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How do Nurses find trusted, flexible childcare for shift work?

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Thanks everyone - so many great people here who take the time to share info and experiences. Yup, I think it is going to be more than a little complex for her to do this, though she is no stranger to working hard. I admire her.

For myself, my children are older, my Significant Other is super supportive and we have family as well as friends not far away.

What I don't see is how Nurses whose children are in sports etc figure that out. When mine were younger and involved in activities/clubs/lessons I was able to be with them as needed and later I worked straight days, weekends off.

How would you get just one 9 year old to and from football - practices, away games, regular home games, etc etc. if you have to work three 12's?? Wouldn't you be gone when they need to get ready for school and then they get home from school by 3 pm-ish and you still wouldn't be home if you were working three 12's of a day schedule. The other two shifts would put you home for one end or the other, but not available for taking them to practices etc. And what about that first six months to a year when its common to have to put some extra time in for charting etc til you get experience and get more efficient and proficient at your job. Even if you have just two children and they are only involved in one sport each or after school activity, it could take some extraordinarily creative plan B's, C's and Z's .

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hope3456 is a ASN, RN and specializes in LTC, Psych, M/S.

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Nothing like reviving a 3 year old thread but I'm really struggling with finding childcare for 9 and 5 year olds and wondering about how to get them into extracurricular activities when I do not have a set schedule.

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