3 Childcare Tips When You’re A Busy Businesswoman
It was always your dream to run a business, and you’re proud of the fact that you’ve managed to do so. However, you’ve also always wanted a family, so you made the decision to have children. They’ve started growing up, and it leaves you with the challenging decision of figuring out how to balance running a business with your childcare duties.
It’s not easy to find the right balance, but here are three tips that can help you get everything sorted:
Work from home
If possible, working from home is the perfect solution. You can stay with your kids, looking after them while running your business. Yes, they might provide some distractions, but at least you’re spending time with them and have them right in front of you. You’ve also got more flexibility when running a business from home, not to mention that it keeps the costs to a minimum. Speaking of which, your operating costs aren’t the only things that decrease; the cost of childcare also goes down as you don’t need to employ a nanny or someone else to look after them.
Encourage them to join clubs
When your kids start going to school, you should encourage them to join as many extracurricular clubs as possible. They could join a ballet club, don some lovely children’s tutus, and spend time after school dancing away. Or, they could join the local baseball team, training in the evenings once school has finished. The idea is that your kids can go straight from school to a club, giving you more time to get things done at work. By the time their club has finished, you’ll be done for the day and can pick them up. Again, it’s a smart idea as you don’t have to spend money on childcare services, and your kids will have a fantastic time enjoying themselves at their clubs! It’s a brilliant way for them to make friends as well.
Ask your family for help
Are you lucky enough to live near your family? If so, asking your parents to look after the kids is a great idea. Again, it’s free – and this might sound like we’re being cheap, but you really can’t afford to spend a fortune on childcare services. Plus, your kids will be with someone that a) they know, and b) you trust. So, it’s safer all around, and your kids get to develop a stronger relationship with their grandparents. As they get older, they will really appreciate how special it is to be close with your parents. If anything, they might thank you for sending them to their grandparents after school every day.
The choice is yours, and you might prefer some other childcare ideas as well. Nevertheless, these three tips will help you run your business while ensuring your children are well looked after. Working from home is ideal, and it becomes even better when your kids go to school. Still, weigh up the options and come to a solution that suits your life the best.