So this is a little bit of a rant rather than anything....
My maternity leave is up mid next year and the daycare centre I'd lined up for DD advised that they have places available at the start of the year but can't guarantee that there will be any mid year. Which means if I want to confirm a place I'll need to enrol DD 5 months before I go back to work. This is a waste of resources on several levels!!
1. I have to pay for daycare that I don't need and probably won't use.
2. Centrelink is subsidising a service that isn't needed.
3. A daycare spot is potentially being taken away from someone who actually needs it.
I'm guessing that this situation is pretty common and I've been pretty naive about how the whole daycare thing ...? (DD is my first baby).
How have others dealt with this?