Tag Archive | child minding

Looking for Child Care? ; By Karen Denis

Looking for Child Care? ; By Karen Denis

Child minders usually work alone, in their own homes and many have their own children. My personal feeling is that babies are better with a child minder, than, say, a nursery setting, as a child minder is in a home environment and the adult to child ratio is a lot lower. It was one under […]

Stranger Danger; by Karen Denis

Stranger Danger; by Karen Denis

Stranger danger is a difficult subject to administer. We all tell our children never to speak to or approach a stranger, and then we take them to meet Santa and encourage them to not only tell him what they would like for Christmas, but also sometimes to sit on his lap! We also forget sometimes […]

Childcare and Behaviour; By Karen Dennis

Childcare and Behaviour; By Karen Dennis

Managing their child’s behaviour can be one of the biggest challenges for many parents – After all; the terrible two’s do start at around 18 months and finish at 18 years, don’t they? The solution to this is simple – reward good behaviour and, wherever possible ignore the bad. The best example I can give of this is […]

Minding the Children; by Karen Dennis

Minding the Children; by Karen Dennis

What happens when you are a child minder and you are ill? I worked as a child minder for 14 very happy years, in all that time, I only ‘went sick’ once.This was because I had a stomach upset. There was no way that I could have looked after children.( not that I would have, […]