Should I increase my hours or will I regret it?

(3 Posts)
parsnipthecat Fri 31-Jan-14 13:48:15

I've been back at work 7 months after returning when DD was 12 months. I do 4 days a week but struggle to get everything done and that makes me stressed. I'm thinking of doing 4.5 days a week, half day extra from home, but will I regret not spending the time with her - I love my Fridays with her but end up thinking about work and catching up during nap time (I'm often late in after childminder drop-off). She'd have to do the half day at a new nursery.

parsnipthecat Fri 31-Jan-14 14:38:06

Oh, plus we have a bit of debt, and it would help pay it off quicker. And we're ttc and more hours would mean higher maternity pay if and when we have another.

nikosmum2010 Fri 31-Jan-14 17:39:29

I would have said ok to doing extra half day with same childminder but having a new nursery for only half a day, is maybe not worth the change for baby. Maybe wait until current childminder has space? Or use nearby family?

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