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    Question Wanting advice from Teachers returning to work after having bub

    Hi all, This question is aimed mainly at any teachers in this group but would be interested in hearing from anyone who was working full time before bubs but after bubs went back part time. Just wondering what your experience has been like going back to work and looking after bubs? I'm debating whether to go back to work two or three days a week but am not sure, would really love to hear any advice, opinions or experiences to help me decide. I also really want to continue breastfeeding so I will be pumping throughout the day. Has anyone else done this? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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    How old is bubs? I started back 4 days and then went to full time. It sucks! But I think if you are going to put bubs into care if go 3 days, it's will give them more of a chance to settle and 3 days at school IMO is ideal!

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    When I return to work bubs will be just over 8 months old.

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    In my experience, teaching 2 days/wk is a lot easier than 3 days/wk. it sounds crazy but that extra day is a lot more work.


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    I've just gone back part time. .. my dd was about 18 months when I went back to work. I'm loving it. I do find it more tiring. But I love teaching. I'll be going back full time next year.
    I just try to be organized the night before. .. With her daycare stuff packed and my lunch made etc. I stay at school to get work done and don't bring it home. If I can. I'm not breastfeeding so yeah. .. But I believe they need to provide you a private space and time to pump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamtam View Post
    I've just gone back part time. .. my dd was about 18 months when I went back to work. I'm loving it. I do find it more tiring. But I love teaching. I'll be going back full time next year.
    I just try to be organized the night before. .. With her daycare stuff packed and my lunch made etc. I stay at school to get work done and don't bring it home. If I can. I'm not breastfeeding so yeah. .. But I believe they need to provide you a private space and time to pump.

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    How many days a week do you currently work?

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    I've just gone back one day a week and that's plenty for me. I'll do the same next year. My twins were 14 months when I went back and DH is staying home with them as (personal choice) we'd rather that than childcare at this stage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NAT2561 View Post
    I've just gone back one day a week and that's plenty for me. I'll do the same next year. My twins were 14 months when I went back and DH is staying home with them as (personal choice) we'd rather that than childcare at this stage.

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    Well I would love to do that but unfortunately financially we can't afford to. In an ideal world I would love to stay at home with my bub for the first few years to help him develop and grow and just spend that precious time with him but alas we need money to live. It is such a bugger! G

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    Yes for us it is a matter of making some huge sacrifices to do it, but in our case it is possible. I know that it isn't possible for all. Hope I haven't caused offence, just responding so you get a range of what teachers are doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NAT2561 View Post
    Yes for us it is a matter of making some huge sacrifices to do it, but in our case it is possible. I know that it isn't possible for all. Hope I haven't caused offence, just responding so you get a range of what teachers are doing.

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    No you haven't caused any offence whatsoever. Sorry if I responded in a way that may have seemed like that. I do greatly appreciate everyone's input, it is good to get a variety of responses. Thankyou!


 

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