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michelle_ellen
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Any full-time working parents out there struggling with child care?

Feb 17th, 2017, 13:32 PM   #1
 
Are there any full-time working parents out there?

How have you dealt with child care and the amount it costs? I am not a mother yet but this is something I have seen so many people struggle with.
Some of my friends have family to rely on but I don't have anyone to help so we will have to pay for a child minder.

I know the government (UK) helps with childcare but I know that it's still sky high even with this help.
 
 
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Feb 17th, 2017, 14:05 PM   #2
 
i know in september they are upping the free childcare hours to 30 hours a week. however this doesnt cover a full time job.

im in two minds as to what i do regarding my job, do i go part time once i have the baby, stay full time or give my job up completely.

i work 40 miles from where i live and i need to weigh up my financial options
 
 

 
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Feb 17th, 2017, 19:50 PM   #3
 
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i know in september they are upping the free childcare hours to 30 hours a week. however this doesnt cover a full time job.

im in two minds as to what i do regarding my job, do i go part time once i have the baby, stay full time or give my job up completely.

i work 40 miles from where i live and i need to weigh up my financial options


That's from 3 years old not sure if it's for low income too that now gets 15 hours for two years old that also depends on the area I think and you're probably best of looking for something close to work or on the way or make sure your oh/relative can pick up lo in case of sickness/emergency.

Do think of how you're better off in regards to working and child tax credits in regards to part time/ full time and you do get 80 monthly in child benefit.


 
 
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Feb 20th, 2017, 11:11 AM   #4
 
oh i didn't realise i thought it was from brith.

financially i think me and my partner will be better off me not working or working part time! deffo not full time my wage wont cover rent, bills and childcare!

i never thought about all this when i fell pregnant
 
 

 
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Feb 21st, 2017, 09:59 AM   #5
 
Money is one of the biggest reason I haven't had children yet but I feel money will always be a problem so if I keep waiting until I'm really comfortable, it's probably going to be too late.
 
 
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Yesterday, 19:38 PM   #6
 
I'm in the same boat. We are TTC but the thought of going back to work and the costs scares me so much. Everyone says you just manage but I like spreadsheets and plans lol. Even being off a year scares me (the norm at my place of work) i don't want to be looked down upon for coming back early for the money
 
 
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