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Where can I get the following items for childminding....

(15 Posts)
KaySamuels Wed 23-Jul-08 21:50:39

A fridge thermometer

A food temperature probe

at a reasonable price.


DP is muttering about grants should be available as I need something new every week. sad

KatyMac Wed 23-Jul-08 21:52:14

Probes - I got mine at Macro - I think

DO a search on MN using my name & fridge thermometer - someone found me one

KaySamuels Wed 23-Jul-08 21:56:23

Can you remember roughly how much they were KM?

KatyMac Wed 23-Jul-08 21:57:35

Probe £15 (ish) Thermometers £4 each (I think??)

ShinyPinkShoes Wed 23-Jul-08 21:59:13

Lots of Food Probes on Ebay

nannynick Wed 23-Jul-08 22:03:17

Cooking Thermometer, £10.99 from Maplin

Fridge Thermometer, £2.99 from Charlies Direct Postage: £4.95 for orders under £75.

ShinyPinkShoes Wed 23-Jul-08 22:06:44

This one from Ebay looks fine

nannynick Wed 23-Jul-08 22:20:16

You could get both from Thermometers Direct
Digital probes - £12 to £20 depending on what you fancy. They have others that cost alot more, but those in £12 to £20 range look quite good. They have Liquid Crystal fridge thermometer's costing from about £1.50, also dial type £1.50 upwards, and digital from £9.
Delivery (via Royal Mail 1st Class - they estimate 2-5 days) £2.50 per order.

nannynick Wed 23-Jul-08 22:22:06

Remind DP that it's tax deductible.

navyeyelasH Thu 24-Jul-08 01:07:53

Nannynick what do you mean by this? I'm trying to learn about tax at the minute.. do you mean the thermometers are an expense and you can get all of the cost back or just the VAT or something?

Tax makes my head hurt sad

MrsMacaroon Thu 24-Jul-08 01:12:33

someone told me today that there are grants available for childminders setting up....

nannynick Thu 24-Jul-08 07:11:05

They would be a business expense, as if you were not involved in food preparation for a paying consumer, you would not need these.

nannynick Thu 24-Jul-08 07:11:55

Childcare startup grants are only available in certain areas (not sure if there is a list anywhere).

KaySamuels Thu 24-Jul-08 07:53:58

navy - you don't get all the cost back, a lot of people do think this and it's not true, your expenses are simply not included in what you are income taxed on, you are just taxed on your profits after expenses as a cm. Hope thatkes sense. smile

When I started up all I needed was my stationery, first aid and fire blanket as I was already babyproofed for ds.

Tha\nks for all those links will check them out when I get a quiet moment today! grin

eleanorsmum Thu 24-Jul-08 08:04:55

ikea do a good food probe too. got mine of ebay (brand new £8!) and got my fridge therm from pound store in our town for yup a £1! grin

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