Childminding Fees

Information about my childcare fees

Childminding Fees

I provide fun, stimulating and affordable childcare for babies and pre-school children (under 5) in Chippenham. I can also provide care for school children aged over 5 years.

My usual working days are Monday-Friday and I offer childcare between the hours of 8am-5.30pm. I can provide childcare for a full or a half day as required.

Childminding ServiceFeeInformation
Hourly rate£4.20Per child
Full day rate£39.90Per child. Full day is 8am-5.30pm
Half day rate£19.95Per child. Half day is 4 hours and 45 mins between 8am-5.30pm
Bank HolidayNo chargeI do not work Bank Holidays
Child sicknessNormal rateMatter can be discussed if it is going to be long term
Childminder sicknessNo chargeI will advise you if I am too ill to care for your child
Child on holidayNo chargePlease inform me in advance if your child will be on holiday
Childminder on holidayNo chargeI will advise you of my planned holiday in advance
Settling in periodNo chargeI offer 2 settling in periods of 2 hours each
Late payment fee£4Per day. If payment is more than 3 days late
Early drop off and/or late collection£4Per hour. At my discretion if a regular occurrence

My fee covers the cost of childcare and all activities including craft and day-trips. In addition to my fee I ask that you also provide the following items for your child’s session:

  • Nappies and wipes (if not potty trained)
  • A packed lunch
  • A pre-cooked dinner (if staying for a full day)
  • A spare change of clothes
  • A coat suitable for outdoor weather
  • Suncream (during summer months)
  • Any comforters e.g. a favourite toy or dummy

I also ask that you drop your child off at my house and collect them each day as I am currently unable to provide collection or drop off for the children in my care.

Early Drop-Off & Late Collection

Charges based on my hourly rate of £4.20 per hour, per child may be applied at my discretion for continued early drop offs and/or late collection. Please be aware that if you arrive at my house earlier than expected I might not be ready to care for your child. Similarly, I understand that occasional delays are unavoidable, however if you will be late collecting your child, please call to let me know that you are on your way.


All fees are payable a month in advance and to be received by the 1st of each calendar month.  This is to secure your child’s place. I reserve the right to charge £4.20 per day of late payment fees on the next invoice if your payment is more than 3 days later than expected. This is at my discretion.

As I am Ofsted registered, I can be paid using employer childcare vouchers (e.g. KiddiVouchers). I accept payment by online banking (BACs), cash or cheque (which must be cleared by 1st of each calendar month).

Free Entitlement

I am able to offer free childcare places under the government funded childcare scheme for eligible children. Please note, your child will need to be eligible for the free entitlement please contact me if you would like to discuss this.

Contact Me

Get in touch with me to discuss your childcare needs.