Ideally this is what I would hope to achieve. I would like to do nursing or midwifery, but that isnt realistic for several reasons. Firstly, I would have to do an access course for a year first. Not impossible, but not particularly easy because I live about 40 minutes drive away from the nearest further education college. I could do this once my youngest was at secondary school. Secondly the actual training is about 3 years & involves shadowing a Nurse/Midwife through various shifts, which could be days or nights on a rota. I wouldnt consider leaving the children alone overnight so perhaps the whole idea is best shelved for the time being.
Realistically I may have to go into care work (which I dont dislike the idea of) & doing an NVQ as I work. Caring is not the highest of paid jobs, but with an NVQ I could get slightly above minimum in a job I would enjoy.
Also I could always move to a larger town with more job opportunities (work is scarce in this area as were quite rural, but I would prefer not to leave the area because of the childrens school) If I moved I could also rent out a room in my house once the children are older if I had to.