Hi fellow nurses,
I have a 3 year old and 1 year old and will be starting a full time night shift position (3 12-hr shifts/wk) in a couple months. I am struggling to figure out childcare. Pros of a nanny are that I wouldn't have to drive the kids to and from childcare, which means more sleep for me. But, it seems that most nannies can't work such an irregular schedule. (I won't be able to choose my schedule for the first 5 months). Also most of the daycares around here aren't that flexible either.
I do not have family in the area to help watch the kids.
What has worked for you mamas? What are the pros and cons of different options? P.S: It is not an option for me to stay up all day with the kids- I NEED my sleep
Thanks so much for your input!!