Help/advice for infant daycare
We are seeking daycare for our infant beginning mid-January 2020 or possibly in Feb 2020 sometime. Our daughter will be about 5 months old at that time, and we're located in Albany. I've been writing and calling day-cares since I was about 5 months pregnant, and literally have not had a SINGLE positive response of a daycare with an infant opening. I've contacted probably at least 20 day-cares, and I've found that many don't even reply or call back. Of the ones that have responded, they've all told me they don't have space for at least a year. I kept telling myself something would work out eventually, but I'm starting to panic as we go into the holidays. We know about nanny-share options, but we looked into one nanny share seriously, and it was just simply not doable for us financially. We might be willing to revisit that idea if the cost were a little closer to daycare costs.
Does anyone have any advice? Are there any resources we can lean on (government, non-profit, etc)? We're looking for something ideally in Albany/North Berkeley/El Cerrito area. I've been using BPN listings and Bananas website so far. I really don't know what I'm supposed to do at the end of my maternity leave if we haven't found childcare. We cannot afford for me to lose my job.
Thanks very much.