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childminders club - shift work
LoveMyGirls · 06/02/2006 08:27
my MIL has mentioned some of her work collegues might want a childminder (she's a police officer) and they do shifts she's asked if i would consider doing shifts and if they're working late would i put the child to bed at my house so they can pick the child up when she's finished (probably 11pm)
the questions i have are........
what should i charge for that?
does putting the child to bed for a few hours count as overnightcare?
do any of you do this and is it working out?
jellyjelly · 06/02/2006 09:29
I was going to try and do overnight as i go out for babysitting and wanted to try and knock some of it on the head.
I was told that i would have to do so much to the upstairs such as having our windows changed and thaT i couldnt keep them out of ds room so i could only look after them if the child was in a cot but not in a bed. It just wasnt worth it.
ayla99 · 06/02/2006 10:55
I have just taken on a new mindie today whose parents work shifts. They will pay £3.60 per hour for any hours booked (they will give me a list of hours needed each month) and half fees for any unused hours between 8am-6pm mon-friday to hold the place open. They will pay double time for any childcare before 8am and after 6pm.
I currently have a policy of asking parents not to book childcare beyond their child's bedtime.
ayla99 · 08/02/2006 19:55
Sorry Sally but this is what Ofsted have told me today in an email:
Overnight care applies when a child is being minded past their usual bedtime. So if a child?s usual bedtime is 7.00pm and the parent has asked you to put that child to sleep, then this is classed as overnight care.
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