Hi I'm a teacher returning to work in September on a part time basis. Ill be working 1 full day and 3 mornings a week. I have the day covered as OH has that day off but will need childcare for 3 mornings (8am to 1pm) and not sure where to start? My LO will be 10 months - will nurseries just do morning sessions? Will childminders just do 3 mornings a week? Which would be best? Am i being realistic here? Any advice at all would be greatly appreciated by a first time mum.
Lots of nurseries do half days but might your hours be too long for that? Ones I've seen have been 8-12.30, maybe 1, and even if you leave bang on time you'll still have the commute to do. Unless I'm reading your OP wrong.
Child-minders will do this too and often you can find ones happy to do term time only or 3 days a week. As all registered settings work to and are inspected by the same standards and bodies its just about what fits best and feels right for you. Contact you local families information service for lists of registered settings near you.
Some childminders might offer those hours, but realistically, you might struggle as the cm would then struggle to fill the rest of the hours for the day and therefore be only working/being paid for half the day. It might fit with someone's circumstances though, maybe they could take an extra after school child for example to make up the hours/money. Always worth phoning round a few and seeing what local Childminder's say.