I have worked in childcare all sincr i was a teenager. I worked hard and became a director quickly and loved it. I took time off to spend with my own child, then fell pregnant with my second child and he was born with health issues so i have been a stay at home mum for 3.5yrs.
I was so wanting to go back to work and thought i had had enough of being at home. I was also getting really worried that the longer i was out of the workforce the harder it would be to return. So DH quit his job so i could go back to work.
Directors jobs are slim and i have started doing some casual relief work whilst i look for a permanant role and i have realised the i hate it. I really do not want to be in childcare anymore. I do not want to leave my children to look after others peoples children. All the passion i once had for the job is gone. The pay in childcare is not great but as a qualified it is more than a minimum wage admin job, which won't pay the bills. I am so lost with what to do now.
I'd love to hear from anyone who has made a career change and how they did it. How do you make it work finacially and how do you get employers to give you a go when you have only ever worked in one industry? I am so low right now and regret so much telling DH that i wanted to go back to work. I regret that i didn't study whilst i was home for 3 years but just always thought i would return to childcare.