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spaceyface89 Sun 28-May-17 20:01:43

Any single parents with pre-school age children living in London...
How much do you earn / pay rent / support from government?
Do you survive on one income whilst paying nursery fees?
Been offered an amazing job and contemplating a move but want advice about costs etc.

hmmwhatatodo Mon 29-May-17 19:19:02

What area and what's the salary?

NooNooMummy Tue 30-May-17 10:20:27

Nursery:£800-£1000 per month (£75/ day); I have a small mortgage but most people pay about £1000-15000 rent per month for a 1-2 bed flat. You can get help with nursery costs if your income is low (sorry, don't know what the threshold is) or childcare vouchers through work.

spaceyface89 Tue 30-May-17 17:19:55

Salar would be 40k plus 350 child maintenance. I fear it puts me in the bracket of no government support but not enough for living in London. If he was school age, i think it'd be ok but nursery fees are vast.

NooNooMummy Wed 31-May-17 21:00:29

You could try a nanny-share? Local message board often have people looking to do a nanny-share - might be more affordable.And/ or bring a family member with you for a while to help with childcare for a while? There are also threads on here started by other single parents in London looking to do a house share- that might cut your costs a bit and the other parent might be in a position to help with childcare costs?

NooNooMummy Wed 31-May-17 21:02:04

....Childcare not childcare costs

hmmwhatatodo Wed 31-May-17 23:02:16

How long do you have to go until he starts school? Would you be happy to live in a small one bed flat for now or maybe even a studio flat?

hmmwhatatodo Wed 31-May-17 23:03:06

And how much take home pay would you have?

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