It is indeed an impossibility to secure childcare for one child so it is even a greater impossibility to secure childcare for twins. I thought I was smart and starting waitlisting twin A & twin B when I was 8 weeks pregnant. Now 588+ days later we still don’t have a magic place or places! I can’t take leave forever, my work has been very understanding but given all the time I took off whilst I was pregnant and the time I have taken so far in child rearing I am afraid they will give my job away. I am also afraid that I have forgotten my job and I will go back and have no clue just like when I started as a graduate many moons ago.
So far we are on twenty + lists and the most positive response puts us at number nine and ten in the queue. It is my local centre so I would much prefer it out of the other 19 listed. I have heard of the tricks, keep hounding to show your interest and take whatever day you are given. So far I have been hounding but no days yet! I have also been told that is much easier to secure a place once out of the baby rooms.
Given our current predicament my mother has generously decided to take LSL and travel fifty five minutes each way to care for my babies from eight am until four pm until those elusive spots materialise. She starts June fourth so now I am cherishing every spare moment I have with my one year olds.