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    Hello

    My hubby will hopefully (still waiting on a contract) be working a 2wk on 2wk off 2wk on 4wk off roster when our baby arrives. I will be working either 2 or 3 days a week and need help when hubby isn't home. I was wondering if anyone knew of any FIFO childcare centers or options that would suit our needs?

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    I've not heard of any childcare that works around FIFO rosters. ( unless you hire a private nanny/ au pair, which is not covered by CCB or CCR).

    My son goes to daycare 1 day a week even when he's dads home. It gives my DH a break on he's week off.

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    I've never heard of this unless its a private nanny or au pair or something...

    Good luck sorting something out though.

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    Do you have any 'occasional care' centres near by. I looked into last year as I work casual and you basically book the week before for what you need.

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    DH works in mining and this has never been an option for us. DS was in FT daycare while I worked, an DH chilled out at home. He could have kept him home, but we'd still pay for the days daycare. DH did however make DSs days shorter on his days off, by picking him up early and taking him to do something fun.

    The only way it could possibly work is if you found someone on DHs opposite roster (ie, who works while DH is off) and had the same daycare needs. It's a fairly big long shot though.

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    Subbing, dp is 2 wks on 2 wks off and il be studying from 4th march. Dp doesn't want them to have to go to child care whilst he's home but I may have to convince him it's best for us both!

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    Have you thought about another family who work on a separate roster to your family and sharing the child care slot. S when you child doesn't need care the other family can take it?

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    Look into family day care, they are usually a bit more flexible.

    Won't hurt to try

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    There are occasional day care centres that charge per hour - otherwise you could look at a babysitter (like a uni student) since u don't need help every week when hubby is home

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    Some (I'm sure very few) childcare centres may let you book in on alternate weeks, they may have other families who currently or want to do this so it could work - just ask around


 

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