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no payment since september - not parents fault.
zoeuk1 · 15/11/2006 14:37
just wondered what i can do about this. i look after a child for an hour after school 3 days a week while his mum is at college. the college are supposed to pay me 85% of the childcare fees. i filled out the relevant forms and the parent handed it in. ive had no payment from the college since the beginning of sept. the childs mum keeps going in, to ask whats happening etc and the woman who deals with payments always seems to be away. shall i contact the ncma and ask for advice. it isnt a great deal of money but its the principle. everyone else pays me in advance.
3sEnough · 15/11/2006 14:40
I would also contact the principal of the college just to ensure that the 'woman who is always away's boss is aware that there is a big problem too. I am not sure whether this shouldn't be being done by your 'employer' though so I would have a chat and discuss - you must be paid. Have a look on the college website and see who you/employer can talk to.
CwmbranChildminder · 15/11/2006 22:18
surely the mum will be claiming it and she has to use that to pay you - like tax credits?
R u sure she isnt taking u for a ride.
I would demand the money and she should pay out of her money = u may think thats not fair - but then its not fair on you too.
Think u need to sort this out asap or it could get a lot more money owing to u
ayla99 · 17/11/2006 15:48
Can you fax or email them a copy of the invoice today? If not post a copy/reminder asap. My mum is self-employed (not cm) and gets this all the time. Drives her round the bend. The only answer seems to be to bombard them with phone calls til they pay you.
If you have any trouble getting hold of this woman on Tue ask that the head contacts you urgently. Make it clear that late payments will lead to the withdrawal of the childcare place and give them a deadline to pay by.
I think I would phone this woman every time I sent her an invoice to check she has read it & then send her a reminder anyway.
Are you charging a late payment fee?
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