Daycare and Nursing - page 2

by JasmDasm

Future RN student (start Jan 2014) with an important question: Where do your babies go when you're doing your clinicals / shift? I have a toddler who will be 2 by the time I start and I really have no idea where I'm going to... Read More


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    I really hope you and your Husband can come to a better arrangement, nursing school is tough and you will need his support. Another option for child care may be to have a sitter come into your house and watch your child. I just started this for my special needs 10 year old, my older son used to watch him the little I needed him to but now that I'm working days instead of overnights I needed someone full time. My older son works full time so I have one of the girls in his class watch my son. If you don't know any teenagers and think this might work for you, call the school (there will be someone there even in the summer) and see if the guidance counselor can give you the name of some good kids. There are responsible kids out there. My family is no help with my kids so I know how it is. But seriously good luck in school, and I'm sure when your husband sees how much time you have to devote to studying he'll pitch in with housework. If he doesn't make sure HIS laundry is the last you do, that generally gets the point across.
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    I found a private sitter to take care of DD when I go back to work. I work weekend nights and DH works every other weekend with an overnight so it was the only option for us. I really like our sitter tho. We found her by word of mouth.
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    Hire someone to come to your home and babysit, at least until your spouse can get up and take over.
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    In your situation I might make an arrangement for a sitter to come to my home or look for a private in home sitter where you can drop off early. As for me, my husband had to be at work at 8 so clinical days, he would drop our daughter at daycare...our daycare opens 700-530. Our older 3 would get on the school bus at 630am.
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    We have an au pair who lives with us. For us it ends up being less expensive then daycare or other options for 2 kids, plus with our crazy hours it's been priceless for the flexibility alone. If you have an extra room in your house it's worth looking into!
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    Quote from JasmDasm
    Thanks for the advice. There are a few in home childcare places close to where I live. I've interviewed them all and the one that I absolutely love opens at 7.
    Plus, we are trying to survive on Hubby's income alone, so money is tight. And he feels that I should cover everything else (cooking, cleaning, kids, sitter) since he is the only one who works. Bleh, I just wish my family was more reliable.
    You should talk to hubby to get him to at least drop off lil one. When the program starts in January my mom will drop lil one off for me on clinical days. Also try Virginia Marx. They are on campus, open early and have a sliding fee scale. Also go to Social Services and see if you can get assistance with child care costs. This is what I did. I don't know where you are located exactly because my daughter's day care is great but they open at earliest seven i think.
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    I went through the same daycare dilemma when I was in nursing school. My husband travelled so he was not home much to take care of our daughter. No daycare in my area was open until 7a, and my clinical started at 7a. I asked a girl who worked at the daycare to come to my house on her way to work at the daycare for $10 per morning. It was was a win-win situation. The real trick will be to get a job after you graduate. I had some great offers I had to turn down because of daycare issues. Finally, I went into home care which was great. My daughter is 20 and in nursing school. I am an LPN Instructor at a technical school. It all works out somehow.

    Best wishes.


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