When I take mindees to local childminder groups, school pick up etc I tell people first name, age etc but would never discuss where they live, surname, any problems etc. Have in the past asked other childminders advice about something but just in general without giving names etc.
Okay how about.. mindee's parents are expecting, mindee's mum doesn't work , is enjoying a break while pg. People are asking me if she's gone back to work etc, is it okay just to say 'she's expecting?'
For a general childcare policy of confidentiality, the rules are very unclear!