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    I think 3 days at 6 months isn't too bad, but maybe just see if your boss would be okay with it being negotiable and seeing if it can change depending on how bubs is - might be harder to go back so soon if bubs has reflux/colic/doesn't sleep.

    One of the ladies from my mothers group started doing family daycare - as in she was the carer, she didn't seem to mind it, but to keep in mind that your own child goes toward your ratio of kids you can have in you care!

    It's such a hard decision and it makes me sick that in our society we can no longer afford a mortgage off one income and often mothers feel forced back into the workforce.
    Big hugs and hope you can find something that works for you and your family

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    Wow, that's a good offer from your boss.

    I think go back 3 days at work - if you can afford for that not to be til 12 months, fantastic. Otherwise 6 months.

    Or ... would your boss consider letting you work one of those 3 days from home? Then it's less childcare.

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    I would choose option 2, return to work after 6 months for 3 days. He seems to be a good boss so would maybe understand if you did want to extend to 12 months maternity leave once you have had bubs?

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    Default Returning to work - opinions and advice desperately wanted pls?

    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    Do you like your job?

    It's hard to say how you would feel once baby arrives, but if I was in your situation, I would choose to return to work after 6 months 3 days a week with your boss paying for childcare!
    This^^ if it was me!

    I thought I wanted to be a SAHM, but after a while at home with my DD, I was glad to go back to work! It's hard to know what you will want as so much changes - just take your time deciding is all I'd say.

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    have you thought about other forms of childcare other then child care centers?... as you could look into finding someone that is running a service from their home and that way you could build a relationship with them before bubs goes into their care once you start work.... they also tend to have a max of 4 - 5 children within their care at any given time... the only thing is that you would have to make sure they are fully qualified and have all the requirements etc. i'm sure you can look it up at your local council chambers. I'm not sure how the rebate works with that though.

    If it was me i would go back to work around 6 months for 3 days a week... as you are still getting 4 days with your bub which is more then others and your at least getting the childcare cost paid for you thus they are not coming out of your earnings.

    have you looked into if you would be entitled to the partnered parent pension through center link? (i'm sure you'd still get more from going back to work though). it's just an idea

    what ever you decide i'm sure it will be best for you and your family

    good luck with it all


 

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