Just a quickie - please could you tell me if it's usual to offer a discounted rate for the second (or subsequent) child from the same family attending the same childminder at the same time? The local nurseries do but I'm not sure if I should expect a childminder to offer the same incentive. Thanks in advance!
I don't. I can't afford to. Having 2 children from the same family is more risky than 2 separate ones, because if they give notice, I will lose 2 children not one. I would rather fill the spaces with 2 children from different families (says she currently minding a couple of sibling groups - but speaking from experience when 3 siblings under 5 left).