Things I worried about:
- leaving my preshus baby at the evil nursery
- not being able to do my job after a year of singing nursery rhymes
- not being able to do my job because of lack of sleep/illness
But you know what? I actually really like the balance. I do 2.5 days a week which works perfectly for us, Matilda is in nursery two days a week and on the third day my husband and I split the childcare. She loves nursery, and although my fears about getting back into the swing of things and being affected by sleep/illness haven't proved entirely unfounded, they aren't insurmountable, and that's what matters. I feel a lot more motivated than I have in months.
I don't know how people who go back full time cope though. I'd definitely need a cleaner!