The children are 8 years old and 6 years old. Up until around November of last year we were having the children every other weekend for 2 nights unless their mother had made plans i.e a party she wanted them to go to etc. From November this changed slightly as my partner, the children's father, went on to a 4 week shift pattern which meant we still had the 2 children every other weekend but sometimes only for 1 night as he was working until 22:00 hrs on the Friday. We did however have the children whenever possible and sometimes for 3 nights or more during school holidays. In February, however, my partners shift pattern changed to a 5 week cycle which meant that it would be impossible to have the children every other weekend as he works 3 weekends in 5 and she would not allow them to stay with me. My partner did discuss the situation with her and even let her know his rota and she indicated that she was willing to work with us but it appears now she is not willing to be a bit more flexible even with adequate notice. I hope you can help and thank you.
Sorry I have just re-checked his rota and its 2 weekends in 5 that he works not 3. Realistically it would be good if we could have then 2 weekends in a row so have them 3 weekends in 5 to incorporate his shift pattern. However we would be happy to compromise to just having them for 1 night instead of 2 of those 3 out of 5 weeks to remain fair. We would also just be happy if she wouldn't depict to us when we are allowed to have the children according to her plans. Really we would like a little more flexibility from her. How much access is my partner entitled to? and also are we entitled to take the children away on holiday? I also have 2 children from a previous relationship and we would love to take them allaway together as we are strong believers in treating them all equally.