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anniebear Sun 05-Oct-08 20:52:57

and if so, How?

there is a lady whose child goes to my DD's school, she is a childminder.

Always late getting to school, dog in tow that she yells at (not that is any harm to the kids lol, )

But because she is always rushing she gets a walking child and puts him in the basket of the double buggy (hes maybe 2yrs old)

Its not a huge basket and there are obviously there are seats over it.

The other day the poor little boy had his face squashed up against the raincover (which was not in use so hanging doen the back of the buggy)

The next day, he had turned his head to the side to avoid this, then I noticed he was all squashed up as obviously the only way for him to fit in was to crouch

Am I being OTT? Must admit, I dont know the lady but don't like her, she just doesnt seem to chatter to the children she looks after, just yells at her own and her dog!

It really gets to me when I see this little boy hunched up in the back of the buggy in the basket...

what if the pram broke? the basket broke? Also realised the other day his little fingers were near the wheels and could easily touch them

surely she needs to be told it is not acceptable.
what if it was your child?

so...OTT? complain or not to complain...and if so ..how?

thanks, sorry its a bit long!!

Jackstini Sun 05-Oct-08 20:54:41

I would have to complain - probably anonymously to Ofsted. It is not safe and not fair to the children.
Do you know the Mums of any of the children?

anniebear Sun 05-Oct-08 20:54:52

also, I mentioned it to another mum who is a childminder that I know well and she said there has been 'talk' about this woman before and one of her visits from socian services/ofsted had not been satisfactory

Obviously I dont know if that is true or not,

she also said she wouldnt leave her kids with her....and my other friend is as shocked as me

Think I have just answeed my own question havent I!

brimfull Sun 05-Oct-08 20:54:57

hmm that would upset me as well to see that

are you sure he's a mindee though?

anniebear Sun 05-Oct-08 20:57:31

I know she is a childminder, I wouldnt think the little one was hers

the other day as she was rushing she said "right, which one of you is the smallest" (to the 2 walking) to see which one should be plonked in the basket

so it was either of them

NomDePlume Sun 05-Oct-08 20:59:55

I'd be very angry indeed if the little boy was mine.

controlfreakinfreaky Sun 05-Oct-08 21:00:19

i think in these situations you ask yourself "if i was the mum of that child would i want to know?".... and i definitely would if he was being stuffed in a basket. find out who child(ren) are and grass her up. tell mum directly or via school.

brimfull Sun 05-Oct-08 21:00:59

yes I would tell someone-either the mum or ofsted

LynetteScavo Sun 05-Oct-08 21:01:34

Erm.....I wouldn't want to leave my DCs with someone who shouted at their dog....

I wouldn't by child riding along like that...she's giving childminders a bad name sad

LynetteScavo Sun 05-Oct-08 21:01:53

want my

anniebear Sun 05-Oct-08 21:02:31

well I dont know her name but I know were she lives. I remember walking past and thinking the little ones in the double buggy were left outside for too long, whilst she got ready

will go and see what house number it is

thanks

have e mailed Ofsted, not with any details, but just to see how I make a complaint

I would be annoyed if it was my child

umberella Sun 05-Oct-08 21:03:15

take a photo with your mobile and send to ofsted, poo little boy. and his poor parents paying someone to cram him into a buggy basket. Dreadful!

umberella Sun 05-Oct-08 21:03:40

erm poor
whoops

anniebear Sun 05-Oct-08 21:05:11

Lynette, I agree, think it is very unproffessional

Even her being late each day I think looks bad

But then that affects the children as they are so hurried

Another chiildminder has 3 young children so she has bought a ride along seat which fixes onto the abck of the buggy so they dont have to walk

anniebear Sun 05-Oct-08 21:06:50

lol lol at poo!!!!!!!!!!!

EdithsMummy Sun 05-Oct-08 21:07:58

My goodness - def make a complaint there - like said, if it was my child (who is with a great childminder) I would like to know. How can this woman take people's money? Would complain to school first, as well as Ofsted, as you may find it takes a while to get a response from Ofsted? Have any of the other mum's at school said anything about it to you? I find the whole thing really upsetting - wonder how she's treating those children indoors if that's the level of 'care' out in the open? angry

AuraofDora Sun 05-Oct-08 21:09:02

shit, that's so out of order..it reads like a comedy sketch iykwim..
she sounds a real horror
hope they make her travel in the hold next time she flies

good luck with complaint anniebear

anniebear Sun 05-Oct-08 21:15:31

I did see some one looking at the basket the other day!!

my friend thinks its awful and the childminder I mentioned it to hadnt noticed , but was not impressed

You know when you cant quite put your finger on something............. I know she is only on the way to school, but Ive never seen her chatting or laughing (Ive even been known to sing lol) with the children

she just has a loud squarky voice with gets on my nerves lol lol

NickiSue Sun 05-Oct-08 21:20:19

I can only agree 100% with what everyone else has said - that is truly appalling. I hope your complaint forces some changes.

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