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Advice on Mindees and Breakfast

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Saz73 · 12/05/2006 09:01

I have two mindees that arrive at 7.15am, the mum always tells me that they have had breakfast. But when I feed my DDS & DDD breakfast they both mindees say they are hungry.

What do I do, parent says they've had breakfast - do I feed them again or not. Breakfast is not part of the contract but I can't see them go hungry can I ?

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hunkermunker · 12/05/2006 09:09

Can you ask what they've had? Maybe they are too sleepy to eat a proper breakfast before they arrive at yours and you can suggest to the parents that they might like to have it with you to save them a job in the morning? Getting two children to their childminder for 7.15 must be a hell of a rush!


ayla99 · 12/05/2006 09:18

Ask mum what they had for breakfast when they arrive and say something like (so you've all got full tummies now then!). If they say they are hungry each morning in front of their mum it will be easier to suggest to mum that she books breakfasts with you. If you have a daily diary write in each time the child arrives saying they are hungry.

If they can see your own children eating they may feel left out and think they are hungry even if they had a huge meal at home. Can you feed your own children before they arrive? If not, I would offer the mindies a piece of fruit so they can sit down together if they want.


Saz73 · 12/05/2006 09:23

Yes I will put it in there diarys and mum can read tonight. Thank you for the help. I'm a big softie so I always do feed them but don't want to be out of pocket at the end of the day as both kids do have huge appetitates.

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looneytune · 12/05/2006 09:52

Hiya. My mindee who's same age as ds does this. If ds was ever having breakfast when she arrived, she'd suddenly want some. Think it's because it's different cereal or just feeling left out!

I personally would not feed my ds earlier just because of this.


riab · 15/05/2006 14:07

I'd maybe offer toast and/or fruit and raise it with their mum. If you did do breakfast would you charge extra?

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