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If you like the other family who use your CM, but are not overwhelmed by the CM...

(9 Posts)
wheelsonthebus Thu 30-Jul-09 16:12:44

would you use them? A v v nice woman is offering to share a CM with me. The woman and her family are lovely. Met the CM. Was pretty disappointed - monosyllabic, bit vague, not terribly tactile with dc. I pressed the woman as to what were the CM's good points. She says she is v reliable. But 3 days a week, the CM will be with my dc on her own. Am I being a bit anal? Shd I just go with it. She has worked for the other woman for years...

nbee84 Thu 30-Jul-09 16:16:42

Reliability is not the most important factor a childminder should possess.

So, no, don't just go with it. You need to find a childminder that suits yours and your childs needs.

Katymac Thu 30-Jul-09 16:17:16

That sounds a bit odd

Umm does the childminder not advertise for herself, why does she have no other children

TBH this sounds more like a nanny share

Is it at the minders house?

wheelsonthebus Thu 30-Jul-09 16:25:20

katymac - yes. it's more a nannyshare i suppose

Katymac Thu 30-Jul-09 16:30:37

Oh - they I would say definitely no

Nannys & childminders are very different

nannynick Thu 30-Jul-09 18:19:45

Personal recommendation is all well and good, but you still need to check the person out yourself which you have done. As they did not leave you with a great impression, No don't use them... look at other Registered Childminders in your area. Gut feeling is mentioned on here quite a bit with regard to finding a childcarer, trust your gut instinct.

luckylady74 Thu 30-Jul-09 18:23:21

Just be careful how you phrase the rejection with the other family-it's always a bit gutting when someone doesn't like your childcare choices!
As others have said you must go with your instinct.

AtheneNoctua Fri 31-Jul-09 08:40:26

If the best thing you can say about a childminder is that she is reliable I think that says a lot about what wasn't said.

If you want a nanny share, perhaps you and other lovely family could find a better nanny to share.

Life is too short to make your kids spend the day with someone you don't really like.

Greatfun Fri 31-Jul-09 10:04:19

I wouldn't.

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