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CM Club:Hot weather door notice - what do I put??

(8 Posts)
Katymac Mon 17-Aug-09 09:47:47

I have the front door open in the hot weather to get a draft

Last week a visitor just walked in - so I wantto put up a notice to ask people not to

Does this sound too bossy??


Please ring the bell & wait for a response.

For the safety of the children please do not enter without a member of staff present."

underpaidandoverworked Mon 17-Aug-09 09:55:25

Sounds fine to me KM

floatyjosmum Mon 17-Aug-09 09:57:40

tbh id be a little concerned if my cm had her front door open and she lives on a quiet road.

OnlyWantsOneDoesntLikeDM Mon 17-Aug-09 10:00:41

If visitors can just walk in - can kiddies just walk out?

Even if there is a baby gate etc to prevent kids excaping - the fact that some one can walk into your house while you have CM kids scares me

Katymac Mon 17-Aug-09 11:52:21

Well it's not the front door of the house, it's the front door of the conservatory/playroom. There is always an adult in the room more often than not 3, it was more the cheekiness tbh that she opened the gate & walked in while I was sat there watching her

The door is gated and there is an additional gate halfway down the wheelchair ramp.

Neither my network co-ordinator nor the 7 (or so) OFSTED inspectors have had a problem with it but we are discussing the need for this notice with them.

TaxiLady Mon 17-Aug-09 11:56:13

well if you were in the room i suppose she took that as an invite to come in!

if i saw you there, i'd make eye contact, say good morning and sail on in too...i doubt i'd spot a notice.

HSMM Mon 17-Aug-09 12:06:19

I think if I saw you there, I would just walk in. I had a parent unlock the side gate and let themselves in and I discovered them in my living room last week. I have a sign on the gate and all the parents know they should not use the side gate ..... (still, I suppose I have only been minding her DD for 5 years!)

atworknotworking Mon 17-Aug-09 12:39:30

I get this from time to time, parents know not to let any other parents in but they think its so and so's mum / dad who they see here a lot so its ok. well its not we quite often have mindees with protection issues, a parent may be ok one week then not the next, other parents don't know but we do, it drives us potty. Thinking of getting a mag lock, they look pricey though, we already have an intercom for people we don't recognise, its getting a bit like fort knox now.

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