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To wish nursery opened earlier

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Alarice Thu 13-Dec-18 15:30:16

And before anyone says that we need to find a new nursery - they all open at 8.

It's a pain. I really need to be in work before 8, ideally, but as it is, I get in at 8:25 looking and feeling disorganised as hell.

Seniorschoolmum Thu 13-Dec-18 15:31:50

How old is your little one? What time is pickup?

JagerPlease Thu 13-Dec-18 15:31:59

This is why I use a childminder

AnchorDownDeepBreath Thu 13-Dec-18 15:32:10

We opened at 7:30 when I did nursery work; but a few parents dropped their baby/child with me beforehand because they needed to leave earlier. I'd then take them to work with me. I charged them a minimal amount and used it for savings!

Worth a try?

Underworld345 Thu 13-Dec-18 15:32:14

Mine opens at 07:30 but wish it opened at 7am. But even so, why do you feel disorganised? You have more time to organise than if it opens earlier.

Oysterbabe Thu 13-Dec-18 15:32:43

Can their dad take them?

icannotremember Thu 13-Dec-18 15:33:01

Me too!

Are there any childminders near you who start work before 8 and would be able to take your child to nursery- or just replace nursery altogether?

Satsumaeater Thu 13-Dec-18 15:33:33

You are not being unreasonable but they'd have to pay more staffing costs I guess. I did find a nursery that opened at 7.30. I actually liked another one more, but the 8am start just wasn't early enough for me to get to work (early enough to justify leaving early to get back for collection at he end of the day).

It is a headache. I had the same with breakfast club too, didn't open until 8, my train left at 8.22 and it was a 22 minute walk! Sometimes they opened up about 7.57 and if I ran a bit I could make the train. So stressful.

You may well get people making nasty comments about mums (not dads of course) who shouldn't' have kids if they don't bother to "bring them up themselves". Ignore.

Satsumaeater Thu 13-Dec-18 15:34:14

Oh and most childminders also only start at 8. Again I was lucky to find one who started at 7.30.

Alarice Thu 13-Dec-18 15:34:55

I feel disorganised because I'm charging into work on time by the skin of my teeth. Their dad works the other side of town and he has to be in work at 8, so that's no good.

Jasquers Thu 13-Dec-18 15:37:00

Where are you? Ours opens at 730am. Closes 6pm

Underworld345 Thu 13-Dec-18 15:37:01

Re saysumaeater comment - so sad when people have fought for equality for decades and now there’s the parenting police who say woman shouldn’t have careers but stay at home and look after your kids if you have them.

Yura Thu 13-Dec-18 15:38:45

we also use a childminder for this reason

Alarice Thu 13-Dec-18 15:38:51

Obviously there will be the odd one that opens earlier but none feasible for here.

Whyislarryhappy Thu 13-Dec-18 15:39:16

Bright horizons - a lot open at 7.15. May be worth checking one near to you. Although the prices can be steep and a month in advance

Fatted Thu 13-Dec-18 15:40:11

Where I live most nurseries and childminders start at 7.30. There is a huge industrial estate nearby where the normal start time appears to be 8am for most businesses (based on traffic).

If you approached the nursery they might be able to facilitate an earlier start. My old childminder did this because I worked shifts, so it wasn't a 7.30 drop off every day!

GreasyHairDoNotCare Thu 13-Dec-18 15:40:34

Second bright horizons. The one my son attends opens at 7:30 bang on with everything ready. Highly rate them if all branches are as good as the one I use.

ReadWriteDraw Thu 13-Dec-18 15:41:19

Our DS is at Bright Horizons and it opens at 7.30. They are very very good.

ItIsChristmasTime Thu 13-Dec-18 15:41:38

All the ones near me open at 7 or 7.30 but I suppose they allow for a lot of commuting into London.

NerdyBird Thu 13-Dec-18 15:41:38

Our nursery took children from 7.30 if you paid an extra fee. It wasn't part of the general opening hours. Maybe worth asking if you haven't already.

Alarice Thu 13-Dec-18 15:49:13

London is another country: they do things differently there.

mogtheexcellent Thu 13-Dec-18 16:11:03

London is another country: they do things differently there.

Exactly this. We are in the south and commuting distance to London. 8 Nurseries in a 5 mile radius from my house. Only 1 opened at 7.30 and NO childminders available before 8.

SilverLlama Thu 13-Dec-18 16:15:28

I had this problem. I changed the dc to a nursery close to my work rather than home which was a hell of a lot more convenient

Jizzle Thu 13-Dec-18 16:20:25

We are just outside London, 40 minute odd commute. Because so many people commute from here the nursery is open 7-7, which are the hours our 14mo DD goes in for and it works brilliantly.

Lilymoose Thu 13-Dec-18 16:24:20

My nursery at the moment is great and is open 0600-2000 so this thread worries me with nurseries having a lot shorter opening hours as I am possibly moving soon..

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