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does this sounds a bit dodgy to you

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MrsBucketxx Fri 07-Feb-14 08:41:04

I recently found a minder for my two children, and was quoted 3.80 an hour or a 34 pound day rate.

I will be having my kids looked after for 8 hours which us less than the day rate. When I said ill pay hourly she didnt quibble, but others may not have questioned it and paid more.

Dodgy or just dippy cm

HSMMaCM Fri 07-Feb-14 08:59:42

Neither. She's just offering a discount for people who want access to a 10 hr day isn't she?

lilyaldrin Fri 07-Feb-14 09:01:04

Lots of providers offer a small discount for a full day, or over a certain number of hours a week.

moogy1a Fri 07-Feb-14 09:27:13

I don't get it. what do you mean by dodgy? I assume £34 would be for a longer day so she's charging £30.40 as it's a short day ( short for a cm!)

MrsBucketxx Fri 07-Feb-14 09:35:19

But I was asking not for ten hours (only 8) which she originally asked for leaving me out if pocket by £4 a day per child. Thats £8 im my case £40 a week. £160 a month it all ads up. if I hadnt questioned it id be out of pocket.

Maybe im over thinking it.

CoolaSchmoola Fri 07-Feb-14 09:38:30

You are. She gave you options, you chose the one that suits your needs, nothing 'dodgy' about that.

Cindy34 Fri 07-Feb-14 09:39:51

As they knew you only wanted 8 hours, does sound a bit odd but maybe it is incase you did want a longer day on occasion.

trickydickie Fri 07-Feb-14 10:38:15

I was about to say that Cindy. I am a childminder and I would have presumed then that you wanted the flexibility of using me all day if the need arose.

splasheeny Fri 07-Feb-14 19:01:31

I think Yabu.

She is offering a discount on the hourly rate for a 10 hour day. Those rates are already extremely cheap.

I would pay the pennies extra for a longer day in case it was needed in your situation.

NickNacks Fri 07-Feb-14 21:13:49

Dippy cm? How bloody rude sad

Frusso Fri 07-Feb-14 21:22:02

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

LingDiLong Fri 07-Feb-14 21:47:10

Not remotely dodgy, in fact I'd say she's not got great business sense to do it that way. I don't offer any hourly rate at all and my 1/2 day rate is much more expensive if you double it than my full day rate. This is because someone paying for part of a day with me takes up a place that a potential full day rate child would want. If I was her I'd charge you way more per hour so that it made more financial sense for you to just pay for the full day.

pinkdelight Wed 12-Feb-14 13:47:13

She's a bargain either way. Be nice to her!

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