Quote from gabgab
My son is turning six this November. Got no relatives in California. Hopefully I could find someone who could take care of my kid
ok, so he's kindergarten age. just a month old than my daughter!
so, i see you're from the philippines. what city? i know people all over there? iloilo, cebu, just to name a couple.
so i take it you're moving over here to work? is that right? if i'm guessing right, are you working night shift? so you'll probably need someone to watch him at night?
my best advice would be to ask around the hospital, ask other nurses and such where they find childcare. i know i used to have a fellow nurse who worked the opposite shift as me to watch my kids for a while. didn't cost me anything either, we just swapped watching each others kids while the other was at work. i also found a couple people that were students and aides who watched my kids once in a while.
just keep asking around, research the area where you will be living to see if anyone offers childcare the times you need them.
just brainstorming here, trying to find you some suggestions!