Need a new job? Child-friendly career ideas to fit around the nursery run

child-friendly career ideas such as online, businesses, freelance work and teaching

by Syed Shehzad |

It feels like just yesterday you were pregnant with your little one and only recently filling in your all-important MAT B1 form. Now, your maternity leave is coming to an end it's time to go back to work. But what if you really don't fancy going back to your old job?

Perhaps you're working but you desperately want to see your kids a bit more or you're currently unemployed and don't know where to start. Whatever situation you are in, we know being a working mum is difficult.

However, hope is not lost. If you're looking for a total career change that will fit around life with kids, there are lots of options that mean you have more time for your little one that will still pay the bills...

9 child-friendly career ideas:

View Gallery
9 photos
1 of 9

1) Go self-employed

Whether you’ve got green fingers and dream of being a gardener, you’ve always loved beauty or you’re toying with the idea of becoming a yoga instructor, now’s a good time. There are plenty of choose-your-own-hours and appointment jobs that you can train for and that work around your mum schedule. Visit HM Revenue & Customs’ website to get clued up on registering as self-employed and to find out more about working for yourself.

Just so you know, whilst we may receive a commission or other compensation from the links on this website, we never allow this to influence product selections - read why you should trust us