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Childminders Club - Am I the only nutter who!!!!

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Booh · 22/11/2005 08:51


Am I the only nutter who does overnight care???? I know loads of childminders around here, but I am the only one who does overnight care! I had a little girl (5months) who was dropped off at 9.30am on Monday and she doesn't go home till 1.30 on Thursday! Bless here, she is asleep now as she has been up a lot in the night..........she isn't a great sleeper! Wow I am tired, and the next one arrives at 9!!! Then one more to pick up at 12.15!!

No point to this really!

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HellyBelly · 22/11/2005 08:57

I don't offer overnight as not enough room really plus I need my evenings for my other work. I think Tan1959 does though?

Just think of the extra money


jellyjelly · 22/11/2005 09:02

Do you do lots of overnight care?

helly - check out my other post please.


HellyBelly · 22/11/2005 09:05

Jelly - was just reading and am about to reply - I'm going to be like you were with me I'm afraid - I think we both need it

Sorry to hijack Booh


jellyjelly · 22/11/2005 09:14

Thats fine, i know i am the soft touch not any other part just working time.

Sorry booh


HellyBelly · 22/11/2005 09:25

Have posted! I'm soft with everything I'm afraid Get walked all over quite a lot!


HellyBelly · 22/11/2005 09:25

Have posted! I'm soft with everything I'm afraid Get walked all over quite a lot!


HellyBelly · 22/11/2005 09:26



ssd · 22/11/2005 10:57

Booh wow!!, how much do you charge for all that with the baby? Leaving her at 5 months for 4 days seems a bit heartless to me, what on earth do her parents work as?


jellyjelly · 22/11/2005 11:03

Doyou have her mpre than 27 days a month?


Booh · 22/11/2005 15:23

Hello all

SSD - her mum is very sick still from having her, and her health visitor begged me to help so I did.......she is such a sweetie!

Jelly Jelly - I can only have her for a max of 14 days/nights as she is still so little and needs to be with her mum for as much as mum can manage.

But mum is doing much better and they had a good weekend with no problems.........will be sad in some ways when mum is better as I won't have her any more!

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ssd · 22/11/2005 20:52

I'm sure her mum really appreciates you!


ThePrisoner · 22/11/2005 21:03

Good on you for being crazy enough to do overnight care!! I don't do it myself, as I think I'd end up working 24 hours/day, and probably 7 days/week as well. I enjoy my time off!!


moondog · 22/11/2005 21:11

Jeez,what sort of a family allows a child to go to a stranger's house (although I'm sure you're lovely Booh) for that long???????
Where are her dp,parents,and siblings???

My aunt was asked to look after a child of a similar age for a few weeks back in the 60s when she lived in Africa (was a nurse for prem. babies).
The family were going to Germany for something.
They returned three months later.


Tan1959 · 22/11/2005 22:45

Hi Booh

I have just been registered for overnight care! so you are not the only nutter

I haven't yet had an overnight placement yet but hopefully soon.

Was your placement made through family link?


Booh · 23/11/2005 09:17

Can I just say again....


Other wise I wouldn't even entertain teh idea of looking after such a tiny baby for such a long time.

Dad has to work to keep their business going, and mum is in and out of hospital. Each week mum and baby spend more time together and the long term goal is to get mum and baby together full time..........but with help.

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HellyBelly · 23/11/2005 09:18

Poor mum, hope she makes a full recovery soon! Maybe in time for Christmas?


Booh · 23/11/2005 09:27

Ahh thank you

It will be a long term thing - but Health visiter / doc / and ofsted have all been fab!

And it helps that baby is such a little poppet!!

Even if she did have me up four times last night!

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HellyBelly · 23/11/2005 09:31

I feel sorry for the family I really do. Other people make judgements and just don't know what the family's situation is! I'm glad they have you to help them through this!

Well done


alibubbles · 23/11/2005 10:56

Message withdrawn


Booh · 23/11/2005 11:02


That is so similar to my story!

Mum struggled on for 3 1/2 months, and she ended up with post natal psychosis and has been very ill.

Tis gonna be a long road........but we will get there!

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jellyjelly · 23/11/2005 13:04

How did you manage to do overnight without being told off?


HellyBelly · 24/11/2005 08:34

jelly, are you talking about alibubbles? If so, she only did the daytimes


jellyjelly · 24/11/2005 08:48

i think i might have read it incorrectly.

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