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Cait last won the day on October 10

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About Cait

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    Retired Preschool Manager
  • Birthday 10/05/60

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    North Yorkshire
  • Interests
    When I have time I enjoy spuddling in the garden - but it's a bit like the Forth Bridge, once I get round it's time to start again! I enjoy being on the computer and doing the Preschool finances - playing with budgets and figures, spreadsheets and stuff. I'm interested in seeing how other settings do things, what their paperwork looks like in comparison with my own.

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  • Your interest in Foundation Stage education
    Nursery practitioner
  1. Where is the chat room now? Has someone lowered the blinds and locked the door?
  2. OFSTED complaint

    So frustrating, waiting to find out!
  3. OFSTED complaint

    Not a lot else I can add really. But don't let any anxiety show, be enthusiastic and positive and be yourselves! Make sure all those lovely parents who say nice things are around and available for O to meet. Let us know how you get on Fingers and everything crossed for you
  4. DBS

    Are they not on the update service?
  5. PLA constitution

    As suggested in the other thread. Make sure you're on the 2011, and then agree it at the AGM and minute it formally.
  6. snack time

    Almost always at the table, but if we had snack outdoors, then it was sitting on carpet samples in a circle on the grass.
  7. Pre school constitution

    If you contact the PSLA they will tell you which one they have you registered as using. I was surprised when they didn't have my last Preschool down as using the most recent one, when it had been agreed at each AGM and notified on the Charity Commission Annual Return that they were using the most recent one. Well worth checking.
  8. Hi all

    Big welcome to you. You'll soon be hooked! Looking forward to reading all your future posts. You'll find us a friendly lot on here!
  9. Ooh, sounds intriguing! I'll have a look at that later! Thank you
  10. Fabulous. Thank you for pointing us to that
  11. Operational Plan

    I've done a couple of websites using Weebly and I find it excellent. My daughter uses 1and 1 and swears it's the best thing ever. I think you get used to what you can get on with! I like weebly and would happily use it again. Their tech support was good too. So unless Steve wants to set up a user-friendly Preschool/nursery website builder, I would recommend Weebly. www.pickeringpreschoolplaygroup.co.uk. Edit to add that I'll be doing some updating for them in the coming weeks to show 30hrs and new term times etc
  12. Help and support needed please!

    Echoing Sunnyday's sentiments! Also, perhaps consider some hypnotherapy treatment for your fear. It's amazing what they can do. My sister is a clinical hypnotherapist and I know she is a lifesaver to many folk. My siblings and I have good reason to have had dental phobia - our childhood dentist was struck off for malpractice and we have had fillings where none was needed, without anaesthesia, so he could rake in the cash. There will be a registered clinical hypnotherapist in your area.
  13. That sounds an interesting read. Thank you
  14. Thank you. I hope she has some sensible ideas to put forward