I think it all depends on your family circumstances. I didn’t go back to work. We have 4 kids; 2 biological children and 2 foster children under a permanent guardianship order.
My youngest has Down Syndrome and I have to be available to go to therapies and medical appointments with her during school times (outside school hours gives problems with my other children) and also for my 9yr old we see psychologist, peadiatrician and psychiatrist during school hours.
We moved from Sydney to Brisbane in July and my 5yr old went from full time attending Kindy in Sydney, to only attending 1,5 hour Prep here in Brisbane (facing lots of resistance to get her enrolled in a mainstream school) ! You may understand I’m glad I don’t work
Published 24th February 2020