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Did you have any trouble getting a place? The waiting list around my area is 18 months and many mothers can not return to work due to a lack of places. I think that you can sign up once you are 12 weeks pregnant. When did you sign your baby up for childcare?


Posted by deb_gs, 23rd April 2015


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  • We were lucky that a new childcare opened just as my oldest was needing to go. The key is to ring and chat and keep ringing.


  • One year in advance usually


  • I signed my girl up at about 12 months


  • I signed up my daughter when she was 2 year and got in two months later. But there were few places that I checked had more than a year waiting period.


  • We were very lucky and actually knew someone who helped us get in. It still took 4 months though. We tried at 6 months and got a spot when he was 10 months.


  • i gave up on childcare. it was cheaper and more personal to get a nanny for my 5 kids


  • I was lucky and got in quite quickly but I am on the waiting list for one 2 years later. It is so ridiculous.


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