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ProIt's great to be the main carer and spend lots of ...

ContraIt can be difficult to find good child care.

As this is a very emotive topic I'm going to try my very hardest to give a balanced argument of the pros and cons regarding who should be providing childcare. Should it be the parents or is it wise/acceptable to use alternative child care? Do parents work full time to exist exist or is it because...

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“Why choose a childminder?”

published 02/10/2005

ProAble to have a hand in nuturing a childs developme...

ContraCan be very long hours

As an Ofsted Registered Childminder I thought it might be useful for readers to know what we have to do to get registered, how standards are maintained and how we are governed. Becoming a childminder is not an easy option and you do need to be committed to a Childs development to ensure your...

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ProYou might find Mary Poppins.

ContraIt might be harder than you think.

This is a very long review. But it is something I feel very passionate about and it is a very important subject. You have been warned! This is the first review I have written for a while having had a chaotic few months. I wanted something I know so that I can ease back into it. I was having a...

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“Why choose a nusery”

published 31/03/2006

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I am working mum and proud of it. Yes I feel guilty about working and leaving my daughter every day but seeing the smile on my little girls face ever evening when I pick her makes up for it. She knows she is loved and knows who is mum, me. Making a decision about child care, do you or you partner...

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ProCAN IMPROVE THE CHILD DEVELOPMENT

ContraMUMS & DADS CAN MISS OUT ON A LOT

On the subject of childcare, I find myself sitting on the fence here. Having used a childminder (still do once a week) I can understand the for’s and against’s. On the plus side I found my son really enjoyed it. He mixed with kiddies his own age and after a while wasn’t so...

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“Childminders”

published 28/02/2003

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“Member advice on Childcare” – That’s a pretty big topic, so I thought I would dispense some advice via my own experiences. I currently have a little boy who will be two in mid-May. When he was born, I was just finishing my A-Levels so when I started University, he was just 4 months. Since I...

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And something that virtually everyone with children will require at sometime during the early years - what are your alternatives? WHY WOULD YOU NEED IT? There are a variety of childcare options open to working parents, and those that need free time for studies and personal commitments, or if you...

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Propeace and quiet!

Contrafeeling guilty

I'll start by telling you a little bit about myself, Yawn I hear u say! I've been working with children for nearly ten years now and qualified as a nursery nurse in 96 and currently training in social work. I've worked in quite a few nurseries, playgroups, afterschool clubs and youth centres. So...

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Last weekend I was counting money in the cash office with Heather, one of our office staff, when the topic of babysitting came up. She’s a couple of years younger than me and still at college, and the night before she’d been sitting for 2 little girls who live near her. I was 15...

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Profun for kids

Contrawondering how the kids are

Well I think this is in the right place. Since July last year I have been doing various courses on becoming a childminder. I thought I stay at home and do part time work, I may as well stay at home and do full time. I thought very long and hard about this as I thought it would benefit my kids as...

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“Family v Nursery”

published 17/08/2001

ProYou know your child is loved/safe

ContraYou can't lay down any rules about how they look a...

When I became pregnant with my daughter, who is now nearly 2, I was determined to return to work, at least part-time. I enjoyed my job and I knew I would need some mental stimulation in order to cope with my time at home with the baby. Besides, being the main wage earner in our family made it...

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“Work or stay at home”

published 05/09/2001

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I know that this is a hard subject to write about, as many people have different views on this subject. This is my view on the subject and why I have chosen to live my life in this way. I met my fella when I was 16yrs; I had just started a course in Health and Social Care and was working every...

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“The Insider Information”

published 16/08/2001

ProHelps develop social skills. Provides lots of oppo...

ContraMums guilt trip. Possibility of choosing wrong nur...

It’s every working mothers dilemma, to work or not back to work, that is the question. While it’s very nice to be a stay at home mum and devote yourself to your preschoolers every need, feeling slightly smug at your self sacrifice, and before you all start protesting, that’s...

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ProNormally only 3 children at max, Family Environmen...

ContraNot always cover when Childminder ill/holiday, Chi...

Hopefully this opinion is in the right place. I can't advise on choosing childcare in general as I don't have the experience but this opinion is from both sides of choosing a childminder. Firstly I am a mother, secondly I am a Registered Childminder. My daughter is a toddler and I have stayed at...

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“Just Who Do You Trust.....”

published 06/09/2001

Proif you have to work then your child is safe

Contraif you don't chose properly then can lead to stree...

Just who do you trust to care for your children if both parents have to work? In an ideal world one parent would earn enough so that the other parent could stay home and care for their children without any money worries. As I said thats in an ideal world, lots of parents do not have that luxury...

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