Ok so DS is going to start school in September. He has been in nursery 2.5 days a week which means I can work 2.5 days a week. When he starts school he will be mornings-only for a month. Is it going to be feasible to get a childminder for two afternoons a week for the first month then two half-afternoons (ie pick up from school and mind) during term time? How does everyone else manage?
A mother at DS's school has found a lovely woman - a student looking for some extra cash. She picks up from school 3 days a week and takes him to the park or home to play. You could try someone like that. Sort of an honourary big sister.