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    I work nights 12 hour shifts.

    Can anyone please give me advice on childcare?

    I have no family or friends in the area.

    As you will see in my previous post their mother has left me with our 3 children she now lives about 4 miles away but I can’t depend on her as she is all loved up🤢

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated


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    Look on your local council website to see what child care provider s are able to assist you. It took me 7;weeks to get child care in place so be warned. The council will have a free list . Do not use these so called childcare website s they are full of strange people who are just running a business plus you will need to pay to correspond with them .


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    there are childminders who take children overnight…obviously your children would need to spend some time with them etc first. I imagine the cost paying for children to be cared for all night would be high. my child minder used to look after a little girl who’s mum was single and did 12 hour nights as a prison officer. mum would pick her daughter up from school, do tea, play homework bath and pjs. then drive her over on her way to work and pick her up I  the morning. she did 3 night shifts? money was better and no real time lost with her daughter. I don’t know how she funded it though. the other option is someone coming to sleep at your house with the children but that would involve a massive amount of trust. is there anyone you know who would be trustworthy, doesn’t have commitments of their own and would appreciate the money? or a family member that would help you (even if it’s your ex partner’s family they may do it for the children)

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    Hi alfie2468

    Yeah it’s a difficult one.

    I have no one I could trust unfortunately.

    My best option is probably to try and find work during the day.

    Thank you for your reply.


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