Child Care?

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Registered: 10-05-2007
Child Care?
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Fri, 10-05-2007 - 5:09pm

As a sahm, I don't use any regular childcare.

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Ducky

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Registered: 03-27-2003
In reply to: ducky1st89
Fri, 10-05-2007 - 5:18pm

Pros: It's got to be cheaper than a daycare provider or nanny.

Cons: It's also less reliable than a daycare provider or nanny.

IMO it's too shaky an arrangement. This sort of set-up can work if your luck holds out. But if it doesn't, you could wind up getting canned for missing too many days of work.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
In reply to: ducky1st89
Fri, 10-05-2007 - 5:46pm

I agree. If I woh ft, I would want a set and reliable dc situation.


Most of my friends who woh have kids in school now and they simply use before-after care during the week. Its nice because the kids are already at school and they dont have to be shuttled from the sitter to school to after care, etc. I think the other good option would be a live-out nanny.


When I woh pt, I had family care and while it was great for the most part, there were times when things fell through and I had to piece childcare together. I hated

Dj

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Registered: 03-21-2001
In reply to: ducky1st89
Fri, 10-05-2007 - 10:08pm

Funny you ask.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
In reply to: ducky1st89
Sat, 10-06-2007 - 9:47am
My dd's tried this style of childcare with little success. The lack of consistency was a big problem. Also, those that are caring for the child(ren) this little of a time tend to feel that it's no big deal if they have to change it for one week here and there.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
In reply to: ducky1st89
Sat, 10-06-2007 - 5:14pm
No, I don't feel they are desirable.

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