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10 month old term time costs

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25/07/2018 09:34 - How Much Should I Charge or Pay (Locality: Dublin North)
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Hi guys, what should i expect to pay for 8 hours five days a week term time childcare from a minder? Most of my pals are paying €200 a week, but the minders ive met are looking for €250. Im providing food . Thanks!



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25/07/2018 18:46 - How Much Should I Charge or Pay
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Hi Dubkate,
I am hoping to childminding in North Dublin term time this September and was planning on charging €200 for those hours. €250 sounds like a lot!
Kind regards,
Sinead



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26/07/2018 17:49 - How Much Should I Charge or Pay
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By "minder" do you mean childminder in her own home (its a nanny in kids home).
Is it a registered childminder? She´s probably allowing extra per week worked term time for holidays off.
If unregistered 250e is crazy money but then Dublin prices/lack of baby spaces in creche mean demand is there...



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26/07/2018 17:54 - How Much Should I Charge or Pay
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Thanks for all your replies, i really appreciate it. The childminders I´ve met are unregistered, it´s cash in hand jobs. One has also never minded kids before either. €250 a week is the same price as most of the local creches, some of which are flexible around summer holidays. I was looking for a. Childminder because it thought it would be nice for my daughter to have a relationship with one person rather than many creche staff, now I´m not so sure, as local creches offer swimming etc as part of the cost.



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26/07/2018 18:47 - How Much Should I Charge or Pay
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My view is aslong as its quality care for the child then which ever form one chooses will have its own merits. The advantage of childminder is the attention/freedom go out in real world/less bugs but some cmers too many kids/never leave their homes/no sick policy so taking sick kids, even cover for creche refused kids. You can have a creche fab brochure of activities and they just organise one session for the photo opportunity.
Look for a registered/insured childminder, Dublin you should be able find one (have you contacted your county childcare committee and childminding ireland for their lists) or if you go creche route, read inspection reports on Tusla´s website (you´ll find the larger registered childminder inspections here too).
I know everyone has to start somewhere but having a full-time inexperienced, unregistered, uninsured childminder for a baby would be too risky ....plus so many mums "try" childminding and give up after a few weeks. Its not the easy money society thinks it is...you´ll be left then under pressure to find alternative care.




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