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I was made redundant whilst on Mat leave earlier this year and had to forfeit my place in the childcare center I was wanting.I have now been accepted to another daycare center in the new year starting off with one day in January and then moving up to two days in March. I want to know what others have done to get work for one or two days, please help I need tips and advice.

Posted anonymously, 17th November 2015

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  • Depends on skillset. Try agencies, MCDonalds, retail, or temping

  • see if there are any community programs that might give you 2 days work.

  • Depends on how many days you want to work. Local schools sometimes need canteen staff/crossing attendant’s. Cafes/restaurants/baristas. Target/Woolworths as a retail attendant- normally these offer child friendly hours i.e. 5 hour shifts
    Keep an eye out for part time work in the local newspaper.
    If you have any special skills/hobbies, you can try working from home.

  • You could work at a supermarket or do something party plan?

  • it really depends on your skills and qualifications – maybe see if there is an office who needs someone to do admin one or two days a week or look at doing homecare for the elderly. Good luck.

  • List your name and details with an agency – it may help?

  • Casual positions may be best for one to two days per week.

  • My maternity leave was 2 years (mainly unpaid). During that time we moved and despite looking and applying and being interviewed on a few occasions, I haven’t been abel to get back into the workforce. Good luck!

  • Can they make you redundant while on maternity leave? That seems a bit off to me :/ I was lucky, my mother in law helped out for a couple of days, so I was covered

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