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before and after school childminding/school hols - advice please

(6 Posts)
reikizen Wed 03-Sep-08 16:42:19

My two are in nursery at the moment but dd1 starts school in Jan. I was wondering if any childminders will take kids to school and look after them afterwards for an hour or so rather than a school club. Also, does anyone employ a CM just for school holidays?

MaureenMLove Wed 03-Sep-08 16:45:51

Yes, most CM's do provide care for after school and school holidays. Just get a list from your local authority and give a few a call. You're bound to find someone.

BTW, just a small thing, but nevertheless a bit of a sticky point for CM's - you don't employ a CM, you use their service! grin

KatyMac Wed 03-Sep-08 16:48:08

Ditto what Maureen said - unless the children are under 5 (or not at full-time school) some childminder won't take on school holidays only for that age children

reikizen Wed 03-Sep-08 16:51:31

thanks mmlove, would hate to offend anyone through

MaureenMLove Wed 03-Sep-08 17:05:57

That's fine. Easy mistake to make, when you haven't had dealings with CM's before! You can probably get a list of CM's in your area from your council website.

stellabgh Wed 03-Sep-08 21:39:47

I do before and after school care but based on my previous experience I would ask for minimum hours to be arranged first. It would not be worth my while to keep a whole place aside for half an hour before school and 1 hour after. I need a minimum of 3hrs a day to make it worth my while.

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