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dmo · 02/05/2007 09:42
depends if you need childcare when pre-school is closed
i do 2 pre-school pick ups one child i dont charge for the mornings as he is term time only and the other pays me from 9am as this is the hours they need me when pre-school is closed
all cm are different so i would find a cm you like and then discuss terms
Booh · 02/05/2007 09:44
Ermm this is a tricky one!
One question I need to ask is, does your DD go to PreSchool in the school hols, would you expect your childminder to look after her?
In one way you shouldn't be charged as you drop her off, that way the childminder becomes responsible for her from 12pm, so no charge, but if you want your DD to go to her from 8am to 12pm in the school hols then the childminder could charge to keep those hours free for you i n the school hols - otherwise the childminder may fill those hours and you would have no one to look after her in the school hols - does that help at all!
JennaJ · 02/05/2007 09:45
As a childminder if I were to drop the child at preschool and pick them up and if I were needed to be on call of the child was sick etc then I would get paid for those hours. However if you are going to drop lo at preschool and you are the one to be on call if LO needed picking up for any reason then I wouldn't expect to be paid.
Do consider school holidays though..if your childminder doesn't work mornings for you she may fill her morning space with another child and not be able to take your lo mornings during school holidays!
May be worth paying her a retainer during term time to keep the morning place open for your lo during hols.
soak · 02/05/2007 09:48
I suppose it depends if the CM does half days or not.
if CM only allows for whole days I would imagine she would charge a retainer from 8am to when she collects from school as you would be using a slot that a full time mindee could use.
I would shop around CM's if possible and see who charges for what.
dont take my word for it though - Im not registed yet (but it would be good to see if my response was right!!!)
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