I'm putting in a flexible working application to leave work at 2.45 meaning a 3pm pickup from a childminders (have not started to find one yet as it seems quite far off) - is this a tricky time, i.e. too close to school run time? What would be the best time of a pickup between 2.30 and 3.30 - i.e. after sleep time but before school run? I don't want to shoot myself in the foot negotiating a work finish time and not be able to find a CM.
well I dont leave till 3.15 to pick up at 3.30 so 3pm would be perfect for me. Although, if late, then you might have to hang around till the CM gets back from the school run which for me is about 3.45/4pm
I used to leave a 3pm for school too. I would have though its far easier to arrange a pick up time with a CM, than negotiate work hours. If the CM you choose needs to leave a 3, she'll be no more than half an hour, probably, so just have that time to nip to shops or whatever you choose. It might also mean, if you were delayed at work for a few minutes, it wouldn't matter.