In 2015/16, the suggested Childminding charges set for full time childcare by NICMA’s Childminding Advisory Council [made up of working Childminders] are a minimum hourly rate of £3.30 per hour per child. Part time places may be charged at an enhanced hourly rate. This does not take into account regional variations.
As Childminders are self employed childcarers, they can set their own terms and conditions and therefore the suggested charges are a guideline only.
For further information on childminding fees, contact NICMA on 02891 811015.
The Business Side of Childminding
Please note that a new tax year began on 6th April 2015 - Further information on what has changed (including personal allowances) can be found in NICMAs Getting Off to a Good Start Booklet, available for members free of charge in the members area.
Got a lot of questions about tax, National Insurance, business records and expenses?
This online tutorial from HMRC will build your confidence by guiding you through everything you need to know to get started. There are useful tips from others who have been where you are now and practical case studies to help you along the way.
Webinars highlighted this month are:
- Friday 02 October @ 13:00pm - Simpler Income Tax for the self-employed
- Tuesday 06 October @ 12:00pm - Business expenses for the self-employed
- Monday 12 October @ 11:00am - Capital Allowances for the self-employed
- Thursday 15 October 2015 @ 19.30 -Childminders webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5542773724703584002
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The Executive's draft Childcare Strategy
Click here to view the draft Strategy, consultation questionnaire and associated documents.