Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Ardee's sinister underbelly.
€4 per hour, she also takes my daughter for an hour before school, drops her to school, collects her at two, gives her a snack, helps with homework etc. I only pay her for the hours, so I don't have to pay anything for holidays etc. When my daughter was younger I had a different childminder altogether who, to be honest, was a cheeky witch in terms of the money she was looking for. That aside, I then found out that she was taking my one year old up over the border with her to go do her shopping in Newry. That was bad enough, but then I discovered that she was strapping her in to the backseat in a plain old seatbelt... no childseat whatsoever. Needless to say, I finished with her in a hurry.
edited to add : My child had CONSTANT headlice, was treating her every month for months on end. Some other child she was minding at the same time was riddled with them.... never occurred to the childminder to mention it to the other childs mother... Anyway, since I stopped using that childminder, my girl has never, ever had nits. She was two when I finished with the other childminder, had had nits perhaps half a dozen times as a toddler, and has never had them since. She's in school in Senior Infants now so you'd imagine she would have, but no. Unreal really. I think when you find a good childminder, you stick with them! Have had my fair share of horror stories with the first woman I used.
Last edited by embee; 09-03-2012 at 15:23.