What do I charge for childcare?

My opening hours are 7.30am – 6.00pm.

Early years (babies and preschool age) children are required to attend a minimum of 5 hours per day (usually 9am-2pm).  This allows us plenty of time to go out and enjoy our day rather than being tied to the house.  Childcare for early years children is £4.50 per hour.

You will be asked to sign a contract to secure your child's place.  By doing this, you confirm that you agree to my terms and conditions, some of which are listed below:

  • I do not work bank holidays, so parents are not expected to pay me on these days.   
  • If I am on holiday or off sick, then there is no charge.  If the children I mind are off due to sickness or holidays then the full fee is charged.  
  • Fees should be paid monthly in advance, late payment will result in a charge, details will be in the contract.   I ask that fees are paid prior to the 1st of each month.
  • A late collection free of £2.50 per 15 minutes is charged for any child who is collected late.

You might want to check if you are eligible for the new tax-free childcare scheme as this can help to reduce the cost.

Pricing and Charging Policy for Government Funded Early Years Education and Childcare:

I am able to deliver government funded early years education and childcare places for eligible 2, 3 and 4 year olds.  This will be 570 or 1140 hours per year depending on parent’s circumstances.   Children can attend term time only or use their funding entitlement across the year.  The setting is open approximately 48 week per year, my holidays are published several months in advance.

I ask parents of funded 3 and 4 year old children to pay a small contribution of 50p per hour.   Parents will be sent an invoice each month for any additional hours required as well as the hourly contribution.

The fees for funded hours are paid directly to the childminder by the Local Authority.  I do not require a deposit for these places, refundable or otherwise.

Before and After School Care:

I have limited availability for before and after school care for children attending Corby Primary Academy.  £5 per hour is charged for each child being dropped off or picked up from school.  Breakfast can be provided depending on the child's time of arrival.  Children are given a snack after school. 

Babysitting:

I offer an evening babysitting service in and around Corby.  Prices start at £10.00 per hour, minimum charge of 3 hours.  Unlike most babysitting agencies there is no booking fee.

For more information feel free to call me on 07544 196711 or email corbychildminder@yahoo.co.uk .