I have been out of work for three years and before that I worked in a food shop. I really want to get back to work into something new, but don't know how I'm going to work and learn something new without getting a wage that will pay childcare and bills. My partner works full time and I'm a stay-at-home mum. What advice do you have for me and what would I have to pay if I had to go to college? I have two boys aged three and nearly one. I feel I would (just about) cope putting them into full-time nursery to benefit our family as a whole.
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