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Grandparents childcare

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Mollypussy Fri 05-Jun-20 13:58:56

I’m amazed As my grandchildren back at school now , but my daughter can’t work her full hours as she has to pick up after school and cover the days I normally had the small ones each week , when they can go to a childminder and school , madness .but not us one of my friends actually been helping having them in her home and overnight as had to help her family !
Her circumstances she has to help still , and I think of grandparents will do this anyway eventually

NfkDumpling Wed 10-Jun-20 20:09:10

It sounds as if a lot of GPs will now be able to care for their DGC as they can form a bubble if their DC is a single parent. It can’t be long before that’s extended.

gillybob Wed 10-Jun-20 22:18:12

I’m almost jubilant tonight !

Okay so I broke the rules today and had my gorgeous baby girl at my home ( it was perfect as though she’d never been away) but all very above board now . Still ridiculous rules in my opinion but there you have it. I’m so happy for my DD that she can go back to work on minimum 16 hours . smile

gillybob Wed 10-Jun-20 22:19:19

I feel strongly that they need to extend that ridiculous single parent rule .

EllanVannin Wed 10-Jun-20 22:35:18

I'm so glad that's worked out for you Gillybob as well as for your DD too. How would anyone expect her to live ? It would have been an added worry for you which you can well do without xx It's a poor show if you can't help your family during tough times.

I'd be hard-pushed not to do the same for my D. In fact I was asked, by phone , this morning if I could help my D with the children if need be, honestly !

vegansrock Wed 10-Jun-20 22:40:48

I’m with you gillybob The rules make no sense. I’ve been looking after 18 month old GC for past 4 weeks 2 days a week, and will continue till the nursery opens for his age group. The parents can’t wfh with him around all day, and they can’t always take it in turns with conference calls etc. It’s ridiculous that paid childminders are seemingly ok but unpaid family members , unless they are D Cumming s family, are not. I’m not doing this for my benefit, but to help my DD. She is a key worker who works for home ( yes, they do exist) but he can’t get a nursery place as SIL not a key worker but he is also wfh, but this doesn’t mean he has all day to sing wheels on the bus or whatever. So I know my couple of days is so much appreciated, and once nursery is up and running I will be redundant

B9exchange Thu 11-Jun-20 08:54:24

We can now go and help out DD with two young children so she can work. She has had it anyway, but the antibody tests have only just become available to prove it, and at a cost of £99 each, that will make them unavailable to the lower income families who could really benefit from knowing.