So you need a part-time job that fits in with your childcare arrangements. Realistically, you’ve got three options:
- find a job you can do from home (wouldn’t recommend this route as you’d probably feel rather isolated right now and need a bit of adult company)
- find a part-time job with the right hours that’s located near enough to the nursery for you to be able to easily manage dropping off / picking up times
- find yourself a job-share partner and go hunting as a twosome for a full-time job that you can split to suit yourselves.
If you’ve never worked before and your child has only just started nursery, I think you’d best try for something fairly undemanding at this stage (eg shop work, clerical work in an office, call centre work, etc). Start looking around for local employers who can offer such work. Ask your friends, family and other contacts (eg the nursery staff?) to look out for vacancies for you.
Your plan might be to do the undemanding job for at least six months, earn yourself good references and then try for something more senior (preferably in the same organisation) when you’re ready to do so.
In your shoes, I’d be contacting JobCentrePlus, explaining you want a personal advisor to help your job search. Your personal advisor should help you get the free training / support you need to plan your job search, prepare a CV and get training in interview techniques, IT skills etc.