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Peaches and Cream
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Childminder and References

Postby Peaches and Cream » Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:40 pm

Hi All,
I'm currently exploring childcare for my daughter. I got advice off friends, family and colleagues. Because you are essentially leaving your baby with a stranger I was advised to ask for garda vetting and references. A lot of good childminders actually advertise as having good references.
So in my ad I requested them. However, I was getting on great with a childminder and was going well. Thought this is sorted, then I asked for references and she said no.
Is it offensive to ask a childminder for references? I think if someone has good experience and they are good why would they not offer one. I know some people aren't registered but that's beside the point. They are still going to mind something most precious?
Thanks,
P&C

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Re: Childminder and References

Postby Peaches and Cream » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:41 pm

Hi,
Just an update. I was told by three people to avoid the particular childminder who refused to give me references. So a lucky escape. Think go with instinct. Ask for references.
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