct-08 10:03:55

This shouldn't be a problem as 3 months is a long time to advertise and fill the space after your dd no longer needs it.

PS. I have vacancies in Doncaster area

happyfaceschildcare Mon 06-Oct-08 10:26:30

I also would take on a 3 month contract as I have a space available anyway might aswell make some use of it whilst I'm advertising, I would want a contract in place though even just for 3 months safer for both parties.
I'm in Kent but if you are not there is a site called that has a number of childminders on their books in different areas that all do short term contracts.
Good luck

lucysnowe Mon 06-Oct-08 10:35:56

ooh that is a good site - thanks! will ask around. haven't got long so am a bit panicky!

JenniPenni Mon 06-Oct-08 11:02:59

Lucy what area are you in? I myself am full but I have a childminder friend who has vacancies currently and would help short term. We are in SW London.

JenniPenni Mon 06-Oct-08 11:04:30

ps: I am on, I have helped out a couple times when I had a vacancy, and all was fine. Is a well vetted site!

lucysnowe Mon 06-Oct-08 11:16:14

Hi Jenni! I am in south oxfordshire/north reading.

aj13 Mon 06-Oct-08 11:18:11

Hi what area are you in?

JenniPenni Mon 06-Oct-08 12:42:14

A tad far for my childminder friend I hope you find suitable care soon!

RebCare Thu 09-Oct-08 14:00:33

HI don't know if your in my area but i have an under 5's vacancy and am able to do it short or long term, i live in bury near to heap bridge round-a-bout, very close to the M66, if you are interested please give me a ring as i don't tend to come on the internet very often.

07731 667 559


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