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Childminders who are self employed

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13/02/2015 10:16 - How Much Should I Charge or Pay
I fell into cm (as I had made decision to quit fulltime work n then part time) after I spotted an add in paper n said I can do that...3 years later n still here...I feel it depends on what you need as a wage so it correlates with your overall job meetings cms not very vocal re whole state of cming in ireland, im a pain at those meetings as iv started many a ball rolling when I point out something, facilitators living in a lovely world where every cmer is registered, some wont even acknowledge the hidden economy of it, the mini zoos very frustrated at mo as my kids in fulltime school so have time n energy to develop my business but there is absolutely no way for me to do this as cm are not included in any gov scheme outside offering 5 ECCE which I hear many run at a loss or breakeven but have to keep going as theyv investments made in boom years...I also see creches etc dropping prices so much they now inline with cming n parents expect cm to be far less...
I see many cm having second business (as self employed prsi is a once off payment yearly regardless how you earn your money) or having second income from employment...I know a before n afterschool cm who does 5 days 9.30 to 2.30 in her old creche as needed the money...
there are alot of hidden expenses in cm also...

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13/02/2015 09:46 - How Much Should I Charge or Pay
Hi I love my job as a childminder and am self employed. Just wondering if others are in this position and how they find it. Sometimes worry about being self employed and not being entitled to certain entitlements. Do you worry about this or was wondering do some work pt somewhere to get their other stamp.

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