Ofsted Registered Childminder - Irthlingborough, Northants
I've never taken my child to a childminder before, what is the process if I want them to start attending your setting?
We arrange to meet to discuss your childcare needs.
At this initial meeting we will talk about the hours and days you need childcare, your child's needs, fees & charges, etc.
If you decide to go ahead after this, we will arrange some settling in sessions for your child.
These usually compr1se 2 x 1 hour sessions to allow your child and I to get to know each other.
I will ask you to look through my policies and procedures and sign to say you have seen these.
I'll also ask you to sign a permission form and a legally binding childcare contract.
How much do you charge? What about a deposit?
I charge different rates depending on the childcare provided.
My hourly rate is from £4 per hour for year round childcare, £5 per hour for temporary childcare.
Weekends are charged from £5.50 per hour.
I offer a discount of 10% if your child attends for more than 16 hours and an additional discount of 10% if you have more than one child attending.
I charge a deposit of £100 per child, this is non-refundable if you change your mind and decide not to take up the space your child is allocated.
The deposit is returned to you as a credit on your final childcare invoice.
When are you open?
I am open 48 weeks a year. I am available Monday to Friday and on weekends and bank holidays at a small extra charge.
I close for a week or so over Christmas and New Year and I take my holidays at various times throughout the year.
I give parents as much notice as possible of my holiday dates.
I do not charge you when I am on holiday.