Job to fit round 3 kids!

(7 Posts)
xjuicylucyx Tue 26-Jul-16 21:21:46

Hi everyone,

My maternity allowance has now ended, and my partner works shifts. I need some other source of income - so its back to the job hunting! I have a 7 & a 6 year old, and a 6 month old. Been looking for part time jobs for weeks and having absolutely no joy.. 10am-2pm term time etc... does anybody have any ideas of what i could do to balance the work/ homelife? i have noone to call on to mind kids whilst i go to work so it would have to be either home based work or term time... so the childcare fees wont be through the roof...so limited.. please help

FiveFullFathoms Tue 26-Jul-16 21:25:26

What sort of thing do you want to do?

A friend of mine in a similar situation set herself up as a cleaner. She only works when she wants to and makes decent money now she has built up a client base.

xjuicylucyx Tue 26-Jul-16 22:49:01

Thats a great idea! I'm open to all suggestions. I used to work in facilities management but the hours aren't right anymore.

JenniferYellowHat1980 Wed 27-Jul-16 08:54:13

To be honest, if you want job satisfaction I think you need to be aiming for something that enables you as a family to afford to pay for a bit of childcare - not necessarily full time. Something that gives you scope for progression in the future. That may not be what you want at the moment of course

xjuicylucyx Wed 27-Jul-16 14:07:35

Yes, it's hard for families isn't it. Just not sure how much help we are entitled too for childcare as if I go back I'll have to find before and after school club and a childminder for baby and then someone to mind all 3 of them In the school holidays. My partner is on a low income but works full time and any ot that is offered. I just wanted to contribute in some way and we have a bit more money.

jclm Fri 29-Jul-16 18:27:05

A childminder would have all three children, which would enable you to work from say 8-6. It may cost a lot but it is the experience you need to get back on the ladder x x x

Dockydooda Sat 30-Jul-16 16:39:24

Hi my borough 'herts' has school catering jobs for lunchtimes cooking and or assisting in kitchens,as a single mum if I did this I would receive working tax credit as its over 16 hrs per wk ,they would also pay 70% of my childcare I think,good luck

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