Reality of commuting from Tunbridge Wells with kids

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anotherbitofcake Wed 21-Sep-16 16:09:12

Looking for some info and advice from mums who commute into London and have children. Currently pre school though thinking ahead to school really. How do you manage it? We have no family nearby. Is it a nightmare or not too bad? We both commute. Me part time 2-3x week.

Panicmode1 Fri 23-Sep-16 17:03:06

I had a nanny when I did it - she worked 7.30 am - 7pm which worked well. When I was travelling and had to work abroad, she would adjust her hours as my husband also travels extensively. Friends of mine who have children at school use a combination of breakfast club and childminder or after school nanny. When the children were ill, it meant that I didn't have to take time off - not the case with a childminder or nursery. Also, if you are going down the private route, bear in mind that some schools will do wrap around care until 6ish.

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