Juggling childcare around your job

Posted on September 17, 2021 at 1:57 pm

If you are looking to go back in to work but have young children at home or at school then you may worry about how you are going to juggle everything. Young children cannot stay at home on their own so you will need to ensure that there is someone available on a regular basis to look after them or make sure that your work hours fit in around school pick up and drop offs.

Firstly consider what job it is you want to do. Could you easily work school hours or is it likely that you will be required to work longer? Next have a look at what options you have for child care. You may be able to ask a friend or relative to have them for you but if this is going to be a long term thing it can be quite a commitment so you need to be sure they are happy to do it and that they are reliable. You may opt to put your child in nursery or after school and breakfast clubs instead so that you don’t have to rely on other people to help out. This can make the school day very long for your child so you may decide to only work two or three days a week if doing this.  

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