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neverputasockinatoaster Sat 13-Dec-14 12:07:06

DS is 10 and has a DX of ASD. DD is 7 and has no DX but is ASD/PDA. Neither of them can cope with childcare despite being HF.
I was a teacher but in July I gave up my job as I could no longer do it properly, was forever 'late' because DD was melting down at breakfast club, I hated it and I was a heartbeat away from capability.
We can just about manage. Dh would prefer it if I was earning about £8000 a year as it would make stuff less tight. I would prefer it too as I have always 'paid my way'.
Since September both of the children have gone from strength to strength. DD puts her socks on with very little fuss. Her socks are her barometer of her stress levels! They love being taken to school and picked up every day. We feel more connected as a family.
I am just so frustrated that there are no jobs out there that will allow this to continue! I know I am asking for the moon on a stick. I just want a job that starts at about 9.15, finishes/about 2.45 and is term time only.
I know that is the holy grail of jobs for parents, I know it's the moon on a stick but it would just make life so much bloody easier!
Right. Rant over. Thanks for listening!

FunkyBoldRibena Sat 13-Dec-14 12:08:51

We used to employ people for those hours, for the purposes of parents being able to drop off and pick up their kids. It was in a laboratory where the hours didn't matter all that much.

Keep looking, something is out there.

neverputasockinatoaster Sat 13-Dec-14 12:16:10

And also,(shameful confession coming up), I don't really know where to look!
I went to uni, became a teacher, found all my jobs in the TES......
I know that's dreadful but I feel overwhelmed and clueless because a teacher is all I've ever done!

Ineedmorepatience Sat 13-Dec-14 12:32:34

For the same reason I work part time, the money is crap but I do actually quite like my job most of the time.
I work in a small preschool nr Dd3's school, which is seriously handy.

There are jobs out there, keep looking. flowers

PolterGoose Sat 13-Dec-14 12:57:34

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Littlemisssunshine72 Sat 13-Dec-14 21:26:26

Some pre school group thing/home ed group thing /weekend group thing ( if babysitting available). Sorry, I'm a teacher too doing 2 days supply but looking for ways to supplement my income!

AgnesDiPesto Sat 13-Dec-14 22:00:41

If your DH can cover weekends and evenings you could do tutoring
Councils also employ tutors for children with Sen or medical problems out of school.
Or home ed families might want tutors daytime

Tunna Sun 14-Dec-14 13:37:48

You could use your experience of SEN to retrain as an SEN advisor - something like this perhaps?,2369488748&key=119466882&c=35485456361387

Tunna Sun 14-Dec-14 13:38:30

Try again,2369488748&key=119466882&c=35485456361387

Tunna Sun 14-Dec-14 13:40:01

Links don't like me today sad

Search SEN advisor jobs, there's plenty of term time / pt positions

Flook76 Sun 14-Dec-14 15:33:54

Hi! Just wanted to say how much I understand. I have just given up my job (3 weeks ago - had been there for a long time and loved the hustle and bustle of my job) - but it just got too hard with DS and after school care (we'd been through 2 childminders, the after school club and a nanny).
I found the whole decision very emotional, but now I'm home it's as though the whole household has breathed out a huge sigh of relief and all stress levels have decreased. Just have to extremely careful with money (but was paying a lot of childcare by the end with nanny for DS so he could have 1-2-1 care and a childminder for DD).

Goodness knows what the future holds for me work-wise in the future! Would be great to know how you get on with anything you might find that does fit around the hours you need. I feel like it might be something I have to carve out for myself.
Good luck!!

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