Oh, it is a shame I cannot show you a photo of C, with her little face covered in yellow poster paint. Rye, being 3 and half was a little more restrained:
On the upside, the specialist teacher had got called away to an emergency meeting - so it did turn into a play and explore session with very little talk of EYFS and various requirements. I was given a book, which I was told is suprisingly good for a govt produced booklet - not read it yet - suppose I ought to and see what I think myself.
And today, home day. Far too muggy and zestiness zapping. Even the kids have been rascally. This morning we baked some buscuits in readiness for our afternoon snack:
Speaking of childminding, changes may be afoot. C's mama is considering nursery a day or 2 a week from September - so I'm going to a teddy bear picnic at a new nursery that is opening up down the road from me. C's mama would have liked to go, obviously, but she can't get the time off, so I'm wandering down to pick up more info and check out the facilities.
I shall be suggesting that C going to nursery on a Thursday (my home ed group day), and on a Friday would be good all round. Last week's freedom of being on annual leave has made me reaslise just how restrictive the current contract with C's mama is - and I will welcome the opportunity of more freedom.
Sure I will loose out on some money - I imagine tax credits and increases in housing allowance etc will help to diminish the shortfall - and actually, I'll probably look at taking on a part time child - tho at the beginning of the week, so Thursday and Friday's remain free - well during term time anyway, as C's mama has asked if I would take C during the holidays.
So changes afoot - possibly. But changes that I think will be very benefical all around.