Sorry I have not been in contact but I haven't had much response to my advertising and so I am still not set up for child minding as yet.
The problem is that it is going to cost me quiet a bit, so I really need someone else as well so that I can recover the money I need to pay out.
You are welcome to come and see me if you want, but as I said I am not really ready so I haven't got very many toys just yet. It might be worth you waiting a little bit longer to see if I get any response over the next few weeks.
I will no be contacting her again, but was I'm not sure she'll ever get any mindees tbh
OMG , don't know what to say....she'll not do well in business with that attitude!! Anyway, they usually get a grant to help with start up costs plus she doesn't need to buy a hell of a lot to start with.
At least you now know that you won't be bothering with her rather than you waiting in limbo!!
My thoughts were, well you won't get any mindees if you wait til you get your full quota, or whatever it is she's waiting for. I only need parttime care but then alot of other parents do too.
Surely it is hard enough to get your first mindees without turing someone down because they only needs parttime help?
It's a shame for her because she lives in the same small village as me and i'm on the pre-school committee so know lots of people who may need childcare! Also, dd will start school in Jan so would be able to recommend to lots of people there too. Infact I spoke to one mum at preschool who will need a childminder from Feb and she has 3 under 5's and i'd said i was waiting to hear from this lady and if she was any good i'd give her the number!
Re toys, i couldn't have cared less if she didn't have one toy in the house, since I didn't want an immediate start. Also, I have enough toys in my house to fill Hamleys so i would've let her have some of his toys! You can pick up such good cheap things these days that it really isn't a valid excuse.
I really do think she will fail as a CM. when you start up a business it is very likely that in the first few years you will not make any money. You should be prepared for that. If you're not then you shouldn't be self-smployed you should get a paid job!
I'm not put off cm's, just thought i'd share it with you all to see what you think!
I'm so tempted to give her some advice via email (constructive) but don't feel I should waste anymore time tbh. So tempting though!
I wouldnt eddas (although I can see why you would be tempted too) she might think your trying to get her to change her mind and then you'd possibly end up having to say nicely (as i'm sure you would ) thanks but no thanks...
omg eddas I wondered what had happened with your thread if she had ever got back to you what a cheek where are you based can one of us on here not help you ? the cm's that are "set up" for childminding as she puts it
I am in my second year of childminding now - in my first year I bought LOADS of equipment, resources etc. etc. You need so much!!! And we do not have kids either, but I was serious about my new business and wanted to give it my all. I still do. I lose a wheel on a tractor, I get a new one.
I wouldn't touch that CM with a bargepole tbh, if she is so unprofessional now before even starting, imagine when she is actually working - it might be a nightmare.