View Full Version : can anyone help?

08-06-2009, 12:09 PM
i currently give mindees 2 weeks free holiday - parents let me know when they want to take the free weeks and sign a form to say its booked and the child won't be attending etc

anyway i have been asked by another minder the possibility of having one of her little ones when she is away and it falls on one of my mindees free holiday weeks.

so can i help the other minder out as the child isn't using the place?

i'm not sure how this works


08-06-2009, 12:11 PM
I dont see why not, as they are not paying you to keep the space open.:)

08-06-2009, 12:11 PM
i would ....... especially if i am not going away and the extra cash will be nice ....

remember you are giving away a wk that has not been paid for by the other child so not gaining double fees!

08-06-2009, 12:12 PM
Yes, that is fine for you to have the other children.

As you are not taking a retainer or any sort of payment for those 2 weeks, you are not obliged to be available for them.

Pudding Girl
08-06-2009, 12:14 PM
Yes I think that's fine :D

08-06-2009, 12:19 PM
i thought i was ok doing it but wanted to make sure :D

might be able to get some extra cash in on theat week then which will come in handy :clapping:

thanks everyone xx

The Juggler
08-06-2009, 12:38 PM
I think so, worst that could happen is they cancel their holiday but if you had booked to go away same time as them you wouldn't be around so I don't think it's any different that you are working but full, if you see what I mean.

08-06-2009, 12:40 PM
Yep I think that's ok.....

Chatterbox Childcare
08-06-2009, 01:35 PM
No question about it YES. I have had mindees on holiday and still taken on another in their place.

Lady Haha
09-06-2009, 10:08 AM
If it makes you feel better, then ask your mindees parents if they want to pay full rate to keep the place open in case they need it for whatever reason. At least then you have given them the choice.

09-06-2009, 10:31 AM
I would do it yes

Have fun

Angel xx