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    If a parent wants to reduce hours and they give me notice to do so, if I don't want to accept the reduced hours can I give notice for that reason? I'm assuming I can.

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    Yes you can. The best way to explain it is that you cannot afford a drop in income and need to fill the space fully.
    Last edited by Bridey; 04-07-2012 at 05:16 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bridey View Post
    Yes you can. The best way to explain it is that you cannot afford a drop in income and need to fill the space fully.
    Thank you. This parent has already changed hours once and has just told me they need to reduce hours come September. I've only had the child for 5 months and I don't want to accept any less hours.
    Thank you.

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    That is fair enough. I think I would feel the same. I know these things happen but we are limited in our earning potential by our numbers and two reductions of hours in 5 months can make a big impact

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    i would tell them that you need to take on children with more hours but that you would be happy to continue until such time as you find another child and you will then give them notice so that they are aware
    if you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always got

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    I recently told one parent who wanted to reduce hours again (twice since Sept), that I have a minimum hours charge of 7 hours - which I didn't tell her about before when kids started as it was originally for 10 hours a day, so didn't apply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AliceK View Post
    Hi
    If a parent wants to reduce hours and they give me notice to do so, if I don't want to accept the reduced hours can I give notice for that reason? I'm assuming I can.

    xxxx
    You can yes, but if they only want to reduce the hours from September I would say that you will carry on until then (unless you want rid quicker) which gives them ample time to find alternative care and you a chance to fill their vacancy.

    Miffy xx
    Keep smiling!

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    Quote Originally Posted by miffy View Post
    You can yes, but if they only want to reduce the hours from September I would say that you will carry on until then (unless you want rid quicker) which gives them ample time to find alternative care and you a chance to fill their vacancy.

    Miffy xx
    They are TTO so will not be coming at all during the summer hols.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AliceK View Post
    They are TTO so will not be coming at all during the summer hols.

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    Oh I see. Hope you find a nice new family soon.

    Miffy xx
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    Quote Originally Posted by miffy View Post
    Oh I see. Hope you find a nice new family soon.

    Miffy xx
    Thanks. It's not so bad I want to cut out my schoolies anyway although the little boy is lovely.
    X x

 

 

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