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I'm very excited. It is only 15 hours a week right now and only guaranteed for a year. BUt I've been assured they will have more for me to do when my year is up <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I was able to work my schedule so I work when dh is off. So, he gets them all day monday and then 4 hours on Wed and Thur mornings. It is working out well too...at least for the first week <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
And it is literaly a 2 minute walk and an elevator ride to my office <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> So, no fuel cost!<br><br>
The problem is that dh is not going to be having those days off in the fall, just for the summer he is free then. So, what I was tihnking was changings to three 5 hour days and hiring a sitter for 10 of them and lett dh hav th other 5.<br><br>
How much am I Looking at for 10 hours a week in cost? 2 kids 3yrs and 1yr?
 

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I guess that totally depends on where you live as rates are so different everywhere. Are you set on a sitter? For your kids' ages, there may be some great centres available that could take both of them. A friend of mine has her little guy in a montessori program for 15hrs/wk. Some centres are flexible with price ranges depending on how much you use them. Congratulations on your new job!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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You really need to call around to some centers or sitters in your area to find out. Start by asking friends, neighbors, co-workers if they know anyone. Start networking IRL.
 

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You may also want to call around and see if there are any preschools that will work with those hours since it is half days - at your boys' ages I bet they'd like that kind of interaction.
 

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I've looked into pre-school for TRacy and I can't afford to do that and have a sitter for Bryce.<br><br>
They have already asked if I could increase my hours and I said not ill Fall and only if you raise my rate $2 an hour. If they are able to do that I can afford it but I'll be putting all the extra into chilcare <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"><br><br>
I have some options and a line on a sitter. She doesn't have a set fee but I didn't know if I could get an idea.
 
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