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    I usually charge £3.50 hour. Someone is coming to see me tomorrow she is wanting 12-3 Mon -Thursday. Friday 8-3. I've told her that these hours will be taking a full time place. What would you charge. She said child tax credit she will be getting

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    Personally I would only charged for hours used as it would fit perfectly round a schoolie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by childminder54 View Post
    I usually charge £3.50 hour. Someone is coming to see me tomorrow she is wanting 12-3 Mon -Thursday. Friday 8-3. I've told her that these hours will be taking a full time place. What would you charge. She said child tax credit she will be getting
    Hi, if this was someone coming to see me, I'd tell them that my minimum fee is my half-day rate for the Monday to Thursday, and full day for the Friday.

    Half day is half my day rate plus £10 added on.

    When I hear that someone else is paying (such as Child Tax credits), I usually say "No" however. This is because I have the strong belief (backed up by experience) that people don't appreciate anything that they don't personally pay for, but are equally very quick to criticise/cause trouble if they don't get everything their way.

    Personally, I'd always hold out to get a working parent.

    I hope it helps.

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    I have a minimum daily fee of £30, so I'd be charging that. If they're not prepared to pay it, I'd hold out for another family.

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    She did say they would pay up till £120 tax credit

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    I only charge for the actual booked time.

    As natlou says, a good fit around schoolies.

    I wouldn't reject it out of hand, but lollipop also has a good point in terms of people not appreciating things they don't pay for. That could lead to a lot of mucking you about in various ways.

    Above all, with all the likely changes Tax Credits being discussed, I'd want to know how mum plans to continue the arrangements if her TC entitlement takes a sudden nose-dive.

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    personally tax credits etc are none of my business.

    I tell my parents the price they have to pay how they fund it is entirely up to them It is always their responsibility to pay me not tax credits.

    I would charge the 12-3 and then 8-3 don't do this paying for a day place as if they think they are paying they tend to use it
    When someone tells you nothing is impossible, tell them to go slam a revolving door

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    has been bookmark, this seems like a very interesting thread

 

 

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