View Full Version : How much do you charge per hour

07-02-2008, 07:32 PM
I live in London.And just wondered what was the going rate here.
I have heard its different all over the country.

Also.when you just have a mindee from 7 in the morninf till school starts.and then after school untill 6pm do you just charge for the hours he /she is with you.or do you charge for the whole day.

sorry for all the questions tonight...just my mind is buzzing with thoughts

Jacqui x

07-02-2008, 07:35 PM
The rates vary from area to area so it would be hard for anyone other than someone who lives in your area to give guidence on how much the hourly rate would be.

Why not check on your local CIS site and see if any of the other minders in the area are advertising their hourly rates.....hopefully you will get a few ideas from there.

A majority of childminders do not charge for when a child is in school full time....they would only charge for before and after school

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
07-02-2008, 07:43 PM

Agree with Dee.

Lorraine xx

07-02-2008, 07:45 PM
Thanks for the reply dee :)

07-02-2008, 08:17 PM
Thanks for the reply dee :)

No problem jacqui.....happy to help :D

Cheeky Chops
07-02-2008, 08:35 PM
I usually charge about 3.50 an hour for schoolies, I dont charge if they are at school. I dont usually like to charge per hour, I prefer to do full days or half days as it makes my life easier!! hehe hope this helps x

07-02-2008, 08:41 PM
thanks cheeky

you guys are great :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping:

09-02-2008, 05:19 PM
i charge £4 per hour
and in my contract i dont charge for when children are at school well not when there at school full time


09-02-2008, 07:22 PM
I've heard they charge about £7 or £8 p/h in London - you must check on the CIS site.

A friend lives in Aldershot and says she can't get a good minder for less than £6 p/h there.

10-02-2008, 03:42 PM
I've heard they charge about £7 or £8 p/h in London - you must check on the CIS site.

A friend lives in Aldershot and says she can't get a good minder for less than £6 p/h there.

I am not that far from Aldershot.

The going rate around here is £5.00 - £6.50 per hour!

10-02-2008, 04:59 PM
I think I need to move :D going rate round here is £2.50 - £3 per hr!!!:eek:

10-02-2008, 05:13 PM
I charge £3.50 pr hour x

Tily Bud
10-02-2008, 05:16 PM
I charge £3 per hour x

17-02-2008, 03:27 PM
What part of london do you live in?

I live in the clapham area, which has some affluent catchment areas. My full time weekly rate is £225 which works out to £4.50 ph. However, this represents the best value for money meaning my part time hourly rate is more epensive, my bank holiday rate is more expensive ect,ect.

Find out what is charged in your area and what the rates include. If you offer extras, have expertise, then your rates should reflect all of this.

Remember, you have to live too, dont sell yourself shot!


20-02-2008, 06:51 PM
I live in Welwyn in Hertfordshire, and have recently started. The rates vary around here from about 3.50 to 5.50 an hour. As I am starting out thought I would go in the middle at 4.50 per hour. I think it depends whereabouts in London you are, and what people are willing to pay etc. The children information service web site is a good place to look, or call up a free childminders and ask what they charge.

Hope this helps.


20-02-2008, 07:03 PM
i charge £3.75 and i am the most expensive childminder in my town again ( i charged £3.50 when i registered nearly 8 years ago and was the most expensive then too)
i am in north nottinghamshire