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Hi will try and keep this post as short as poss!!I want to start childminding around March time next year - by then I will have a 3 yr old and a 6 month old of my own. Am I right in thinking i will only be able to take on one more child under the age of 5 and that as one of my children is under 1yr this additional child must be over 1 yr old?I am about to book myself onto the initial info course but I have some questions that I hope you guys could answer for me. 1) if parents take child out of your care for a family holiday etc do you then not charge them for that time - (trying to work out how often I will be without an income if this happens)2) do you charge when a child is ill and not with you?3) what do you do about naps? I have a spare bedroom and both my children have a room of their own - would a travel cot in the spare room suffice?4) do you chrage extra for hot meals like their tea?sorry that's quite a long post isn't it?Thank you x
Yes you would only be able to have one child between the age of 1-5. Then maybe a couple of after-schoolers depending on the kind of space you have.I charge half-fee for holidays and sickness for the mindees, but nothing for myself.I only use the downstairs for CM'ing, as when I registered there were extra things you had to do for upstairs use. Therefore for naps I use a travel-cot at the 'quiet' end of the lounge-diner.I include food and everything in my hourly rate (£4.00 PH).All CM are different though, and you can charge how much / what for depending on your circumstances.Hope that helps.
thanks love2bake - i am trying to think of all eventualities and get all my bases covered before i start.
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