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08/02/2014 at 00:19
I am trying to move and make life less complicated for us.
On the site that I work there is a primary school and a nursery. So it would make life really straightforward if the children went to those.
But the primary school has no places for B and the nursery has no places for U.
But that's okay there is another school nearby although it will make life more complicated. There is another nursery and actually I prefer that one and wnat U to go there so it was a good 'excuse' to send her there even though it is further away. Except they have no places either. ***.
So I am now having to look at places in the next town, which entirely misses the fecking point of moving to make life less complicated
Feck, feck, feck life is so bloomin stupid soemtimes!
08/02/2014 at 08:00
Oh QI I'm so disappointed for you! Is there a possibility for your children to have places in the near future? So sorry you're facing yet more obstacles.
08/02/2014 at 08:17
Oh no, how frustrating. Can you look for childminder instead, and maybe put her name down on a waiting list for the nursery?
08/02/2014 at 08:36
If you move into the catchment area don't they have to find them a space? I'm not sure how it works?
08/02/2014 at 08:50
They will find a place at a school for B but it doesn't have to be convenient or even near to us, just in the local area. With U there is no need to find her a place until the first Winter term after her fourth birthday.
There is no waiting lsit at the nurseries.
I guess I'll have to look into childminders. I didn't want to have to move U at all let alone potentially more than once. I really wanted a nursery because if the childminder is ill I'm stuffed as I don't have a back up.
08/02/2014 at 09:05
Understand wanting to have a nursery instead of childminder, we had the same reasons for wanting that too, although they do sometimes work as 2-3 of them together so you don't have all the same problems (I know that's what my Aunt used to do, with my Uncle and cousin, and have seen similar in our area when I was looking for C's school wrap-a-round care).
I'm guessing you probably know the local area since you work at a school there, but have you checked www.childcare.co.uk just in case you're missing any other nurseries?
08/02/2014 at 09:14
There is two where we will live and I have a list of the ones that are in the next town to check, which I'll do on Monday. One nursery said they would def have places in July, but to keep in touch as someone might move and a place open up. I'll be ringing every week! I need to potentially get it sorted by April, as I assume that will be when we will be moving.
09/02/2014 at 10:39
Do look at childminders QI - you might find that less complicated than the nursery option (even if it doesn't give you the back up should the child minder be ill). As Deedee says there are some that work together so they can offer back up should one be ill. Arranging childcare is so stressful.
Have the people buying your place done the survey yet? Has an April move date been agreed by you and them? If its not been said explicitly make sure that your solicitor and their solicitor know this is what you're aiming for.
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