I really need to look in to this for help.
With three under 7 now I just can't juggle it all.
Most days we're fine but, for example, we have a student led reporting session this week, which they have asked that no other children be brought to.
I have nobody to help out here and so my DS1 will have to miss out on me being there.
I'm not happy about this and even more so because he is very excited to show me his work.
These kind of things are going to keep coming up, even getting to a doctor for my own health (pap smears and personal things like that) is near impossible.
DH needs to take time off work to help out which is just not on.
Anyway, just wondering if anyone on the Hub has a part time nanny or just someone they can hire for a few hours casually here and there?
And of course if anyone has any recommendations or advice on how to go about it.
I'm nervous of leaving my kids with a stranger but this is how it is.
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29-07-2015 07:17 #1
Part time Nanny/Babysitter?
29-07-2015 07:22 #2Senior Member
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Wow, I'm surprised that a school have banned other kids. That would make it hard for lots of families.
Talk to friends, other playgroup mums, childcare staff etc. I have also used a internet site to get a sitter when I was going to the city. Are you a church goer? Maybe there is someone there that could help out.
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29-07-2015 07:45 #3
I have this issue with my dd1s kindy. I unfortunately told them that either my younger ones come or we can't participate.
29-07-2015 07:48 #4
I dont know a lot of people around here, that's the problem.
Those I do know are through school and they've all got family close by.
The only other person I know who has a nanny, has her living in because they both work.
My needs are very casual, maybe three times a month tops.
Oh how I'd love to afford a live in nanny.
That'd be great. What a luxury.
Ahh, daydreaming and making myself jealous now.
29-07-2015 07:51 #5
Rose&Aurelia, DH is going to ring the school for me today to explain the situation, yet again.
Hopefully they'll let just go this once while I work on some part time help.
29-07-2015 08:00 #6
29-07-2015 08:02 #7Senior Member
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Although I only have a 2 year old and so haven't experienced this yet, I have no support other than DP and both of us work full time.
From early on, we knew that we'd have to find a babysitter that we were comfortable with if we were ever going to get a break. So far, we've only used her for date nights and such but would highly recommend finding someone so that you've got a backup plan.
Not knowing anyone with kids, we went on find a babysitter and I interviewed about 6 and had trials with 2 before I found one that all of us. (DS included) like. The only problem I have now is that she's not always available so I would recommend having a couple of options.
It's hard with 1 (who isn't at school yet) and no family support, I don't know how you do 3.
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29-07-2015 08:07 #8Senior Member
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I sometimes pair up with another mum from school and I look after her younger ones while she does parent helper in the classroom and then she does it for me. Can you have a chat with some of the other mums from school and see if this could work?
When I need to go to appointments such as the GP or to the hairdresser I find one that is open late at night and make an appointment then, that way my husband is home from work.
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29-07-2015 08:09 #9
Try calling the local childcare centres. Often their staff do babysitting and you can be fairly confident that they are going to be good with children and they have all the relevant working with children checks and police checks.
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29-07-2015 10:22 #10
I walked a different way back to the car today and bumped in to one of the school mums this morning. I wouldn't have met her otherwise.
She offered the help of her au pair for Thursday morning.
She was catching a bus so we didn't have time to chat but I can email her to organise it but that would be great.
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