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I know a couple of women in this situation (both nurses) and neither was able to find anything in the day-care universe that functioned at night. One was single and so got a night-nurse, then a nanny, and the other depended on her husband mostly, then juggled offers from the grandparents, who were able to take on morning duties while she slept. Do you have a partner? If he or she is at home at night then I would just expect them to take on the nighttime parenting duties. Even if they work. Then I would get a caregiver for when I plan to sleep in the daytime.
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I work PT on weekend nights so definitely some of the least desirable hours for finding childcare. I work from 5p-12/1a also so it's more of a swing shift type schedule that requires afternoon and evening/night care as I have to drop them off around 4-4:30 and get them sometime around 1am. I have a few people that I pay to keep them depending on the week. If you really do have to find other childcare try looking for a SAHM that might would do it for the extra money. If you don't know anyone personally care.com or craigslist often have local listings that you could look through. Also you said MIL so you're married? Is there anyway to rearrange work schedules so that your DH could have your dd at least during the rough patches of her day? That has worked well for my dh and myself at times over the year as well.
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