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Doctor - Becoming a childminder

(5 Posts)
Lola10 Wed 29-Jun-11 11:22:00

I had to make an appointment for a check up (or whatever it is) to become a childminder, and I asked how much - £80.00.

My question is What do they do at this appointment, that cost so much? And is it a low or high price for that type of a visit?

KatyMac Wed 29-Jun-11 11:26:59

I didn't have an appointment just a form to fill in - I have paid between £10 & £120 for the form to be filled in

Lola10 Wed 29-Jun-11 11:32:17

So he didn't examine you, to check if you are fit for purpose?

Nice £80 for a bit of ink on the form that I have to bring with me.

KatyMac Wed 29-Jun-11 11:35:20

Gosh no

Umm maybe 3 of my childminders have gone on to see an OFSTED Occupational expert but that cost is borne by OFSTED

nannynick Wed 29-Jun-11 13:37:00

It's just paperwork. It takes a doctor time to complete the form, they look up your records, they may need to consult with a previous doctor if something on your record isn't clear. It's time... it's not covered by the NHS so it's chargeable.

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