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10-06-2011, 01:31 PM
I was just wondering how many hours everyone does a week and does anyone work weekends.

We work Mon - Friday
Start at 7.30 and finish at 18.30 (11 hrs) and yes this is everyday

Thankfully because there is 2 of us we normally can get a 10-15 minute break :clapping:

10-06-2011, 01:34 PM
I work 8am-5pm, 4 days a week. And never weekends.

10-06-2011, 01:38 PM
No weekends for me either , 7am to 6pm mon - fri , occasionally 6.30 depending on traffic.

10-06-2011, 01:41 PM
I feel really lazy now as work three days a week, one full and two half days (mindees at nursery) and then work everynight from school pick up to 5.30. suits me.

10-06-2011, 01:44 PM
funnily enough i have just been on the phone to tax credits who wanted to know how many hours i did...

told her i did a 55 hour week

she nearly fell off her chair...i had to explain i was self employed etc.

on a positive note i massively over estimated my income for last year (i forgot to take off all my expenses) so i might get some money soon!!!

heres hoping eh?

mandy xxx

aunt sally
10-06-2011, 01:45 PM
I'm a part timer too. I work 8 am to 5.30 pm on a Tuesday and Wednesday and 3 to 5.30pm on a Thursday.

10-06-2011, 01:49 PM
Well at the mo I only work school hols 60hrs wk lol so very very part time :blush:

10-06-2011, 01:51 PM
Well at the mo I only work school hols 60hrs wk lol so very very part time :blush:

oh you part timer !

i did do 60+ hours then got taken to hosp with raging BP!!!:eek:

so i cut back....to 55....made lots of difference :rolleyes:

mandy xxxxx

10-06-2011, 01:52 PM
i work 7.30 - 6.30 5 days a week - so a 55 hour week and thats before you start on paperwork/cleaning etc - makes me wonder why I bother! lol still only 6 months to go until maternity leave! :D

10-06-2011, 02:32 PM
I do a 55 hour week but then spend the weekends at car boot sales/charity shops/craft fairs looking for resources. I always seem to be in childminder mode and never switch off.

Cammie Doodle
10-06-2011, 02:46 PM
used to do 50 + per week now work Tues Wed and Thurs 7.15 - 6.30, but it suits as it gives me 4 day weekends EVERY weekend :laughing:

10-06-2011, 02:48 PM
I do a 60 hour week and thats not including time spent at the weekends and evening doing paperwork or getting activities ready for the next day.

I never seem to switch off but I love my job so its not too bad

10-06-2011, 03:21 PM
I work from 7.00am to 6.30pm, 5 days a week.

And paperwork at weekends :(

10-06-2011, 03:54 PM
I work 5 days a week 7.30 til 5.30 but no weekends 50 hours a week

10-06-2011, 03:57 PM
I work for doctors so my hours can be anything weekends as well sometimes all night, :(

10-06-2011, 04:10 PM
I do 7am-7pm 3 days and 8am-6pm 2 days. I would like to cut my hours down and just work 4 days.......(or not at all :D )

10-06-2011, 04:10 PM
I do a 55 hour week but then spend the weekends at car boot sales/charity shops/craft fairs looking for resources. I always seem to be in childminder mode and never switch off.

I can really relate to this, our weekends seem to be the same, wouldn't have it any other way though

10-06-2011, 04:11 PM
somedays 6.30 am till 6.00, somedays 7.30 am till 8.00 pm but thankfully most weeks 7.30 til 6.00 Monday to Friday. Our home wakes every morning at 6.00 am.

10-06-2011, 04:16 PM
I work 8 to 5.30 3 days a week and school runs only on the other days.

But then there's paperwork and shopping (lots of shopping :D ) for childminding stuff and research (especially on the forum) so really it's a full time job!

Miffy xx

10-06-2011, 05:12 PM
I work 8am - 5/5.30pm Monday - Friday. I too would love to go down to 4 days but I can't see that happening in the near future.

10-06-2011, 05:22 PM
Monday and Tuesday 12 - 14.45, thursdays 08.30 - 14.45... so not much at all really!! I'd like to do a bit more - as in have another two children the same time as the one on Monday and Tuesday. But that's about it! I will be working the occasional friday from September. TBH I don't want to work at all but childminding is something I think you need to do almost full time to make it worthwhile (moneywise).

10-06-2011, 05:29 PM
I do 7.45am - 6pm mon-fri, with Wednesday afternoon off, well 2hrs off before pick up. Have been asked to do weekends but thats my 'me' time and family time.

10-06-2011, 06:05 PM
Mon-Fri, normally 7.30-6pm, with the occasional 6.30 finish and even more occasional 5pm finish.
Thankfully haven't been asked to do w/ends for a long time, might do the odd one but wouldn't do it on a regular basis.

And I have just finished a contract where I was starting work at 5.50am for shift workers 3 days a week, so relieved I don't do that anymore!

10-06-2011, 06:17 PM
12 hour day, 5 days a week just caring for the children.

Then paperwork and cleaning every evening and all weekend

So basically LIFE, lol! ;)

10-06-2011, 06:23 PM
I work 7am to 6pm, 6.30 one day, no weekends.

10-06-2011, 06:52 PM
we work 7.00pm to 6.30pm five days a week
have done the occassional day at the weekend but would not like to do it all the time


10-06-2011, 07:03 PM
I childmind 5 days a week from 8am - 5.30pm then 3 nights a week I also work 6pm - midnight at my 2nd job.

