I understand where you're coming from 2boys. For example, if I were to go back to fulltime work I'd need to earn almost triple my current 3day a week income just to cover daycare and the other lost concessions.
I appreciate all that I get at the moment, but you'll probably be frustrated to hear me whinge that full time work is just not a possibility for me.
And SAB, sorry- missed your post before. After CCB, before CCR, including discounted rates from the centre.
Well we pay $340 per fortnight after ccb and ccr for the privilige of going to work. And that's just for 3 days for 2 kids as my mum does one days care and I only work 4 days per week. I get that if you earn more you pay more, but as a dual income family with both partners earning about the same we are really eligible for very little. Some single income families can earn $50k more than us and still be entitled to ftb b whilst we claim our big $20 ftb a per fortnight at the end of the tax year
As a single mum and childcare worker, I paid $290/WEEK FOR VACATION CARE LAST TIME I WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO secure it at all. Most times I cannot even get her in anywhere so have no option of working. That was for 1 child, 4 days/week.
ETA: Excuse the caps lock :/ must have bumped it.
Last edited by share a book; 22-05-2012 at 10:17.
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Op: id double check the paperwork and ask questions to make sure everythings ok.
Some parents who dont work outside the home do have a genuine need for daycare (eg if their child has a disability and needs additional interaction, or if they are looking for work).
Im not sure about SAHM that just need a break (and I'm not talking about mums with genuine mental health issues). I mean isnt looking after your kid your job? Mums that work outside the home in difficult jobs... when do they get time to chill? Should they put the kids in daycare on the weekends so they get a break?
Last edited by VicPark; 22-05-2012 at 11:00.
I'm so shocked at the responses here. Why are people judging others on their choice to put their kids in childcare? VicPark I take personal offence to you saying as a SAHM it's our 'job' to take care of our kids - do Mums not deserve a break if they don't work?
I wonder why people who have nothing nice to say bother saying anything at all!! OP I hope it works out for you
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I think SAHM's have a difficult job and totally agree all parents deserve a break (working and SAHM).
I just think for those that have partners... the partners should provide the means for a break (eg 50/50 free time when both partners are home). Single mums have it tough so I can see how they might need childcare regardless of whether or not they work outside the home.
If a Partnered SAHM is wealthy enough to afford childcare on their own then well that's their right. I just don't think any government funds should be used to give someone a break from their job/own life when a partner is in the picture.
Last edited by VicPark; 27-05-2012 at 20:06.
And further to that...
All partners should be 100% devoted. Loving and caring. Compassionate and as tuned into their childrens needs as the other parent...
This is not an ideal world. There are too many shades of grey. If someone needs childcare who are we to judge why? And why should they have to disclose all the little details to us.
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