would it be ok for me to ask a cm to look after my 8 mth old part time for 3 months only while I work to pay off my maternity pay? i wasn't sure if this was quite common or if a cm might be a bit about it... thanks!
This is not ideal for many childminders, as we look for more permanent/long term arrangements generally, but this might be perfect for a minder that has another child starting in a few months. I had this situation last year, where I helped out someone for just over 3 months. So best to phone around
I also would take on a 3 month contract as I have a space available anyway might aswell make some use of it whilst I'm advertising, I would want a contract in place though even just for 3 months safer for both parties. I'm in Kent but if you are not there is a site called www.emergencychildcare.co.uk that has a number of childminders on their books in different areas that all do short term contracts. Good luck
HI don't know if your in my area but i have an under 5's vacancy and am able to do it short or long term, i live in bury near to heap bridge round-a-bout, very close to the M66, if you are interested please give me a ring as i don't tend to come on the internet very often.