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CM costs - 2 or more children at the same time?

(6 Posts)
walmer3 Tue 23-Jun-09 11:53:00

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!

Claireodon Tue 23-Jun-09 12:01:01

Some cms do offer sibling discounts and some don't. I don't because I have limited spaces and need the income. Best to ask the cm when you contact them.

Greatfun Tue 23-Jun-09 12:23:23

Mine does. Normally £40 per day but charges £70 for two. I am in London if its any help.

HSMM Tue 23-Jun-09 12:28:14

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).

walmer3 Tue 23-Jun-09 12:32:14

Thanks for the replies, much appreciated.

bigdonna Tue 23-Jun-09 13:25:18

i offer a discount if the sibling is school aged so i charge £4.00 an hour for mindee1 and in the holidays i charge £6.50 for his 5yr old brother.

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