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pmv
15-11-2011, 10:17 AM
Hi all,
I'm in the process of registering and just found out I'm pregnant. Shall I delay for a year until baby is a few months old? Thanks

Loushah
16-11-2011, 04:04 PM
Congratulations....How many weeks pregnant are you?

I was going to start childminding last year when I found out I was pregnant my ds1 was only 3 months old...so I carried on working for my current employer, it was easier to do that with regards to the maternity pay and gave me plenty of time to complete all the documentation, course and preparing the house. I am currently on maternity leave with ds2 who is now 5 months and have just had my inspection from OFSTED on Monday and they have approved me to start childminding.

There is no reason why you can't childmind whilst you are pregnant, obviously it will be harder to mind children whilst you are heavily pregnant but as long as the parents are aware and don't mind then I don't see a problem. You are still entitled to maternity pay / leave when you are self employed as long as you have paid all you NI.