I have been trying very hard to get relief work locally. I had one job come up but it far away and due to day care starting times I could not make it on time. I live in nice area and everyone wants to work/teach around here. I am happy to travel BUT when daycare opens at 7am and a 1hr drive turns into a 2 hr drive due to peak hr traffic it becomes impossible.
My problem is that I have NO contacts here... it's now what you know but who you know!
Could you take a step back and do some Teacher aid work? it might allow you to do build some contacts up in schools near by that could lead to you being picked for relief work or a full time job.
Or if you get really desperate maybe you could volunteer in near by schools to build contacts?
OP I feel you know the answer to your own question
I've been working in a stressful job, and although its PT 4 days per week I'm finding I'm just not one of these super mums who can do it all. I'm buggered, sick again and after the extra expenses (c/care and petrol) really not that much better off financially!!
Only work if you fel you are benefiting from it - otherwise, don't! X
Have you thought about being a private tutor?
I feel for you OP , I looked for work as a relief teacher as well with DD2 in daycare. After trying for two terms I've now gone back to study, the end of which would coincide with the time she starts school which is better for us financially. Volunteering in schools and looking for work when DD2 was 3 years old was a disaster for us.
Babybloom - you could go to the schools in your local area and tell them you are available for casual teaching the days your son is in daycare. Casual is great as there are no commitments and you don't have to do any preparation, programming or reporting etc. Casual rate is about $340 a day in the public system.
What area are you in?
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