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Opening a nursery

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prodis1234 Sat 20-Apr-13 23:13:32

Thinking of opening a nursery. Currently working as a childminder and thinking of taking the next step. Can anyone give me some help or advice about how to start this dream. Would love to try and provide cheap Childcare on a larger scale you see.

TiggyD Sun 21-Apr-13 10:18:57

Cheap childcare? You'll need cheap staff then. Luckily there are lots of thick rubbish staff out there who'll work for you for minimum wage. Don't forget to get some apprentices. You can pay them far less than minimum wage because you'll be 'training' them. You will find you'll have to change cheap staff quite often as they can get bored of work easily, and you'll have to sack a few too for misconduct.

Good luck, but shame you're not interested in quality.

Raeray Sun 21-Apr-13 10:54:48

TiggyD I took it that the OP meant cheap childcare for the families rather than charging lots of money like most nurseries do? I could have read that completely wrong though!!

TiggyD Sun 21-Apr-13 10:58:19

I read it as that as well, but most/nearly all of the costs of a nursery is staff so cheap fees=cheap staff or make a loss and go bust.

Wishiwasanheiress Sun 21-Apr-13 11:00:01

How will u plan to undercut competition? Genuinely curious. Assuming there's reasons to why most are more or less level pegging on £ in an area I'm struggling to see how u could be cheaper? I can see how u could be better value but u still have to charge similar wouldn't u?

prodis1234 Sun 21-Apr-13 13:57:05

It was cheap Childcare for families I meant. I already provide that for families just now. Childcare is far too expensive.

prodis1234 Sun 21-Apr-13 13:59:24

There are various ways of doing it. You would be amazed as to the difference that some care providers can charge parents. And that's just for childminding. I try at the moment to arrange personal payment plans for each family based on their own circumstances.

GotMyGoat Sun 21-Apr-13 14:00:25

where abouts are you prods? I think cheap can mean very different things across the country.

prodis1234 Sun 21-Apr-13 14:02:48

Just outside Glasgow. I know it can vary wildly across the country thought

prodis1234 Sun 21-Apr-13 14:03:23

Though even.

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