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    I am currently looking into open university. I have two young boys - 3 & 16 months, I have always loved working with children and wanting to hopefully one day become an assistant.

    Is there anyone out there a mummy and studying?

    is this even possible?
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    Do you live with somebody else, if so, who would look after the kids?
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    You can learn more from volunteering at a nursery than studying. Plus you have your own children thus making it a lot easier!
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    There is a single mum on my course but her child is a lot older - hes 4 and she has alot pf support from her mum. So i guess that helps. It will be difficult and a challenge x
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    Hi, I'm doing a degree with the OU. My mum also did a degree with the OU because she was a young mum (23). She did BSc Natural sciences full time in three years with two young kids (2 and 3 year olds) if you have any questions feel free to PM me al ask my mum
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    (Original post by ljordan14)
    I am currently looking into open university. I have two young boys - 3 & 16 months, I have always loved working with children and wanting to hopefully one day become an assistant.

    Is there anyone out there a mummy and studying?

    is this even possible?
    mother to 3 kids and nearly into my 2nd year
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    mummy of 3 ❤


    I think
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    I did undergrad and post grad as a single mother, my daughter was 18 months old when I started. It's entirely possible if you have support (friends, partner, parents, siblings etc) or access to good childcare that you trust. If you do a full time degree you can get up to 85% of childcare costs reimbursed with a grant as well as a maintenance loan (I'm not sure how it works with the OU though). Maybe contact your local college to see if they offer a course that could help you with your career goals, often they have a nursery on site.

    If you think of studying as being no different to have a job you'll find that lots of mothers can be more than just a mum. I'm currently doing about 30 hours a week of work around my daughter's school day. Having a good routine is really important, once your kids are asleep there should be a couple of hours in the evening you can dedicate to study without being too tired as well as when they are at nursery/school. I found it impossible to concentrate when my daughter was tiny as she needed very close supervision, I couldn't set her up with an activity and read like I can now that she is nearly 6.
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    Hi well I've got 3 kiddies 11,8 and 10 months and I've applied for nursing at greenwich,I think it's possible but I'm not in the situation quite yet (fingers crossed interview/test passed - anxiously waiting to see if I get a place). I have alot of support from family and always worked full time so I don't suppose much will change to what I'm used to. But I know you can get help with childcare costs etc so you will manage ☺ go for it and good luck xx
 
 
 
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