I ama nurse Have just started new job about a month ago. I work 3 shifts a week earlys-7:30-3:30-I rarely get off on time, usually 20-30min late
dd-18yrs helps out in the mornings as dh leaves for work at 5:30 she can't pick ds (7yrs) up from school as she finishes later than him
My shifts change each week .
After school club is a poss, can I change the days each week?
Since I started I have had friends pick ds up and I have collected from their house. Don't really want to rely on then anymore as I am always late and stressed and fear pissing people off. Would rather have a confirmed arrangement.
Possibly not very helpful, but I work set shifts eg every tuesady and wednesday, and my DM or MIL pick the DC up to and from school.
My manager is very keen to keep me (I work in PICU) but am aware that I am not being much of a team player with regards to not doing nights, but see it as a short term thing until DC are a bit older. If I didn't have my mum to help I would probably have to try and find a CM.
Try childminders in your area, I have looked after doctors and nurses children and started early or finished late and was able to accomodate different days etc. I'm about to sign up another child who's parents are both shift workers. As a former nurse working shifts I know how hard it can be, but persevere and you should find somebody.
i work with trainee nurses now and as long as the communication stays on top we get through it fine...mine can give me their hours 2-3 weeks in advance, sometimes they change, it may be possible i cant help at some point if they request a time when my ratios are full..however if your LO is 7, then he's on the cusp of not being in our limited ratios (age 8 and above) therefor most cm's would be ok about chopping and changing now and again as he wont be taking up a full time space..contact your local family information service(google within your local council) and they will give you a list of local cm's..or go on www.childcare.co.uk there may be some listing themselves in your area. Good Luck