I need childcare after school from 3-4 one day and 3-6 another day.
I thought I'd go for after-school club, but now I'm thinking a childminder or even a nanny might be better.
I know after school club is £7.50 per session, so for 2 x dc I'd be spending £30 covering the 4 hours I need...wondering if a childminder or nanny wouldn't be that much more expensive? But realistically, is it worth a nanny or childminder's time even having the DC for that little time, esp the 1 hour day?
Also, totally random question, but would a nanny consider taking a dog with them on the school run, or would that be totally outside the realms of something they would do and asking them would be considered rude?
Yes some childminders will care for after school children . I currently care just for after school children and some come for 2 sessions after school a week. I charge a minimum of 2 hours for each session , I know some childminders who charge a fixed rate for the whole after school session, some charge per the hour.
As for walking the dog, I dont know but would it cause problems collecting your children as I know around here no dogs are allowed in the school grounds so if for example they were to take the dog, would they be allowed into the school yard to collect your children and also if they needed to speak to a member of staff what would they do with the dog?
Oh I forgot to add I have had children come here as they prefer the home from setting, some have gone to our after school club as they enjoy being in a bigger group and have the freedom of the large school yard to run around. You need to visit several settings to get a feel for what each one offers
I'm a cm and would look after your dc for £30 for those hours. That would work out at my hourly rate, but if you live in a different area to me, cm pay may be higher. As for the nanny with the dog, what do you do with the dog on the school run? Our school will not allow dogs through the gate. So this would be a problem for your nanny. If there is a way round the school gate issue and the nanny likes dogs, she may not mind, depends on the nanny I guess. I wouldn't do it though. I also think a nanny would be more expensive and I reckon you would struggle to find someone for so few hours.
I suspect the costs will be much of a muchness because even if your nanny is less than £10 gross you have to pay holiday etc. You might be able to share with someone who has a FT or after school nanny already.
Kareoleann - that's interesting about the lectures. The short day is really annoying as lectures finish at 3 and school is about half an hour from college so it's only really half an hour that's needed. I could, in theory ask a friend to have them but wouldn't for a regular thing - I would rather pay someone.
The school don't do any after school clubs for reception DC, unfortunately