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02-05-2011, 05:58 PM
I know it is a long way off but I wondered what you all did about time off/working at christmas.

What do you work and what do you charge?


02-05-2011, 06:10 PM
Only day I'm not happy to work is christmas day. I find most parents don't want care anyway cos they have time off themselves, so if I have any its just 1 or 2 at the most. I just include them in family celebrations, even if we are visiting family cos theres lots of young children in the family at the mo so they just have lots of fun!

02-05-2011, 06:19 PM
I don't work in between Christmas and New Year - I don't have little children of my own (they are teens) so I can pack it all away and shut the playroom door. Highchairs and buggies etc in the summerhouse :thumbsup:

this year I will prob finish on the 22nd and start back on the 3rd (if that's when parents go back to work and mine go back to school)

will tell them all by mid November :thumbsup:

02-05-2011, 06:31 PM
and do you charge?

c x

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
02-05-2011, 06:54 PM
I don't work between christmas and new year and I do not charge would rather have it off with the family. xx

02-05-2011, 06:56 PM
I dont work between christmas and new year but charge as i take it as a holiday (i have paid holidays)

this year i close on 23rd december and reopen on Tuesday 3rd Jan :thumbsup:

02-05-2011, 07:33 PM
my last day is 23rd dec and I go back 2nd jan,,i dont work over christmas as I value it as family time plus its my birthday on the 29th:D , I dont charge for my holidays, never had a problem with parents over this.

02-05-2011, 07:35 PM
I always have at least the week between Christmas and New Year off but I don't charge.

Miffy xx

02-05-2011, 08:17 PM
I don't charge as I don't for my hols - one parent pays me anyway though :thumbsup:

02-05-2011, 09:05 PM
The only days I don't work are christmas day & boxing day which I do no charge for. All other days I am available to work and charge as their contract states.

Chimps Childminding
03-05-2011, 10:50 AM
I usually have the school holidays off over Christmas. Goes back to when mine were little and I liked them to be able to keep their new toys etc downstairs rather than have to stash it all out of way of mindees. Now they are "old" teenagers, I could work, but like having the time off :blush: I don't charge though!!!

carol cameron
03-05-2011, 03:48 PM
I take two weeks off from my four weeks annual leave. I take the same two weeks as the school and all my families pay half fee (based on what they usually pay in school holidays):)

03-05-2011, 06:28 PM
I usually finish on the 23rd and go back on the 2nd (or nearest working day)

I dont charge for my holidays.

Dont want to think about it yet though!! :rolleyes:

Rachel x

04-05-2011, 03:10 PM
I take the school holidays off at Christmas and don't charge.