I can't believe this is happening to me. I had arranged my childcare - got my daughter into the nursery that her big brother went to, or so I thought. Four weeks ago, after securing a teaching post 3 days per week they said they couldn't fit her in the days that I needed. I spent the whole day the following day visiting other nurseries and none of them lived up to the other nursery. Later in the day my husband called me and mentioned a brand new nursery that had opened. I visited and given the fact that it's the holidays, excused the lack of organisation and lack of staff. How wrong was I. it took them 5 minutes to come and take my daughter from me this morning, given that she was already crying. The owner has admitted to me today that at one point every child in the room was crying. They had organised for 3 new starters to turn up with only 2 staff. I'm now due to start work next week and I just don't know what to do. I'm completely beside myself. I don't really know why I'm writing this on here, perhaps just for some moral support or words of wisdom? I just feel so lost. It has taken me 5 years to get back into teaching. This was just not supposed to happen.