The childminders income is not
huge, and it can be unreliable, but it can be more than that of a pre-school
supervisor. Parents do not always pay on time. They try to take advantage
of you by arriving late or early. You might not get paid for holidays,
unless you negotiate it, and it is almost impossible to ask for a raise!
However you are rewarded emotionally
everyday with smiles, hugs, special pictures and first achievements from
the children! Who would want to miss out on that?
Your home, car and possessions
may not necessarily be treated in the way you deem fit. There is obviously
extra wear and tear, toys can get broken and accidents can happen. Your
car insurance may go up, as you need class one business insurance, if you
are taking children out in your car, but your home insurance may come down,
as you are more likely to be around the home during the day.