So on average I work a 65.5hr week :( and thats before housework, DHC course work, childminding paperwork etc etc etc............

10-06-2011, 07:05 PM
52 hours a week for me too, don't work weekends - I used to have a 2nd job but too old now :laughing: :laughing:

10-06-2011, 07:06 PM
I work 8am to 4pm on Mondays, 8.30am to 5pm on Wednesdays and 8.30am to 3.30pm on Thursdays. So 23.5 hours.
From September i'll be doing various shifts for a new family on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays- so including my current hours, sometimes i'll be working from 7am to 5pm, sometimes 8.30am to 5.30pm, and sometimes 8.30am to 8.30pm!

10-06-2011, 07:20 PM
I currently work 8am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday - NEVER weekends!!!

10-06-2011, 09:24 PM
One week i do 7am-6pm and 7:30-12:30 on a Saturday
The next week i do 7am-9pm and on a Saturday 7:30-12:30
And once every four weeks a Sunday 7:30 -12:30
And the rest of the time is spent doing paperwork, and looking for resources.:phew:

The Juggler
10-06-2011, 09:41 PM
i used to do 8.30-6pm, 5 days/week , all year round, then 7.30 to 6pm but with some time off in school holidays..

Now I do 0730 - 1730, most of my children go home at 4pm just have littlies and my own kids after 4pm, I have thursday off (paperwork/study day) and also only work 2/3 days in the holidays. It's like a different job and I'd never go back to what I did before.:)

makes me sounds like a right slacker doesnt it :blush:

10-06-2011, 09:44 PM
7.40am to 6pm or 6.30pm, Mon-Fri. Some days up to 9 children for dinner (I work with an assistant).

So 55 hours a week. Friday afternoons are not so busy though. From 12.30pm today, I only had 2 mindees plus DD.

Helen Dempster
10-06-2011, 10:26 PM
7.30am-5.30pm(ish) 7.15am every 3 weeks Mon-Fri. NO WEEKENDS FOR ME, THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

10-06-2011, 11:04 PM
most days 7:30 - 17:30

On occasions its a 7am start and other days its a 7pm finish, but that's rare

Have once or twice done a weekend, but only very special occasions, its my time!


10-06-2011, 11:08 PM
I used to do 14* hour days... sometimes 4 days a week...

so at a max would be 66 hours... then paperwork, cleaning on top

have done weekends and over nights...

now try and keep it to a respectable 55 + uni lol

11-06-2011, 06:57 AM
I open from 6am until 20.30pm 7 days a week - I am not always used at those times, but I have to be like that as I care for numerous children who's parents/carers are nurses at the hospital and work shifts! I do often get one morning and a different afternoon off in a week though, so that's nice. x

11-06-2011, 07:36 AM
8am-6pm monday to frday then at my local shop 9 til 4pm sat and sunday

means my evenings are full of paperwork(if i do it:o ) and family time


12-06-2011, 06:50 AM
WOW dont we all work hard, it seems to me that even when most of us have time off we are all doing childminding things, shopping for resources, paperwork, improving our settings etc.

What a dedicated lot we are :thumbsup:

12-06-2011, 08:58 AM
wow, iv never really totted up my hours but here goes

tues,weds and friday 8am-8pm = 12 hrs a day

mon 8am-5.30pm =9.5 hrs

thurs 8am-9am then 3pm-5.30pm = 3.5 hrs

alternative sundays with twins 9am-6.30pm = 9.5 hrs

total = 77.5

without the sunday =68

isnt it shockin when you actually tot up how many hours you share your home with other children!!!

12-06-2011, 01:39 PM
Last year I worked 7.30 - 5.30pm monday to friday. This year I do 8am to 5pm monday to friday - although at the moment I finish at 4 on a monday. I find it far easier to start at 8am than 7.30 - I was never really ready, DS1 and 2 were never quite dressed, and the day never seemed to start very smoothly. The last half hour of the day always seemed bad too - mindee would not eat, wanted to go home, DS1 and 2 would play up at tea time.
Now, mindees go at 5pm leaving me to sort out house and DS1 and 2 before DH gets home and house again descends into chaos!!

12-06-2011, 01:55 PM
I plan to do 4 days a week too and wondered if that cuts your market down quite severely? Do you always have to turn down fullltimers and isn't that a problem?


The Juggler
12-06-2011, 03:24 PM
I plan to do 4 days a week too and wondered if that cuts your market down quite severely? Do you always have to turn down fullltimers and isn't that a problem?


no you don't hon. actually it seems that most parents seem to work part-time or only require part-time care now (due to family help/shift working partners). I had one fulltime request recently, told them I don't work Thurs and mum has decided to go with me and put baby into nursery for the one other day.

It's good to have that day to catch up on paperwork, do the shopping or just put your feet up/spend the day with your own kids.:D

good luck.x

12-06-2011, 03:49 PM
Mine are 7-6 mon-fri although this can change as my b&a schoolie is shifts.

12-06-2011, 04:14 PM
I work 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday (sometimes 6.30 if trains are delayed and parents are late) so 55 hours a week!

We do work hard don't we, but I love this job and wouldn't want to do anything else! :jump for joy:

Big pats on the back for us all!!!

Anna x