Just a quicky whilst waiting for ds to come and make his lunch. I have a 3 yr old pre-schooler in the afternoons and because ds goes to school all day from Jan, I will be able to drop off too (can't at mo due to time clashes between schools). They've asked for this from January but I've never done a school drop off before (well, I did when mindee at nursery but I charged all day as was still classed as an under 5).
What do you do?
Do you charge a minimum number of hours for before school?
Do you have a set single fee for before school (i.e. maybe call it a breakfast club or something??)
I would charge minimum two hours, I have just changed to this as was resenting the morning work for the pay I was getting. Best to get a rate you are happy with to begin with, otherwise it will start to irritate you. Kids can be grouchy in the mornings!
Thanks people, I was having a word with dh a moment again and I feel bad charging the whole 2 hours as they are coming from 8am and I drop off at 8.45am. But I don't want to do it for £3.80 extra a day as it's going to mean a rush in the morning, extra school to drop off at and will also mean ds being slightly late for nursery (but it's fine as they don't do register there and it's ok for people to be a little late, loads are). I've made it clear this is a trial run as if I'm too late for ds's nursery then I won't do it. So I think £5 per morning seems a fair compromise
Thanks to you both for your advice.
Still interested to see what others do as I may be changing the way I charge from next year.