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Old 07-14-2008, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Memphis
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Default Weekend daycare

Why is it so hard to find good weekend daycare. I have to work on weekends an so does my husband. We pay $400.00 a month just for 2 days a week!
Thats crazy!
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Old 07-14-2008, 02:10 PM
 
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i have never heard of weekend daycare
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Old 07-14-2008, 02:20 PM
 
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Just a thought...Could you find an older retiree grandma type, that could use some extra income? Or maybe even a mature college student that needs part time weekend work? They could even come to your home, and save transporting the children.
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Old 07-14-2008, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Memphis
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i have never heard of weekend daycare


So how does moms with small children work at all if it is not 9-5 Monday to Friday?
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Old 07-14-2008, 02:48 PM
 
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I've seen it offer before but it is not a common thing.

We were dual military & saw it offered many places due to the fact that many times in the military a servicemember is required on duty for weekends or weeks at a time for such things as field problems, etc.

I am sure the assistance is out there, but it may be a challenge to find.

You may want to consult a nanny firm or something like Nanny4Hire & see what you come up with. I would bet more private providers would offer assistance than a drop off daycare.

But it's just not common b/c it's not in demand as Mon-Fri daycare is & hence providers don't see a profit margin & may cost more just to stay open & pay employees.

Keep in mind, providers need some time off too & weekends may be their only chance.

It's a tough situation if you need to find weekend daycare.
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Old 07-14-2008, 03:31 PM
 
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So how does moms with small children work at all if it is not 9-5 Monday to Friday?
HUH... i dont understand your question....I HAVE heard of daycares that are open mon to fri but i have never heard of any that were open on weekends (sat and sun)... your best bet would prob be to hire a nanny
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Old 07-14-2008, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Vestavia Hills
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The only time I've ever seen weekend daycare was driving through Memphis. They have a 24/7 daycare...across the street from a strip club. I kid you not.


But yeah, I would imagine that people charge more on the weekends because...well, they can. Sorry, I'm no help at all!
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Old 07-14-2008, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Stuck on the East Coast, hoping to head West
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I was a licensed family daycare provider years ago and when I did it, it was very difficult to get licensed for any other time other than "business hours". I don't know why. The other thing was that there were so few people in my area that need weekend hours on a regular basis that it wasn't worth it for me to open on weekends.
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Old 07-14-2008, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Try Googling "drop in child care" or "drop in day care" plus the name of your hometown - there are centers popping up in many cities across the U.S. that offer weekend child care.

But $400 per month isn't bad if you are working two eight hour shifts on each weekend day. Many private providers charge at least $10 per hour or $160 per weekend if you work 16 hours.
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Old 07-14-2008, 09:12 PM
 
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I know for sure NYC was big on 24/7child care due to the large hospitals. I don't know where you live, but as Topaz stated $400 is not bad for a month of child care.
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