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    Default Who looks after your kids during holidays if you work?

    So, my son goes to Prep next year and ill most likely consider working a few weekdays at some point. It just occurred to me that kids in school get A LOT of time off in holidays... What do you do/who looks after them during the holidays so you can work?

    That seems like an awful lot of time to ask my boss for time off.... Wondering how others do it?

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    Subbing! We have no family around to help either...

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    Default Re: Who looks after your kids during holidays if you work?

    Well, I do have my parents but I don't like to use them for childcare so I can work. They look after him once every now and then, but not often so I can work.
    (they've made it clear since before I even had a child, that they've raised their kids, and that they aren't babysitters)
    Last edited by Happy2be3; 20-11-2012 at 20:04.

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    Well this holidays it won't be an issue as I have been made redundant

    But last holidays Mum came up. Most holidays I used the Vacation Care at the school. It is run by the people who do After School Care.

    Vacation Care always shut down between Christmas and New Year so I would make sure either I had time off, or my DP could work from home.

    You are able to take carers leave if you have no one to look after young children.

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    Thankfully my mil also works at a school so has the same holidays as DS so she helps. Other than that I'm interested in responses as I don't know what I'd do if she wasn't available.

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    Carer's leave is only to look after someone who is ill or injured - not to look after kids in the holidays.

    Hopefully most employers would be understanding but they wouldn't be obliged to. Which is a shame as I would love it if they were!

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    Default Re: Who looks after your kids during holidays if you work?

    Quote Originally Posted by kw123 View Post
    Carer's leave is only to look after someone who is ill or injured - not to look after kids in the holidays.

    Hopefully most employers would be understanding but they wouldn't be obliged to. Which is a shame as I would love it if they were!
    My employer is very understanding as I've worked for the company for 12 years, both casual and part time. Since having my son I've been casual working weekends, some of which I'm unavailable due to family commitments... Im wondering how much more flexible she'll want to be with me asking for all 12 weeks of holidays each year?

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    One of the advantages of being a teacher

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    Quote Originally Posted by kw123 View Post
    Carer's leave is only to look after someone who is ill or injured - not to look after kids in the holidays.

    Hopefully most employers would be understanding but they wouldn't be obliged to. Which is a shame as I would love it if they were!
    Our policy stated that we could also use it if we had no alternate arrangements for young children I took it on one occasion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheerilee View Post
    Our policy stated that we could also use it if we had no alternate arrangements for young children I took it on one occasion.
    That's brilliant!


 

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