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Quick childminder question - is this a bit of a cheek?

11 replies

wangle99 · 10/07/2005 21:30

My DS goes to a childminder (chap) for a few hours a week, tomorrow he is having DS plus DD (age 8) all day as I'm at a trade show (all day 7am-7pm).

If I turn up with DS in his PJ's and some cereal for him is this a cheek to expect childminder to feed, dress him?

This show is a once a year thing and the first time I've been to it so not likely to happen again till next year.

Thanks for opinions

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wangle99 · 10/07/2005 21:30

sorry should have said DS is 21 months old.

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jessicaandbumpsmummy · 10/07/2005 21:31

i would say that is fair enough..... i wouldnt mind if it was me


KatyMac · 10/07/2005 21:32

Well I wouldn't mind - but it might have been better to discuss it first

Can you suggest that DD helps get him dressed....


Xena · 10/07/2005 21:33

I wouldn't mind a little one to dress and I do breakfast for others as a minder anyway, would rather a pj clad boy than a dressed stressed one


feelingold · 10/07/2005 21:41

I agree with Xena about rather having a child arrive needing to get dressed than one arriving stressed.
When my mindees parents have had to drop them off earlier than usual I have told them I will dress them and give them breakfast and my mindee who arrives at 7.45am everyday nearly always has breakfast with us.
Would just say in agreement with Katymac though that I am sure if you had asked it would have been better cos he would be prepared, but having said that if you have a good relationship with your childminder I am sure it will be ok.


Xena · 10/07/2005 21:45

A good grovelling sorry is always good and then I'm sure he say its no problem.


wangle99 · 10/07/2005 21:46

Thank you. I agree I should have spoken to him first but it never occurred to me until I actually worked out how little time I'm going to have in the morning that it would be easier to take him undressed and unbreakfasted!

DD can dress him probably although he's a wriggly little so and so sometimes (aren't they all at that age?!).

Hopefully I'll have time so won't be a problem...

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Katymac · 11/07/2005 20:14

How did it go Wangle - was he upset? or did he expect it?


Lizita · 11/07/2005 20:26

I'm not a childminder but look after a friend's baby once a week and sometimes she brings him undressed, i don't mind at all. That's what i'm there for, to be helpful....


wangle99 · 11/07/2005 21:44

As it happened I had time to dress and feed DS before we went BUT.........

when we got there the childminder wasn't out of bed

His alarm hadn't gone off (either that or he'd switched it back off again). He was so apologetic. Typically today was the first time my DH met him but he still thought he was a nice chap.

Both kids had a wonderful day though and my DD has decided she wants to go there on Friday while I'm working!

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Katymac · 11/07/2005 21:46

Oh no - how embarassing for you both

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