How much do childminders charge?
All childminders are self-employed and responsible for their own expenses, equipment, tax and national insurance. As they set their own rates, charges will vary and will be a private arrangement between you and the childminder.
A childminder's rates will take into account the services they offer.
You must always have a contract with the childminder stating:
- overtime rates
- fees for non-attendance
- meals provided
- notice to be given
- other agreed particulars.
This should be signed and dated by both parties, and each should keep a copy.
How many children may childminders look after?
The number of children that can be cared for will vary from childminder to childminder depending on their registration status.
What should I do if I am unhappy with the childminder?
Try to discuss any difficulties as soon as they arise so that a solution can be found. If you are unable to resolve your difficulties and they relate to the quality of care, contact Ofsted.