Thursday 25 October 2007

what to do?

OK here is the dilema.
I have about half a million yen set on one side purely for Montessori. I thought about opening my own little school but my weak Japanese will be a major problem and I can't afford to pay someone to help me on the that side - no, dear hubby can't do it, he works long enough hours as it is.
If I wanted to set up a business it would mean making nearly all the materials because I won't have spare cash to buy them, initially I thought it would be quite easy to do but the more I think about the less confidence I have in myself to actually do it!
The alternative is to buy a good amount of materials for babyebi and just teach him at home, spend less time making stuff and hopefully free up some time to make money from home. I would like babyebi to go to kindy once or twice a week so he can get to play with Japaense kids his age but then I will have to have some kind of income to do this.
The easy option - and my least favourite would be to go back to teaching English.

Oh I don't know.

sorry, confused and indecisive!!


  1. you could maybe find just 1 or 2 (have a limit, say under 6 kids) other moms who are interested in Montessori and do it like a mini-school, then you would have a bit of income to buy some new things. Offer it as an English speaking Home Montessori, then you could teach the little ones English, and they could socialise with BabyEbi in Japanese! You could do field trips where Japanese would be coming into play, or English.

  2. hmm, I like this idea, space wise I think I could only take on 2 other kids. I also have to be careful working part-time because if I earn over a certain amount of money we end up losing money because I have to pay my own heath care etc. There is a financial band that I need to avoid but with just 2 kids I would be OK plus working from home there are various tax breaks too. I wouldn't be able to earn much but enough to be able to pursue other options in my spare time, thanks Linda, you are a genius. I will have a chat to hubby about it at the weekend.


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