how far do you live from school? we don't end class later than 5:30 (except for second half monday, which goes to 7:20 ) so they shouldn't have to be with a babysitter for too long.
my kids end day camp at 3:30 so she'll be coming every day from 3:30 to 6:00. even though some days are shorter than others, i hired her for m-th because it's hard to find someone willing to work only 2 days a week, and i could use her help if i need to rest or study.
i live in the bronx, and it takes me about 1hr 30mins to get to school. although my hus. can pick them up from school, but most of the time he has evening appointments with his clients. that is why i need someone, maybe from 5pm to whatever time i come back from school or when my hus comes back. remember, this is accelerated program after lectures one might want to put in more hours to study or to do some assignments. therefore, l need someone at home. however, if it did not work out, i might use my babysitter although she lives about 20 mins away from me but she is very reliable.
chayan, how much did you pay for the community health nursing textbook?