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lottiesmummy · 28/08/2006 12:42
Has anyone had a child not turn up on first day?
I'm due to start tomoro but have heard nothing, have txt the parents to find out if all is still ok, spoke to them friday night and they said it was all fine for tues, am I being over anxious? this is my first childminding job and im worried it will all go wrong
lottiesmummy · 28/08/2006 13:04
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mumtoall · 28/08/2006 14:23
its really hard to know what to do. i had a parent who came on her first visit and then came back on a second visit to compleat contracts. then said she would pay deposit on the following friday once she had been paid. the child was going to start on the following monday.
on the friday she phone that for personal reasons she would not be starting her new job and was going to stay at home.
I had turned away another family who had then found another childminder.
i asked the mum to write a quick letter so that i could end tha contract as it was leagerly binding she said she would. i never heard from her again.
i know this probally does not help but your not alone.
frome my experiance and talking to other childminers many parents forget that we run a buissness and have bills to pay and mortgages.
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