I've posted about this before. I would LOVE to be a Midwife, but when Iw as thinking about it at first I found out I was pg with dd, so it went on the back burner. Now I'm considering applying for entry in Sept 2006.
We want a bigger house though(as previous threads) so I'm weighing up whether to wait even longer until we get a bigger house.
How will it work though for childcare if I have to do night shifts during my training? Will I HAVE to do nightshifts as part of my training or is it flexible for those with children?
Also, in Scotland what kind of grants/bursery can I excpect? Will I get tax credits (for child care) whilst I'm a student?
We would really have to tighten our purse strings for 3 years, but I so want to do it. Is it fair to expect the whole family to live on a serious budget??
I am in turmoil, but just know that I really want to apply. DH is very supportive about this.
ANyone out there studying to be a midwife at the moment or recently qualified that can offer advice/info?
I was going to pull out of my degree and do midwifery in first year but my tutor talked me out of it. I wish I had now. I did apply for teacher training this year but with everything thats going on right now I dropped out .
toothache, for childcare can i recommend a childminder? i use a brill childminder nearby, she is great and much more flexible about childcare and early mornings etc than a nursery would be. and with shifts, you work different ones every week usually, so a nursery would be difficult as they like set days, a childminder doesnt usually mind as long as they have enough notice
i only speak from experience tho, different folk have different experiences