Torbman Daycare Question

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Mingill - January 26

I was wondering what you've heard about the Salvation Army daycare out by the employment insurance office. I just got a new job with the Billy Bishop and Marine and Rail Museums and so far this in the only daycare in the area with an infant opening. I'm going to go check it out in person, but I wanted to know if you'd heard anything good or bad about it. Thanks Mindy

 

torbman - January 26

When are you going back to work? Have you thought about Happy Hearts daycare? I usually take my kids to Inglenook but they can't take Joel so early so I have him on the list for June . Have you called up there? Also the other alternitive s going through Grey Bruce child services. they have subsidized spots and they also do in home daycares. I have had both and loved them. With an in home daycare they are a bit more flexable and they are bonded becasue they work for the government. Did they reopen that daycare? I thought that they had closed that a couple years ago due to funding? I thought that it was over by the legion ?

 

Mingill - January 26

No, I completely forgot about the Happy Hearts. I've been calling grey-bruce child services all week, I always get voicemail and nobody returns my calls. Except for yesterday, I got a call telling me she was on the road and didn't have the list and I should try again next week. I'm supposed to start on Feb. 5. I was leaning towards in home care because my mother can take Daniel (my sweet little 5 month old) in the mornings. I must be thinking of the wrong place, the phone book says the SA daycare is on 14th st. W.

 

torbman - January 26

Yup I believe the daycare is on 14th street. Down the street from me :). Happy Hearts is actually where I go to Church too. Kim is head of it, she is wonderful, and I know a few of the ladies there too. All very nice. How come you are going back so soon? Don't you have a year?

 

Mingill - January 26

well, yes and no to having a year. I was working for the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Ottawa, but my contract ended in April 2006. When I wasn't able to find something else (I was already like 5 months pg, so it was hard finding work) I went on E.I. So because I had to use up some of my weeks early, my E.I will run out sooner. That and the fact that museum jobs don't come up very often, especially in the area, so I couldn't let the opportunity pa__s by, not to mention we need the money. Employment Insurance can only go so far. My DH is a teacher, and he's been doing supply for the board since we moved back home in September. But the supply work hasn't been too steady (really wish more teachers would get sick LOL). But thank goodness, he just got a long term occa__sional contract in Flesherton, he'll finish out the school year with them. I would love to stay home with my little guy, but at this time we just can't afford it.

 

torbman - January 26

I hear ya, I am not looking forward to going back. I work at Sears in the childrens department. I have been ther for 13 years and lets face it at that rate of pay I won't find that anywhere else by just starting off. I am taking a medical office a__sistant course but its slow going. I'm trying to squeeze it in on top of taking care of everyone else. Ilove it but it can be hecktic.

 

Mingill - January 26

Good luck with the med office a__sistant, juggling everything else and school must get busy. Well, at least the Sears staff discount must be nice (especially on baby stuff). DH was working at Sears (actually at a MacIntosh and Watts in a sears) when we were in Ottawa. During Baby Days, we bought all our major stuff.

 

torbman - January 26

It has its perks, thats for sure. I also do inventory and mark downs, so you get to see the deals before anyone.lol. My hubby works there too. He is at Goodyear, but when they were on strike he started there so he is working both right now.

 

torbman - January 29

Mingill, how did you make out with Happy Hearts, or the kids services?

 

Mingill - January 29

I'm still looking and waiting for the county to call me back. I've got a lead on a lady in Southampton, but she won't have an opening for a few weeks. I used to work at Reitmans and I know what you mean about markdowns. My favourite was unpacking new stock, then you got first pick. Our stockgirl used to call me in to show me stuff she knew I'd like LOL.

 

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