Childminding costs calculator

Do you know how much it costs you to offer an hour of childcare? Not what you charge parents, but what it actually costs you? This information is vital to being able to run a successful business.

Our childminding cost calculator will help you think about the various expenses that come with running a childminding business - from essential insurance to paper for your printer. Enter the number of places you offer and we can help you calculate the cost of the childcare you provide. 

If you are considering offering the early years entitlement, enter your local authority rate to help you assess whether this is right for you and your business.

Please remember that the Childminding cost calculator can only ever provide a snapshot of your potential costs. 

Childminding costs calculator

This calculator will help you to calculate an approximate CPHPC (cost per hour per child) for your setting. Please enter information as accurately as you can.

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How much do you pay for the following per year?

Recording these annual costs helps us calculate their proportion per hour per child.

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How much do you spend on the following per month?

Recording these monthly costs helps us calculate the cost per hour per child. Please note: you may claim a proportion of certain household expenses depending on the number of hours you work. Read more here, and please enter how much you are able to claim below.

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Staff costs

If you have staff please show their costs below. Remember to include pension contributions etc.

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When you are at full capacity ({{$parent.maxChildrenCaredFor}} spaces filled) we have calculated your cost per child per hour to be:

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You told us your local authority funded hours rate was £{{$parent.laFreeHoursRate}}, meaning you will make

£{{$parent.laVsCostFull}} per hour per funded child.

When you are at minimum capacity ({{$parent.minChildrenCaredFor}} space filled) we have calculated your cost per child per hour to be:

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If funded children are using this space you will make

£{{$parent.laVsCostMin}} per hour
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