My dd starts reception this year, having been at full-time nursery. My brilliant (!) plan had been to take her to the school's breakfast club, and then get an after-school nanny to look after her from 3.30. It now seems that (although I've been on the waiting list since Feb) there won't be a place for her in the breakfast club. I'm sure I'm not the first to face this - what do others do? Are there childminders who would take her for an hour from 8am? (I've asked for a list of childminders in the area but am, I suppose, looking for a theoretical answer!)
(PS is it just me, or does anyone else who's followed conception and/or pregnancy threads do a double take when people refer to their CM on here?!)
yes, childminders can do before and after school care. Some will also do full day care during school holidays. I would expect there to be a minimum charge for before school care. Ask school receptionist, they may know childminders who already take/collect from the school.