nannynick sounds like a good idea, I know I'm on some, but not getting any enquiries atm, and I want to find some new mindees before next Sept as I will be losing some and I think may lose a bit more when the two year old funding kicks in.
LisaD never been on netmums will have a look, checked childcare.co.uk and I'm already on
frackinaround Yes I would consider it, and have been politely asking for the last 4 years, but sadly my LA isn't accredited for minders, so we will all be struggling here next year due to the councils lack of foresight. You will be correct in thinking I'm not a happy bunny .
I have also looked at opening a nursery but the cost is huge but the main issue is how long it will take ofsted to reg upto 25weeks! so I could potentially be paying for a place upto 6mths before I could get any return on it.
Plan B was to buy one already reg'd, none any where near us, so would mean total upsticks, selling house and buying new one elsewhere all in one pop.
Ofsted suggested that I run a playscheme, which is a possibility, but again registration would take up to 12wks, then I'd be stuck during holiday club, and what do I do with my loverly little ones who I couldn't take to the playscheme.
Its all a bit pants ATM but if anyone has any suggestions or alternatives, I would be eternally grateful. I havn't slept properly for weeks and am so stressed with it all, I'm now thinking of doing something completely different that doesnt involve masses of legislation and beaurocracy
I've had an (ongoing) enquiry through childcare.co.uk - not sure if it'll lead to a mindee but fingers crossed!
I found that (unless you de-register from this bit) you get an email when someone views your profile and they send you a link so you can look at theirs. So (to avoid paying) you could look at likely parents' profiles and they'd (hopefully) get a message to say you'd looked at them and might look at you in return and contact you if they were interested... just a (possibly nonsensical) thought.