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    Default Working mums and school closures

    What do working mums with school age kids do when schools are shut? Obviously I mean younger school age kids, or those with a disability who cannot be left home alone.

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    When I was a kid my Mum used to send us to a friends house (most of my friends had SAHM's, whereas Mum worked full-time)

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    Bit different these days isn't it.

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    I dont have kids at school yet, but when I do it will be 'sickies' for me.

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    No school age kids yet here either but I'll be taking rec or personal leave when the time comes I guess. Personally for us I'm worried about school hols. I'll get 4 weeks off a year but I hate the thought of her being in vacation care for the rest. Don't get me wrong, she's in full time kindy now at 2, I think care is wonderful, but my school holidays were always so special with my mum or my nan, I hate thinking she will miss out on that

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    Not sure what I'll do! Maybe some sort of au pair/mothers help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benji View Post
    Oshc.
    The roads are closed, it's inaccessable. Lots of mums (yes, mums, of course it is the mums!) have to call in sick today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by share a book View Post
    The roads are closed, it's inaccessable. Lots of mums (yes, mums, of course it is the mums!) have to call in sick today.
    Ohhhhhh, I didn't realise the entire centre was closed I really don't know what I'd do, I'd have to either leave him with another mum friend and babysit for friend later as repayment or take carers leave/swap an RDO.

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    For me i either cant work unless i can work between vacation care hours until i get my license to then become more flexible. Even doing morning shift will be hard unless i become really good friends with the mum down the road and drop coop off there at 6am each morning as before school care doesnt open til 6:30am when i would need to start working.

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