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I'm a childminder but aibu to not do all I'm asked to do.

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Missymoo71 Thu 11-Apr-19 19:27:00

I mind 3 children from 7.30am to 5pm, 4 days a week. All in Montessori and school so free from 9.30 to 1pm. I have been doing jobs in the house as asked. Exp: change the bedsheets, wash and dry. All washing for the house hold wash and dry. Then I have to iron everything....I do their weekly shop for them also. Clean out the fridge, clean out the food presses and giving the playroom "a scrub ' I also make dinners, drop and pick ups for Irish dancng have swimming clubs for the 3 and have to stay while class is on. Now, here's my AIBU. They have a cleaner, she gets paid a lot more than me and yet it seems I'm doing a hell of a lot more than the cleaner. She has actually told me she used to have visit them twice a week, until I started. I'm feeling a bit used. I know I should be helping as I am paid while they are in school. But just feel like she is taking the absolute piss expecting me do the cleaners job as well as caring for the children who are my priority. At the interview, she specifically stipulated that she had a cleaner so I wouldn't be asked to do much. Wwyd?

SeriouslyStrongCheese Thu 11-Apr-19 21:01:13

I'd find another family or explain. Sounds like you're a maid and nanny all in one and I bet you're getting paid peanuts.

SeriouslyStrongCheese Thu 11-Apr-19 21:01:31

*explain it's too much

PumpkinPie2016 Thu 11-Apr-19 21:05:26

I would either speak to your employers and explain that it is too much - see if you can come to some agreement, or, if you don't feel comfortable doing that, I would look for another job.

You are doing a heck of a lot there! Most nannies (which I guess is what you are employed as) would only do things like making the children dinner, taking to clubs and maybe tidying the toys up.

LaurieFairyCake Thu 11-Apr-19 21:08:34

You're not a childminder. They do that in their own homes and they have multiple regulations to adhere to.

You're a nanny/mothers help and should be getting 10-14 an hour

ThisIsM Thu 11-Apr-19 21:37:36

YABU to call yourself a childminder when you are a nanny. A childminder works from their own home and are governed by OFSTED exactly the same as any other early years setting.

YANBU if you are doing duties above and beyond your contract. Ask for a chat and explain what you are and aren't happy with.

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