Hi there My DH and I have a dilemma. DH does some day time and evening teaching but this is never confirmed until a few weeks before and changes each year. It is also only during term time and is 1 or 2 days a week for either a 5 or 10 week period. Does anyone know whether adhoc childcare exisits and if so how I could go about organising this? We don't really have any family living close by and can't afford nursery for more than the 2 days we have (as this childcare is adhoc too we can't afford to pay for the full year). Any tips/advice welcome.
We had a lovely recommendation from a mumsnetter for www.likeminders.co.uk and so far they've been brilliant. We are based in outer London, so pretty accessible though, don't know where you are. We don't use any permanent childcare at all, we have a local childminder who is happy to have the bratlings for whole or half days (but sometimes has to say no) and we use likeminders for occasional days. They are £8 an hour, but if you join the booking fee is teeny. For two kids, £8 an hour is brilliant, but less good if you have one I suppose.
I am available for ad hoc work on Thur/Fri and evenings. Here is my ad:
I am a nanny and I love my job. I am 29, British, and currently look after two lovely boys Monday to Wednesday. I am looking for work on THURSDAYS and/or FRIDAYS and am looking for anything between 8-18 hours. I live in Highgate but I can travel if required.
I am an ex-primary school teacher and also have a degree in Childhood and Youth. I am Ofsted registered, have 10 years childcare experience, updated my paediatric first aid in April, have a clean CRB check and I can provide excellent references. I love children and enjoy making them happy and helping them to learn. I have lots of fun ideas and provide a wide variety of activities for all the children I look after. I am friendly, caring and at all times - professional.
I am also available for evening babysitting.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a C.V. or phone number.
Speak to local childminders - I am always happy to consider ad hoc work as I rarely take on more than a couple of regulars and know quite a few others who also have at least 1 space kept free for this very reason. If you're in Kent message me otherwise definitely speak to a few or put an ad on childcare.co.uk