My friend who is also a CM has agreed to look after dd2 from sept on mondays and weds from 9-3 term time only. This was because my friend has had her up till now but her dd goes off to preschool in sept and so cant help out, fair enough.
Now my parents have found out and are shocked how much cm is, and have offered to help (The other day at work is going to be covered by sister)
Now I could really do with £240 a month to pay bills rather than CM, but dont want to upset friend.
We havent signed contract and she hasnt lost any spaces either. Is she going to really mad at me? If i go with her Im leaving myself with £30 a month for anything like treats, MOTs, Tax, or school trips
Can you not get some help from TC towards your childcare costs?
If you havn't signed a contract then you don't really have an agreement, just explain that things will be really tight, you would love her to look after your dd2 but family are going to help out for now, but could she help in the future if your circs change, if she is a friend she will understand.
Make sure you tell her soon so she has the opportunity to fill the space, its the same as with anybody circumstances change, she may well be dissapointed but will understand, and tell her face to face as nothing worse than with a text message.
Hello! I am a cm and a similar thing happened to me with a friend.
She is having a new baby soon and wanted someone to help take care of her DS for a while. She was going to have me look after him, but it turns out that her mum is going to do it instead.
I totally understand, and while I think that the extra cash would be handy for me, it is so much better for them to have her mum's help! Why would they even consider paying me to do what a doting Granny will do for free, and I'm really happy, for them, that they have come to a much better arrangement!