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Childcare

Whether you’re a SAHM or a working mum, childcare is something that all mums have to make a decision about at some point. We’ve gathered the childcare solutions that have worked for these mums and their families so you can learn about their experiences. From nurseries to nannies, to help from extended family, these childcare options are all worth a look.

Channel Mum vloggers share their tips for finding childcare and what type to go for

What are my childcare options?

All mums have to consider their childcare arrangements sooner or later, and often it can be an intimidating prospect. There are so many ways of doing it – but which one is going to be right for you and your family? Our team of mum vloggers have all spoken about their preferences for childcare, from nurseries and nannies to au pairs or preschools. From using grandparents to employing a professional, these mums have gone through their decision making processes for their childcare set up.

Should I go back to work after having a baby?

Deciding on whether or not to go back to work can be an easy choice to make at times – depending on finances mostly. However going back to work full time, part time or not at all, are often questions we have to ask ourselves as mums. With childcare costs being so high it can sometimes seem like you’re working just to pay someone else to look after your children. There are lots of things to consider though. You may be interested to hear first hand accounts of life as a stay at home mum or a working mum in our dedicated topic pages.