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Horsedogbird Thu 03-May-18 14:04:30

What do you do?


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Watto1 Thu 03-May-18 17:48:13

Admin in an office. 9:30 -2:30. Not exactly rocket science or particularly well paid but it's perfect while the dc are little.

Twerking9to5 Thu 03-May-18 17:53:23

Agh OP I’m wondering the very same thing. I’m a teacher which I thought would be good for when I had kids. Ha! I’m considering doing TA/learning support which would be actual school hours. Would that be an option?

IlPorcupinoNilSodomyEst Thu 03-May-18 17:55:27

School admin, I do term time plus five inset days.

Babyg1995 Thu 03-May-18 17:56:49

Catering assistant 10 till 2 moday till Fri

Horsedogbird Thu 03-May-18 17:57:44

There's things I'd like to do but are just not compatible with having small children.

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Paddingtonthebear Thu 03-May-18 17:58:35

Office admin 9.30-2.30pm, three days a week. In a child related industry.

thesqueezedlemon Thu 03-May-18 18:06:31

Supermarket. 9.30 - 2.30. 3 days a week and every Sunday.
They've been v flexible. Before the dcs started school I worked evenings. Swapping to school hours a month after my youngest dc started reception.

Now my youngest is in juniors. I am looking forward to finding something new I want to do in a few years time 🤞

GoJohnnyGoGoGoGo Thu 03-May-18 18:13:22

I teach. My school (secondary) is next to my DS' primary school and his primary school finish later than us. They go to breakfast club in the morning and after school club a few times a week. I usually manage to do breakfast club/pick ups a few times a week.

EllenJanethickerknickers Thu 03-May-18 18:16:58

I'm a science technician in a secondary school. Term time only but 8.30-4.30. There are part timers as well, though, within school hours.

BethaTheBlubberer Thu 03-May-18 19:03:19

How do you get into a TA type role? Does it require volunteer experience?

Mamabear1475 Thu 03-May-18 19:05:22

Care work. 7am until two as dp takes the kids to school. But I know other carers who work 9-3 To fit around the school run

xyzandabc Thu 03-May-18 19:10:56

School office admin. 20 hours over 3 days term time only, plus 2 weeks in the summer holidays.
I don't work inset days, though my school inset days are not always the same as my kids school.
I do

DH can usually do the school run on my 8am start days. Or they go to breakfast club. I do all pick ups as kids school finishes 10 mins later than me and that just enough time to get here from my school.

recoveringmummy Thu 03-May-18 19:28:04

Pre school assistant, 9-3pm term time only, I am very lucky :-)

Horsedogbird Thu 03-May-18 19:31:43

Mamabear I was interested in care work but they just want you to work shifts and I need it to be set hours but it seems that you maybe have to be doing it for a while before you can do that?

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vickibee Thu 03-May-18 19:36:57

Bookkeeper 930 while 3. There to pick up and drop off but use holiday childcare

HeyMicky Thu 03-May-18 19:43:18

Not quite school hours but 8.30-2, DD goes to breakfast club. I also do one long day a week when DH does pick up. I walked it back from a full time role

HeyMicky Thu 03-May-18 19:43:49

Sorry - meant to say digital marketing.

Mamabear1475 Thu 03-May-18 19:45:24

It depends if you work in a care home or you work in the community. I can't do care homes as most of them wanted 12 hour shifts. But home to home care is a lot more flexible x

piefacedClique Thu 03-May-18 19:47:30

Cover supervisor in a local Comp. Was previously teaching with a 1.5hr commute each way. Taken a while to find my feet but can drop kids off and pick them up from school plus get the holidays.

Groovee Thu 03-May-18 19:50:27

Early Years Practitioner on supply. Some days I do 8-3.40, 8.15-11.45/12.15-3.45. Sometime do 10-2pm. It just depends on what I am needed for.

Horsedogbird Thu 03-May-18 20:00:51

mamabear yeah it is home care I was after

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lljkk Thu 03-May-18 20:54:39

I don't, but DH does. Web app development. He can do a lot at home, when kids around, too.

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