Ok but does it matter if I agreed to meet her in person as she is very inflexible and did not want it any other way. However the circumstances have changed now as the meeting has been postponed for another 2 weeks. As she will only agree to meet me on a sunday afternoon - no other day.
So can I just email her and say in light of recent events it would be faster to settle the account if she sends me an email with her calculation and I settle it that way - by transferring money in her account?
She is very capable of involving a solicitor even if just for the sake of making my life difficult. That is her nature so I did not want my son continuing to go to her.
Thanks so much for your advise and putting my mind at peace since I feel very intimidated so would have to take my husband with me and my son would need to come too which is the last thing I want.
About the harassment thing since I already know her response, what can I say about this? That I would have to take this further if she does not stop to trouble me and force me to meet her?
I had a further question. Just trying to finalise everything before the meeting.
When I gave childminder notice - contract says:
Period of notice 4 weeks - which what I gave
Then said "Notice of termination of contract must be given in writing and should not be given during a period of holiday of either party or the childminder's paid time off.
The notice period cannot include a period of holiday of either party or the registered childminder's paid time off, or during a time when childminder is not providing care or being paid in full."
I am wondering how this can be interpreted. Since childminder was not on holiday the week I gave notice and I was not on holiday either but because it was the easter week and my son was off school, I had taken a a few days off that week. However, she was getting paid in full. I am only asking to see if she is within her rights to demand extra payment for the monthI gave notice as my son did not go to her for those 4 weeks except one day since he was so unhappy.
Yes but only for the minimum 15 hours which was payable term time and holidays regardless of whether he went or not. If on holidays I wanted him to be looked after by her then I would have to pay for say full day over and above the minimum contractual hours. However, that was my choice. I did not have to pay her anything more than the minimum 15 hours as per the contract.
Ok thanks so much.