Fees

Hours of business

Monday- Friday 7.30am-5.30pm. If you need care outside of these hours, please ask and I might be able to compromise or accommodate.

Hourly rate

My hourly rate is £3.75 per hour £37.50 per full day. I will provide a evening meal and snacks throughout the day. I ask for you to provide a lunchbox if the child is at the setting over lunchtime. You are required to provide formula milk, nappies, wipes, creams and sunscreen if applicable. Your fees will be calculated on a monthly basis as agreed in your contract. Any fees due over and above your contracted hours will be calculated and invoiced to you.

Deposit

Parents will be asked to pay a deposit, this is one weeks fees in advance, this will be then refunded as payment towards the final weeks payment once my services are no longer needed.

School and nursery pick/drop off

St Micheals Catholic Primary Academy & Nursery is the school I use

Children are welcome from 8.00am-8.30am for morning school or nursery drop off breakfast is not included

Children are welcome from 3.15pm-5.30pm for after school care( minimum of two ours)  a evening meal is included £2.50 extra

Late Collection Fee

I will allow two occasions whereby if you are late collecting your child I will not charge, however after these two occasions I will charge £.4.25 for every 15 minutes after the collection time.

Retainer Fee

A retainer fee will be charged to secure your child’s place in my childminding service, should your child not start immediately. The retainer fee is half of my hourly rate, this is non-refundable and cannot be longer than one month prior to stat date.

Absence/ Illness

  • Illness (childminder) : No fees apply
  • Illness (parent/ child): Full fees apply
  • Holidays/ occasional days off (childminder): No fees apply
  • Holidays/ occasional days off (child): Full fees apply

How to pay

I invoice monthly in advance, Invoices are issued during the third week of the month and expected to be paid by one of the below on or before the last day of the month

Fees are to paid, prior to care by;

  • Bank transfer/ standing order, childcare vouchers or cash
  • In advance on a monthly basis as per contract agreement
  • On the day/date agreed in your contract
  • All contracted hours must be paid in full regardless of attendance
  • I do not accept cheques

Late payment

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. Therefore, I would be grateful if you could ensure prompt payment of fees. If I have not recieved payment on your contracted due date, I will remind you that they are due and give you 7 days to pay. If I still have not received payment thereafter, I reserve the right to charge an additional fee (5% per week extra of your contracted hours) Please be aware that your childcare place is at risk if you are late playing and I reserve the right to stop caring for your child if you do not pay.

Cancellation Period

Prior to signing up your child for care, we will require you to sign a contract agreement. The term of the contract will be fixed as per the agreement and any cancellation prior to the end date will need to be paid in full. In order to cancel the contract, a 30 day notice period in writing will be required. Failure to meet the requirements of the contract could result in legal proceedings against you to recover any losses or outstanding balance.

Holiday Cover

I regularly see two local childminders who will be happy to cover my holidays (space permitting) when your child has been with me for six months or more and is completely comfortable with the other childminders and their houses, this is not a provision for morning or after school care.