Got the inspection in the morning and the house isn't completed, the builders are still building decking and putting down skirting boards and finishing the kitchen...I have an awful feeling the inspector is a dragon as she specifically said 'if it is not ready by Thursday you will have to withdraw your application'.
Lets just hope what is done is going to impress her enough to pass us. I just hope we don't get an 'inadequate' just on the strength of skirting boards not being finished!
She's been here 4.5 hours so far! My interview with her was 3 hours long! My partner went in at 2pm for his and then we come together at the end and chat some more...is this normal?
After my interview she said she was surprised by how much thought and effort we had obviously put into what we were doing and thinks my attitude and knowledge are to be commended...really really excellent and a beautiful surrounding Lets hope she has the same to say about DP!
Finally all finished! She's fine to support the numbers we want and basically said we were fab!
It took just over 7 hours though...and in that time she never went to the loo... she's like a camel!
The only thing she could pick up on was the decking wasn't finished, but I had two carpenters working on it at the time! Very relieved. Wish I could have a drink now but I'm absteining until January - damn. Thanks for all your support - Joe
Good for you that's close to how we started, we now have 9 under 5's
But you find as you do it longer you can cope with more, it will start off with an afternoon with an extra one for an hour and within a year you will be up to your limit. It's hard to turn them away when you have capacity
Presuming that the extra numbers are because both you and dh are being registered?
Out of interest, if my dh wants to register so that he's allowed to look after mindee's if I needed to pop out etc, does this involve attending the same course etc as I did (ICP)? Just wondered as this may be something we want to do in the future.