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AIBU is there such a thing as a 930-230pm private daycare

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MoonStar07 Tue 09-Aug-16 19:54:43

So AIBU before I start researching to think that daycare providers would give me a cheaper day rate for 930-230 daycare? Thanks

DelphiniumBlue Tue 09-Aug-16 20:00:23

If there is, I never found it.
Closest I ever got was 9-1, half day, no discount.

BlossomHillOne Tue 09-Aug-16 20:01:19

I've never seen this - you would in effect be reserving a place for the whole day. It tends to be mornings, afternoons or full days. They wouldn't be able to fill the other hours that you aren't using.

FlyHighLittleBee Tue 09-Aug-16 20:02:01

Most preschools do 9-3?

Creampastry Tue 09-Aug-16 20:03:12

Why should it be cheaper???

Missgraeme Tue 09-Aug-16 20:03:22

My 2 dd went to one! Perfect and had lunch!

littleducks Tue 09-Aug-16 20:03:38

I have seen 9-3 and 8-1

Hoppinggreen Tue 09-Aug-16 20:04:18

Preschools do but they aren't open during school holidays

yongnian Tue 09-Aug-16 20:05:22

Mine does 9-3 - called a 'school-day'. There's also a half-day option (am or pm) and obvs a full day option.

yongnian Tue 09-Aug-16 20:05:55

Oh, and it's cheaper too

glenthebattleostrich Tue 09-Aug-16 20:06:51

I'm a childminder and offer this. It fits in nicely with wrap around for schools.

HSMMaCM Tue 09-Aug-16 20:07:42

I was just about to say some childminders would do it. I would charge for the full day, but others would charge for the hours you book.

Needmorechocolate Tue 09-Aug-16 20:07:45

Yes I've used two different private nurseries that have offered a "school hours" rate (9 til 3 or 8:30 til 2:30). However, a lot don't offer it and you would have to reserve a full day rate or only do a half day (usually til 12:30/1pm ish)

idlevice Tue 09-Aug-16 20:08:00

My DS goes to a private nursery and you can chose your hours so he does 9.30am-2.30pm. It is the only one I found in the area that had it.

insancerre Tue 09-Aug-16 20:10:41

I manage a nursery and we offer a school day of 8.30 to 3.00
But its only available term time

MoonStar07 Tue 09-Aug-16 20:14:13

That's what I want kind of school hours. It's cheaper cos it's less hours and only 1 meal. Plus she'll nap from 1230 to 230 lol she will be 2 so would probably have to be a private provider or childminder thanks folks I'm not BU!

MoonStar07 Tue 09-Aug-16 20:14:57

Creampastry you're a jolly type

Ilovewillow Tue 09-Aug-16 20:19:28

Our private nursery does a school hours session 9-3 which is cheaper but only for the 3-5 yr olds.

fruitboxjury Tue 09-Aug-16 20:19:46

Personally if I were you I would probably look for a nanny or childminder who could easily cover those hours whilst their own children are in school.

I haven't heard of any nursery settings offering it for a reduced rate unless those are their actual hours (I haven't come across this one). A day (eg 8-6) nursery wouldn't because they would rather give the place to someone who will stay the whole day and pay full rate. Their expenses (eg staff and running costs) don't change in the hours you're not there.

Anytime I have asked for flexible hours at a nursery they have said you're very welcome to drop off / pick up whenever suits but rate is still the same.

If you had a nanny you could ask them to prep DC dinner for you or do some DC laundry during nap time. Would make it more worthwhile.

Muskateersmummy Tue 09-Aug-16 20:46:35

Our nursery does long days 8 to 6 or short days either 8 to 3 or 9 til 3. The short days are cheaper until preschool and then they become the same price

MoonStar07 Tue 09-Aug-16 21:17:18

Or yes a nanny, if I end up WFH then could have nanny at home. Don't even know what I'm doing yet!

FoxesSitOnBoxes Tue 09-Aug-16 21:21:45

Our last lovely nursery offers this. I think they split the day into 4 sections (8-10, 10-12, 12-3 and 3-6) and you paid for whatever you needed.

OhtoblazeswithElvira Tue 09-Aug-16 21:24:05

My local nursery does what they call a 3/4 day - 8 till 3 or 11 till 6. They give you a discount (not quite 1/4 I think). It makes sense for them - some of the staff will finish a shift or continue to work with the after school club kids.

minipie Tue 09-Aug-16 21:29:44

Round here there are quite a few families who have school age children and a full time nanny, who would love to do a nanny share with you - shares the cost and nanny likes it as she has a child to look after during school hours rather than being expected to do chores.

would you need childcare in school hols?

lalalalyra Tue 09-Aug-16 21:33:53

Many childminders would offer this, especially if there's a big demand for after school care in your area. Some nurseries might, but the only ones here that offer a school day also only offer those hours term time.

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