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    No doubt I would do it.

    I'm also in education Nomsie and I went back a year ago - I had the same worries and feelings that you have.

    The reasons I went back were:
    - massive reduction in financial stress - I can't tell you how nice it is to not have to worry like we were
    - I enjoy adult interaction and the challenge was something I craved
    - My career is important to me
    - My DS was thriving at daycare and it gave my parents the opportunity to spend time with him too

    Some things to consider; take the month job - its only a month. Its a great opportunity to see how you feel. If it doesn't work then a month will go very quickly. I also think you don't know how your DD will react unless you try - it could be amazing for both of you. And if not, it's only a month.

    If it is also difficult finding work then it's also a great opportunity to get your name out there and start developing your networks again.

    I agree with @tastychicken too re; babies are only babies one - yeah they are but there are lots of ways to bring up a family and it is over the course of them growing up over 20 odd years, not just in the younger years. Personally I have found the younger years great for getting back to work - my preference is to be more available during DS schooling years.

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    I understand the temptation of getting your foot in the door at a good local school!

    I'd probably take the 1 month contract (assuming you can get childcare). Then you'll hopefully have a good reputation to get regular relief there and maybe an offer if a part time position comes up next year. If you take the 6 month position then that most certainly means writing reports and that will probably just be too much plus the kids etc. 1 month though - just let the housework go to hell for 4 weeks .

    Once you're in though you never know what could happen. I had a full time offer at a school I did relief at, but could only work 4 days - so they changed the job just to get me. They always want to hold onto good staff!

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    I would do it but it seems like you're not ready.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyla View Post

    Some things to consider; take the month job - its only a month. Its a great opportunity to see how you feel. If it doesn't work then a month will go very quickly. I also think you don't know how your DD will react unless you try - it could be amazing for both of you. And if not, it's only a month.
    Valid point. Maybe the one month position will get your foot in the door and give the school a taste of how awesome a teacher you are, so that when you are ready to return next year, you have a work history with them.

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    I would do it, but can understand your reasons for not wanting to.

    Have you spoken to your DF about it?

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    Can either of the the full time positions be job shared?

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    a lot would depend on if you could find childcare

    its so hard leaving them, no matter how old

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    I would do it - but go with your heart.

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    I would wait. You'll never get these early months back again.

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    I would take it but that's me. I love working outside the home and would probably die of boredom if I stayed home full time any longer than 12 months.

    This really is one of those things where you shouldn't listen to me or anyone else, just your heart..


 

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