View Full Version : I AM packing childminding in.

25-01-2009, 01:14 PM
I have decied to pack childminding in because i am losing my mindes. One family is moving away & the other one the mum has lost her job :(. That will leave me with no one to mind. I will have to give it up anyway as i am moving to Turkey & i would rather give it up when i havent got any mindes as i wouldnt have to let anyone down. What do i have to do about insurance,tax & ofsted?


25-01-2009, 01:18 PM
Sorry to hear that but I can see why its a good idea for you to give up at the moment. Hope the move goes well x

Keep in touch - sorry have no advice about the legal stuff :blush:

25-01-2009, 01:25 PM
Ofsted you just ring and tell them and you have to send your certificate back.

Not sure about insurance i never told mine because it had just run out anyway.

I Just rang hmrc and told them i was no longer self employed and they told me that when i get the self assesment forms to put my last working day on there.

Hope the move goes well for you x x

25-01-2009, 01:29 PM
Don't forget you will still need to keep all your records from minding for 21 years for insurance purposes.

When you are ready to leave, I would just ring everyone and give them a finishing date.

the IR will send you a form to see if you owe any tax.

I have friends who have gone abroad and still pay NI so that if they need to come back their pension and health cover is safe. It's worth looking into carefully.

Good luck with the move! :D

25-01-2009, 01:31 PM
Sad to hear of a Childminder giving up. :(
Probably the best thing to do it now mindees have left.
How long before you are off to Turkey?:laughing:

Heaven Scent
25-01-2009, 01:35 PM
Sorry to hear about that but it is probably the best thing for you at the moment. Hope everything works out well for you in Turkey - when are you going? What will you do till you leave?

25-01-2009, 01:46 PM
Not sure what i am gonna do for a job but i wouldnt mind working in a dog kennels or a cattery. Hoping to move as soon as pos or at the end of the year.

25-01-2009, 03:08 PM
Sorry to hear you are finishing, Good Luck with your new venture in Turkey:thumbsup:

25-01-2009, 04:03 PM
Gosh, Turkey! All that sun, sand and handsome waiters...can't imagine you wanting to give up childminding for that!:rolleyes:

Chatterbox Childcare
25-01-2009, 04:08 PM
Sorry to hear you are leaving but good luck with the sunshine in Turkey.

You will still need to keep you books and submit a tax return, return your certificate to Ofsted and inform your insurance company of finishing date and you may get a refund.

25-01-2009, 07:06 PM
Thanks everyone for your replys. Will i get any money back from ofsted as i only paid my year fee at the end of december?

25-01-2009, 08:13 PM
Sorry to hear you're giving up but like you said 'if the time is right',

Good luck with your move to Turkey

Liz :)

25-01-2009, 08:27 PM
Good luck with everything.

I doubt OFSTED will give you a refund but it is worth a try.

25-01-2009, 08:34 PM
Just wanted to say goo dluck with everything x

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25-01-2009, 08:58 PM
Good luck in Turkey, maybe you could set up a home for all the stray cats. I thought Turkish people hated cats or maybe it was just the people i met in Fethiye.
Apart from that it's a lovely climate and so laid back :)

27-01-2009, 10:03 AM
Good Luck for the future babe xxxx

27-01-2009, 10:11 AM
Sorry to hear you are giving up

All the best for the future

Angel xx

27-01-2009, 11:10 AM
Good luck for the future hunny! xxx

27-01-2009, 12:01 PM
Sorry to hear you are giving up but good luck in Turkey. My sister married a Turkish man 4 years ago. We went over for the wedding my first ever visit and we were so impressed at how friendly every one was.

Hope it all goes well

27-01-2009, 12:16 PM
good luck with everything :thumbsup:

27-01-2009, 02:14 PM
Could you do childcare in Turkey? I thought it was a very child friendly country and they might be able to use your skills?

Good luck whatever you end up doing.