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lady boss
05-03-2008, 12:50 PM
Hi everyone,

Havent been online for a few days as busy getting all my policies, welcome pack ect in order.

I have handed in my notice at work am off sick 2 weeks then back in for the last 2 weeks so not too bad.

I have had a phone call from potential customers they said they are very interested in me loooking after their little boy (1yr old) full time.
I am so excited, but very nervous about them visiting. I just hope i have everything in order.
I am still a bit concerened about my fees though as i dont want to put them off. The price round here is between £3.50-4.00 per hour and have worked out that i will need to charge £4.00 to be worth my while.
I will be taking a big pay cut from my job at the moment and am taking a bit of a risk but am hoping that it will all pay off in the end(or my hubby will kill me!!)

Their son is in nursery at the moment but the travelling is a problem. They pay £37 for a full day at the moment , mine will work out at £38.00 per day all meals included. Do you think they will think this is too much?

Sorry that was a bit long winded. x

05-03-2008, 01:51 PM
It is the norm around here that childminders are cheaper than nurseries. I am £35 a day and the nursery is £44 a day.

I dont know if this is the case everywhere though.

Dont forget that you will soon get other calls and once you have your 3 under 5 at £3.50 an hour you will be earning £10.50 an hour and given the amount you can write off against tax its much better than it sounds!

05-03-2008, 01:54 PM
Good luck woth it!!

Remeber to keep us informed.

I'll keep my fingers crossed for you


05-03-2008, 01:57 PM
If that is the going rate for your area then you shouldnt have any problems. I struggle to get £3.10 an hour where i am but every part of the country is different :)
good luck anyway

05-03-2008, 03:04 PM
Good luck hope it goes ok

Angel xx

05-03-2008, 03:11 PM
I charge less than the nurseries as well...

Good luck with the interview though! Let us know how you get on! :D

05-03-2008, 03:16 PM
If they are used to paying just a pound less & wouldn't be travelling as far i don't really see the problem. Its the travelling not the price thats making them move.

Good luck anyway - let us know how you go :)

05-03-2008, 03:26 PM
Good luck. Hope all goes well.

lady boss
05-03-2008, 03:54 PM
Thanks guys i am going to play around with some more figures and hopefully come to a decision later x

09-03-2008, 01:57 PM
Good luck

Let us know how it goes!

09-03-2008, 02:05 PM
it is today? how did you get on, what price did you do?

09-03-2008, 02:48 PM
Hope it went/is going well

Let us know how you get on

Miffy xx

11-03-2008, 01:04 PM
How did it go ?

Angel xx