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princesscc · 01/04/2007 11:24
I've just read that again! I understand that it's a it inconvenient, but as a CM, I would do it anyway. Maybe it's just me who works this way, but I put the needs of my families first, not what is less hassle to me. There have been times in the past, when I have regularly made 4 trips to & from school during a day. I never called it hassle or inconvenient - just doing my job.
Soapbox · 01/04/2007 11:26
I'd find a new one. Someone that puts the hassle factor ahead of the continuing care of the child wouldn't make it onto a list of anyone I would want looking after my child.
Can you find out what childminders do drop-off and pick ups from that school?
If it bothers her so much why does she not change her childs session to the afternoon!
ShoshableEggEater · 01/04/2007 11:44
Find another CM, and not all CMs do discounts for siblings, I don't, so taking siblings is not a problem, I often have.
In September I will drop off 4 children at school 5 miles away which means putting all 6 children in the car, go back at 12 o'clock and pick up the two that have started reception (They only go half days for the 1st term here) and back at 3.00 to pick then elder two up. Its part of the job.
princesscc · 01/04/2007 11:55
I'd rather not do discounts tbh, but too many round here do, so you have to keep yourself competeitive with them! BUT the fact still remains, its the cms job to run round like a blue arsed fly, collecting and dropping off! I live walking distance from school just about and walking the route as many times as I do, keeps me trim and able to eat as many biscuits as I like!
cat64 · 01/04/2007 18:02
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saltire · 01/04/2007 19:44
I used to have mindee who finished nursery at 11.30, then my DS1 went to the same nursery at 12.30. Yes it was a hassle, but i did it.
Is it her own daughter who will go in the morning session, or another mindee?
It's possible she's hoping you will move your DD so she can get another full time baby. Just a thought. If it was me, i would do it.
charmedhay · 01/04/2007 19:59
i'm a childminder and it would be a pain but i think keeping sibilings together would be more important. I think she sounds really rude talking to you like that it must be hard enough going to work let alone having someone talking to you like that. Either look for another child minder who puts you and your littlies first or have a chat to the school and see if there is a waiting lists for mornings ?? Good luck
maximummummy · 01/04/2007 23:04
i can understand your childminder not wanting to do it myself especially if like me she doesn't drive and the pre-school is a long way away.One of my mum's is more than happy to take her dc to pre-school i don't always take her up on it but it's nice to know i could if it's raining or snowy or they are tired. . . if you really like childminder try and work it out . . . i'd prob just change minder if it was me
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