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CM CLUB: ive had enough of the boredom now!

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smeeinit · 28/02/2007 17:17

arggghhhh! i am sooooo bored its driving me mad
really struggling to find mindees at mo so have just got 3 before and after schoolers since twins left me to emigrate at begining of feb,my own children are 16 and 14 and i am getting really bored with nothing to do all day
im so fed up with the whole thing,im just not getting ANY calls at the mo,my cm friend who lives in the same village as me is also struggling to find any mindees at mo so we are both on the look out!
im having to seriously think about weather i can carry on cming if this keeps up,i love this job and dont want to lose the kiddies i have now but i cant survive as a single parent on so little income.
v v v peed off right now

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StrawberrySnowflakes · 28/02/2007 19:39

have you tried advertising as >>> babysitting??..i replied to an ad and im going to see mum tomorrow..check out or put yourself an ad on there.fingers crossed chick


mogs0 · 28/02/2007 19:43

Do you remember the thread I started a couple of weeks ago about childminding and Income Support? It might be worth looking into that combination until you get more mindees.


smeeinit · 28/02/2007 19:52

i do alot of babysitting strawbs and am registering with sitters. have had an ad on netmums forever!!!
im advertising in so many places that im actually getting sick of seeing my own ads!!!!
yeah mogs i do remember that thread, im still earning too much to get income support??!!!!! and to be honest i would get less income support than i am getting tax credits. daft init??!!!

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StrawberrySnowflakes · 01/03/2007 13:39

just been to se babysitting family, they were really nice and children lovely, so am going to email her when i am free and she will be ringing me(hopefully!).[smlie]..not a massive contribution, but something


SHOSHAlee · 01/03/2007 13:54

Smeeinit, Jan and Feb seem to be really bad for getting new mindees, I haven't got a space till May, but have put the vacancy up, and had my very 1st bite yesterday (wanted a month only temp contract so said no, guarentee if i said yes full time would have come up.)

I know that dosnt help, but hopefully with the spring comes lots of new mindees


smeeinit · 01/03/2007 13:57

thanks or that shosha, im feeling really down about it today and am seriously considering if i can go on with it.
im going to be so upset if i have to give it up,i absolutly love cming and the kiddies i ahve at mo but just cant manage without any f/t mindees.
strawb im glad it went well today,lets hope you get loads of babysitting from them

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SHOSHAlee · 01/03/2007 14:00

Stick it if you can a bit longer honey, CM friend 2 full time spaces since Xmas, filled both of them yesterday! 2 phone calls to filled. Must be the Spring coming!


dmo · 01/03/2007 18:59

yes spring always motivates people into new starts hopefully your places will be filled in no time


StrawberrySnowflakes · 01/03/2007 19:35

ill get my fingers crossed for me and toes crossed for you


smeeinit · 01/03/2007 19:54

thanks people!
really felt like jackin it in earlier when one of the parents had a real attitude with me!

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dmo · 01/03/2007 20:01

yes but thats only one parent in a whole goldfish bowl of them
stay with it pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeee


smeeinit · 01/03/2007 20:04

im not quitting just yet! honest!!!

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alibubbles · 02/03/2007 18:08

smeeinit, I feel for you, I have had three sets of parents visit this week - I can literally pick and choose who I want to suit me. They are queuing up at the door. I try to reccommend you but unfortunately Redbourn is out of the question for most of them. It is the same for all the network minders, we are inundated with work.

Perhaps when the children's centre opens in Redbourn later this year, things will be better. You are going to get a really super manager there. She is great!

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