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    Default Baby seat for home childcare.

    What type of seat would you expect a babysitter/child minder/daycare mum to use for you infant?

    I have dd in an infa secure booster, I have a 5 year old preppy before and after school in a maxi rider, and have had 2 people ask about care for their bubs full time, one is only a week old but will be 7 weeks when his dad goes back to work, and mum only took 4 days off uni, including a weekend. I have not met either yet, and told them both that I will take whichever one comes with the paperwork to secure the spot first.

    I'm not cashed up, so can't get the new Meridian or anything. What type of seat would you be happy with? Would a Hipod Capri be ok?

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    Hi there, Are you setting up a daycare home through a scheme ? If so they should provide you with any equipment. I pay my scheme a $10 weekly levy and through this get all my equipment. If you are not going through a scheme or getting registered as an approved service, I would be very careful about transporting children and looking after them in my home. I would recommend getting public liability insurance. I say this as I used to look after three siblings and was not registered or anything and lots of friends came to me very worried, telling me I could lose my house and everything if there was an accident involving these kids. I looked in public liability insurance from family day care Australia. You can get this without been an approved service but I decided to make it all official and become a carer (educator) with a scheme.

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    No, I can't go through a scheme. I will be a Registered Carer. Lots of reasons I can't, and on top of that I have had to provide seats for dd when she went to family daycare because carers were unable to afford one.

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    Bump. Anyone? Would you be happy so long as it met Australian standards?

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    If it meets Australian Standards and is properly installed i wouldn't have any problems. I wouldn't expect a carer to have a top of the range car seat, but also wouldn't expect anything old and worn etc. If the seat was new I would be more than happy.

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    Yes I will buy it new. The Maxi Rider was bought last month and the Infa Secure in January. We were in an accident so I have to replace what we had. The Maxi Rider was replaced through insurance but I bought the Infa Secure because dd needed a seat immediately, not 6 weeks later. But I was looking at a Hipod from Target. It reverses to 12kg and because I will have 3 seats in the back the ambulance will install.

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    Sounds like you know what you are doing. Good luck

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    I would be happy as long as it wasn't too old and met Aust standards.

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    i would actually expect to have to provide my own esp if its being used a lot. if it was being provided i wouldnt expect a new one but i would expect it to be not really old ( a few years ok, 8 not ok), installed properly, meets aus standards etc. i certianlly wouldnt expect a new $600 one

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    Thanks, feeling better about it. I remember another thread where people said about seats with height markers, but they are way out of my price range, even for my own child.


 

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