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My fees are priced from £4.50 per hour for pre-schools, and £5 per hour for before and after school. Fees are to be paid weekly or monthly in advance. All fees are charged to the next nearest half hour, e.g. if you require care for 5 hours and 10 minutes, your fees would be charged at 5 hours and 30 minutes. I currently accept various employer Childcare Vouchers, but am willing to apply to accept any others if it helps you with your fees. Please see my Fees Policy for more information.
Term-Time Only Contracts:
I am happy to offer term-time only contracts. These are charged at full fees through term-time and half fees for your school's publicised holidays. This is to hold your child's space open.
A Retainer Fee may be charged to confirm your child's place in my childminding service, should your child not start immediately.
It is also used for parents who work shifts and require varying care days.
The Retainer Fee is half of my hourly rate.
Late Payments of Fees:
I work as a childminder because it is a career I enjoy, however this is my income and like you, I have bills and expenses to pay and a family to support. Therefore, please ensure prompt payment of fees. If I have not received payment on the agreed due date, I will issue a gentle reminder. If I still have not received payment thereafter, I may implement a late fees charge of £5 per day, per child until the fees are paid in full.
I reserve the right to cease minding your child until I receive payment.
Hours of business:
Monday to Friday, 8am - 5:30pm
If you need care outwith these hours, please ask and I might be able to compromise.
Illness (me): No fees apply
Illness (mindee): Full fees apply
Holidays/Occasional days off (Me): No fees apply
Holidays/Occasional days off (mindee): Full fees apply
I take approximately 6 weeks of holidays per year unpaid. Any occasional days off, later drop-off, earlier collection, or any holidays you wish to take out-with these 6 weeks will be charged at full fees.
Typically, I will take my holidays something like: 1 week early in the year, 2 weeks in the summer , 1 week later in the year.
I close over Christmas/New year.