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    Smile Drop off playgroup

    Hi ladies I wanted to know your thoughts on this. I am starting a drop off playgroup where mums can drop off little ones and pick up after 2 1/2 hours. It is a how from hoe were kids will pay singand paint in a informal setting sort of like a plateau. Ratio 3 kids to one adult. Max amount of kids 9 per group. If it was for you would ou do it? Price $40 per session reccomended amount twice per week. Yor thoughts are much welcome!! Thank you x

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    It sounds like a great idea, but I wouldn't be able to afford it. $40 for 2 1/2 hours is quite a lot of money. The day care my DS goes to is $80 for 11 and a half hours ( plus I get CCR and CCB).

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    Just seems a bit expensive.

    Most playgroups, mums go to for the social aspect for themselves as well as the kids and its a small donation per session.

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    Thanks! That's true I might revise on price ...I was going on the idea that nannies charge $20/25 h here. But I see your point! How much would you consider paying for it then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mumsdayout View Post
    Thanks! That's true I might revise on price ...I was going on the idea that nannies charge $20/25 h here. But I see your point! How much would you consider paying for it then?
    I would Possibly pay $20-$25 for the 2 and a Half hours but that's just me because I'm a single mum and don't have that much spare cash lying around.

    You would make roughly $180-$225 per session if 9 children attended. That's a decent amount for 2 and a half hours work.

    Also what type of demographic are you looking at?

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    I don't think I would pay anymore than $25 per session esp as its a playgroup and if we were still using daycare, I would pay less there.

    I dunno, was never really into playgroup.

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    Honestly it sounds like a glorified crèche - I think you would find it very hard to set up this sort of venture without insurances, OHS & W etc etc

    I wouldn't pay for this sort of service!!!!

    If I needed someone to watch my kids for 2-3 hours Id book them into a half day at Childcare and be entitled to the CCR / CCB and pay a lot less than you are suggesting!

    I enjoyed taking my children to playgroup to socalise with other mothers!!!

    Sorry I don't think it's a very good idea for a business venture!!

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    There is something like that where I live they run it at the community centre for 3 years until they go to school I've been meaning to look into it for my little boy. They run it from 9-12 three days a week and I think it is $20 a session. I think it is attached with the playgroup association down here so they probably get there insurance cover through them as you have to pay for a playgroup membership to go to there normal playgroup also so you are covered for public liability. I think it is a good idea for people such as myself I have one child in her first year of school, a three year old and and a nine week old. For me it would be good one or two days a week do as school drop off then at the same to e drop my three year old off to have some social interaction without me, then I could devote some exclusive time to my newbie and maybe some housework or errands. I would use this service the only reason I don't yet is my little boy has only just turned 3 and with the new one I just haven't been to sign him up. I think it is a good idea.

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    It sounds good, but I also wouldn't pay $40. We do playgroup (where I stay) for $7 for the hour at the PCYC. I have no problem staying with my daughter, it's fun.

    My childcare is also open 730am til 6pm and its $95/day, but only $50 out of my pocket upfront.

    What you're talking about is more like casual babysitting, hence the $40 charge so you prob need to market it as something other than 'playgroup' to get interest.

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    Default Drop off playgroup

    I would be really hesitate leaving my kids with someone who advertised their service with bad spelling and punctuation.
    Sorry. It says a lot about a business.

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