So, you’re interested in planning your childcare?

Whether you’re already a parent, or heading that way, planning your childcare will be a worthwhile way to spend an hour or two!

If you’re still exploring the idea of using childcare, start with the Childcare Pathfinder. If you know you need a childcare plan, and want to create one, go straight to the Childcare PlanBuilder.

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Hi, I’m Helen, and I help people like you, to make well-informed decisions to support parenthood

Before I had kids, I didn’t know much about childcare. I hadn’t even given much thought to how it might feel for someone else to look after my child, let alone learned about the childcare system and the full range of options available.

And I know I wasn’t the only one. Parents tell me they wish they’d given it more thought, and known more, before leaping into childcare decisions.

I’ve put together two short courses on childcare – one for those just exploring the idea, and the other for those ready to learn all about it and make a plan.

Whether you already have a young child, are expecting a child, or are just thinking about how their life would work with kids – if you think you’ll need childcare, this is for you.

Did you know?

All the Preparental courses, tools and resources are included in membership of The Parenthood Planning Club.

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Great question. There isn’t really any overlap between the two courses, and they will complement each other, and can be completed in any order.

Equally, both courses stand alone – the Pathfinder being more philosophical and helping you to align your attitude to childcare with your partner, and the PlanBuilder being more practical and leading to a plan.

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