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Childminders Club: Do you HAVE to have a contract in place???
HellyBelly · 18/11/2005 16:00
As in, law?
For those who have followed my other posts, I gave notice to someone last week. I'm currently writing a letter to sort out the last day but I'm not sure about the wording around notice periods as we don't actually have a contract for the school runs.
Before you all shout at me........
Met in July, signed contracts for school holiday care - 1 week notice period all round
Got a phone call just before school summer hols ended, desperate for after school care.
I explained some problems with certain days and that I didn't do school runs yet but we sorted it all out and I agreed to help as she was desperate.
Contract was prepared straight away with days required left blank for now as she said would have some after school clubs etc. She said she'd know everything after the first week back at school. I therefore agreed to leave the contract for the time being.
Each week went by with "hopefully we'll know next week" etc etc and it's just all been up in the air! So.......I never actually got the contract signed because the days were changing etc.
This means I didn't have to give her notice at all but now I'm worried I should have a contract by law.
Anyone know if you do???
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