Childcare in UK: Lady Relocates Abroad, Realises Daycare is Expensive, Becomes Stay-at-Home Mum

Childcare in UK: Lady Relocates Abroad, Realises Daycare is Expensive, Becomes Stay-at-Home Mum

  • A young Nigerian lawyer, Mide Babs, chose to be a stay-at-home mother over working in the UK
  • Mide stated that the bills needed for childcare would sink any salary she collects in the UK as a mother
  • Many Nigerians who had faced a similar situation narrated their experience and how they navigated UK childcare

A Nigerian lady, Mide Babs, has made a video to show how expensive childcare is in the UK.

Mide said that she left her promising career as a lawyer in Nigeria to become a full-time mother abroad.

Childcare in UK/Living as a parent abroad.
The lawyer made her face up as she spoke about living in the UK. The middle photo is for illustration only. Photo source: @themidebabs, Getty Images/TomaszBrek
Source: TikTok

Childcare in the UK

The lawyer stated the decision came when she found out that childcare would be eating deeply into her salary should she get a job in the UK.

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One thing she realised as a first-time mum in a foreign country is that a child born in the UK does not automatically become a citizen.

Towards the end of her video, Mide said she is happy with where she is at the moment and would not be comparing her life with someone else's.

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Watch her video below: compiled some of the reactions below:

Adzodotsi said:

"Welcome to UK. Sister, plan your family. Have all your children quickly and let them grow together."

LhardeyPearl said:

"That’s Uk for you, I couldn’t work full time for a year, now I got full time job with and I still find it difficult to work because of childcare."

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Adebimpe Owosho said:

"The baby was just like go explain tire.....just get me my milk madam loyaaaa."

Baro asked:

"Which career lawyers get for Nigeria?"

Amanda said:

"In Germany all this things are free if you earn a little. But if you earn really good income you can do all this things by yourself."

She replied:

"You guys are really enjoying in Germany o."

Rosemary said:

"Childcare got me. Now working part-time."

Raven Divan said:

"My daughter u are lucky. cos your hubby can afford for u to stay at home. be grateful."

Man complained about living in US

Meanwhile, earlier reported that a Nigerian man living in the US cried out about the challenging situation abroad and how people are not sleeping well.

Saying there is no life in America, the man (@ebonyioma) wondered why people in the country work from Monday to Monday to pay bills.


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