Working when you have children involves a certain amount of organisation and there are a number of childcare options you can consider.
Most people choose a nursery, a nanny or partner/family support (e.g. parents staying for on-call weekends). There are pros and cons for each.
Nannies are more expensive and you pay their tax, while nurseries often have limited hours. Book early - most hospital nurseries have a 15-month waiting list. You can pay for childcare before tax, called "salary sacrifice". Your employer may have a family co-ordinator, and HM Revenue and Customs provides information on this.
You should plan some back-up in case your child or carer is ill, many agencies provide access to emergency childcare
Further information about choosing childcare and schools is available from the parents centre.