Well it has taken me 7 months but we have finally found a childminder for Imogen WOOHOO!
Since last July she has been in the nursery where I work and to be honest it’s been great, she’s really settled in and seems to like it.
The problem? Well I work an hour away from home which isn’t much of a commute for me but I start at 8am so poor Imogen is being woken at 6.30am, dressed and put into a car to sit for an hour strapped into a chair she doesn’t really want to be in and that’s on a good day! When the traffic is bad or there is an accident…..well you can imagine!
It also means should she be ill or need to be collected early for some reason there is only me available and I would have to leave work to collect her (probably the one thing I don’t mind about the arrangement!)
Also the days I have her with me I have to work later hours because of the opening times of the nursery so I can go back to finishing earlier again :0)
AND…..its slightly cheaper :0)
So we now have a local childminder for the two days she is normally in nursery which means Chris can drop her off on his way to work and I can collect on my way home, far easier for everyone including Imogen.
A months notice has been given to the nursery this morning.