Ok, Please feel free to give your opinion on this descision, but i'm fairly sure it is a now firm that I have to let this child go.
Child X age 5 been v. difficult to care for, v sweet, but lots of soiling, wetting, parents don't help and I don't often get the clothes back that I have leant them, they say they are going to take her to the doctors but they never do.
When I took the child on, the idea was that I was supposed to have x for the school holidays some of the time and the G'parents would have x the rest of the time. When I asked what was happening over the summer they said they have a girl staying with them and they wouldn't need me.. bang goes that income.
The final straw.... I took the children to the park yesterday for a picnic and when we arrived back (in time for other childs pickup x doesn't get picked up till later) x's mum waiting says she has been calling the house phone (says she doesn't have my mobile number.. Ipoint out its on the front of the contract) anyway I hear from one of the others parents that she was livid and said 'well what if we want to do an early pick up??' TO which the other parent replied call her on her mobile.
Today at breakfast x is saying 'My mum was calling everyone and called you lots cause she didn't know where we were, she says she is not cross but you should ask her permission next time'
I was so cross, how dare she undermine me to the child 'why not talk to me about it'
I would have told her that we have been to the park loads in the last couple of weeks and if she was going to pick up early with no notice then she could call me on my mobile and pick up from where we were.
Anyway I have no idea what to put in the letter. Do I write a standard letter and explain verbally or what??
Cross/stroppy, denied most of it, and didn't get as far as telling her how dissapointed I was that they hadn't told me about there summer plans, that I had to ask.
Anyway its over with now and I have a good few applicants for her space.