Interview date changed and now I don't have childcare

(7 Posts)
TychosNose Fri 29-Apr-16 15:54:24

I've been a sahm for nearly 6 years and have an interview next week. Hooray!

The advert said the interviews would be on Thursday but now they've changed them to Friday and I don't have any childcare on Friday and dh has an important meeting he can't miss. The interview is 9am til 2pm and a1hour drive away.

What do I do?

I've never had to be difficult about an interview before. I've always been able to attend.

Dc are 2 and 5 (5 yo will be at school but will need breakfast club and someone to pick her up if I'm a bit late)

pippistrelle Fri 29-Apr-16 16:26:22

How frustrating, OP. Are there any SAHMs in your five your old's class you could ask for help? Or Google emergency childcare services in your area - not sure how much that would be but I imagine it wouldn't be cheap. If that fails - as a last resort, you could just say you have a pre-existing commitment that day, and ask if they can change it to another day that is mutually convenient.

mangocoveredlamb Fri 29-Apr-16 16:34:25

Try a local nanny agency, it'll be expensive I suspect but probably worth it!

TychosNose Fri 29-Apr-16 18:53:26

Thanks for your replies.
Sadly no money to pay for a nanny- we're on a shoestring as it is and I might not get the job and even if I do it's not going to be particularly well paid. Plus it's teaching so wouldn't start until September.

I don't know any mum's in dds class well enough to look after ds all day.

I guess I'll just have to ask them to rearrange the interview. It just feels like I'm starting off on the wrong foot.

HunterHearstHelmsley Fri 29-Apr-16 18:55:25

There's no harm in asking. Just be prepared that they may well say no sad When we arrange interviews it's a nightmare to book rooms, arrange interviewers etc... We did offer one on the same day outside of normal hours though so there's always a possibility!

pippistrelle Fri 29-Apr-16 19:21:37

Fingers crossed for you that they'll be accommodating. I wouldn't mention it was a childcare issue specifically, just that you have another commitment that day. Although it's a fact of life, some people get a bit funny about anything child-related.

TychosNose Fri 29-Apr-16 22:03:19

Thanks. Yes good point. I won't mention childcare.

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