So, DH and I finally picked a daycare, which is good considering the struggle it was to find a decent one. I thought everything was all set, but they called today to tell me my start date didn't work.
When I interviewed, I mentioned that I would need it beginning September 1st and that we'd like to transition her over a couple days early. They said it was no problem. Now, they tell me that they close the school for the last week in August and won't open until after Labor Day. Apparently they do this every year so they can paint, thoroughly clean, do staff training, etc.
I have no idea what I'm supposed to do. I have to be back to work September 1st. I cannot take off the first days of teacher training; it's against contract. I also have to report several days before that to get my classroom set up again.
We have no family in the area, and no friends who don't work that could watch LO. We also don't have anyone out of town who could afford to miss work to come stay with us and help. How do I find childcare for just those 4-5 days? Should I look for a new daycare even though we went through hell to find this one?