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08-03-2008, 10:37 AM
when doing your accounts im stuck on how much to put down for food , mine all have breakfast &drink , lunch , snacks apart from those at school but they still eat & drink after school & school holidays as my fees all include food , any ideas please :idea: :idea: x

08-03-2008, 11:19 AM
I have a menu for my little ones, and what I did was do a 'mock shop' on ASDA online shop to purchase all food I would need to make food. I then divided the price up between mindees and came up with a grand total of £4.00 per child per day (Which strangely enough was what I had been claiming anyway!!). I assume this will keep the tax man happy.

Alison :)

08-03-2008, 11:32 AM
That is a very good idea of Alison's... I do something similar but I came up with a bit more than that - though we do tend to use organic and we cook from scratch every day :D

08-03-2008, 12:37 PM
I like Alison's way of doing this too but I also put down more than that amount per child

Don't forget to include all snacks too fruit especially can vary a lot in price

Miffy xx

08-03-2008, 12:41 PM
I am glad I have read this because I have been way underestimating - I have only charged 50p for after schoolers and 1.00 for full time and that included stuff like loo roll, tissues, washing up liquid etc. :doh: I dont know quite how I existed before this site. Thank you.

Annie x

jo f
08-03-2008, 01:23 PM
I wemt on Managing your Own Buisness course last year and they mentioned you are allowed to claim £3.00 per meal (meat & 2 veg) and £1.5o per snacky meal, could be up to £6 per child per day

08-03-2008, 06:32 PM
looks like I need to do my 'shop' again, my £4.00 includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and 2 snacks! Think I'll increase to £5.00 a day, does that sound about right?
Alison x:)

08-03-2008, 06:39 PM
OMG i think i need to look again i put down £20 a week for shopping that includes Kitchen towels, t rolls, wipes, drinks and snacks, cooked lunch some children breakfast i have 3 children every day.


08-03-2008, 06:47 PM
looks like I need to do my 'shop' again, my £4.00 includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and 2 snacks! Think I'll increase to £5.00 a day, does that sound about right?
Alison x:)

I think it also depends on the age of the kids because I spend much more in the holidays when I've older children with me all day because they eat so much in relation to the younger ones

this is one area of accounts that I think is really tricky to get right

Miffy xx

Tily Bud
08-03-2008, 06:49 PM
i put £4 for a full day, £2.50 for part day and £1 for after school x

09-03-2008, 03:15 PM
i couldnt put less money down for my before and after schools as they have breakfast , cereal , toast , juice . yes they take their pack lunch but after school we have beans on toast , soup , pizza or pitta bread and fruit or yogurt . ect as the parents like them to have this and its all in my price . also the older one s eat more :D x

mum of 2
09-03-2008, 10:08 PM
Just a quick question.

Do you put the expense through your accounts on a daily basis or total it up and put a weekly figure in??

10-03-2008, 07:04 AM
I do mine weekly. The page would get too long otherwise. I have 5 different children and more in the holidays.

Annie x

Splish Splosh
10-03-2008, 09:38 AM
i do mine weekly as well.

11-03-2008, 08:52 AM
I put £1 for breakfast, £1.50 for lunch and £1.75 for tea. :)

11-03-2008, 10:02 AM
I just use my grocery receipt, highlight what is used for mindees and I quarter the cost of things like toilet and kitchen roll, washing up liquid and cleaners. The grand total goes on my expense report and the receipt gets tossed in a folder. My husband has designed my expense sheets on the computer so I don't use the NCMA one, therefore do not charge per child. I find it easier.

casey's mum
17-03-2008, 08:40 PM
Think I need to sort myself out as I have not been claiming that much per child. More like 2 pound per day. That breakfast, lunch and a hot freshly cooked dinner! What I did before I found you lot I will never know!

Angela xx