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Childminders and holiday pay, I just dont get it

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saintdorothymantooth Thu 04-Apr-13 15:45:17

OK, I have nc'd for this as I will probably get flamed......

I was hoping someone could explain to me why every CM we have looked at, including the one we chose charges holiday pay when they claim to be self employed?
Apparently we dont employ them, they are self employed, so surely that means no holiday pay? One of the downsides to being self employed surely is that if you are not working you are not earning? I just dont get it. I'm being thick aren't I?

ChristmasJubilee Sat 06-Apr-13 16:39:45

Our childminder didn't work school holidays but charged 1/2 fees. The other children she minded had a teacher parent so it suited them. I had to use another childminder for most of the holidays which was expensive and disruptive. However she was a great childminder so we went with it.

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