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Child care for 2 weeks - need to go abroad

  • 25-03-2013 5:13pm
    Registered Users Posts: 6


    I am living in Dublin and I need to go abroad for two week on June (or maybe July / August). I have two children (a boy of 8 and a girl of 14). Her mother cannot take care of them.

    I can’t take them with me so I need advice on how I can have a child care for two weeks maybe at home. Or I was thinking about overnight summer camp but it seems to have only 5 days overnight here in Ireland.

    If it is June, my son is still going to school so I just need someone for the evening / night.

    Do you have any advice / suggestion, same experience as me?



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,343 ✭✭✭beazee

    Grandparents first come to mind

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 23,862 ✭✭✭✭January

    I don't think you'll find anyone but a family member to do this kind of childcare. It's just too much responsibility to take on for anyone else.

  • Moderators, Education Moderators Posts: 2,281 Mod ✭✭✭✭angeldaisy

    this website give details on some camps that offer overnight stays, not a cheap option however.

    If its travel through work, could you possibly look at bringing them with you along with an 'aupair' or older family member to mind them.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,275 ✭✭✭RubyGirl

    Get an aupair for the two week's, would any of the parents of your children's friends be interested in taking them. Who takes the 8 year old on holiday's from school etc.