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Paying for nursery when closed !!!

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Kittycat0706 Tue 11-Mar-14 11:55:28

Can you guys help advise me. My little boy goes to an amazing nursery 3 days a week and I understand that when I'm on holiday and take him out I should pay as I need to keep his place open. However where I get confused is when we have a bank holiday and nursery is closed I still have to pay for that day. For example Easter Monday I will be charged my normal monthly amount. The full year is broken down so we pay 50 out of 52 weeks ( Xmas we don't pay). But all other bank hols we do. Is this level ??

Any help is greatly appreciated. smile

InMySpareTime Tue 11-Mar-14 12:06:44

It's because the largest proportion of nursery fees goes on staff costs, and staff are paid for Bank Holidays even when nurseries close.

wadi1983 Tue 11-Mar-14 12:50:35

Staff have to be paid the same amount even.if nursery is closed..

This should of been in the contract when your child first started nursery

TheresLotsOfFarmyardAnimals Tue 11-Mar-14 12:51:21

My nursery doesn't charge for BHs

insancerre Tue 11-Mar-14 12:57:25

pretty standard for nurseries

GreenGoblin0 Tue 11-Mar-14 20:30:38

My nursery doesn't charge for BH or other closure days either (eg inset days) but it is part of a sure start centre so council run.

addictedtosugar Tue 11-Mar-14 20:56:56

We pay for BH as well.
It was one of the reasons I didn't put DS1 in on a Monday when I was on ML with DS2 - he was in 2 mornings a week to keep the place.

The alternative is to charge more for a day rate, and than have BH "free". Full timers would pay the same, you probably get a slightly poor deal. Can you change your days? Mondays are the most common bank holidays.

Littlemisstax Wed 12-Mar-14 16:25:47

Ours charges BHs and is now open 52 weeks a year which is a nice way to increase income without increasing the daily rate We've changed DD's days so she no longer goes on Mondays.

tallulah Wed 12-Mar-14 20:00:37

The first nursery we used didn't charge for BHs, but the next one did. Standard practice I'm afraid.

cookielove Thu 13-Mar-14 08:04:20

We don't charge for bh, but we do for short term illness and holidays. It is standard practice.

Sirzy Thu 13-Mar-14 08:06:27

Those that don't charge for bank holiday probably just charge slightly more for normal sessions to cover the costs for the bank holidays!

2beornot Thu 13-Mar-14 08:16:37

Yep, we pay for 51 weeks of the year and get no reduction for BH or training days. Bit annoying, but like others that's why dd doesn't go on a Mon!!

2beornot Thu 13-Mar-14 08:16:59

Although i often wonder how parents who work BH manage?!

andadietcoke Thu 13-Mar-14 08:19:28

We pay for bank holidays and for when the nursery's closed between Christmas and New Year, but you can pay swap that session to any time within 8 weeks. It's the same for holidays but you have to pay £5 for those.

LIZS Thu 13-Mar-14 08:39:26

normal . Most employees get paid for BH's when they don't work so this isn't really any different.

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