Advanced search

DD asked me to ask mumsnet knows everything

(16 Posts)
KatyMac Fri 08-Aug-08 21:49:55

So, <<Katymac knows the answer to this>>

Can DD do a qualification in childcare while she's 10, maybe at nightschool?

navyeyelasH Fri 08-Aug-08 21:51:13

hmmm, it depends. Has she been a really good girl? Also what time is the class? Does it interfere with story telling and bedtime?

S1ur Fri 08-Aug-08 21:51:36

So long as she's completed her GCSEs by then wink

KatyMac Fri 08-Aug-08 21:53:14

Well I think an NVQ3 might be a bit beyond her
A babysitting course?

She is actually excellent with the children but......a GCSE in something at 14-16 might be her only option

JennyWren Fri 08-Aug-08 22:00:03

The British Red Cross run a babysitters course, covring basic first aid and things like changing nappies (cloth and dispies). I took the course when I was a teenage babysitter and found it really useful. But I think that participants need to be 14 - you could check it out though?

littleducks Fri 08-Aug-08 22:00:33

i also wanted to do this age ten and requested info from those home study colleges advertised on tv.....quite why i wanted to do a course in child day care when i WAS a child i dont know now

KatyMac Fri 08-Aug-08 22:01:58

So Red Cross do babysitting courses - i will investigate

She will be upset, she was sure MN could find one for her

cat64 Fri 08-Aug-08 22:09:38

Message withdrawn

KatyMac Fri 08-Aug-08 22:13:36

Cat - I am a childminder & my job would be much harder without DD

This summer she has:
Organised games
Written out words (so they could be copied by pre-schoolers)
Taught 4yos to peel carrots
Made cakes (with younger children 'helping')
Dealt with arguments, upsets, bruises and tears
Written in the children diaries
Fed babies bottles

It has been a very moving tome for me

Usually either DH or I work & the other has DD - & often we go out. But this year DH has been poorly so DD has been 'childminded' all summer - I have been very surprised at her

MatNanPlus Fri 08-Aug-08 22:18:04

She sounds a real star KatyMac

funnypeculiar Fri 08-Aug-08 22:18:45

From a quick google, Red X looks like the best bet

thisisyesterday Fri 08-Aug-08 22:21:15

bless her, she sounds great!

KatyMac Fri 08-Aug-08 22:25:05

I am impressed (&proud)

I may try to get her some accessible books (maybe aimed at NVQ1?) so she can start to learn about child psychology

The Red Cross have no babysitting courses between Sept & Dec this year hmm anywhere in the country

SammyK Sat 09-Aug-08 08:53:17

Aaw KatyMac she sounds wonderful, no wonder you are proud! smile

KatyMac Sat 09-Aug-08 23:35:59

Well I think so - but I am biased

Janni Sat 09-Aug-08 23:50:22

I think it's really sweet when our older DC turn out to be so good with little ones - my DSs (12 and 8) are brilliant with little ones. It's definitely to be encouraged, in whatever way possible.

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: