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EXCLUSIVE nursery by the hour in Notting Hill area- Does this exist?

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starchildmum Tue 16-Apr-13 08:41:27


I have a seven month old daughter and I am a full time mum.

I was wondering if there is such a thing as a NURSERY BY THE HOUR where I could register her and leave her for example twice a week for a couple of hours?

It should also be at the high end of nurseries and I am happy to pay £8- £10 per hour (the price I would pay for a nanny).

I somehow prefer her to go to an official place where there are various adults and a supervisor rather than leaving her alone with a babysitter I hardly know.

ReetPetit Mon 29-Apr-13 22:19:33


think this might be a wind up the more i read it! Surely no one is that arrogant and self absorbed??

YoniOno Mon 29-Apr-13 22:16:24

Why 'exclusive'? You don't want your baby toddling with the riff-raff?

ReetPetit Mon 29-Apr-13 22:11:07

lol, just lol....

narmada Thu 25-Apr-13 13:57:12

Oh I see!

AuntieStella Thu 25-Apr-13 12:57:31

Other thread was deleted (after I'd linked it) simply because it was a duplicate.

narmada Thu 25-Apr-13 12:14:50

Why was the other thread deleted, out of interest?

Bonsoir Thu 25-Apr-13 12:07:16

I agree that as a FT mother it is nice to have a break from time to time in order to do things that are difficult with a baby in tow. If you have no family nearby or even in the same country, it can be hard to ever get a break during the day.

KatAndKit Thu 25-Apr-13 11:56:48

Spend the time with your child perhaps and pay someone £10 an hour to tidy your house? Since you have a nanny for 2 mornings a week you already have loads of time off to do things for yourself. I have no nanny and no nursery, we spend a tenner a week on a cleaner and get the rest of the jobs done in the evening when the baby is asleep (my partner does his fair share as he realises that I spend the daytime taking care of the baby)

BranchingOut Tue 16-Apr-13 16:53:07

Best to look at the emergency childcare site, as that will have details of places in your area.

starchildmum Tue 16-Apr-13 14:27:52

16£ h? Please send me the name anyway. Good to know if such a nursery exists.

BranchingOut Tue 16-Apr-13 14:00:13

Leaving aside all the comments about 'high end', I think that you may need to revise your thinking about childcare costs/arrangements in central London.

£10 per hour, net (so £10 plus tax, NI and ERNIC on top) is the standard rate for a nanny.

Babysitters might be a bit less.

A childminder would also be cheaper.

Some nurseries do register to do 'emergency' or 'ad hoc' are through sites such as 'emergency childcare', but this varies from nursery to nursery. The cost for this at the nursery I use is a whopping £16 per hour....

WTFisABooyhoo Tue 16-Apr-13 13:54:15


spend the £8-£10p/h on a cleaner?

starchildmum Tue 16-Apr-13 13:47:02

Well the gym creche is supposed to be for mums who work out in the gym and dont leave the premises to do other things.

Maybe I stop doing other things and just work out until I have the perfect body ... I guess then my husband doesn't mind if everything else is a mess :-)

Wossname Tue 16-Apr-13 13:42:53


givemeaclue Tue 16-Apr-13 13:33:33

Life is indeed tough when you've only got your nanny and gym creche to give you time off

starchildmum Tue 16-Apr-13 13:28:30


That is the problem, no she can`t. Most nannies wont work an an ad hoc
basis. Its easy for evening babysitting but during the day most nannies have a fixed schedule.

The Cupcake creche mentioned earlier would be just perfect. I probably will continue to use my gym creche which works even if the time is limited.

givemeaclue Tue 16-Apr-13 13:15:39

Op, can the nanny that you mentioned looks after your child two mornings a week not do a few more hours on an ad hoc basis?

starchildmum Tue 16-Apr-13 13:13:03

Yes, I know in other countries its easier to find.

starchildmum Tue 16-Apr-13 13:09:11


Smorgs Tue 16-Apr-13 12:38:54

Hmm other thread has been deleted?

OP are you French? It sounds like you're looking for an Halte Guarderie which are very common in France but as far as I know don't exist in the uk.

starchildmum Tue 16-Apr-13 12:23:51

WouldBeHarrietVane thank you so much!!!!

That is exactly what I was looking for. Sadly its not around the corner but otherwise this is perfect.
Hope I find something similar in my area.

AuntieStella Tue 16-Apr-13 11:58:49

For completeness here is the other thread OP started on this today.

WouldBeHarrietVane Tue 16-Apr-13 09:34:59

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

AuntieStella Tue 16-Apr-13 09:25:49

Not much help if you want to do something other than go to the gym or its co-located businesses, though.

Part-time nursery place, or a nanny-share might be the most achievable optionss.

Phineyj Tue 16-Apr-13 09:22:24

Yes, try a gym. The sort of creche you describe does not really exist in the UK as far as I know, other than as part of gym offerings (try Virgin Active, for instance).

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