Childminding hours and Fees


Opening hours

Monday to Friday 8.00am till 6.00pm. However we are flexible and care outside of these hours can be arranged by negotiation. We am open for 46 weeks per year. Holiday, emergency and overnight care can be arranged. Ad-hoc care is offered subject to availability.

What is included

Food and drink will be included in the fees for a full day (7 hours +) this will include a lunch, healthy snacks, drinks, and a cooked dinner (if the child is cared for between 5pm to 6pm). The majority of meals are homemade and cooked in a healthy manner using fresh ingredients wherever possible.

Children attending part days or after school will be charged £2.50 a day for food and drink. Again a cooked dinner will be provided for this fee if the child is cared for between 5pm to 6pm.

Holidays

My holidays will be taken during the Easter, Whitsun, Summer, Autumn & Christmas school holidays. No fees will be due during this time. At least 4 weeks notice will always be given for my holidays - usually notice is over a year in advance. Bank holidays we are not usually open for care but can be arranged by negotiation if necessary. Child’s holidays – Half fee (50% of fees due) will be payable for any holidays taken by your child when at least 4 weeks notice is given.

Sickness

    Setting closed - no fee
  • Child sickness - full fee is still payable.

Fees

Our normal fees are £5.50 per hour for childcare between 8am and 6pm. We take childcare vouchers and welcome 30 hours and 15 hours free entitlement (see policy)

Hours outside of this are charged at babysitting rates of £7.50 per hour.

Overnight care from 6pm - 8am is charged at £60 per child per night.

Wraparound childcare fees are £6 per hour. (where care is wrapped around another provider e.g. School or Nursery)

Fees will be due in advance on the 1st of every month and can be paid by bank transfer, debit card or cheque.

Invoices will be sent out aound the 20th of the month prior to the fees being due.

Early drop off/ late collection £2 for every 15 minutes. Late payment charge £5 per day.

What Parents should provide

Parents should provide babies with formula or breast milk and babies being weaned should be provided with food until they are eating finger foods or mashed and chopped up adult meals. Nappies, wipes, barrier cream and/or pull ups should be provided by the parents. Suitable clothing including; Warm coats, wellies and waterproofs in the winter months (Use of the great outdoors is encouraged and we aim to get out and about daily and in all weathers and we may get messy in some activities). Sunhats and sun cream in the summer (in case we have any sun!). A change of clothes in case of accidents or getting wet, (more changes for babies and toddlers being toilet trained).

"Flexible childcare designed to fit around your needs"