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Q: Are there any guidelines on paying staff the going rate for the level of role they play in our childcare setting?


No – there are no guidelines – only the national minimum wage applies for all workers. ‘Going rates’ need to be established through research locally or in discussions with local childcare business development officers, Family Information Services or advertisements for childcare staff.


The minimum wage is a legal right, which covers almost all workers above compulsory school leaving age. There are different minimum wage rates for different groups of workers. For the most up to date information contact ACAS Tel 08457 474747

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