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PT salary paying for FT childcare

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NotForSale Tue 16-May-17 18:21:33

I work shifts any 3 days a week and put in a request that I have 2 set days off for ease of organising childcare. (So an example would be 3 shifts on either Mon/Tues/ Wed /or the weekend). It was declined due to poor staffing levels. This means I need to pay FT childcare x2 (to cover any shift possibility) but I'm only taking home a PT NHS wage.. I have no family support that can help out. Any ideas?

BikeRunSki Tue 16-May-17 18:26:07

How far in advance do you know which days you are working?

The nursery my DC went to (DD left less than a year ago) could accommodate shift workers, as long as they gave something like a month's notice of their shifts.

grannytomine Tue 16-May-17 18:26:09

I'm surprised they didn't bite your hand off for regular weekend shifts. Can't think of anything more likely to succeed than that.

toomuchtooold Tue 16-May-17 18:27:32

Would you have the option to go full time? Not ideal I know, but it would pay for the nursery.

NotForSale Tue 16-May-17 19:53:30

Not heard of a nursery that's quite so flexible but will look again.

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