My DS1 is starting pre-school next week.(Where does the time go? )
I work 3 days and have opted for him to go 2 mornings when I'm at home,(so I can drop him off and see his little face when I pick him up) and 1 morning when he would normally be at the CM.
On the CM morning I will still have to drop him & DS2 up to the CM, she will do her school run and drop DS1 at pre-school. Picking him up again 3 and 1/2 hours later. She however has sent through the bill as normal for this month, saying that it still limits her taking on other children as she has my DS1 in the afternoon.
Is this normal ?
She is great in every other way so I don't want to pee her off.
A child is counted as an under 5 by Ofsted until they are in full time education i.e. at school for 10 sessions a week.
A child who is at pre school is a under 5 and if they are with a childminder before and after pre school, and require a fulltime space during the holidays they therefore are taking a childminders full time space. As such you are required to pay retainer fee for the time that they are at preschool, as the childminder cannot then fill the part time that they are at pre school.