Hello I am thinking about childcare when my DD starts secondary school and wondering what the norm is. Currently (she is year 5) she goes to a childminder before and after school and 3 days per week in teh school holidays. What happens when they start secondary - she will be too old for a childminders but too young to be on her own (especially all day in the holidays). All the other Year 5's I know have older siblings so they have company when at home alone.
Hi, I know my neighbour childminder takes secondary kids. She said some of them are too immature to leave at home and they still come to her for maybe a year after they started secondary. They don't count towards the 'number of children' a childminder can have. Maybe have a chat with your childminder if you are a bit worried.
Obviously it might be a bit boring for her to stay in with a childminder.
I am hoping my Childminder carries on caring for my DD. I'm sure she will end up in all sorts of after school activities but I don't want her home alone as a teenager. Not every afternoon, I'm sure I'll have to look at my work pattern if not!
Many secondary schools have an after school homework club where they stay and do homework after school e.g. in the library. You could try this for part of the week. As you would still need child-care in the holidays probably won't be able to finish child-minder completely.