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im a mum of a gorgoes 9 mnth old and am going back to work and i feel bad for leaving my baby so young is this silly or should i stay home for a bit longer i dont even know where she is going to go cause all the childcare in our area has no free space for her.....but we need the money i dunno wat to do.....???:crying: :( :confused:
Firstly, we all do what we have to do. I work fulltime and my little boy is still a loving, generous and playful 22 month old who loves his Mummy. I went back to work when he was almost 5 months old and is was so hard but we have adapted quite well.
Getting a childcare place is hard - try the Child Care Access Hotline on 1800 670 305 who may be able to help. :hugs:
I wish my business was up and going so i could help you. :crying:
i had to go back when my boy was three months. yuck. but i am a single parent, and want to provide for my son the best i can, so work it is. call all the local playgroups and mothers groups, ask about 'daycare mums'. this means your little one will get looked after in someone elses home. no coping with changing staff rosters and high baby/carer ratios like at a childcare centre. often there will be two or three in your local area, or someone will 'know someone' who can fill the role. don't worry too much about 'credentials'. check the persons house out for safety, cleanliness, facilities, and whether they have kids of their own. they and your baby have to hit it off instantly or it won't work. my little one has been with his daycare mum now for three months and they get along very well. she hasn't got any proffesional credentials but does have two well adjusted and great kids of her own.
as a sneaky alternative, check with the nearest defence force establishment. whether army, navy or raaf, all of them have some kind of on-site child care centre. with the high numbers of military that get posted to other locations all the time, there is bound to be a spot in at least one of them by the time you need it if you jump in now. you don't need to be a defence force member yourself or anything like that.
it is hard to decide, but remember as long as you spend some quality time with your baby, every thing will be fine. also try going in and seeing the child cares, also if you keep rining thm constantly apparntly you get moved up the waiting list faster, so be a pain in teh neck and don't get off their back, that way you won't have to worry about the baby when it is time to go to work.
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