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Returning to work

Returning to work after a baby is a big step. To make the transition successful you'll need to take some time to ease everyone into the new arrangement.

Managing feelings of mother guilt

Feeling guilty when you put your child into care is normal and signals the emotional attachment and responsibility you feel for your child.

Which child care is best?

Once you understand the different types of child care available, you need to decide which option is the best for you and your family.

Helping your child adjust to care

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