NEWS! Childcare Arrangements

NEWS! Childcare Arrangements

NEWS! Childcare Arrangements – Plans for when I Return to Work


Wow. What a whirlwind. As you are waiting for your babies to arrive, the thought of being on the other side of maternity leave seems unimaginable. Once you’ve survive the newborn haze…relentless feeding and nappy changes…sleep deprivation…and you finally feel like you know what you’re doing…that is when it suddenly creeps up on you: the reality of going back to work.


Now I have to say, being a self-confessed workaholic, I am feeling fine about going back to work (you can read my Going Back To Work post for more on this topic). But the question is: who will look after our babies when I return to work? There are so many options…

  • Nursery?
  • Childminder?
  • Nanny?

Either one has it’s pros and cons…but which one is best for our family?


Now, if you’re a fellow twin mama, you’ll understand that the reality of paying for two babies to go into childcare at the same time is completely overwhelming. And almost impossible for so many families. So the options were becoming very slim…


That was when, after many discussions, we decided that the best option for our childcare arrangements over the next year would be:


For Pete to do it full time!

twin family


Yes, Pete will be leaving work in September to look after our babies for the foreseeable future whilst I go back to work. And I cannot tell you how happy we are with this decision. Not only do our babies have a chance to spend quality time with their Daddy, we avoid all of the extra responsibilities that come with childcare, such as drop offs, pick ups, collecting when a child is poorly etc etc.


So, watch this space to see how Pete gets on with his new role in September!


How have your organise your childcare? What have been your experiences?


Love, The Foxfairies x

twin family




  1. June 10, 2017 / 3:00 am

    How awesome! I certainly am envious! Here in the states, I had 12 weeks off with my twins, plus an extra month leave of absence (which was needed since my girls had 6 weeks in the NICU).
    I went back to work full time and my husband works full time as well. We have a nanny who comes to our home. It works out quite well since working in the hospital my hours can be irregular. Also, it turned out to not be much more of a financial commitment than local daycare centers. I feel better leaving knowing that the girls are in their home.
    I may be able to become part time when my student loans are paid off (2-3 years). We will see.

    • June 14, 2017 / 8:05 pm

      Hi there, gosh I can completely understand why you would feel like that. That is not long at all. That sounds like a good solution for your family needs. Thank you for sharing xx

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