I have a daytime job (fits inside school hours) but I am also a registered CM. I have been approached by a Mum at school to provide afterschool childcare for her two children, which I could do. Hers would be the only children I CM, alongside my own DD.
However, she also needs school holiday childcare, as do I. Would it be feasible to suggest that we club together and take on a nanny for a nanny share for school holidays, working from my home, if by some miracle we find one who only works term time? Then I could help her during term time (awkward hours for her to find cover, she has tried an afterschool nanny but it didn't work out) and during school holidays we're both covered.
Is this bonkers or would it work? I understand that I may not find a nanny who can work in just school holidays, but it there anything to stop me looking into it?
Strictly speaking the other Mum wouldn't be my employer as I would be a childminder, so self-employed. I am already tied to taking all my holidays within school holidays as I have a school aged child, as does the other Mum. However I agree, it would be complicated to synchronise them all together.
So that's my first point to take into consideration. Thank you.
I think 'how do you split the nanny' is referring to hourly rate, rather than days in the week.
You have one child and the family have two. Are you going to split it 50/50 or 66/34? Plus if they're at your house they're using your resources. Should you pay less because of this? That sort of thing.
The number of days in the week is irrelevant really.
I thought nannies were paid per family, not per child? I know when I did a nanny share many years ago the families split 50/50, even though one family had more children. I would work out a fair weekly wage and then split it according to proportion of childcare.
The money's not a major issue, it would probably work out better for me as my work hours are awkward - 5 hours work but would probably end up paying for a ft cming space due to the hours being slap bang in the middle of the day. Lack of cms/ demand for cms here due to rural area anyway, which is why I started doing something else.
I have done nannying/ cming for years so I am fortunate that I do know about nanny share/ contracts/ paying gross/ sorting tax. I am happy to have them all here. House is geared for childcare still.
I just worry that it's a hare brained scheme and there's something really obvious that I'm missing.
I would only need cover for around 6 hours a day, so unlikely to be £100 a day. Having been a nanny myself I have taken into account all the extra costs. As I don't pay for childcare in term time the costs are ok. I use vouchers, as does she, so that would help too.
I think there are a number of TAs I work with who would be interested in child-minding during the holidays.
Depends where you are. In some areas TAs are well to do mums who need something to occupy themselves while Dc are at school, but several of ours are really struggling to make ends meet. Would be especially attractive if they can bring their own DC. Even if they don't want to work all their holidays you might find two who'd like to work a week on/week off, or 3 weeks each etc.
NB, I don't know what the legalities of this would be but I don't think they would need to register if they work from your home?
In the hols the other family's needs change and their hours would be something similar to my own. Any overlap, I could take care of.
Yes, I would have done those hours as a nanny. I was a term time only cm (not through choice, through lack of demand) and desperately tried to find a school holiday job, unsuccessfully. Round here it's an employer's market when it comes to nanny jobs.
I couldn't take on an unregistered nanny as I need to use vouchers, also couldn't take on a nanny who brings their own child as it would then be a share between 3 families which Ofsted don't allow.