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charge fees for bank hols but dont work bank hols

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jetjets · 19/05/2007 12:47

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sparklygothkat · 19/05/2007 12:50

will he be going on mondays?


DevilsAdvocado · 19/05/2007 12:54

I'm not sure, as my c/minder only charges me for the amount of hours ds is there.

IE: He was there for 8 hours on Monday and Thursday. 16 hours in total = £32. If she doesn't have him, whether it is he that is ill and I keep him at home, or she who is ill.

I have less hours in the summer and she will only have him a few hours a day. Suits both of us this way, as she has little ones of her own off for the summer also.

When ds starts playgroup, she will only have a him a few hours a day, and she has only asked to be paid for the few hours she has him.

They are all different, but I know I am lucky with my c/minder.


TequilaMockinBird · 19/05/2007 13:00

my cm charges for everything - bank hols, her hols, my hols, if shes sick or my dd is sick!! So in the school summer holidays, i pay her an extortionate amount of money to lie on a beach for 2 weeks, which really p's me off!


DevilsAdvocado · 19/05/2007 13:03

That's bullshit! She can't charge you for her holidays!!

She's not available in those 2 weeks to c/mind!!

She can charge you for your holidays though, if she is available to c/mind but you are not making use of her.


TequilaMockinBird · 19/05/2007 13:05

DA, she does and always has done! My dd has been minded by her for 6 years now and i have to admit she is one of the best cm's in the area (even has a waiting list!) so i guess thats why i just put up with paying it. It clearly states in my contract that her holidays are charged at full pay!


Shoshable · 19/05/2007 13:11

I charge half price for,

4 weeks child's holiday
All Bank Holidays,
Easter 2 days,
Christmas Army Break, (Live on Army Base, Soldiers generally have from around the 23rd - 4th off)

I charge full price for Child's Illness.

I do not charge at all for my 4 weeks holiday.

My reasoning is, if I charge this way parents do not have to pay somebody else for childcare as parents are off at the times they pay retainer.

I could charge for my holiday, and not bank holidays, but this would mean parents paying me, and if they couldn't take the same time off, another child carer.


TequilaMockinBird · 19/05/2007 13:13

Shoshable, that sounds perfectly reasonable to me - if only my cm would take a leaf out of your book


jetjets · 19/05/2007 13:18

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crunchie · 19/05/2007 19:14

MY CM doesn't hcarge for her hols, our hols, if she or they are sick (or she might charge 50%) She also only charge about 0% for siblings!!

BUT I use her quite ad-hoc, for 2 or 3 months it might be nearly full time, then it will be down to one eve a week. She is always free to take other kids and if that means she can't help us, so be it. DH works as an actor so somethimes needs to be around.

We are dead lucky and I cannot imagine it any other way tbh

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