just checked in on this thread and saw my name Yes by all means I can definitely try and help with your query. Like i mentioned I'm a theatre nurse so the nature of theatre is most cases are during the day, but if your looking at paramedics you could do a variety of shifts (later in the day I'd imagine) that you can help with avoiding childcare costs. We've always had to go that way because with Nursing you generally don't get set shifts so I always needed to have a couple of days that my youngest Jade has care organized so regardless of what time I start/finish she is covered and then Hubby does the drop offs/pick ups or whoever is free!
It can be tricky at times and sometimes I think I could just not work (I'm one of the only ones of my girlfriends who works) but I'm not really designed to be home 7 days a week and my career is really important to me also! And yes you can miss school concerts etc but that can happen in whatever line of work you are in if you need/choose to be in the workplace and not a SAHM.
Hope this helps! if I can answer anything else let me know!
Hi to all the other mums in here too! Happy New Years!