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CM CLUB - Advice needed ASAP re: charges - got to reply back to parent......

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looneytune · 12/07/2007 15:10


Just a quicky as having a mental day. My double pay baby's mum has emailed about my overnight care charges (cert arrived with it agreed whilst on hols). I'm having baby on Thursday next week and as it's all been a last min thing, I haven't sorted charges out. I emailed back asking what were they thinking of paying and she said her dh thought £50 a night and she thought £70 a night. This is going to be quite regular from what I gather i.e. maybe twice a month or something.

What do you think? Do it for £50? My dh said meet half way and say £60 but I want to know what you think!


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Katymac · 12/07/2007 15:14

Well make sure you know what it's for

Is it for a certain number of hours?

Is it anytime between 6pm & 8am?

Is it per hour?


looneytune · 12/07/2007 15:24

Good point (sorry, been a mental day with ds in A&E and I'm rushing to catch up now we're back)!

Just emailed mum back to ask about hours for next week and if likely to be same hours each time. I have baby from 8.30-6pm Thurs & Fri's so imagine they'll want me to just keep her during the night and carry on day hours as normal.

Would you charge more for a Fri/Sat night than weekday? Or keep the same?

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PinkChick · 12/07/2007 15:26

from what time until what time?

i charge £5.50-£6.00 from 6.30pm until 8.30 am =£77 / £84 for those full hours, plus anytime ive had them through the day.
I also have this mindee frequent nights over a period of 6-8 weeks, then normal shifts then these can guess which ones i prefer

PinkChick · 12/07/2007 15:27

i dont 'do' sat or sun night, i may do a fri but i wouldnt charge more as i think my fee is fair already.

Katymac · 12/07/2007 15:30

I think I'd say well normally I'd charge £75 but as it will be regular I'll do it for £65

Katymac · 12/07/2007 15:33

ie £5 per hour for 15 hrs between 6pm & 9am or part of

But you'll do it for £4.50 for the 14.5 hrs

looneytune · 12/07/2007 16:15

Thanks everyone - will email her back now

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PinkChick · 12/07/2007 16:58

what did you decide on?

looneytune · 12/07/2007 18:37

I decided to go with the £60 a night as they do already pay me double for their baby to come 2 days a week and when I paid for overnight care, I only paid £20 (a friend did it). Will review it if they wake in the night a lot but mum said she's still sleeping through.

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looneytune · 12/07/2007 19:38

Just had email - she wants to pay £70 a night!!!

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Katymac · 12/07/2007 19:51

Good for you

jellyjelly · 12/07/2007 20:11

Take it and i hope you had a great time. Send me an email about it all.

PinkChick · 12/07/2007 20:47

wow, what did she say??

looneytune · 12/07/2007 21:04

Cheers She just said she insisted on paying £70 as thought I deserved it, nice family!

Jelly - had a fab time thanks and will send you email when I've caught up with emails etc - things been mad since we got back and I'm behind on everything!

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