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Getting back into the workforce: how Laundry Lady makes it easier for new mums (and dads)

Many new mums have fears when it comes to returning to the workforce post-baby or juggling a household budget with young children in tow.

From the rising cost of childcare to perceived career gaps, lack of confidence and mastering the work-life balance, Laundry Lady is here to abate your fears!

If you’re considering taking the next step and launching a work from home business (like The Laundry Lady) we can help.

Read on for more about how the business landscape is changing for women returning to work after a career break, and how to take advantage of opportunities while finding your confidence.

  1. Cost of Childcare

This is a big one for mums (and dads) looking to re-join the workforce in a part-time or full-time capacity after having a baby, or with young children.

The cost of childcare in Australia is a significant concern for new mothers due to its often substantial financial burden. Depending on where you live, if you’re ineligible for CCS you could be paying up to $200* per day for childcare, with the national average per day sitting at $130* before subsidies.

High childcare costs can absorb a substantial portion of a family’s income, potentially making it financially challenging for mothers to re-enter the workforce.

HOW WE HELP: At Laundry Lady, you choose the days and hours you work. This could mean that you put the washing machine and dryer on during the day, and then iron at night when the children are asleep. The flexibility of managing your own schedule means you can fit a part-time role around your parenting commitments, with little or no need to rely on childcare (or the fees!). 

  1. Career Gaps and Skills

But I haven’t worked part-time or full-time in years!” you may be asking yourself. 

Some women considering a career change or new job post-baby may be concerned about technological advancements and changes in their industry during their hiatus, leading to a perceived gap in relevant skills or knowledge. 

They may also lack confidence, and fear being penalised or overlooked because of gaps in their resume.

HOW WE HELP: Here at The Laundry Lady, we welcome career-changers, new mums, busy mums and dads, partnership teams, those returning to the workforce, students and more. The onboarding process includes all the training and support to get your Laundry Lady/Lad business off the ground. Once you complete all the relevant checks, have the right equipment and an ABN (which we talk you through) you are ready to go. We empower you with the skills, booking know-how, marketing materials and more, to drive your small business dream. We are here to support you.

  1. Work-life Balance

Earning additional income may seem appealing, but what about when it comes to splitting your time between work and family? 

HOW WE HELP: With Laundry Lady, you are in charge of your own schedule and working week. Building on Point 1, you can manage your schedule, service areas, and earnings based on your own goals, expectations and limitations.

Some contractors (Laundry Ladies and Lads) work part-time to earn a supplementary income or ‘spending money’, while others may build it into a full-time business earning up to $3,000 a week – the choice is yours.

One of the big benefits of the Laundry Lady model is that you can start on the smaller end (one or two days per week), and build your business up. 

The next steps – start your own business with The Laundry Lady

If you’re ready to take the next step and find out more about the Laundry Lady business model that’s making BIG waves in Australia and New Zealand, head over to our Join the Team page for more information.

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