View Full Version : How do I go about getting an assistant?

11-01-2012, 02:05 PM
Please could someone advise me what the pros and cons are for having an assistant work with you? I have had that many enquiries since Christmas both for immediate starts and a few for September coming. I am looking into the possibility of moving out from home and renting somewhere just as close but more suited for larger numbers of children. I think the problem is that our local primary school where my ds and dd attend only opened in September 2010 and don't seem to be in any rush to get any wrap around care for the children. I know I took on two sisters for precisely that reason.

Does anyone actually work with another childminder? Is it a good idea and what happens if one of you is ill, do you have to cancel each others clients because of numbers?

Thanks for any advice.