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How Much Child Care

Do work-at-home moms need child care?

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For most work-at-home moms considering whether or not they need child care, the answer is “yes.” But how much and what kind child care provider you need varies depending on factors such as:

  • Type of employment
  • Economic situation
  • Hours
  • Number and ages of children
  • Ability to deal with distractions
  • Whether you work both from home and from the office

How Much Child Care Do You Need?

Full Time Child Care

Especially good for: Full-time, employed telecommuters, moms who work in an office most of the time and occasionally work at home

    Benefits: Flexibility to travel or leave the house, fewer distractions, children may receive more one-on-one attention, increased productivity at work
    Drawbacks: Cost, less time with children

Tell Your Story: Why I Need Full-Time Child Care

Part Time Child Care

Especially good for: Part-time telecommuters, home business owners and independent contractors; full-time work at home moms with flexible hours

    Benefits: Less expensive than full-time child care, more time with children
    Drawbacks: Less flexibility, possibly more distractions, could require night and weekend work

Tell Your Story: My Part-Time Child Care Plan

No Child Care

Especially good for: Part-time telecommuters, home business owners and independent contractors with flexible hours; those starting businesses that are not yet generating significant income

Benefits: Significant cost saving, more time with children
Drawbacks: More distractions, increased risk of being unable to complete work obligations

Tell Your Story: How I Work From Home With No Child Care

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