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paid babysitters?

(7 Posts)
salbysea Tue 08-Sep-09 23:59:36

what are the rules?
where is the line between a babysitter and a childminder?

xoxcherylxox Wed 09-Sep-09 00:03:33

if a babysitter/childminder is watching your child for more than 2 hours a day and in there own house they must be a registered childminder however if they are watching the child in the childs home the 2 hour rule does not apply and they do not have to be registered. babysitters unless with an angency are not usually registered.

salbysea Wed 09-Sep-09 00:09:00

great, thanks. And would I need to do anything re tax if I had someone in my home for a few hours a week? or would it be okay to just pay em cash and leave it up to them?

cat64 Wed 09-Sep-09 00:12:00

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salbysea Wed 09-Sep-09 00:15:15

it would be twice a week for about 5 weeks when there will be an overlapping of about an hour between my husband's job and a second job I am thinking of applying for

In my home

a uni student

xoxcherylxox Wed 09-Sep-09 00:16:17

you would not have to deal with tax just pay them cash as they are usually as cat64 says a teenager or student just looking for a bit extra money not actually a job

salbysea Wed 09-Sep-09 00:18:16

not teenagers, in 20s. One is doing post grad stuff so wouldnt be a student for tax purposes

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