Each person’s situation is unique. Use one of these calculators to see employment could affect your benefits.
You may have to register your details to use some of the calculators.
In Lambeth, the Families Information Directory has lots of info about childcare in the borough.
Consider using your support network, such as your family or friends.
Can you share childcare responsibilities with other families, related or not?
Private nurseries are another alternative. Each nursery sets their own prices.
What can I afford? An important question early in the process. Childcare can be costly.
Who can you talk to for advice?
We all need someone to lean on at times, and share work-related concerns. Family, friends, colleagues, neighbours – it doesn't matter who, as long as they're a good listener.
Don't neglect your health.
What activities do you enjoy? Make time for yourself and eat healthily so that you have the energy to succeed.
Yoga and meditation can be great for exercise and relaxtion. The online Brixton Yoga community has been running free daily classes via Zoom.
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