View Full Version : How old do children have to be to do a paper round?


cherryice
19-10-2007, 19:09
hi does anyone know the age when children can start paper rounds?:)

katy1981
19-10-2007, 19:13
i THINK its about 13 years old isnt it? not sure though.

cgksheff
19-10-2007, 19:13
Depends on the Local Authority, but generally ... 13 years old.

barmyowls
19-10-2007, 19:37
yep its deffo 13yrs

cherryice
19-10-2007, 19:43
Thanks for replies.
my daughter turns 13 tomorrow so hoping to talk her in to doing a round :hihi:

zaadee
19-10-2007, 19:44
i THINK its about 13 years old isnt it? not sure though.
:roll::roll::roll: same...

ojools
19-10-2007, 20:30
There are a few bits of information on this link (http://www.sheffield.gov.uk/education/information-for-parentscarers/in-school-issues/children-working-part-time) to the Attendance and Inclusion section of the Council Website

Grandad.Malky
19-10-2007, 20:40
Thanks for replies.
my daughter turns 13 tomorrow so hoping to talk her in to doing a round :hihi:

I donít know what area you live in but would it be wise for a 13 year old girl to be walking around alone in the dark.?

jowleywowley
20-10-2007, 00:15
I donít know what area you live in but would it be wise for a 13 year old girl to be walking around alone in the dark.?

Its only a bloody paper round!

*_ash_*
20-10-2007, 00:40
Just out of interest what do paper boys and lasses get paid these days?

I used to have a morning round, an evening round, and 2 sunday rounds. I think I got £2.50 a week for morning round. £2.75 for evening round (which needed a bike), and £1 each for Sunday rounds. :hihi: (I get more an hour now than I got a week as a kid:hihi:)

jowleywowley
20-10-2007, 00:42
Yea i'm only 19 now but I get paid more an hour than I did a week doing the papers! I did 6 days a week and got a pound for each round! It was only a small round though.

*_ash_*
20-10-2007, 00:46
Yea i'm only 19 now but I get paid more an hour than I did a week doing the papers! I did 6 days a week and got a pound for each round! It was only a small round though.

And you're 19!! My god man/woman, tha't been robbed!

Mine was 20 years ago. (:gag:that's sounds like I'm old)

Actually funny the things that you remember. The reason I did 2 Sunday rounds was because carrying 20 papers in those paperboy bags meant I would topple over off my bike with one bag, so I did 2 rounds to counter balance, and carry one bag over each shoulder. Bloody crippled thanks to that.:hihi::hihi:

jowleywowley
20-10-2007, 00:49
And you're 19!! My god man/woman, tha't been robbed!

Mine for 20 years ago. (:gag:that's sounds like I'm old)

Actually funny the things that you remember. The reason I did 2 Sunday rounds was because carrying 20 papers in those paperboy bags meant I would topple over off my bike with one bag, so I did 2 rounds to counter balance, and carry one bag over each shoulder. Bloody crippled thanks to that.:hihi::hihi:

Haha you were doing a paper round before I was even born! :P
Well there were only about 15 papers to deliver and they were all on streets about 5 minutes away from each other! Plus I used to get my friend to do half the round and he never saw anything for it! :hihi:

*_ash_*
20-10-2007, 00:53
Well there were only about 15 papers to deliver and they were all on streets about 5 minutes away from each other! Plus I used to get my friend to do half the round and he never saw anything for it! :hihi:
Ah that's not too bad then. Good business sense:)

Haha you were doing a paper round before I was even born! :P
And less of the cheek:hihi::hihi:



*goes to light up his pipe*
:hihi:

Olec
20-10-2007, 01:19
There isn't a minumum wage for -16 year olds unfortunately.

cherryice
20-10-2007, 09:36
I donít know what area you live in but would it be wise for a 13 year old girl to be walking around alone in the dark.?

I am not letting her do the round on her own i would be helping her and keeping her safe.

I want her to do the round for exercise more than anything also for a bit of spending money.

pippadoll
20-10-2007, 10:00
Madness. Do you really want to get up early and do the paper round. My (much) younger brother had one a few years a go, my step mum ended up driving him around. It was too much; very tiring and takes up so much of your time for no reward. It will lead to conlict between you both and as you are both exhausted from getting up early in the cold, dark, winter nights you will be less prepared to manage any conflict effectively.

I appreciate that working brings important life and social skills, but a paper round. Think again about the paper round. It will also impact on her performance at school. In the long run, her achievement at school is likely to give her a better chance of developing a promising future.

Don't force her to do it, she will resent you for it. It is her youth and also your time. Surely there is a better way of making money.

jowleywowley
20-10-2007, 10:04
Madness. Do you really want to get up early and do the paper round. My (much) younger brother had one a few years a go, my step mum ended up driving him around. It was too much; very tiring and takes up so much of your time for no reward. It will lead to conlict between you both and as you are both exhausted from getting up early in the cold, dark, winter nights you will be less prepared to manage any conflict effectively.

