I'm trying to decide (if I go for it) on when to enrol in a Masters in Health Sci. I'd study part time initially. DS is 2.5 now, and I think studying next year is not going to happen, as we will prob be moving around the time of the first semester starting. Plus I need to make absolutely sure I want to do this course by getting some work exp in the field first.
So I'm trying to weigh up btwn starting studying when he is nearly 4 (would be in daycare 2-3 days/ week) and leaving it till when he is nearly 5 (would be at school then -he's very social, confident at daycare and great verbally, so I can't imagine leaving it till the next year).
If I started when he was almost 4, it might be tricky to have to keep changing his daycare days as semester timetables varied, but the advantage would be that I would get to start my course earlier (and so finish it and be earning earlier). We would prob have to do at least one out-of-town prac, so I'd imagine it would be easier to take him with me for that than uprooting him from school when he's older.
But the advantage of waiting till he is at school is that he would be there 5 days a week, so the only thing I'd have to juggle when timetables changed would be after and/or before school care. Oh and holidays - this course is likely to have pracs during uni breaks.
Anyone else had the same predicament? Or had any other issues crop up at different ages of their children - any other things I need to consider? The other thing I thought of is that starting school is a big milestone for a child and perhaps it's too much change for me to be starting studying at that time as well.