Looking for advice...

Donna - posted on 05/15/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Hi! I'm 21, have a 2 yr old son, single and working full time. I've been accepted into uni to start this september and was just wondering if anyone else out there is studying and working while bringing up their little one alone, and if you could give me any advice??

really looking forward to going back to the studying but am worried how to cope with the finance side and balancing work with studying...... any tips would be great!! xx

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Laura - posted on 05/15/2009

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i really disliked the nursery I tried and she wasnt that keen either - think it was too soon too young but the childminder is great and I am close with the childminder and her family - I feel that Brooke is going to one of the family not some woman I pay to watch her - they go out for days out and treat the kids too. Plus she is cheaper. She is £200 pound cheaper then the nursery. Good luck hun x

Donna - posted on 05/15/2009

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wow, thanks! he is in nursery now- hadnt really thought about a childminder... might look into now tho :)

Laura - posted on 05/15/2009

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Hi Donna,



I was in the middle of my nurse training when I became pregnant with my daughter. I was very worried about how I would cope with childcare, study and work once she had come along and I had returned to my training but it worked out for me. Now I am a full time nurse and my little girl is 2. I looked into different childcare and have a fantastic childminder who my little one adores. I found the childminder was cheaper then a nursery and my daughter had my interaction and fun then the nursery I tried first. I also have my parents on hand too as I did whilst I was training. Once you have an idea of your timetable or work pattern, you can look into arranging help with your sons care whilst you work/study/revise. I must admit that I would be doing most of my revision around her bedtime which was harder then as she was a baby but it was better for me. I would also have a day of study where she would be looked after for a couple of hours whilst I got some work done.

It is possible to have the best of both worlds and your study is not forever. Good luck and well done on getting into uni

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