I appreciate that working brings important life and social skills, but a paper round. Think again about the paper round. It will also impact on her performance at school. In the long run, her achievement at school is likely to give her a better chance of developing a promising future.

Don't force her to do it, she will resent you for it. It is her youth and also your time. Surely there is a better way of making money.

I don't think I have ever seen anyone get so over dramatic about a paper round!! I did a round for two years whilst I was at school and I did just fine, there was no resentment between me and my parents and I think it did me good.

pippadoll
20-10-2007, 10:46
Speaking from experience, saw what happened to my brother and step mum. It makes you tired and does affect learning.

You may have been ok, but as a parent, I think cherryice needs to be aware of the other side of the situation. It will also put more pressure on Cherryice.

Sorry for being 'overdramatic' jw. A bit of an overstatment. hey ho.

muddycoffee
20-10-2007, 10:56
I did a paper round when I was a youth, and we went on strike for more money.
It worked! My money went up to £1.20 a week. ( in about 1984 )

Grandad.Malky
20-10-2007, 11:06
Its only a bloody paper round!

I did a paper round, morning and evening, its not the work I was thinking about itís the fact that I you donít know who is Knocking about in the long dark winter months and the fact that she is a young girl.

jowleywowley
20-10-2007, 11:09
I did a paper round, morning and evening, its not the work I was thinking about itís the fact that I you donít know who is Knocking about in the long dark winter months and the fact that she is a young girl.

Yea I know thats what you meant! My sisters done one since she was 13 in Heeley which is hardly the nicest of areas. I think its silly to stay housebound for fear of what might happen if you go outside.
Besides, Christmas time is the best time for getting tips! Especially if you send a card to the people you deliver papers to!
:hihi:

Dick
20-10-2007, 18:22
The streets are usually safe early morning, 6.30am.
The low life aren't early risers.
For one round Mon to Sat, 25 deliveries, she should get about £17.

melthebell
20-10-2007, 18:24
old enough (and strong enough) so they can lug a gret heavy bag of papers around at all times in all weathers

Kristian
20-10-2007, 18:29
I want her to do the round for exercise more than anything also for a bit of spending money.

It's a shame we're not in Victorian times, you could have popped her up some chimneys! :)

poppins
20-10-2007, 19:04
Lady I work with in her 50s gets up at 6am, does her paper round, gym at 7.30, gets to work at 9am, she put her son through college doing a paper round, now she does it for the exercise.

It's also a good retirement job for some people/

cherryice
21-10-2007, 09:51
It's a shame we're not in Victorian times, you could have popped her up some chimneys! :)

oh how wrong of me to be thinking of my daughters health and showing her how to go about earning herself some money.

i do not let my daughter go wandering the streets on her own therefore she does not get much exercise where we live there are not many children in the area for her to socialise with so is alone at home basically watching tv or playing on the computer.i am trying to think of ways to get her to be more energetic and thought this would keep her occupied and earn herself some money.

i have also looked in to swimming lessons for her but these things cost quite a bit of money so whats wrong with earning some? silly me.

ashjacobs99@
03-11-2007, 08:11
I am doing a paper round at the moment.
I do 44 papers a day, Monday to Saturday for the Sheffield Star.
I am currently getting just under £10.
I think its a little Harsh.. Am i right?
Ash XD

jowleywowley
04-11-2007, 09:30
;)I am doing a paper round at the moment.
I do 44 papers a day, Monday to Saturday for the Sheffield Star.
I am currently getting just under £10.
I think its a little Harsh.. Am i right?
Ash XD

I think my younger brother gets more than that for less papers than that with the Star! :hihi:;)

AtticusFinch
04-11-2007, 21:09
I used to do a milk round as a teenager in the mid 1990s and the rules then were that school children aren't allowed to start work before 7am on a school day. I think there was also another rule that they weren't allowed to work more than one hour before school but I'm not 100%.

I used to break both of these rules, however, as I'd start at about 5:45am and work for an hour and three quarters on weekdays. It taught me the value of hard work, being punctual each morning and being independent. I'd recommend that any teenager get a part-time job. It's a great preparation for the real world.

fabulous_girl
04-11-2007, 21:24
My sister got a saturday job in a hairdressers when she was 13. She only worked the morning, sweeping the floors and answering the phones. Maybe an alternative for your daughter- that way you dont have to get up early to help her! its kind-ofexercise as she'll be on her feet, then she can use her wages to go swimming or something in the afternoon?

I never liked the idea of a paperround myself, hate mornings! I worked at a bridge club on a wednesday night from age14-16, serving tea and coffee and wahsing up after. £7 which used to do me for the week!

ashjacobs99@
07-11-2007, 17:47
;)

I think my younger brother gets more than that for less papers than that with the Star! :hihi:;)


I'm getting scammed then! :roll:

Dave650
07-11-2007, 20:25
You have to have a permit these days! and be atleast 13 years old. I only quit my paper round at 17 years old - I was getting paid £15.50 for a 40 minute paperround once a week!