We all have dreams and aspirations as we grow up. Parents plant the seed from the moment you’re born. They are the ones who encouraged you to take your first step, join the sports team, helped you work out an exam strategy to get the education you want right up to giving you a solid pep talk before your first interview. Many of us don’t realise it at the time, but in many cases our parents have been right by our sides through life’s milestones – not matter what age we were.
For mums and dads who are new to the game – (the circus that is parenting) you will have learned that it is such a special time. Being there for the initial stages of your child’s life seem so priceless. Women often feel guilty when the time comes to go back to work – even if that’s what they really want to do.
Just remember all of those milestones your own parents guided you through. You followed a career you were passionate about, you have job satisfaction at the end of the day and because you don’t feel like being a stay-at-home mum is the right choice for you right now. This is a normal feeling – it is ok to return to work and it certainly doesn’t make you selfish.
The thing is every woman is different. Some women prefer to stay at home with their children. For those who don’t, you can still source childcare that will make saying goodbye to your child that bit easier in the morning.
Quintessentially People is an international recruitment agency that specialises in childcare recruitment. Their consultants work with you to ensure you find candidates that are going to be an addition rather than an invasion to your home. By hiring a nanny, your child doesn’t have to spend the day in childcare centres. Instead they get to grow up in the comfort of their home, familiar environments with a consistent nanny that they can build a trusting relationship with. It gets better, when you come home from work – that time in the evening isn’t spent doing household chores or preparing meals. That precious time is spent with your family – and that’s the time that really counts.
In Collaboration with Quintessentially People