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Working WITH MY baby

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Hi. I am a Nurse with 8 years experience from schools, geriatrics, corrections etc. a lot of agency work. I'm now 46 and home with a 5 month old surprise! Am I dreaming to think I could earn money while keeping her? Two thoughts I came up with....working for nothing at a daycare if I could bring her? Working privately night shift in a elderly persons home and having her along? Thoughts? ideas? Encouragement please!

HouTx, BSN, MSN, EdD

Specializes in Critical Care, Education. Has 35 years experience.

I don't think that it's very realistic to expect someone to pay you for working if you are also taking care of your child at the same time. You certainly wouldn't be able to focus 100% on any job under those circumstances. However, some employers do have on-site childcare or a subsidized childcare arrangement for employees. This may be an option for you.

Huge congrats on your wee one - truly a blessing.

JenTheSchoolRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in School nursing.

I don't think that it's very realistic to expect someone to pay you for working if you are also taking care of your child at the same time. You certainly wouldn't be able to focus 100% on any job under those circumstances. However, some employers do have on-site childcare or a subsidized childcare arrangement for employees. This may be an option for you.

Huge congrats on your wee one - truly a blessing.

I agree (and congrats on the baby!). There are jobs out there with on-site daycare. I work as a school nurse and we have daycare on-site for staff and a room for nursing/pumping. I don't have children myself currently, but the staff that do love it as they feel great knowing their child is nearby and cared for. This, of course, isn't the case for many employers, but it does exist and something like it may be a good option for you.