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    • jane12345
    • By jane12345 9th May 18, 9:08 PM
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    jane12345
    Leaving work to look after children
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    • 9th May 18, 9:08 PM
    Leaving work to look after children 9th May 18 at 9:08 PM
    I am in a slightly tricky situation and am considering voluntarily resigning from my job.
    Im on minimum wage but work full time. My partner is a uni student and will be entering a full time work placement (unpaid). Due to this we will have to enter 1 child into full time nursery and another into after school child minder.
    I have done the calculations and my entire salary will not nearly cover it, thats without general bills, southern city rent, living etc.

    Anyhow, if i resign from work to look after my kids will i be entitled to housing benefit, tax credits job seekers etc or will i get these santions im reading about?
    Many thanks
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    • clairec79
    • By clairec79 12th May 18, 12:51 PM
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    clairec79
    Actually just thoguht - if he's third year student nurse he's been doing these placements for the past two years - how were you coping then? Can't it still be done (most placements are understanding and will offer a degree of flexiblity to cover for child care or work - you only have to work 50% of the time with your mentor (obviously it's better if you can do more)
    • parkrunner
    • By parkrunner 12th May 18, 3:17 PM
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    parkrunner
    I am in a slightly tricky situation and am considering voluntarily resigning from my job.
    Im on minimum wage but work full time. My partner is a uni student and will be entering a full time work placement (unpaid). Due to this we will have to enter 1 child into full time nursery and another into after school child minder.
    I have done the calculations and my entire salary will not nearly cover it, thats without general bills, southern city rent, living etc.

    Anyhow, if i resign from work to look after my kids will i be entitled to housing benefit, tax credits job seekers etc or will i get these santions im reading about?
    Many thanks
    Originally posted by jane12345
    Can't your partner get a student loan?
    • sheramber
    • By sheramber 12th May 18, 7:22 PM
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    sheramber
    Can't your partner get a student loan?
    Originally posted by parkrunner
    See post 11

    Help with childcare is available from student finance

    We are in receipt already of child benefit, and student bursary.


    But OP says childcare help doesn't cover all the cost.
    • Tabbytabitha
    • By Tabbytabitha 13th May 18, 9:27 AM
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    Tabbytabitha
    Third year nursing student? Bank work as an NA

    Many MANY student nurses and student midwives will do this - I know I certainly had to (in all honesty did it probably did mean I got a 2:1 instead of a 1st, but has that hindered me? not at all)
    Especially if he's doing 12 hour shifts he can fit in extra shifts on the bank - I used to do 1-2 a week
    It is tiring but he can do it

    BTW you know you get discount on council tax whilst he's a student?
    Originally posted by clairec79
    In fact, the additional experience will enhance his CV and make it easier for him to find a job when he graduates.
    • GlasweJen
    • By GlasweJen 13th May 18, 11:24 AM
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    Can you ask his university for a hardship grant to cover some of the shortfall?
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    • jules1973
    • By jules1973 13th May 18, 6:07 PM
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    jules1973
    Could your hubby not do care work on a nurse bank in a hospital or in the community. I used to be a student nurse mentor and plenty of students did part time work around their shifts, even in the third year.

    Just noticed, it's already been mentioned.
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