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Should I insist on signing a contract with the care provider?

Contracts are important in any business arrangement, and the care being provided to your child should be seen in those terms.

It goes without saying that you will hope to develop friendly, business-like relationships with the care provider, in whatever setting.

You will need to negotiate a written contract with the care provider so that everyone is clear about the arrangements from the start. This should include all aspects of the care being provided, such as:

  • Fees
  • Retainer fees for when the child and family is on holiday
  • The giving of notice, in respect of both parties
  • Arrangements for when the childminder takes a holiday
  • Emergency arrangements
  • Payment for nappies
  • Payment for meals
  • Dietary requirements
  • Costs incurred if you are late collecting your child

The care provider should also request information about you and your child, such as:

  • The child's likes and dislikes
  • Who can/cannot collect the child
  • Allergies
  • Emergency contact numbers

Ensure that you understand the contract and that both parties agree to the interpretation of the wording of the contract. Time spent at this stage will benefit both parties and help to avoid potentially difficult and upsetting disputes at a later stage.

For more information contact:

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Family Information Service (FIS)
Ridge Hill Children’s Centre
School Crescent
Stalybridge
Tameside
SK15 1EA
Contact by Telephone
0161 342 4260

 

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