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    Any student mum or dads on here? Im starting to really worry ill never see my little boy when I start the course in sept. Ill have to work at least one day a week also depending on bursary plus assignments and placements. .anyone doing it now? How are people finding it?:confused:
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    Any student mum or dads on here? Im starting to really worry ill never see my little boy when I start the course in sept. Ill have to work at least one day a week also depending on bursary plus assignments and placements. .anyone doing it now? How are people finding it?:confused:
    Don't have kids myself but a lot of the ladies in my group are parents and they seem to manage okay. I think you just need to be extremely organised and have family and friends that can babysit.

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    I'm in the same boat. Lots of organisation has already started in this house!!! I have already sorted school runs, childcare, back up plans, emergency availability of friends, etc. Reading a book about Study Skills and gives good ideas about juggling work and home. I will be buying a massive calendar this month!!! (Wasn't the bursary childcare forms a nightmare??!!).

    Don't worry, we are not expected to work 24/7 and, at the end of the day, this is only three years out of two whole lifetimes. This book encourages dedicated students to ensure they socialise and make time for themselves. We are still expected to have lives ;-)

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    Aw thanks ive just completed an access course while still working so ive got an idea of priorities regarding work loads but obv this ill be more! My little boy starts school in sept too so its a first for us both hehe. I dont think ill get the childcare part because my husb earns 26k which is the cap I thnk...? X
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    [QUOTE=tloulou07;48719331]Aw thanks ive just completed an access course while still working so ive got an idea of priorities regarding work loads but obv this ill be more! My little boy starts school in sept too so its a first for us both hehe. I dont think ill get the childcare part because my husb earns 26k which is the cap I thnk...? X[/
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    No, we couldn't get childcare paid on £33000 :-( Not really fair to penalise one-income families, I think... My youngest starts year 1 in September so ours are quite close. What are you doing about childcare??
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    When it comes to placements the wards can be quite understanding. We currently have one student nurse who only does long days so that she spends less days on placement and more time with her baby. So always worth asking if you can do something like long days and nights to get your hours over lates and early shifts.


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    That's good to know, thank you! I automatically thought we would have to do what we're given :-)
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    It's not a given though that they will be able to accommodate as a lot of your shifts are based on your mentors shifts too. They can also say no of course but it is worth trying.


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