View Poll Results: Would you study before your kids went to school?

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  • Yes, I'd love to, but I can't afford care

    4 26.67%
  • Yes, but not full-time

    5 33.33%
  • No. I have no interest in study

    4 26.67%
  • No, because I don't think I'd pass

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    I'm enrolling next year. The reasons I haven't gone back earlier have been purley because I don't want my kids in daycare fulltime and the course I will be doing requires fulltime attendance. My eldest starts Prep next year, middlwill be in kindergarton which will just leave bub, he will be about 6months once I start my studies, I would love to be at home with him fulltime longer but if I keep delaying my studies because fear of missing out I'll never end up with a career.

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    Other. I would love to study but am not willing to put my child into care to do so. If my partner had more job flexibility I would enrol to study in a heartbeat

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    I wouldn't have before DD was in school. I wasn't keen to do much more than be her mother at that point, because I didn't view it as beneficial. I'd have worked, but that would be to earn money.

    NOW I am studying (she is in school) but I'm doing Beauty Therapy... and this trimester we have nutrition as a subject and I'm LOVING it and am actually thinking maybe being a nutritionist would be a nice idea. That's several more years of study though, and tbh, I just can't find a way for it to be financially viable. It would mean more years of not earning and relying on DP... and that's just not good enough for me. I need to be an earner ASAP... so maybe I'll study in years to come once we've got a nest egg or something... but for now, I think this course will have to be it. Even now I wish I was earning rather than studying... but then I try to look at the long-term benefits of getting a skill...

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    Cant afford the fees! HECS/HELP dont cover anything lower than Diplomas and at the moment I dont have the study quals required to start a diploma, I need the base work first, which is $3000!!

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    I was working before dd started school, but if I could afford to stay home, I would have stayed home. Some barriers to study could be:

    Cost of care;
    Unwillingness to put a young child into care;
    Lack of computer to study from home;
    Inability to combine work, study and family, particularly with no support;
    Cost of course+course materials.

    That's just off the top of my head.

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    They won't get back to me. Iv tried emails an phone calls. But know one will get back to me. Been trying for 2weeks now

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    I'm currently studying externally because I don't have access to cheap childcare, and I don't really want to put my kids in daycare.

    It is darn tough and I've had many periods of wondering if I should throw it in.

    Cost of textbooks is a big hurdle. I only do 2 subjects a semester and my books are at least $300 a semester. Lack of time to study, prepare for exams, and actually sit the exams are my biggest obstacles. And the kids always get sick around exam time. And I find it disheartening seeing all the carefree teenagers in the course who don't have to worry about all the cooking, cleaning, paying bills, looking after children that I do. I wonder how I can possibly compete? I feel old by comparison.

    If I had childcare for $1 a day - hmmmm, I would be tempted to use it to make study more practical and less stressful.

    (That all sounds so negative - I should add that the positives of study outweigh the above difficulties which is why I do always decide to stick with it. )

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    Quote Originally Posted by MummyOf2Sweeties View Post
    They won't get back to me. Iv tried emails an phone calls. But know one will get back to me. Been trying for 2weeks now
    Who won't? It's mid semester break right now for a lot of universities so that could be why.

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    I would love right now to do a course in business, but working full time from home without a computer means it will have to wait. Night courses are out, I am a single parent with no access to care. But with a home computer, an external course (to improve my own business skills) with no practical component would be great.

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    Absolutely no interest . I'm not studious AT ALL.


 

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