9 Most Flexible Jobs For Mums Returning to Work

9 Most Flexible Jobs For Mums Returning to Work

I’m sure mums would agree that maternity leave generally feels like a time of extreme personal and professional reflection. Up until this point, when would we have had time to analyse our previous career choices and subsequent successes? The answer is never! That being said, we thought it would be a nice change of pace to highlight what we believe might be the most flexible jobs for mums returning to work!

Childcare Worker

Such a strong career choice for new mums, Childcare workers have the ability to create a pretty flexible work schedule. Some mothers returning to work go as far as setting up daycare facilities within their homes, integrating their own children into the mix.

Check out our Childcare training opportunities here.

Data Entry

In 2020 Data Entry can certainly be done anywhere, anytime! This extremely flexible career would allow you to maintain your newly required home duties, whilst also allowing you to make money. A great flexible career option for those still aspiring to return to an office environment at some point in time.

Check out our business admin training options here.


In the era of Coronavirus, tutors are certainly in high demand. As an online tutor, you can make money from virtually anywhere! Whilst a tutor doesn’t require any formal training, its best to brush up on your ‘working with children’ skills to stay as competitive as possible.

Check out our education training options here

Customer Service Advisor

Customer service is one of the more popular fields of work, for ‘working from home’ parents. Major companies everywhere, outsource their customer service roles to home based operations. It’s a win/win for them, as they save a huge amount of money on the expense of running an office. Job Descriptions generally range from collections to technical support.

Check out our customer service training options here.

Virtual Assistant

Virtual assistants are so hot right now! With working from home at an all time high across the country, small to medium businesses have embraced a more virtual business model. Thus allowing Virtual Assistants to become a significantly cost effective and efficient way to maintain operations. As a virtual assistant, you would typically outsource your time to several clients at once. Paid by the hour, your role would include everything from calendar management, invoicing, note taking and maintaining client relationships.

Check out our business admin training options here.


Many companies are even outsourcing their sales departments to ‘work from home’ sales agents. You could be responsible for maintaining the stock requirements of a currently engaged group of buyers, or you could be responsible for bringing in new buyers. Either way, this is an extremely easy role to facilitate from the comfort of your own home! I’m sure nap time never seemed so valuable!

Check out our customer service & retail sales training options here.

And there you have it, our most flexible jobs for mums returning to work. METS Training is here to help you on your journey back into the workforce. We would love to hear from you so get in touch here!