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Saturday, March 29th 2008, 11:10pm

Child care costs! How Much?

When I start Uni its a full time course with practical places too, so I will have to put Libby into to nursery.

I was planning the Sure start one, I was wondering how much on average a full week is, as well as half a week would cost to send her there? I realise its different prices in different areas, but I am after an approx.

She won't get the 12.5 hours until April 2009 when she turns 3 in Jan.

I won't be entitled to working tax credit child care element as, although I will study/work 45 hrs per week, it is not classed as working so I won't qualify for it!

I'm starting to worry that the child care costs will be to much to afford!

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Saturday, March 29th 2008, 11:16pm

Hi Jo, What course are you doing next year? Im doing a BA Social work in Sept so have some info on it. there are various forms of support available from uni do you want a chat on msn?


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Saturday, March 29th 2008, 11:17pm

HI Jo I'm starting Midwifery, yes msn will be good, I will PM my hotmail

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Saturday, March 29th 2008, 11:23pm

It costs me £21 from 9 till 2 with a hot lunch and a snack mid morning.

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Saturday, March 29th 2008, 11:27pm

I pay 30 each a day which is avarage for north wales. Thankfully only go one day.
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Sunday, March 30th 2008, 10:59am

I pay £75 a full day (for 2) or £40.50 for a 1 to 6pm. xx

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Sunday, March 30th 2008, 11:07am

Hi Binky!!!

I'm really shocked things have not moved on since 1994!! I was a single parent and had my daughter straight after A-levels, took a year out and went back to Uni in 1994.

As a single parent (or a low income family) I would have been entitled to loads of support, housing, council tax, income support etc.. but nothing to go to Uni. Seemed Mad!

I got a dependents grant, and had my loans. I then had to pay for everything, including childcare, out of that!! And childcare was £75 back then! In my 3rd year Em was (nearly) old enough to attend a local state nursery full time 9.00 - 4.30 but I had to really beg to get this as she was a bit too young but I just couldn't afford another year of childcare.

Some unis have hardship funds, there are some trust funds, dependent on where you live and what you are doing, nhs do bursarys for some courses. The alternative I found was to really relationship build with my bank lol!!

I really wish you luck!
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Sunday, March 30th 2008, 12:09pm

HI thank you everyone, its quite varied really isnt it.

I will get my fees paid and a means tested bursary of approx £4k per year and a student loan of about £2k.

Because of dh salary (which isnt a large amount) we aren't entitled to the childcare element of the bursary and estimated fees would be £5000 per year.

The course is a 45 week course for 37.5 hours a week with placement rotation and the placements are shifts so working nights etc, this means I can't fit in a 16hr working week.

I am however going to phone the Uni tomorrow along with student finance to see if my calculations are correct and to double check if I will get the childcare element!

Thanks again x

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Sunday, March 30th 2008, 12:16pm

Hi Binky
I work in childcare management and so felt the need to poke my nose into your thread here - hope you don't mind. Thought i would ask - have you looked into the waiting lists for nurseries in your area? Where i'm based (in London) there are waiting lists as long as 18 months in the best settings, so it's a good idea to get your child's name down on a few waiting lists if you can! Also, i would advise that you look around at least three local nurseries to see what they have to offer and get a real 'feel' for the place.
Costs vary and obviously the sure start settings fees are much more reasonable than private settings but it depends on the area and ofsted inspection outcomes etc.
Good luck with your search - there are some excellent nurseries out there where children can thrive and have loads of fun (god i really want to go back to working in nurseries now!)
Hope this helps a little!




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Sunday, March 30th 2008, 1:22pm

Poke away lol!

Thanks for the advice, she already goes to the sure start creche on a Monday for 2 hours as dh volunteers there. But only if he is there iykwim.

I am going to phone the nursery tomorrow. So many things wizzing round my head argh

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Tuesday, April 1st 2008, 11:41am

i am paying £54 per day ....... :bawl:

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Tuesday, April 1st 2008, 1:01pm

E's nursery is £36 per day - includes hot lunch and morning/afternoon snacks and tea.

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Tuesday, April 1st 2008, 6:35pm

£26 half day and £41 full day - all meals snacks nappies and wipes are free

I was quite surrpised as thought it would be more as it seems ot have the best reputation

Good luck Blinky - hope you get it all sorted

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Tuesday, April 1st 2008, 7:37pm

hiya

£59 a day per child, but we get 5% discount for one twin. Whoopee.

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Tuesday, April 1st 2008, 8:07pm

It is really expensive isnt it. I called and it is £40 per day and £20 something I forgot for half a day.

Its offical that I won't get any help from uni either!

Not sure what I am going to do but I have a few months to sort it anyway!

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Tuesday, April 1st 2008, 9:41pm

Could you try Child Minders - They worked out cheaper in my area.
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Wednesday, April 2nd 2008, 12:40pm

what about grannies/grandpas/aunts/uncles/friends ??? Even for a day or so and then nursery for the other day ?(
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Wednesday, April 2nd 2008, 7:43pm

My sister works for the NHS she is a manager somewhere or other and needs child care for her own, I don't talk to my dad.

My aunts uncles and cousins would but (this will sound bad) I don't trust them to look after her the way I want her to be looked after, ie NO sweets and no running riot in the streets even at 2.

My mam would, but I know that she is poorly and can be unreliable and also, she brought us up and its now her time to do as she pleases iykwim. I may take her up one 1 day a week though!

I would prefer a nursery as I don't want Libby getting attached to one childminder. although I wouldn't rule it out completly

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Wednesday, April 2nd 2008, 8:26pm

Some of the childminder have an assistant or 2 so they can look after more young children. I think it would be worth checking out it would have saved me 15 pound a day, I found a really nice one but they didnt have room on the day I needed x
1st go ICSI - @ royal shewsbury and Telford NHS funded
25 eggs collected 27/3/06
15 fertilized - 8 grade A - 2 transfered 30th/3
test date - Thursday 13th April, BFP :D :D :D
:baby: ITS TWINS :baby:
M.L & J.F - Born 9/11/06 6w prem (6lb 5oz & 4lb 10oz)

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Wednesday, April 2nd 2008, 8:51pm

Its me being silly, not wanting L to get to close to one person, when actually it would be nice for her! I'm daft

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Wednesday, April 2nd 2008, 9:56pm

Your not daft, your a softy :D :D
If you phone local coucill they can send you out a list of Registered childminders in your area you can just phone a couple on the list and price check them.
1st go ICSI - @ royal shewsbury and Telford NHS funded
25 eggs collected 27/3/06
15 fertilized - 8 grade A - 2 transfered 30th/3
test date - Thursday 13th April, BFP :D :D :D
:baby: ITS TWINS :baby:
M.L & J.F - Born 9/11/06 6w prem (6lb 5oz & 4lb 10oz)




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