If you earn a combined income over $109,000 you are not eligible for the ccb but you can get the ccr over this amount. My dh and I both earn good money over $200,000 and still get the ccr. If I was a stay at home mum I would not have my kids in daycare for more than a day a week as that's what I would be staying home for In the first place, "to raise our kids". It erks me that so many kids with mums at home take up positions in daycare when working parents often can't get positions for their kids and have to stop work.
I thought parents that work have priority?
My boys do occasional care. I work 1 day a fortnight but they go weekly. DS1 actually goes twice weekly in prep for kinder next year. They only go for 4 hours though so not a massive day. I frantically clean while they are in as they destroy quicker than I clean when they are home. This week I went and picked up the Christmas layby without them. And had a proper coffee, in a cafe, and drank it while it was hot!
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