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Childminders Club - Please help with problem, what should I do???

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HellyBelly Sat 13-Aug-05 19:55:32

Hi, I'm after some advice again please.

I called a mum tonight to ask what the last day will be for looking after her ds during the school hols as need to work out finances. No answer so left a messgae. She text'd back to say 25th Aug as his dad is taking him away for the last week.

We have 2 contracts - one for 19 month ds which is full time and one for older ds who's just for the school hols. It's for Tues & Thurs so I at least thought I would have the extra until Tues 30th Aug as don't start back til Sept.

Our contracts state I don't charge for my hols but they have to pay for theirs as can't fill the space. Clearly I should be paid for the full timer as it's just normal hol so should pay. HOWEVER, what do I do about the older one? Should I be paid for that last week before the school hols end?


beachbummum Sat 13-Aug-05 20:15:21

are you a NCMA member and if so do you use their contracts?

HellyBelly Sat 13-Aug-05 20:16:52

Yes I am and yes I do

beachbummum Sat 13-Aug-05 20:19:44

On these you have to fill out how many weeks notice must be given for holidays what have you put in this section.

beachbummum Sat 13-Aug-05 20:19:48

On these you have to fill out how many weeks notice must be given for holidays what have you put in this section.

HellyBelly Sat 13-Aug-05 20:28:37

I put a week's notice which she's given but I have policies and procedures which were also discussed at contract signing and these say I have 4 weeks unpaid hols and they pay when they have hols.

beachbummum Sat 13-Aug-05 20:33:45

she needs to pay you!
if you have any problems or need more advice phone the NCMA legal advice line - 01253 777468. i have phones them before and the are very helpful.

HellyBelly Sat 13-Aug-05 20:40:20

Thanks a lot!

beachbummum Sat 13-Aug-05 20:43:30

Thats ok hope it helps. its a pain when you expect the money. i find that parents forget that you have bills to pay!!

katymac Sat 13-Aug-05 20:51:36

Good Luck HB (I'll keep my fingers crossed for you)

HellyBelly Sat 13-Aug-05 21:33:04

Cheers guys! Off to bed for an early night. Will let you know how I get on.

HellyBelly Tue 16-Aug-05 15:56:44

Well I decided to wait until I next saw her face to face which was this morning. She was great as said straight away she intended to pay me!


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