I am in the process of trying to find a childminder for my baby. I would, if possible like term time only. Am I being unreasonable to ask for this? (I also have a 3 year old) I am meeting with a childminder on Monday and she said she would negotiate. Does anyone have experience of childminders just doing term time? This lady also has other children. Including her own 4 year old who will be starting school in September. What is the ratio of children to adult? At the moment my little girl is at nursery 2 days a week, which 12 & 1/2 hours are funded. (she will start at the local school nursery in sept) Having him in nursery 4 days would be so expensive I may as well give up work. I appreciate that this is a big ask, but do some minders take on other children during holidays? I don't want to lose someone an income, but at the moment it kills me paying £42 a day when it's bank holiday or my daughter doesn't need to be in. I wish I could stay home and someone pay me insttead. I need a rich husband!!