Bit of background: I have three kiddies - 4,3 and 10 months and up until now have either been on leave or working part time but just recently I've taken a full time contract just for 12 months which will then revert back to my 0.5 position.
There's a few reasons for taking the contract but the two main ones are saving for a house and to enable my husband to work close to home and be home every night and not have to work away (was previously working M-F away and home on weekends and before that was FIFO 2&1 - he now leaves home about 6/630 and is home around 4.)
I really enjoy my job and there's lots of flexibility in regards to time off for the kids, be it events or sickness. My 10 month old is very happy at daycare, my two older ones put on a bit of a song and a dance whilst going off to daycare/school/OSH but overall I know they're fine and have a great time there.
There will be an option for me to continue full time after my contract ends and this is my question:
I'm just looking for advice or experience - is going full time worth it to achieve goals such as a house and to provide your family with opportunities that they otherwise wouldn't have. Eg. We would love to send the kids to a private/Christian school and I would need to work full time to do that. Family holidays/experiences and extra curricular activities.
Anyone who does work full time ... Are your kids turning out fine? Are they happy and secure? I guess that is my biggest worry - I don't want working full time to be to their detriment.