I am going back to work after maternity leave for 2 days a week. Mondays and fridays. This make it 8 days in 4 weeks. Out of these 8 days, 5 days i dont need any childcare coz i have got my hubby and grand parents available. However 3 days i will be need childcare.
So it will be as follows
Week 1, no childcare needed
Week 2, childcare needed mon and fri
Week 3, Childcare needed on friday
Week4, no childcare needed.
and the 4 weekly pattern keeps repeating itself. So 2 weeks i wont be needing childcare and then 2 weeks i will be needing childcare (one week 2 days and one week 1 day). Now the problem is that i have asked nurseries and they wont take him on this pattern. I dont really want him to go for more days as i wont be able to claim costs via tax credit as i will be working less than 16 hrs a week.
What way should i go round. What kind of childcare can i get??????????? Suggestions please because i am pulling my hair out of stress!!!!!!!!!! Does anyone know of any nurseries who operate on day basis??? Are childminders safe... i am scared to death of leaving my baby with someone i dont know.