+ Reply to Thread
Page 7 of 8 FirstFirst ... 5678 LastLast
Results 61 to 70 of 76
  1. #61
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    22,013
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked
    1,786
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 postsDiamond Star - 20,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by happygrl View Post
    I'm putting DS in one day a week next year on a Thursday. I don't know if it's all centers but the ones I spoke to you still have to pay for public holidays even if they are shut.
    I'd think about changing to a Wednesday, but not any other day for this reason.
    Yes that is correct. Its the same.if your child doesnt go the day they are enrolled to go, you still have to pay. If your centre is small, you coukd always see if you could swap that day to do a make up day. I swap days as i need them. I have also done make up days when coop was sick with no extra charges as my centre is small and has the room to swap and change even at a moments notice.

    Sent from my GT-I9000T using BubHub

  2. #62
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    8,165
    Thanks
    753
    Thanked
    765
    Reviews
    5
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Next year I will be a SAHM as I am due with #2 in Feb and am planning to take the year off. I will keep DS is daycare for 2 days at the start of the year and then drop down to 1 day after a couple of months.
    I personally wouldn't send my child by choice until they were around 18m+, as I found DS didn't really settle in well until he was closer to 2 years old, but I had to send him from 12 months as I had no choice.

  3. #63
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    12,292
    Thanks
    1,571
    Thanked
    1,225
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    Past Moderator - Thank you
    Bubhub Blogger
    Yep, well have to pay for public holidays but can't access care.

    Very frustrating for someone like me. I am a single mum, I have set days and set timetables. I work for a national company so I only get national public holidays off. If it's a holiday in my state I have no care, but I still have to work.

    So I need to Pay for daycare, still find alternate care so pay again, Get him somewhere else on a public holiday (less public transport) and still work.

    I'm so lucky my work let me pick my work days based on what day I could get my son into daycare. It's taken almost a full year to be able to swap one of my days to better suit my work. I'm supposed to get priority on my care days as I am a single working mum, but over a year to get him in at all, and an aditional 8-9months to get the days I wanted for my work... Imagine if my work wasn't flexible.

    Daycare places are gold. No-one should take them for granted.

  4. #64
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    514
    Thanks
    146
    Thanked
    63
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    For the record, I finally got through to Centrelink today.
    To qualify for CCR, both my husband and I need to qualify for the work test - which I dont as I wont be working, studying at all... so thats a shame.
    I may still look into Occassional Care though as 1 day a week Childcare is going to cost us near $5k a year that we dont really want/have to spend.

  5. #65
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    penrith nsw
    Posts
    936
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked
    65
    Reviews
    24
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Izy View Post
    Yep, well have to pay for public holidays but can't access care.

    Very frustrating for someone like me. I am a single mum, I have set days and set timetables. I work for a national company so I only get national public holidays off. If it's a holiday in my state I have no care, but I still have to work.

    So I need to Pay for daycare, still find alternate care so pay again, Get him somewhere else on a public holiday (less public transport) and still work.

    I'm so lucky my work let me pick my work days based on what day I could get my son into daycare. It's taken almost a full year to be able to swap one of my days to better suit my work. I'm supposed to get priority on my care days as I am a single working mum, but over a year to get him in at all, and an aditional 8-9months to get the days I wanted for my work... Imagine if my work wasn't flexible.

    Daycare places are gold. No-one should take them for granted.
    i understand it is frustrating having to pay for public holidays etc but just remember the owner still has to pay the staff for the public holiday and same with if your child is sick staff are still allocated for a set number of childre

  6. #66
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    12,292
    Thanks
    1,571
    Thanked
    1,225
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    Past Moderator - Thank you
    Bubhub Blogger
    agreed! And it's rather frightening to think how little carers actually get considering that they are moulding the future. How can that be any less valuable than our solicitors, accountants etc?

    Please don't think that my little rant was about it being unfair on the centres... It was moreso to offer perspective on how holiday time effects others who use care for work days only.

  7. #67
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    78
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked
    4
    Reviews
    0
    My DS has been going to day care once a week since he was 10 months old. I'm planning on going back to work soonish and I study via distance, so it was a way for him to get use to day care and give me a chance to study.

    I also thought it might help he get use to being around other small children (he doesn't see many other babies besides in my mother's group).

    The first 6 weeks I only left him in for half a day, but now he goes in for most of the day and we don't have any issues with it. I felt really guilty at the start though!

  8. #68
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Perth, Western Australia
    Posts
    1,914
    Thanks
    364
    Thanked
    1,502
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    My personal opinion is that mothers should be able to do whatever they want (back to the original question) in terms of putting their kids in occasional day care even if they're stay at home mums.
    However, I disagree with having tax payers money pay for any amount of subsidy if one parent is at home and is capable of caring for the child/ren (ie not disabled or otherwise hampered). I know its expensive without any rebate, but that's because quite frankly it's a luxury if one parent is at home.
    Last edited by GM01; 18-01-2012 at 21:28.

  9. #69
    Gothel's Avatar
    Gothel is offline Skip the drama, stay with Mama!
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Stressame Street
    Posts
    6,515
    Thanks
    2,368
    Thanked
    2,113
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by GM01 View Post
    My personal opinion is that mothers should be able to do whatever they want (back to the original question) in terms of putting their kids in occasional day care even if they're stay at home mums.
    However, I disagree with having tax payers money pay for any amount of subsidy if one parent is at home and is capable of caring for the child/ren (ie not disabled or otherwise hampered). I know its expensive without any rebate, but that's because quite frankly it's a luxury if one parent is at home.
    Not quite sure where you are based but to the best of my knowledge if one parent is at home and not 'otherwise hampered' (ie working, studying or actively seeking work) then there ARE no rebates. And if there are please tell me about them because I would kill for a day to myself - in 4 years of parenting, on one income, with no famiily nearby, i have never had a kid-free day and I could seriously use a bit of luxury...

  10. The Following User Says Thank You to Gothel For This Useful Post:

    Mod-Uniquey  (21-01-2012)

  11. #70
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    10,611
    Thanks
    404
    Thanked
    1,918
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Mrstiggywinkle, from memory you are entitled to about 15 hours of ccb without satisfying an activity test, but it's means tested.

    So unless your family income is low, it won't be much money.


 

Similar Threads

  1. Tony abbott - rebates for nannies... Any stay at home mums feel left out??
    By Freyamum in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 79
    Last Post: 31-03-2012, 01:33
  2. Seeking other stay at home mums in cairns.
    By JimmyJams Mum in forum Cairns
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 21-03-2012, 16:21
  3. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 30-12-2011, 05:43

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
WaterWipes
Give your babies bottom a gift this Xmas! They are the only wipe made using just water and a drop of grapefruit seed extract and may help avoid nappy rash. Check out the great reviews on bubhub and see our website for more info and availability.
sales & new stuffsee all
True Fairies
True Fairies is the first interactive website where children can engage and speak with a real fairy through the unique webcam fairy portal. Each session is tailored to the child, and is filled with enchantment and magic.
Visit website to find out more!
featured supporter
Baby Monitors
Looking to buy a baby monitor? :: Read viewer reviews of baby monitors BEFORE you buy :: Buy at a local or online Baby Nursery Shop
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!