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Where would be a good place to seek part time help in the school holidays for my DC?

(8 Posts)
BluelightsAndSirens Tue 08-Jan-13 22:00:47

I'm looking to find some one help look after my 3 older DC in the school holidays 5 days a week for 6 hours per day.

I haven't been lucky enough to find a CM in our local area that can take all 3, is there other ways to find help and how much on average would a weeks worth of care be?

Thanks in advance.

calmlychaotic Tue 08-Jan-13 22:03:39

I got a student to help me last summer, found on childcare.co.uk no idea about costs, I just paid minimum wage, but they really didn't have to do much with me.

BluelightsAndSirens Tue 08-Jan-13 22:29:20

Thank you calmly, did you pay tax NI on top of minimum wage or pay the agency to handle it for you?

calmlychaotic Fri 11-Jan-13 19:18:18

they didn't earn enough to pay tax, but I think they did pay NI. I have accountant who sorts it.

calmlychaotic Fri 11-Jan-13 19:19:26

ooo that made me sound all posh and important! ha ha 15 a month I'm clueless and its worth it!

Karoleann Sat 12-Jan-13 08:29:50

I used a teaching student last year, she was excellent, we found her on gumtree. Tax etc was easy, we filled in a student employees form on the HMRC customs website.
I have to pay her NI in one lump sum in April when I fill in her/my end of year. You would need to register with HMRC as an employer, but I found it very straighforward

insancerre Sat 12-Jan-13 16:01:03

Some colleges have a jobsite on their intranet where you can advertise part time jobs.
Or you could put up a poster on their notice board.
Contact your nearest colleges and ask them.

BluelightsAndSirens Wed 30-Jan-13 22:05:30

Thank you for your help I will start looking at our local college and at the NI payments.

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