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Old Mar 14th, 2011, 03:25 AM   21
OmiOmen
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My Uni is fine with things like that but we have a lot of mature students here so that may be why. That said they can only do so much and it does not really make it much easier. Plus you never know if your OH will help as much as they say! DH said he would help a lot and seems to think he does but he really doesn't, which is why I had to finish off my essay that is due in today when DS woke up at 6am!



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Old Mar 14th, 2011, 04:09 AM   22
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Just to add, hopefully OH will help, but as a single parent who was also having issues with some of my family at the time, it's do-able even without the help lol.

It can be difficult though, like OmiOmen says, days when you are tired atc and having to finish essays etc. Like I say though, it's all about being super organised. aim to finish all assignments a week before they are due in. then you have a weeks leeway if anything happens to disrupt you. Once both kids were in nursery, they went 4 days a week. We got up at 6am when ds got up, has breakfast got dressed, little play together etc etc. They were in nursery for 8am, I was in lectures for 9am. usually done by 12pm with lectures and then to the library to work. They could be in nursery until 6pm, but if I was finished my work early I would get them early. The other 3 days a week were pretty much mine to spend with them, although for the month around final exams I put them in 5 days a week instead of 4. x



 
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Old Mar 15th, 2011, 05:08 AM   23
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I am very organised so I guess that is another reason for the idea, and very motivated so I guess that would help me get all me work done and to a good standard no matter how tired I was.

Another thing was you mentioned nursery, was it not hard leaving your children so young 4-5 days a week, I feel like this is something I would struggle doing, I wouldn't want to leave my LO.



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Old Mar 15th, 2011, 06:15 AM   24
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It bothered me more with my son as he was very young, my daughter had just turned 2 and to be honest was ready for that, she loved being with the other kids. My son was still a baby. But then when I was pregnant there was still only 6 months paid mat leave, so if I worked I'd have gone back about a month or so after he started nursery so he only started a little earlier than most baba's.

I did try and do work so that if I had a late lecture I wouldn't take them in til later, if I finished my work early I'd pick them up early. I got to know the staff very well before hand (my daughter started before my son, as I couldn't take her to lectures, only him) and felt totally comfortable with the nursery, the staff and his key-worker before he started. I built it up so left him just while I was in lectures the first week or so and then left him while I did work after that.

I did have a little cry at first, but when I saw how happy he was there, how much he loved being there and all the different toys and activities for him there which I might not be able to afford or do with him at home I felt happy he was there. I think this is where you have to search round nurseries and be very happy with the one you choose first though x



 
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