I haven't posted on here in a while, but I wanted to find out what RNs do about childcare while on day orientations or when their active duty spouse is deployed or on TDY? I have a job offer coming soon to work weekend nights so my husband can watch our 4 month old son and avoid costly child care.
My issue is, what do we do when I have to do 4 weeks of day orientations? He can either take out some leave time or we can get private care due to the fact that on base child care is full time 6a-6p M-F when I will most likely be doing daytime 7a-7p orientations.
What are some other options? I would like to avoid costly childcare but we have only few friends in the area that work during the day.
Also, my hubby might be up for a 6 month deployment soon and he takes frequent TDYs due to the job he does. There might be help in getting up the priority ladder for child care on base, but I don't want to pay for full week full time care if I were not to use it all.
Any help is greatly appreciated, I am a new mom and a new RN that wants to find a solution to this probably common problem.
Thanks in advance for any help!!!