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retraining with a newborn . .

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Dlah Mon 11-Jul-16 11:06:50

So I've been in my 2 current part time job (makes full time hours) for 5 and 6 years each.

For some time I've not been happy but needs must and bills Gotta be paid. Earlier this year I decided to start retraining and undertook a level 3 course to stand me in good stead for teaching, which I successfully completed.

It left me with 2 options - start a year long level 4 course in September, attending every week for 3 hours or complete my A1 assessor course so I can assess my chosen field (childcare which I'm already qualified in).

I didn't fancy a year long slog, so am wanting to do the A1, problem is, the college 5 mins away from me can't help me get candidates which I need, but a college some 30 mins away can, however it's peak time so it'll be 3 or so hours away every other Monday evening and again on a Friday morning when candidates are available.

Baby is due October 26th, I appreciate this is very close and will overlap as the course is on til April but I'm prepared to work my backside off so I can hopefully return to a new job on the other side of maternity.

Would you leave your new born so early?

2nds Mon 11-Jul-16 11:09:41

I'd put the course off until next year if possible.

JDMcC Sun 17-Jul-16 02:41:48

My baby is due 19th Oct & I will be starting a part time degree course at uni in late September.
I decided I'd have a full year off and may welcome the break to get out of the house during this time.
My sister is doing a 2 year course with 3 kids, so I reckon if she can do it, I can do it too.
I work full time in an FE College, & I have seen new mums and single mums all getting on with it and not letting their circumstances stop them achieving.
So I recommend, go for it & remain positive. It might be hard work and you may have your tired days, but You will be so proud of yourself and glad you did it come April smile

Junosmum Sun 17-Jul-16 11:26:05

Are you planning to breastfeed? There's no way I could physically have left my new born for more than an hour until 3months old. He's now 6months and still can't be left for more than 4hours and only at certain times of the day.

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