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anyone use a childminder?

mumof2mumof2
posted 1 decade 3 years ago
i start a new college course on the 19th feb and as its fulltime im going to require childcare ive thought about this alot and decided id prefer a childminder to nursery for the girls and im looking for some tips on finding a good one? the right questions i should be asking that kind of thing? i have a few numbers to call this after noon but havent a clue what i should be looking for (if that makes sense)


sugarsugar Moderator
posted 1 decade 3 years ago
I dont hun - i use a day nursery but i would say for 2 children a child minder is a lot cheaper!
Dont forget to ask what her poilices on accidents/medication/illnesses are hun!

mumof2mumof2
posted 1 decade 3 years ago

sugar said:
I dont hun - i use a day nursery but i would say for 2 children a child minder is a lot cheaper!
Dont forget to ask what her poilices on accidents/medication/illnesses are hun!


thats exactly why im choosing a childminder i could never afford 2 full time nursery fees.ive rung a few today and the one i felt id be more comfortable with charges £6 per hour for the 2 of them or £40 per day she works alongside her mum and they have only one other full time kid and one part-time at present so im going to meet them at home on friday and il go write these things down to ask thanks

EmilyEmily
posted 1 decade 3 years ago
Isabelle goes to a childminder 4 days a week, and she loves it.
Few tips:
Ask to see the most recent OFSTED report
Ask about holidays/sickness etc, because we still have to pay if I or the childminder takes a holiday, but its only half pay.
Ask about meals, eg dietry requirements, what you do and do not want your children to have

AlexAlex Moderator
posted 1 decade 3 years ago

Emily said:
Isabelle goes to a childminder 4 days a week, and she loves it.
Few tips:
Ask to see the most recent OFSTED report
Ask about holidays/sickness etc, because we still have to pay if I or the childminder takes a holiday, but its only half pay.
Ask about meals, eg dietry requirements, what you do and do not want your children to have



I have used a childminder 5 days a week 8.30-3 for the last 3 years. Joseph loves it!
It will be a care commission report in Scotland you need to ask for.

I dont pay if THE CHILDMINDER is on holiday but if I take holidays outwith her holidays I have to pay half price.

Also gradually introduce the kids to the childminder, Joseph was left for an hour his self to begin with and I build on that before I went to work and he was left all day.

mumof2mumof2
posted 1 decade 3 years ago
thanks for the tips ladies ive now written them all on my list just hoping the girls like the childminders as caitlin can be really funny with strangers

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