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Nursery versus the cost of a childminder

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MrsDoolittle · 02/08/2006 15:09

Please someone help me. I have two children going to nursery full-time. Sadly, this will be 8-6 for a fair few of them.

It is going to cost us £1500 a month.

Is it likely a childminder would cost less?

I don't think so.

OP posts:

Chandra · 02/08/2006 15:19

I think it would.


Katymac · 02/08/2006 15:22

Where are you?

What sort of pricese do C/Mers charge around you?

here (Norfolk) 8-6 Mon-Fri would cost £687.50 per child so a little cheaper


FrayedKnot · 02/08/2006 15:30

DS' nursery costs £4.75 an hour and in this area childminders charge around the £3/£3.50 mark.

DS nursery is also quite cheap for nurseries in this area, I am in SE.


FrayedKnot · 02/08/2006 15:33

Sorry that was completely wrong, DS nursery charge approx. £3.80 an hour!


tobysmumkent · 02/08/2006 16:00

Message withdrawn


MrsBadger · 02/08/2006 16:05

does your (or DH's, or both) employer not have a voucher scheme you could join?

I think round here the going rate for 8-6 is about £600 pcm, and there's a 15% reduction for siblings. Have you looked around different nurseries?


MrsDoolittle · 02/08/2006 18:08

£40 per day. 10% discount for the eldest child.
£750 for one. So infact, it's a little cheaper for two.
I'm in W. Berkshire

OP posts:

ThePrisoner · 02/08/2006 19:30

Not all childminders would charge for 52 weeks of the year, nurseries sometimes do.


dmo · 02/08/2006 20:01

thats true some c/m charge half fees in hol time or no fees
you do have the delemmer of c/m being on hols/sick
i am a c/m not had a day off in 3yrs i charge £20 per day so thats £200 per week, hols are half fees (4 wks)

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