Everyone is looking for work/life balance especially parents, read Laura’s story on her journey from Bank Manager to Childminder.
I’m self-employed as a childminder. But before I had children I was a bank manager. I realised very soon after my eldest was born that I wouldn’t be able to return to that line of work if I wanted any sort of quality time with my child, so I went for a real career change. For me being a working mum meant finding the “right work” to spend my time with my children while also receiving an income, and now I actually couldn’t ever imagine going back to the bank. I love my new career and the work-life balance that goes with it.