I'm hoping to go back to part time work in November (DS will be 11mo). I'm not looking for a carer role IYKWIM, as we are moving in the next year anyway, so any admin job will do. Although I know the climate is tough, and November isn't the best time, I've got 10 years solid admin experience, and am in London so I reckon it's doable.
If you wanted to start in November, when would you start applying? Is now too soon?
No. I'd start applying right now. It takes time to refine your cv to get interview invitations and then it takes a couple of practice interviews to be made an offer. By the time you've don't all that you'll be close enough to November to ask them to hold on for a couple of weeks. If not, then put it down to practice experience!