Do any of you offer special holiday rates for school age children? I'd be interested how you all charge for ad hoc care/holiday as I'd like to attract a few more school age children in the holidays and need to put together some sort of fee structure before advertising.
My usual rate is £6ph but this isn't particularly competitive compared to the local holiday club options so I was thinking about doing set fees of £35 for school hours of 9-3:30pm (£5.39ph) or £45 for 8-5pm (£5ph). I'd charge extra for meals extra and ask them to bring a packed lunch. Anything else to consider?
For a school age child i charge £28 per day compared to £33.75 for an under 5. There is no way I'm competing with the holiday sports club who charge £15 a day. I don't know how they make any profit tbh. The school child goes there for about 50% of the holidays and it's fine with me that she does that. The holiday club attached to the school before and after school club charge £25 a day but charge a lot more than me for before and after school so it evens out.