Dear PoPville – How Do You Handle Childcare Options?

by Prince Of Petworth February 10, 2014 at 2:30 pm 67 Comments

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“Dear PoPville,

I’d love to hear how people have handled the lack of Childcare options in dc. We’ve hired two nannies both of who have backed out just before they were supposed to start, including one who – after signing a contract – tell us she needed more money. A third, we loved and wanted to hire but was undocumented and given the nature of our jobs we couldn’t do that. I have been on day care wait lists since I was 6 weeks pregnant and we have joined a nanny share but we can’t get a nanny to commit (for a very good compensation package, mind you). I would love to know how PoPers have handled this and what we think, as DC residents, needs to happen to help solve this problem.”


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