I would love to have a childminder for my boys whilst I go to work but i simply cant afford it
May sound very mean i know but both me and dh work and now my friends care for my boys as this is by far the cheaper option for me.
We obviously do not recieve tax credits as we both work but our salaries aint the greates by far i assure you.
In our area there is also a lot of childminders with vacancies but my opinion as stated is that due to tax credit changes working parents aint really better off and simply cant afford registered proffesional childcare, therefor rely totally on friends and family which aint always the best option either
Thanks Hellybelly, had trouble accessing the other sites because a lot of the time I get into these sites and then get completly confused and end up in a right muddle...I would have difficulty navigating my way out of a paper bag if I'm honest!
Jambo1707 I once minded for an extremely well paid proffesional couple last year who didn't qualify for the working tax credit, they however had the cheek to tell me that I was too expensive but I am by far the cheepest minder in this area.