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How likely is it that I will be able to find a childminder who can start work at 6.30am?

(13 Posts)
laweaselmys Thu 04-Sep-08 12:58:11

That's it really. Just pondering my current work situation and what will happen when DC is born. Really, I can take 6 mths Mat Leave, but then need to go back to work because DP will be heading off to finish his last year at University so will be away 5 days a week, term time.

Which is when I am working.

Could take DC back for lunch at about 10am, but then would have to put them back at half one or so and leave them until half 6.

sad It sounds like a long time for DC to be away as it is, now I'm wondering if I'd be able to find anyone who could work so early and how much extra it would cost...

looneytune Thu 04-Sep-08 13:36:53

I used to start at 6.45am and would of at 6.30 if needed. Just ignore any listings which show hours that are later start and phone and ask, you never know. My core hours ar 8-6 but I was asked one day and said yes so it's always best to ask them.

Good luck

AbbaFan Thu 04-Sep-08 13:40:53

I would ask around. Some people are early birds, so they may not mind.

sjkingdom Thu 04-Sep-08 16:52:53

I'd do those hours as I'm up at that time. However outside of my core hours (8am-6pm) I would charge double time (£7 an hour instead of £3.50). HTH

laweaselmys Thu 04-Sep-08 18:44:44

Ooh, not so bad then!! Thanks for the reassurance everybody.

littlestarschildminding Fri 05-Sep-08 21:28:49

Im a childminder and start at 6.45 some days ...has never bothered me. I don't charge extra for early starts.

It would be the pick up at 10 and drop off at 1.20 that would get me...... as we are always out either in the morning or in the afternoon so you would end up dropping off and picking up in the middle of music or half way through art!!! lol

kel31 Fri 05-Sep-08 22:04:10

hello im a ofsted registerd childminder i work around parents need my houlry rates are £2.75 after 7am and before 6pm and £3.25 before 6am and after 6pm all drinks and snacks are included in my price

kel31 Fri 05-Sep-08 22:04:32

hello im a ofsted registerd childminder i work around parents needs my houlry rates are £2.75 after 7am and before 6pm and £3.25 before 6am and after 6pm all drinks and snacks are included in my price

kel31 Fri 05-Sep-08 22:04:59

hello im a ofsted registerd childminder i work around parents needs my houlry rates are £2.75 after 7am and before 6pm and £3.25 before 6am and after 6pm all drinks and snacks are included in my price

kel31 Fri 05-Sep-08 22:06:27

hello im a ofsted registerd childminder i work around parents needs my houlry rates are £2.75 after 7am and before 6pm and £3.25 before 6am and after 6pm all drinks and snacks are included in my price

kel31 Fri 05-Sep-08 22:07:15

sorry think ive been abit finnger happy i only ment to reply once lol

SammyK Sat 06-Sep-08 10:52:45

I have done this before, many cms are happy to provide child care for shift workers, you just need to ring around, don't be afriad to ask. smile

Berryred Sun 07-Sep-08 09:14:09

yep agree, I am 7:30-6 but very often have worked at 6:30 to fit in with parents requirements. I too charge double for this, well I'm £2 per 1/4 before 7.30!,

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