View Full Version : Do you charge a minimum fee per day?

Tippy Toes
19-11-2012, 08:57 PM
If a parent wanted 5 hrs care a day would you charge for 5 hrs only?

Do you have a minimum fee per day?

Do you increase your hourly rate?

Thanks :)

19-11-2012, 09:01 PM
Hi i don't charge a day rate i do hourly rate but do charge a min of 5hrs, i also charge a higher rate if they're term time only but not retainer in the holidays.

hectors house
19-11-2012, 10:09 PM
I used to have a minimum of 6 hour day, but have just increased it to 7 hours a day after a new parent who initially wanted 2 longer days heard that I had a space on another day and wanted to spread the same number of hours out over 3 days - so effectively no extra money for me and taking up 3 days spaces. So I quickly told her it was minimum of 7 hours a day which she is paying for but she is only using just over 6 hours each day.

20-11-2012, 09:15 AM
I charge a minimum of £35 for under fives as they take up an all day space. I wouldnt want to give up a whole days place for any less. I also charge a minimum after school fee of £10. Of course some people will extend their hours to meet the cost but I dont mind that.

20-11-2012, 10:01 AM
for 5 x hours i would charge 5 x my hourly rate. i have a 7.30-1pm child and it means she is collected on time. i charge my full day rate for 6hrs+.

totally up toyou how you want to charge it hun x

20-11-2012, 10:03 AM
I charge an hourly rate. Dont have minimum charge xxx

Tippy Toes
20-11-2012, 10:47 AM
Thanks for all the replies, you have been very helpful xx :)