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How much does a childminder cost?

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Georgiesmum · 04/04/2006 14:39

Hi just wondering if any body knows how much i could expect to pay for a childminder for two full days a week (i live in Cambs if that makes a difference)

Thanks

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FrayedKnot · 04/04/2006 14:41

In Norfolk I paid £2.50 / hour, in Kent it's usually £3 / hour.

Kharmellion · 04/04/2006 14:42

If you go to the Childrens Information Service they can usuaqlly give you rates. I used to pay about 3 quid an hour, but that was about 2 years ago.

HellyBelly · 04/04/2006 14:44

\link{http://www.childcarelink.gov.uk\look on here - childcare link website}

Kharmellion · 04/04/2006 14:45

try this link and then click on your area \link{http://childcarelink.gov.uk/\here}
If you click on the map and work your way through to your area then you can pick a town near you. It shows a list of childminders and if you click on additional information they usually put their rates in there

Georgiesmum · 04/04/2006 14:54

Many thanks Smile

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nannynick · 04/04/2006 15:05

I would expect cost to be somewhere around £3 to £4 per hour, per child. However, it's always hard to say, as every childminder will charge a different amount (childminders are afterall a business) and will vary on your precise childcare requirements.

As others have already mentioned, try looking at ChildcareLink - or \link{http://www.opportunity-links.org.uk/mapsearch.asp\Opportunity Links} (probably the same database). Contact Children's Information Service - If you are near Cambridge, then call 0845 0454014.

laura240 · 04/04/2006 15:30

Hi
I am a childminder in South Cambs and charge £3.50 per hour.

pol25 · 05/04/2006 19:24

I am Romford, Essex which is a london borough and I charge £3.50 per hour.

popsycalindisguise · 05/04/2006 19:32

£3.50 per hour per child is the going rate in the north east

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