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Mindees Welcome Pack

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peckarollover · 06/12/2005 17:27

I read in Who Minds I think that some childminders do welcome packs for new starters.

I thought this was a lovely idea and would like to do it myself.

What could I include?

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HappyMumof2TurtleDoves · 06/12/2005 18:26

pecka, how did it go today?

peckarollover · 06/12/2005 18:38

Really Well!!

Few minutes in the mum said that she wanted me as I was teh best she had seen so far and similiar to her beliefs with childrearing!

She starts after Christmas, having a visit in 2 weeks

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HappyMumof2TurtleDoves · 06/12/2005 18:38

Brilliant, well done!!!

Jensmum · 06/12/2005 21:04

My welcome pack consists of:

Hand towel
Flannel
Toothbrush
Drinking cup
Communication book
IDband (For outings)
Plastic cutlery for those that need it


All in a bag that they get to design if they're old enough (fabric paints )

I also let the children put in any toys/dummies/comforters that they want to leave at my house.

We got told about this idea in the ICP I thought it was common practise until I got my copy of Who Minds the other week.

peckarollover · 06/12/2005 21:40

That sounds great Jenmum.

Where do you get the bags from?

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peckarollover · 07/12/2005 16:14

bump to find out where to get fabric bags

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DoesntChristmasDragOn · 07/12/2005 16:16

I think Baker Ross might do them

peckarollover · 07/12/2005 16:21

wonder if these are big enough

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peckarollover · 07/12/2005 16:46

no, lidl have plastic bags

bum that sounded good!

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tamum · 07/12/2005 16:54

I think the Baker Ross ones are tiny. Do these need to be cheap? I think Letterbox do them but they're bound to be quite expensive. Dd's nuresry did gingham drawstring bags for every child, I'm wondering if one of the nursery supply places might do them cheaply?

peckarollover · 07/12/2005 17:07

Id rather not pay letterbox prices per bag, I think they are about 13 quid a go.

If I had a sewing machine Im sure they would be easy enough to run up - but I havent lol

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tamum · 07/12/2005 17:14

Right, bit between my teeth now then. How about these ? The Teddy ones at the bottom of the page?

peckarollover · 07/12/2005 18:02

They are great but would rather buy them singly!! Hard to please arent I

If I cant find something similar in single items I think I will go for them - thanks for your help!

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tamum · 07/12/2005 18:28

Tsk

OK, on an old thread alibubbles offered to make some, but no idea whether that still stands of course. There are some quite nice Maisy ones here for under a fiver. The same site has Dora ones, so might be worth checking. There are loads of lovely ones here but they're all about £18.

Any good? I'm running out of steam

Tan1959 · 07/12/2005 20:09

peckarollover; if you cannot find anything singularly and go for the teddy bags, then cat me - I would be interested in purchasing too, so could go halves - would still work out pretty cheap!

Jensmum · 07/12/2005 21:31

peckarollover I bought cotton pillowcases, then sewed a flap over the top and threaded cord through. Does that make sense? It worked out really cheap

alibubbles · 07/12/2005 21:35

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Jensmum · 07/12/2005 21:56

Alibubles

How good is that site?

It has everything we need as childminders

Cheers for posting its gone straight in my favourites

peckarollover · 07/12/2005 22:16

OOooooo think I will go for those, thank alibubbles they are lovely. Will the small size be big enough you think?

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alibubbles · 07/12/2005 22:18

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peckarollover · 07/12/2005 22:25

Im drooling at the site I could spend an absolute fortune its great!

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