Working from home - does this sound possible?

(26 Posts)
KD0706 Fri 28-Sep-12 12:41:27

I have two children. 2y 5 months, and 7 months old respectively. I've been out of the workplace since I had eldest.

I've been approached about a two day a week job. Which I would be interested in if it was in 6 ish months time. But I don't want to put my 7 month old in childcare two days a week yet.

The employer has asked would I consider home working in the interim. In principal I'm really keen on it. I'm eager to get back into work at some point and two day a week jobs are like hens teeth so I don't want to let this pass me by.

Eldest goes to playgroup three mornings a week. My mum is able to help out one morning a week, which is one of the mornings eldest goes to playgroup.
I was thinking of getting in a mothers help for the other two mornings she's at playgroup so I can do a bit of work then but not be away from my baby, if you know what I mean?

The work will probably be half quick emails, calls, letters etc which I can do while children are happy watching Disney etc, and the other half I will need to concentrate for periods of time, examine documents, write reports etc.

Am I being naive to think I can do this... Any experience of home working?

Thanks for any thoughts.

Startailoforangeandgold Fri 28-Sep-12 15:17:30

DF who worked as a translator had a Nanny for her toddler.
Very difficult to concentrate and keep small DCs quiet.

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