So I was offered a casual position, great job great pay, the catch is I only know schedule one week in advance and hours can vary any where from 10 to 38 hrs. I talked to DS' childcare center but they're normally fully booked and can't do flexible days. I'm not comfortable with family day care but if I have to, I want him to go to just 1 carer that I trust. But none of the ones I talked to can do flexible days, they want set days. It takes a long time for DS to get to know one person, I can't send him to different random carers based on their availability each week. Getting an au par or book him in a center 5 days a week means we loss money if I have only a few hours of work. Any mum in the same situation, how do you arrange child care in the most cost effective way and least disruptive to the little one?