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    This year both my kids are in full time school. Prep and year 2 and i want to work during the day. Ive been working nights and weekends since the kids were born and been a sahm.
    Now that i can i want to work during the day. Im starting a tafe course in feb and then hopefully get a day job.

    The question i have though is what do u do during the school holidays??

    For those that work during school hours, What do u/have u done during school holidays???

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    I try to take annual leave for half of the school holidays and then my sister looks after them for the rest. I don't have enough leave to do the full holidays (there are so many school breaks throughout the year!), and I'm lucky at this stage to have someone who can help out for part of it.

    My partner and I have decided to split our holidays next year so someone can be at home with them for most of the holidays, and my sister will likely care for them for any remaining time.

    I will use holiday care if need be (through OSHC or similar) but I'm not overly keen on it at his age.

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    It's a mixture of friends and family here there and everywhere!
    I try to do shorter half days and use vacation care on days they do fun stuff like - disco days, water slides, putt putt etc.

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    Yeah, splitting vacation time is what we do. And we also have family nearby, so we also coordinate with them to share childcare. In a pinch you can always find babysitters - high schoolers are usually pretty good for this because they usually work for cheap and you can often find some responsible ones. And they'll have a lot of the same days off - which all works out pretty well.

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    I'm lucky that DH is a teacher so it will just be one of the sets of grandparents helping out on the few PD days that DH has outside of school terms. Otherwise they are with him.

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