To be very worried how I’m going to work in the school holidays?
Cherrymentos19 · 26/03/2021 05:56
Returning to work
My children are at private schools - so great during term time as wonderful before and after school activities
However the holidays are outrageously long!
Easter break... 3.5 weeks
Summer holidays... 9 weeks!
Half terms are generally 2 weeks.
I have no support locally. The children’s father will not be on hand in any meaningful way, and absolutely no point pursuing that point - because zero chance of change. Zero.
So what do people do?!
Am I being unreasonable?AIBU
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Washimal · 26/03/2021 06:18
Most people I know do a mixture of annual leave, holiday clubs, paid babysitters, grandparents/other relatives and unpaid leave. I know a couple of people who have nanny's or an au pair if they work from home. Bit drastic but I took a pay cut to work term-time only. I did that for lots of reasons, mostly because I love the job, but not having to pay for childcare or worry about how I'm going to juggle everything in the holidays is a bonus.
Ki0612 · 26/03/2021 06:27
I think asking what people do in the summer at private school is a bit silly as if people can afford private school they can afford a childminder, out of school club etc that everyone else uses in the school hols and if they aren't available as hols are longer thats the points u take annual leave...
Cherrymentos19 · 26/03/2021 06:30
They don’t do this. For the first two weeks and last week. But not the 6 weeks in between
Cherrymentos19 · 26/03/2021 06:31
Both on bursaries
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