View Full Version : HELP - Family Daycare & Making Friends in Perth
Having relocated from New Zealand to Perth within the last month with my husband, daughter (5) and son (8 months), I am seriously looking at going back to work fulltime for financial reasons. My problem is that I cannot find any family day care that can take an 8 month old baby (as I haven't been on any waitlists)and I cannot afford to pay $600 a fortnight for childcare services. I desperately would not go back to work if I had any option. Could anyone please provide any ideas on child care help i.e. Shared Nannies, cheap (but excellent quality) daycare etc in Perth as I do not have any friend networks to ask for help. I know we will eventually settle in well here in this beautiful city, but not having any friends and constantly feeling guilty about leaving my beautiful son with a stranger causes tears. Please help me:( thank you
I am really sorry that I cannot offer you any suggestions as far as daycare etc goes, but I can tell you that there is a mummy meet (bring kids too) this Thursday at Kings Park from 2.30 onwards. I am not quite sure where exactly but I will let you know if you are interested?? This way you can meet some other mums and make friends and possibly get a solution to your problem??
Hope this helps and hope to see you on Thursday!
- Brooke :)
Thankyou Brooke for the welcome to your mummy club. Its really appreciated and I will endeavor to make it on thursday - I look forward to meeting everyone.
My wee boy was born on 10th May 2005 so there is only 1 day difference between him and your little one. My little man has yet to receive any teeth though but thats o.k - he eats so much now, I hate to think what the grocery bill will be when he is 2!!!
Hi and Welcome to Perth !
Where abouts in Perth are you living ? I have a wonderful lady near me who looks after Sebastian (20m) one day a week and she looks after another little girl (8m) on two days but it wouldn't be much help if you live miles away though. :)
Sorry I just saw that you live in Dianella which is miles away from me so my lady wouldn't be of any help to you :( oh well.
Welcome to Bubhub and welcome to Australia.
I had my DD in family daycare from the time she was 5 months old. I went through Wanslea Family Daycare Scheme which is based in Scarborough. I can't remember where Dianella is but if you are looking for somewhere close to the CBD then you should check with Wanslea as they cover Subiaco area. My DD had a great carer, and when that one went on holiday for a month Wanslea found a back up carer for me who also took babies.
Hi there Shannon and welcome to Perth,
I am also newish to Perth been here about 2 months. I have my older DS in an occasional daycare centre which is smallish but it is SOR.
Hope you can make it to the meet on Thurday my DS2 is also close in age, his birthday is the 15th of May 2005.
Good luck with your daycare search, hope to see you Thursday :)
Hi and Welcome,
You will find alot of help on this site.
I had my DS in a daycare in Noranda, which is close to u. He started there wen he was 6mths and they were fantastic. I'm not sure on costs and not sure if there is a waiting list. I was never on one as soon as I moved to Perth I got him in.
We have moved further North about 4 mths ago but I will recommend the Noranda Childcare Centre to anyone in the area. The ladies there are fantastic.:D
Hope all goes well for u and settle in quickly, Perth is a beautiful City and this site is fantastic.
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