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Questions for childminders

(11 Posts)
MilaMae Fri 05-Sep-08 16:19:07

Where do you keep your cleaning stuff?

Has anybody found a lock that doesn't involve drilling into the cupboard?

Mine are all under the sink at the mo.

Do you have a stash of wet weather gear or make them bring their own???


BoysAreLikeDogs Fri 05-Sep-08 16:23:32

I drilled my kitchen cupboards to fit the locks.

I have accumulated a stash of wet weather gear over the years, from jumble sales/charity shops/friends, but would have no problems asking for wet weather gear from a parent.


SammyK Fri 05-Sep-08 16:26:58

I have cleaning stuff in one cupboard. My locks are the kind that you clip onto the door handles (need to have two handles close to each other), sell them in packs of two at Asda. No drilling required. smile

I have in my contracts that parents bring suitable clothing for the weather and haven't had any probs. If I did I would send them home for raincoat/wellies (probaly why they always rememeber).
Don't have space for different sizes of different weatr appropriate clothing!

MaureenMLove Fri 05-Sep-08 16:30:18

U used a combination of drilled locks and the ones that Katy mentioned.

I also had a stash of my own wet weather gear. Parents used to give me grown out wellies and rain coats and I had my own dd's stuff too. Took me 5 or 6 years to collect them all though!

MilaMae Fri 05-Sep-08 16:31:35

I've got those clips, are fab but on the 2 day course was told they aren't good enough (even though my dc 4,4 and 3 have never managed to open the door).

Was your Ofsted inspector happy with them?

SammyK Fri 05-Sep-08 16:36:48

When I registered I still had my old kitchen in, can't remember what I had on the doors. I think it was something similar (outside of door type) but not exactly the same, and were told were fine. I am due an ofsted inspection so will see what they say. hmm

MilaMae Fri 05-Sep-08 16:40:24

Good luck,can you let me know how you get on??

Thanks grin

juuule Fri 05-Sep-08 16:40:34

Not a childminder but having had a dc who could wrench cupboard doors open despite different childlocks, I moved all my cleaning stuff to the cupboards above the worktops out of reach. Still put childlocks on them. Bleach etc is on top of the cupboards, well out of reach.

TooTiredToday Fri 05-Sep-08 16:41:14

Use a wall cupboard.

MaureenMLove Fri 05-Sep-08 16:45:55

Trouble is, what one Ofsted officer is happy with, another might not be! If you really don't want to drill holes, then you have 2 options. Either use the handle locks or move the poisonous cupboard! I think I'd try the handle locks first tbh. If your mindees aren't getting into them, then it's working for you and imho, that's the whole point of them and job done!

MilaMae Fri 05-Sep-08 16:51:03

Thanks for that,may just clear a wall cupboard,hadn't thought of that,may well be the easiest plan.

To be honest my twin boys are like Houdini if they can't get through those locks I defy any kid too grin

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