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Emergency childcare - any options?

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Woolfey Fri 08-Mar-13 10:54:48

I've racked my brain and can't think of any options so I'm hoping someone on here might be able to help. I'm a full time SAHM with 2 DD's 1yr & 2yr. My husband is a contractor and only gets paid for the days he works. Since having DD2 I've had problems with my back and DH is having to take days off to look after the DD's meaning we don't get any income for those days. We have no family nearby and no friends who can help out. We can't keep doing this financially as it's crippling us but we can't find any childcare options that can take the DD's at the last minute and only occasionally. Does such a thing exist?

(I've also posted this in the Nannies topic)

Emmie412 Fri 08-Mar-13 12:32:13

Vetted babysitter services are available online.

lynniep Fri 08-Mar-13 12:36:48

have you any childminders in your area? sometimes they are not full on a particular day so may be able to take your children. my nursery does emergency childcare too. it may not be advertised so you need to call them.

SherbetDibDab Fri 08-Mar-13 19:09:45

Our nursery takes children on this basis. Where about's are you?

Woolfey Fri 08-Mar-13 20:00:05

Hi Sherbet,
I'm in Reading, Berkshire. I posted this in the Nannies thread and had some good suggestions. Must just be bad luck that the nurseries I tried couldn't help me.

botandhothered Fri 08-Mar-13 20:49:36

Most of the bigger nanny agencies provide emergency nannies.

SimLondon Sat 09-Mar-13 21:04:14

Yes - lots of nurseries and childminders do emergency childcare - call round your nearest ones and there's also the option of a Nanny which might be a bit pricier.

EmergencyChildcare Thu 28-Mar-13 13:35:48

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