Tiney home nurseries are a popular choice for families with children at different ages and stages owing to the flexibility you provide. For example, you may look after a 3 year old all day and their older sibling joins you after school.
You may want to apply a sibling discount to attract families with multiple children. This is your choice and we recommend the following:
- Keep your discount small to avoid losing out on income that a child from another family would bring. We advise setting a competitive discount of between 5% and 10%.
- The sibling discount should be applied to the additional children in the setting only. For example, if a family sends three siblings to your setting, the discount should be applied to siblings 2 and 3 only.
- The sibling discount is only applicable for the duration of time all siblings are registered at your tiney home nursery. For example, if you care for two siblings and sibling 2 receives a 5% discount, this would come to an end if sibling 1 leaves the setting (for example, to start school).
- Ensure you clearly communicate the sibling discount and the terms of the discount to parents to avoid any confusion.
And remember, should a family wish to register multiple siblings at your tiney home nursery, each will need their own childcare agreement.