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katymac · 23/01/2006 21:35
HM2 - You have 3 under 5 places (presumably)
You need 3 children to fill them
Why should siblings pay less? They usually take more care (either they are the same age and take time or they are different ages and they fight)
And when they leave you income drops so much - it's very hard
ThePrisoner · 23/01/2006 21:44
If I was desperate for work, then I guess I might think about it. However, I'm not (desperate for work that is)! Being quite mercenary about it, I would end up being a bit resentful of knowing that I could "let" all my places for full fee, but that I was charging less. I guess that is being a little unfair (but I have got twins of my own, so I'm allowed to be unreasonable!)
I pay out quite a lot during the week for activities that we attend, and don't expect parents to cover those.
ThePrisoner · 24/01/2006 18:19
I wouldn't buy anything like buggies or high chairs unless you know how old the children are that you would be minding. You will, no doubt, end up buying something eventually, but don't bother yet! Just stick to the essentials that you ought to have (perhaps stairgates etc).
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