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Another hopeless parent needing your help!!!!!!
flutterbee · 22/03/2006 15:29
OK so I'm not that hopeless, I was just wondering if you could all give me some rough amounts for how much you would charge for looking after a 5 month old in the south east.
My mum is going to be looking after ds for me and I want to give her the going rate not rip her off.
Hourly amount appreciated. Thanks
flutterbee · 22/03/2006 19:00
Hi all of you thanks for the replies,
Firslty I'm not going to be claiming any tax credits for childminding fees so my mum doesn't have to be registered.
When I was very little (20-25 years ago) she was a fully registered childminder and had a waiting list a mile long of parents wanting to use her, she has also raised 7 children of her own so I would never ever expect her to go and be patronised and told how to look after children hence the reason why we are not claiming any credits.
We are in the Hastings area at the moment so right on the coast, any more ideas of charges would be appreciated.
MoonLady · 22/03/2006 20:34
As a grandmother who registered in order to support family and start a new career, I found on our course in Wales that they weren't trying to tell you how to look after kids as though you were dim.
It was about taking a professional attitude and having an awareness of the legal framework, child protection, dealing with parents etc etc.
flutterbee · 22/03/2006 20:43
It will only be my son her grandson so none of that is needed, and actually having to go on a training course is what stopped her going back into being a childminder, she's been there done it and bought the t-shirt and could probably teach the teacher a thing or two that's why I'm so glad to have her.
I've been on that website but it has nothing on it about prices just lists of all childminders in ther area, nevermind.
Uwila · 22/03/2006 20:50
You could probably go with £3.50-£4 an hour if you account for the tax she won't be paying. Also, who is going to buy the things required (toys, pram, etc). And what if they go to activities? Who is going to pay those. If I were you I'd probably say £3.50 and I'd pay all the extras.
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