I finished Uni last year an scored a full-time contract as a year 2 teacher at a state school in Queensland. My contract is till June, but they have said that I am definitely staying till the end of the year.
Working full-time I enrolled DS into full-time day care. My problem is that he is constantly getting sick. One week it will be a throat infection, the next it will be conjunctivitis, he has had school sores, then another cold. I have had at least one day off each fortnight since the start of my contract. I don't get full pay for the sick day because I haven't worked enough sick pay hours up. He has been fully immunised and is due for his 4year old needles in November. Im nervous that I will never get offered permanency because of so many days off I have for my DS. My parents both work full-time and will so for the next 10 years so they can't help me out. I have looked into family daycare, but it is sooooo hard to get 5 days. Financially I need to work full-time. If I job share and cut down to 4 days I can't get permanency. I am after any suggestions or things that have worked for other working mums.