12 hour shifts and daycare

  1. My husband and I planning to start a family soon and I am trying to figure out what to do about daycare. The daycare centers in my area are open 6:00 or 6:30 am to 6:30 pm. We work 12 hour shifts and don't get off until 7:00 pm. My husband travels sometimes for his job and I don't what I would do when he wasn't there to pick up the baby. We don't have any family in the area to help out.

    What do you do about daycare and 12-hr shifts? Thank you for your help!
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  3. by   sharann
    Can you find hospitals with employee daycare? It's so tough with a family but can be done. I work part time 8-10-12 hour shifts and it works out now but my son is a teen now(oh the horror). When they are young it will be difficult. How about travel nursing. They sometimes have these things well thought out as incentives.
  4. by   IamRN
    Maybe you could find a home based day care, a registered one.

    I myself am resigning from a full time position because dh is going to be traveling due to his job. I plan to work prn and/or agency. I don't need the benefits though, I get them through dh's employment.

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