Anyone have a childminder? Advice please!

Discussion in 'Baby Club' started by Celine35, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. Celine35

    Celine35 Lucy, aged 4 and 39wks

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    Hi all,
    My friend has offered to childmind LO (she has a 12month old). We both trust her implicitly and LO loves her - she will take boys to baby groups ect to interact with others...
    Just wondering - she has suggested she get 'Nanny insurance?' as opposed to going through the course and paperwork needed to be a registered childminder.
    Would you happy with this?
    Do you have good experience of childminders (our first went to nursery)?
    Do you find them cheaper?
    Any drawbacks???
    Thanks ladies xxx
     
  2. whiby

    whiby Well-Known Member

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    Hun I'm not sure but I don't think she can legally look after your kids if you're paying her unless she is registered.

    Maybe someone can correct me if I'm wrong?

    xxx
     
  3. Mum2b_Claire

    Mum2b_Claire Mummy to Ruby & Scarlett!

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    Whiby is right.
     
  4. Kit

    Kit Well-Known Member

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    She either has to be a registered childminder or work as a nanny in which case you would, by law, have to have a legal contract offering sick pay, maternity pay, holiday pay and also be responsible for NI and tax.
    My understanding is that if you simply pay her as an unregistered childminder then she is committing an offence, although I don't think technically you are.
     

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