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    Hey everyone!


    I have two children 3 and 1 and I’d like to put them both into nursery for a short period of time so I can receive counselling and start sorting myself out as well as volunteering which would be in the hope of further studying.


    Does anyone know if I could get help with childcare costs as I’m not working? It seems impossible to actually do anything with the younger child with me 24/7. I’d like to start studying, but to do so I need ‘work experience’ hence the volunteering.

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    check this, info about free childcare which you may be able to get:

    is it possible at all for the childrens father to help out?

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    Their father works so cannot have them unfortunately unless it’s the weekend. But most services are during the week.


    My 3yo goes to nursery two mornings a week, but I’m still with my 1yo all the time. Perhaps I just have to wait a year?

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    Hi TicketyBoo,

    The government offers help for your child at 2 yrs old. Could any friends or family help out with childcare throughout the week?

    You can do a training course online. What job are you interested in? What borough do u live in, if u don’t mind. I could do some research on how to help you with volunteering options, maybe even you can apply for hardship funds.

    You are not alone. Don’t give up. One step at a time. Baby steps!

    Thanks, Katherine



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