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Term time contracts?

(4 Posts)
hellybell Mon 04-Aug-08 10:27:43

Is this a good way to go?
My paretns want to change to term time as less expensive - coming round to the idea that maybe having the holidays off with my own children could be beneficial.....??

PinkChick Mon 04-Aug-08 10:32:01

you may want to weither charge a higher rate then or retainer during the hols to ensure their place is secure for them upon return..def one or the othersmile

Ripeberry Mon 04-Aug-08 10:42:03

Once i get my childminding business up and running i'm going to be doing term-time contracts.
Holiday cover is only cost effective if you have young mindees of under 5yrs old as most holiday clubs won't take them.
Also, it means that i can take my holidays during that time without affecting any clients.
Lots of childminders in my area don't do holiday cover as they are always undercut by the holiday/out of school clubs.

hellybell Mon 04-Aug-08 11:02:03

Thanks for the advice!
If I am going to go this way then I think i will need to work full-time - mon - fri as I am only doing 3 days a week at the moment.
I feel i could possibly cope working the whole week if I new i had all the holidays off!!!

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