I have an after-school mindee who now goes to a few after-school clubs do you think I should still charge the mum as sometimes these clubs get cancelled at the last minute and I have to pick mindee up. The mum hasn't mentioned anything to me and i know she will think she doesn't have to pay.
Depends how your contract is worded. I charge mine for my availability, whether I have the children, or not. If she wants you to do odd days without being contracted for them, then personally, I would sometimes 'not be available'.
DS goes to a childminderbefore and after school. At the moment he goes to grandma's one night, football club another and choir another. I still pay my childminder in case they are cancelled etc. as it leaves his place open.
He was one of my first mindees and the contract is so out of date. I want to change a few things and I know the mum wont be happy with the changes, she seems to think if I dont pick mindee up she shouldnt pay but the way I see it I am still available.
I look at it as taking up the place, quite often a/s clubs just run for a few weeks of the term, so they still need the place after them or if cancelled plus some mindees I have still need collecting after the extra club so it meens two pick ups from the school instead of one IYSWIM. Therefore I charge full fee from normal school closing time as I would be unable to take another mindee in their place.
If the parent feels that they don't want them to come on a specific day as after club someone else is able to look after for a while I change the contract (did 3 last term for one mindee) this keeps everything right and everyone knows exactly whats what. It also meens I can fill that place if someone else needs care.