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mumlove · 11/07/2007 08:25
Just waiting for last mindee to turn up then off for the school and preschool runs.
grey skies again here today after yesterdays sun in the afternoon.
saltire surely something can be done, can a ofsted insepctor from your area come and have a chat with you, then you could show them everything from when you were in scotland?
Shoshable · 11/07/2007 08:28
i have been up since 4.30, sleep not so good at the mo, but hey ho thats life.
Saltire, you can register and do the course within 6 months love, contact Ofsted and Sure start. They should issue your paperwork if you are insistant enough, a couple of girls here moving in from Wales.
saltireslytherin · 11/07/2007 09:28
Well I ahve gone through what I was given last night
The next course, called 1st enrollment support is12th September or 16th october. The one after that,called 2nd DHC unit 1 course, is 13th 20th October, or17th and 24th November. Then 2 weeks after those dates is a multiple choice question thing?
The NCMA woman last night said that you don't get your OFSTED form until you attend the first course, and that it needs to be filled in then and then the process starts.
She kept banging on about the grant - TBHY I'm not all that bothered about a grant as I have verything I think I could need.
Not having done any actual ICP course since 2002 I'm not sure which is which
PinkChick · 11/07/2007 10:49
Aparently, us childminders are the ones most likely to leave children un attended in cars/acroos the road in hosues when we go shopping, then tut when we hear them cry over the monitor we have taken grocery shopping with us..not parents...childminders or nany's!
MaureenMcGonagall · 11/07/2007 10:49
Morning all! I take it you can work out who I am! I've been drawn in by the Harry Potter mania! I am sooo quiet this week. I've only got aftr schoolers today and tomorrow and 1 all day on Friday. At least its given me some time to get this party sorted that I'm doing on Saturday. I've just put a huge fruit cake in the oven, so I'm stuck in for at least the next 3 hours!
MaureenMcGonagall · 11/07/2007 10:54
Where's that come from? I would never, ever do that. Especially after the incident I had last year. I was posting a letter and parked right next to the post box, so I got out of the car to take the one step to the post box, having shut the door on the car and the autolock failed on my car! Baby locked inside the car and car still running! There was a shop next to the post box, so I ran in and screamed help! (as you do) and the guy procduced a coat hanger from somewhere and managed to open the door by shoving in down between the window. This all happened within about 2 minutes, but it seemed like years!
mogs0 · 11/07/2007 13:25
Saltire - I'm moving to Wales at the end of the year and the woman I spoke to said I only had to do 2 parts (evenings) of the DHC1 (the new name for the ICP). The multiple choice thing is a to test you have been paying attention during the course!! Although multiple choice is generally quite easy, the questions on mine were worded in such a complicated way, you really have to read q's carefully (or maybe I'm just a bit thick!!)
Different councils have different rules about whether you do courses first or register first. I moved from one London borough to another in the middle of my registration and the rules were different in each area (less than a mile apart!). I caused great confusion with the people in the new borough!
I would suggest you phone Ofsted and beg them to fast-track you!! Seems like such a great waste of time for you and for them if you have to do all the courses again.
Rubybees · 11/07/2007 13:43
Afternoon ladies (off to find that thread soon . I would never do that , I don't even live my OWN children in a locked car for a second
Had ds sports day today, also watched mindie and took some pictures for mum to see. Dull and dreery today. Like pinkchick, fighting mindies off with a stick at the moment, not enough childminders for amount of demand.
Right off to have a quick cuppa before little peeps start waking tata
mumlove · 11/07/2007 16:21
Well I'm happy, Ofsted has agreed to my variation having a new mindee on Wednesdays after my holiday, making 4 under 5's.
1 will be at school mornings only until half term and my other 2 mindees are starting preschool that morning. So will have 2 1/2 hours with a just 1 yr old.
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