agree days are easier to fill - you may find a nanny who has a 3day job who wants to earn some extra money for a while
tbh your evening hours are probably too early for the average nanny as they generally finish not earlier than 6pm if not 7pm - so to find someone to do 5.30/7.30 would mean using someone who only has a morning job
plus as its only 2hrs, if i was to do this on my days off, i charge a minimum of 4hrs regardless if i am used all of that time - to make it worth my while iyswim
again not impossible but harder
i would look on your local site of netmums and see if there are any nannys there looking for work
other option is possibly a cm - who has got mindees leaving at 5.30 (so that they dont go over their 3under 5's ratio)
Another option for evenings is a member of staff at a local nursery - they often work shifts to cover the long opening hours so if they start at 7.30 would be finished by mid afternoon.... Or how about a local teenager - would be finished school in time.
I dont have a usual babysitter which is why i dont have a clue, i dont really want to send them to a cm (although this would be funded by the college as 'registered' childcare) as its their tired time, i would be happy for a student etc. they just need to eat at 5.30, can watch bedtime hr from 6 till 7 or play in living room, then put pjs on i wouldnt even expect baths
So will check netmums, shoulod i put up signs
I have found out daytime option is spread over 4 days so that is too much time for them to be in childcare for me
Hope you don't mind me proof reading your ad - I think it reads much better now... spelling error near the end though - foor ?
Did you spot that further down that page there is a parent posting on behalf of her daughters, based in the same town as you. May be worth contacting them to see if it would fit with their college studies.
So far i have had one reply to ad, but where do i stand in terms of paying? For these hours im i just paying a 'babysitter' easy enough or do i need to worry about tax and ni and whether they are properly reg as SE or not?
The daytime option is four days a week, im a sahm as i want to be at home with my kids, i would be ok with having them in a little bit of childcare (dd goes to preschool which is fairly educational letters/numbers/lots of messy painting and creative stuff) but i wouldnt be happy for them to spend the majority of their week in nursery/at a cms. It would be different next year when dd is in school and ds in preschool p/t
I would consider a cm but at the time of day the course is its their teatime/chill out/bedtime so i think they would be happier at home.
I was thinking about £20 for 2.5hrs, with it written in that i may require 15 mins possibly on either side in emergencies. Her kids are 4 and 10 mths. I will cook for mine, just need it served to them. The more i think about it the less i think she weanted to bring her kids, just that she was explaining she was a mum as well as working in a preschool (but taking another yr out with her baby).