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CM club my dh is letting me get a cleaner
dmo · 16/10/2006 19:36
my dh has decided i can get a cleaner to clean the upstairs of the house and maybe do a bit of ironing
first question: does he/she have to be poilce clearerd? they will be doing 4 hrs per week in a different part of the house
question 2: how much to pay a cleaner? i live in the northwest
h27 · 17/10/2006 09:57
Hi, sorry to come into your conversation about expenses but i didnt realise you could put it down as expenses! I have had a cleaner for 8 weeks now! how much can you put down for your cleaner? and is there a limit of how many children you should be looking after before you can claim|? thanks h27
bonkerz · 17/10/2006 12:14
TBH i think it can go as an expense because if you were not a childminder then technically you wouldnt need a cleaner as could do it yourself (hope that makes sense) I myself put down 2 afternoons at after school club for DS as i have 3 babies on those days and find school run impossible on those days so therefor its an expense i wouldnt have if i didnt childmind!!!
ayla99 · 20/10/2006 19:04
i agree that a cleaner would be a legitimate expense. not only do the childminding activities create more cleaning work but also we need to keep up a certain standard of hygiene to meet the standards set by Ofsted and the Environmental Health Department (who has registered as a food premises yet?) as well as expectations of parents.
allieballie · 21/10/2006 19:52
I have a cleaner for 2 hours a week and don't put her through the books, though I fully agree with the arguments for doing so. What I'm worried about is that its cash in hand and I don't have any receipts for this and one of us will get in trouble from the tax man (though I don't think she earns enough to pay tax) - does everyone else have receipts or something in writing?
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