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    I have just taken on a new mindee who has a holiday booked the end of august. Should I be charging them for the week their away?

    I have stated in their contract they have to give 8 weeks notice.

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    I ask for 2 weeks notice... so I'm no use to you, sorry!

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    it's up to you what you do, it is your business,

    i state in my contract that they have to pay full fee for their hols and no fee for mine.

    i think you have to go with your gut feelings on this one, i have to say that in this instance i would probably say to pay 1/2 fee for the 2 weeks as they are new but give a gentle reminder to the parents that in future i will charge full fee



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    Ok, thanks.

    Maybe 8 weeks is a bit harsh!?

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    I have 4 weeks written notice on either side.

    I think in this instance I would not ask them to pay as it is so soon, but make sure they knew that normal rules applied from then on in, but that's just moi

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    I would ask for 4 weeks notice and I would charge when they are on holiday

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    As above x
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    I had this with a child who started mid June. I went on hol for a week 2nd week of July. They knew of holiday when we first met up many weeks ago. I wasn't thinking of charging them for their couple days holiday pay to me as they had only been with me for a couple weeks.. but they put the pay into their cheque automatically.

    So yes, they should, in theory, be paying you holiday pay I think, but it is quite soon after starting, so your judgement call.
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    well yes there should pay if it says to pay full in when there on hoilday

    i think if he jsut do half or not pay then there might try to get you to that again next time there have an hoilday

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    I've just had this. Had someone come round about 3 weeks ago, to start the following day. Read my holiday policy, and they said they're on holiday this week - so not 4 weeks notice.

    Obviously as they weren't with me 4 weeks before hols, then they couldn't give me 4 weeks notice, so I charged them half fee (as per my policies), as they gave me maximum notice they could.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chubbymummy View Post
    it's up to you what you do, it is your business,

    i state in my contract that they have to pay full fee for their hols and no fee for mine.

    i think you have to go with your gut feelings on this one, i have to say that in this instance i would probably say to pay 1/2 fee for the 2 weeks as they are new but give a gentle reminder to the parents that in future i will charge full fee
    I agree with Cathy - they are new and a bit of leeway is not a bad thing but then I'm a softie

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    If they told you about the holiday before you signed the contracts then I definately wouldn't charge them - that's just me though, only because they'd had it planned before coming to you so I would feel awkward charging them for it

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    Thanks for all your opinions.

    I think I've made a split decision to charge only half fees and half fees when I'm on holiday. Then I'll feel less akward and they may stay longer.

    Cheers

    Jo xx

 

 

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