I have 3 little ones - 4, 2 and 2w. I have worked as civil servant for 14 years in a dept I am not fond of. Have never really been happy at work. Was pushed along v academic route at school tho was prob not really for me. Have a yearning to join caring professions. Am considering spending next 5 yeays devoted entirely to my tiny children and then retraining as nurse/mw. My parents both died last year.Life is not a dress rehearsal. I have 2 qns:
1. Is this crazy? I know a umber of nurses who have given up nursing for FT motherhood. Wonder how flexible hours can be. I would be 45 ish by time of qulification so cd still offer 20 years.
2. In my immediate post baby state I wd like to join the fab band of mws who helped me. To dothat wd be 3 year course. However this would limit options and I think better to spend 3 years training as nurse and then do 78 week conversion if needed. What do you think?