I work as a registered childminder as I love caring for children and supporting their development, however it is my chosen career and business. Like you I too have bills and expenses to meet each month and therefore require a regular income. I would be grateful if you could ensure that you are prompt in paying your monthly/weekly invoice.
Fees are due on the 1st of the month unless agreed otherwise.
If I have not received payment in full within 2 days of the due date, I will issue you with a polite reminder and a £5 per day charge will be added to the invoice. If I have still not received payment by the 4th day following the original invoice . If at this point I still have not received payment I reserve the right to cease minding your child with immediate effect and seek legal advice from the Professional Association of Childcare and Early Years’ Solicitors. This may result in you being summoned to attend a hearing at County Court and if the judge finds in my favour you will also be liable to the Court for costs.
If you have had a change in personal circumstances and are now struggling to make payments, please let me know so I can make suitable arrangements. It may be that you are now entitled to additional funding through the Childcare element of the Working Tax Credit and other benefits.
Reviewed 16/01/2018 Heidi Sharp