View Full Version : Do Childminders Charge For Travelling?

Gemz G Gremlins
07-05-2011, 08:56 AM
I know someone who travels 22.8 miles a day taking 2 kids to and from their school, should she be charging for this? She would like to but wants a bit of advice about it? Any input is appreciated! :)

christine e
07-05-2011, 01:30 PM
Assuming you mean a Childminder is doing a round trip of 22 miles to take two children to and from school. If the childminder charges the parents a fee for transporting the children he/she could find that they may have to register as a taxi. What they should do is charge the parent from the time they set off to collect from school.


Chatterbox Childcare
07-05-2011, 03:05 PM
If she is going to charge then she needs to incorporate it into her fees

07-05-2011, 03:51 PM
She can charge from the time she sets off/returns, but the amount charged needs to be incorporated into her hourly rate and not charged as a separate mileage charge, otherwise she will be viewed as a taxi.

I would therefore work out what i wanted to charge for the journeys and then divide this by the number of hours and charge more per hour.