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Childminder's Club: Really disappointed....
katymac · 07/10/2005 19:58
...we had been hoping to have a little girl with SN and had spend days arranging it.
Sorting out therapy sessions, getting permission from OFSTED, altering everyone days & hours of work (prob about 15 hrs in all - including a visit to the nursery where she currently is to see how she interacts with the other children, so we have a "baseline" so the speak)
Everything was going great. SS were happy, SN advisor was happy, we were happy.
But Mum (or Dad, we think) has decided that it's too much effort to bring her here. It will be easier to drop her off at Nursery 8 til 6 and then they won't have to do any extra journeys.
We are really sad - for us as we miss out on an opportunity, and for the Little one as we felt (maybe wrongly) that she would be able to have her needs met more fully at ours
ThePrisoner · 07/10/2005 22:52
If it is really only the parents claiming the effort is too much (and not just making excuses for changing their minds, for whatever reason?), the nursery/SS might know if it's a possibility to have some sort of taxi? (Not sure if appropriate for the child, of course).
ThePrisoner · 08/10/2005 14:58
So the mum wants it to happen, SN advisor wants it to happen, SS wants it to happen. The only glitch is physically getting the child to your house. Do SS have volunteer drivers to help? Who would be paying you? (Parents? SS? Nursery?) Somebody somewhere ought to be able to do something - how frustrating! (I'm not being much help here really, sorry!)
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