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donnadoo2004200
12-02-2009, 02:30 PM
Hi, I need some advice please. I have a parent inquiring about me dropping and picking up her daughter from school only on a Tuesday 1 1/2hr in morning and 1 1/2 hrs after school, I have only just started minding and dont know if this a good idea just for one day and no holidays as the parent is a teacher. What would you do and how much would you charge if agreed? Thanks in advance.

bubbly
12-02-2009, 02:37 PM
Personally I wouldn't do it. It wouldn't be financially viable for me. We're all different though and I'm sure you'll receive some good advice from other forum members.

wendywu
12-02-2009, 02:49 PM
You would need to implement minimum hours and half in the holidays. I would want 20 pounds to do it.:)

Tatjana
12-02-2009, 02:55 PM
I would also advise doing minimum hours, i intend charging a minimum of 4 hours daily.

You need to start somewhere, why not? You can always give notice if something more viable comes along.

xx

Saranotts
12-02-2009, 02:55 PM
I think its a good idea as big things grow from little things iykwim, it will get you known around school and also the mother (especially being a teacher) will be able to recommend you to others and may need you to look after the child on other occassions.

As for fees I would charge just the normal hourly rate, I have found that by not being greedy (I would charge £9 - but may differ due to your area) I have managed to fill my spaces very easily and that I don't have to advertise as all my business has come through word of mouth and from people seeing me at school, toddlers and playgroup.

Good luck and I am sure that in a years time you will be asking us how to apply for a variation as you are nice and full.

Sara

donnadoo2004200
12-02-2009, 06:11 PM
Thanks for the advice guys but im worried if I say yes next week might come a full timer and I would have to say no all because of 1 child on 1 day. Im really confused and need the money but dont want to jump the gun.:panic: :panic: :panic: :panic:

pinklady
12-02-2009, 06:20 PM
Thanks for the advice guys but im worried if I say yes next week might come a full timer and I would have to say no all because of 1 child on 1 day. Im really confused and need the money but dont want to jump the gun.:panic: :panic: :panic: :panic:


Maybe you could say that you are currently looking for a full time mindee but would be more than happy to take on a temporary contract in the mean time?

Hope it works out for you.

Esther xx

FizzysFriends
12-02-2009, 06:44 PM
I'd do it. You can still take on a full timer can't you as a school age child wont take up a EYFS age space.

donnadoo2004200
12-02-2009, 07:07 PM
The child has just turned 5 so until August she will be still under EYFS, I THINK!!!

FizzysFriends
12-02-2009, 07:17 PM
The child has just turned 5 so until August she will be still under EYFS, I THINK!!!


Although you will have to comply with EYFS for him/her they will be in your 5-8 numbers

donnadoo2004200
12-02-2009, 07:24 PM
Yes , but Im only registered for 3 children under 8.

Minstrel
12-02-2009, 08:54 PM
how many under 5 though?

donnadoo2004200
12-02-2009, 08:59 PM
3 all together 0-8

angeldelight
16-02-2009, 08:56 AM
3 all together 0-8


Did you agree to do this in the end ?

Angel xx

donnadoo2004200
16-02-2009, 10:35 AM
Ofsted inspector told me how many I was allowed. 3 under 8. Can I ask for more how many do you people have?

Daftbat
16-02-2009, 11:11 AM
3 under 8 doesn't sound like many - is your house very small? I am registered for 6 under 8 like most people i know. I know that initially some people have been registered for less but normally been a reason e.g. space.

FizzysFriends
16-02-2009, 12:10 PM
Im allowed 5 under 8 because I have one of my own under 8.

donnadoo2004200
16-02-2009, 12:13 PM
I have four children but none of them live at home. I have a spacious 4 bed house with large garden. I dont know why she only said 3 perhaps I should ask for more, or perhaps because only started minding in Jan. Confused now.

FizzysFriends
16-02-2009, 12:18 PM
If you have filled your 3 spaces then I would call and ask why you only have 3 spaces and if you could have more.

donnadoo2004200
16-02-2009, 12:22 PM
Thanks Fizzysfriends. I am full at the moment but its worth asking for the future. What would be a decent amount to ask for do you think? Dont want to look greedy.:blush:

FizzysFriends
16-02-2009, 12:38 PM
I think the standard amount is 6 under 8's with 3 of those being in the early years group and now more than one of those under 1.

beckyteddy
16-02-2009, 05:13 PM
My numbers are the same as posted above, that is the standard amount of children allowed and then they take your own children away from that total to give you the number of minded children allowed in your care at any one time.

I'm also sure that even if the child is under 5, if the child has started school full time you can apply to Ofsted for a variation on the rules which allows that child to be counted in the 'over 5's' group. You still have to EYFS obs and planning for them where you can, but it free's up an under 5's place in your setting.