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Wwyd? P/t job 18h pw but full time 6 weeks a year

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duploinmyteaagain Sat 20-May-17 17:08:31

I have been out of paid employment since having my child two years ago. I have applied for a job which sounds great, lovely hours, not too far away and the right kind of role for me but for 6 weeks a year I would be required to be full time to cover for a colleague.
Would you take a job with these hours? My concern is what I will do re childcare.
I would plan to put Dc into nursery two days and with my parents the other day but what could I do for those 6 weeks? It would be too much to expect parents to have Dc 3 days a week.
I'm torn because the p/t role looks really good and I haven't found many to apply for but would these 6 weeks be a complete PITA?
I don't have further details on how the six weeks would be broken up but imagine it could be a couple of two week blocks plus odd days...

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newnoo Sat 20-May-17 18:30:50

Does the nursery you're choosing ever have spare days. Most nurseries nearly always have Fridays as many Mums do 4 day week and finish on Thursday.

The other thing is could you use a temporary nanny service?

Or are you in any FB groups that have people available? I'm in a group of 15,000 and there's nearly always someone available last minute for a few days work.

Not ideal I know as I'm sure you'd like someone regular - but you may be able to find someone who can do a few hours here and there.

Seems a shame to lose out on a good job.

Just ask that you get plenty of time with warning that holiday is coming up so you can get childcare sorted.

Good luck with the new job. I think you should go for it!

duploinmyteaagain Sun 21-May-17 11:26:03

Thanks newnoo. I think extra flexi days may be an option at the nursery.
I hadn't thought of a temporary nanny service, so I'll look into that too.
I am also now considering a childminder rather than nursery as I've been led to believe they can offer more flexibility.
So many different options!? confused

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