My DP works away most of the week, not at regular days. We have two children, 3 and 1. I currently work from home and my new role will involve working a few hours away from home. If I pay for nursery it will eat most of what I earn ( I am hoping earnings will increase eventually) We don't qualify for any working tax credits and don't have family support for childcare. How do people manage with small children? Is there any trick I am missing?