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Is it right for Mother to charge her son £300 p/m for child care -she is a f/t childminder

(79 Posts)
ImNotAMumSoWhatDoIKnow Sun 28-Apr-13 10:41:15

My friend is 7 months pregnant. her Mother-in-law is a full time child minder.

Is it fair/acceptable for Grandma to charge her son & daughter-in-law £300 p/m for 9-5pm child care?

Be really interested in yr thoughts on this as I can't commit to an opinion!

Thanks ladies.

MaryPoppinsBag Mon 29-Apr-13 21:04:38

Anewyear - You didn't piss me off!
The OP saying that Childcare cost too much in the UK pissed me off!

anewyear Tue 30-Apr-13 07:20:27

Oops apologies MarryPoppinsBag, I read it wrong blush

But I would still like to know how much those who think we earn to much, would like to pay for their child.

As I cant see the goverment subsidising childacare massivly any time soon, especially with people like Gove, and Truss about who havent a clue IMO.
Truss doesnt have any sort of background in education or the like yet appears to know whats best for childminders etc.

Bonsoir Tue 30-Apr-13 07:25:07

£300 per month for FT childcare is very reasonable.

LadyIsabellaWrotham Tue 30-Apr-13 07:48:31

It's win win for the family isn't it, because you can claim CTC/vouchers/whatever the new system is for registered childcare even if provided by family. But yes, GM should not be obliged to work for free if she's not loaded.

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