very new. I'm just in the process of registering. I've been passed by Ofsted. Just waiting for the police checks to complete now. I have cared for children in the past but never done a school run.
where about's are you?
Any childminder tips?
I think I sound experienced 'cos I'm such a bossy cow
Really I think it's 'cos I started when my DD was already at school, so I didn't have any of my own (at home) to 'cloud' my judgements/decisions. I have gone into it as a business not out of any 'need' or 'desire' to stay at home. It's all been a thought out concious decision.
Also I'm from a very paperwork/admin/business background (civil Service) so I have no problems doing something because "thats the way it has to be" rather than needing to be convinced that that is the right way to do it.....
And My G-P's and parents both ran a series of small businesses, so I grew up with it ...
can I pick your brains please? what is the usual policy for paying for a child being taken and dropped off at pre-school nursery (a full day just like a school day). Would I have to pay just for the beginning and end bit of the day or all the hours in between as well?
If there was an emergency who would pick up the child. (ie if the nursery was closed at 11 .15 say) If it's the childminder then you pay for the whole day. If you would come home from work then it would probably be the before and after bit - but it might not fit into the childminders routine
ie an 8-9 and 3-4 it's only 2 hours and it could stop me earning from 8-4 iykwim
Different C/Mers have different priorities - I wouldn't do it...I couldn't afford to
I'm assuming btw that the child is under 5 and would take one of my under five places