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Hi all

As I have said in previous posts we are really low on numbers for September, having 5 on our list.

We are thinking because we are in such a small village, that we would benefit from offering a pick up and drop off service but worried about the initial cost of a minibus etc.

I was wondering if we got permission from parents could I use my car in the beginning until we know if a minibus is a worthy investment.

 

What do you all think?

Thanks

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This is my other problem. I am named driver on my mums disability car so business insurance is not possible, would you be able to be covered by preschool insurance?

It's very confusing but I think it would really benefit us

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There's potentially more to it I think - I've read about this today in Nursery World 4-17th May 2015, There's an A4 page spread about it .

 

How a council is looking at making nurseries have a Private Hire license, even though one of the nurseries doesn't charge the parents for the service - it also mentions that practioners would be required to become Licensed Taxi drivers.

 

It maybe worth your while doing a little investigation work with your council first.

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You need buisness class on the vehicle and also two staff for safety, you would have to produce insurance, mot to Ofsted on request during a visit.

 

Are there any big/medium sized businesses on route through the village etc you could strike up a deal - If say 3 or more employees from the company use the setting you will offer all ??% discount if 6 or more attend then discount could increase. Or do an across board discount.

you could do same for local school to offer same to the teachers T/a's etc there too. xx

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Childminders carry children on their own by car all the time. Perhaps our childminders here can enlighten us on what they do as a starting point.

For me it's always just been making sure that my cover includes business use.

 

I did investigate getting parents to pay fuel or a mileage contribution for car journeys and was told clearly by my insurers that this would be classed as driving for hire or reward and invalidate my insurance, i.e I would need a private hire license.

 

They did, however, say that I could let the parents know I had transported their children by car and allow them to add a donation onto what they paid me as long as I didn't discuss the size of the donation with them.

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