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i want to use a childminder instead of creche....will i still get help towards thi as i am on benefits and will a childminder accept benefits????
fawkeoff · 29/08/2007 21:09
sorry if this sounds dumb.I have just got a college placement, its all very last minute, and i would rather ds be in more of a home enviroment than a day place iyswim.I am going to see someone tomorrow at the jobcentre to help me get childcare sorted out but will they pay a childminder, and will a childminder accept it?????
chankins · 29/08/2007 21:19
Shouldn't be a problem - as long as she ofsted reg then gov will pay either straight to you to pay her or poss straight to her. I looked after a little boy whose mum was at college part time and i recieved payment in advance from the actual college, which was obviously brilliant for me as I didn't have to worry about getting paid. I actually prefer students because its not them paying you it is often more secure that way.
ska · 30/08/2007 08:57
if she is a registered childminder (and she has to be) then she will also be a registered 'childcarer' in the ofsted scheme and you can get childcare vouchers or whatever(tax credits etc) to assist towards the costs. may take a while to set up tho but most colleges are fairly on the ball these days. college welfare will help you sort it out if needbe and ask them to hurry it up. start looking for achildminder NOW as they may be getting booked up with the back to schoolers
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