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Just a rant

We can barely afford nursery (I’ve had to submit a application to try and condense my hours to reduce nursery by a day if I can, even then it will be tight) And little one has been there two weeks, from day two he had a cold. And two weeks later I’m having to have two days unpaid off to keep him home due to him bei...

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Nursery

Hello Ladies, My little girl had her 1st settling in day at nursery today, she was very upset when I went out the room. Unfortunately we had no family that have ever looked after her. I just wanted to know how long it took your babies to settle into a nursery? I look forward to hearing from you x

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Nursery hours

Hi everyone! Might be being a little stupid, my daughter has the 15 free hours at nursery, but we also put her in extra hours. Am I able to pay this still through the tax free childcare??

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Universal credit - claim back up to 85% childcare costs

Hi, I have a question about the “claim back up to 85% of childcare costs” So my son has just turned 3. He is entitled to 15 government funded hours nursery which he has been since he was 2. Once I start working, from September he will be entitled to 30 hours funded hours. I’ve got a job interview this week & any...

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How much ?

How much would you expect monthly from your BD for your 9 year old ? He helps with aftercare, half which is $60. Needing help with food but what else needs to be calculated?

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20% off tax account for nursery

How do you set it up? Any advice. FTM here

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Daycare?

Hi, I wanted to know if anyone has put their little one in daycare and at how old?? I start work in a week and I’m conflicted on what to do. 😖

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Questions to ask childminder?

We’re viewing childminders this week. As a FTM, do you have any suggestions on what I should ask?

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Things to look for in a nursery- any red flags?

I'm looking to get my son into nursery soon and organising visits. Does anyone have any advice for what to look out for in a nursery? How did you know the one you went for was right for your LO?

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Care assistant

Hi it my first day at care home but as a volunteer. I'm wondering what can I do to keep my impressions up in front of them? I'm quite shy but will try to have conversations with elderly. Today I did observe what staffs are doing. What else should I do? I'm thinking to go for course in health and social care level...

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What are some parenting resources you reccomend for handling toddlers?

Mostly looking for books or videos. My husband wouldn’t be okay with me purchasing a class or hiring a coach. He doesn’t believe in them and he’s the sole provider. Edit: my little girl is two in a few months and I can’t figure this out. She’s terrible for me 80% of the time. She’s good for her dad whenever he’s ar...

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Does anyone know of any part time daycares in Toronto?

Most of where ive looked are mostly full time unfortunately and there doesnt seem to be much flexibility in many daycares

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Good evening mummies,

I became a single mum recently and try to catch up with things. My daughter will turn 3 in July. What can I expect from UC? Will they expect me to find work within a month or so? Or how long will they give me until I find a suitable place with childcare? Thank you 😊

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Childcare for 3 year olds

My little girl is 3 and currently at nursery 15 hrs a week since she was 2 on the 2 year funding, my question is now she's 3 will it stay the same hours in September or is she entitled to more, im currently not working as I'm on maternity and my partner is off work sick atm, im unsure how it all works especially wit...

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Choosing Nursery for 16 month old

Hello, Any nursery recommendations for a toddler in Kettering. What should I watch out for?

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Nursery prep

Hi mamas My LO will be starting nursery in a couple of weeks, is there anything you would recommend preparing or any tips before she starts nursery? Thanks :)

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Homeschooling Toddler

My biggest worry about homeschooling my toddler is her getting socially behind with peers her age. I bring her to storytimes, but seems like she needs more interaction with other kids and i barely know anyone with a daughter the same age as her. Any suggestions?

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Nurseries in North Walsham?

We're moving to the area and looking for any recommendations! We've looked at Town Tots, Chestnut, Millfield Preschool and Bright Start Montessori. Any recommendations? Thank you!

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Daycare??

I’ve been considering enrolling my 8 month old into daycare but finding one has been so overwhelming.. Does anyone have any recommendations that’s within 15 minutes of Langford Pwky?

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Moved to Mineola

Hi just recently moved to Mineola from Phoenix Arizona. I’m 23 my husband is 50 and he’s adopting our son who is 4 turning 5 this year. Looking for friends and suggestions for kindergarten schools in the area and what I have to do. This is my 1 and only child and he’s turning 5 in august so I have to enroll him. I d...

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