Blessed with 2, hoping for 3. Back on the IVF train.
April 2007 - 11 eggs collected, 4 emby's, Fresh transfer BFN
August 2007 - FET BFP. April 2010 - 2 remaining embies didn't thaw,
July 2010 - 7 eggs collected, 2 emby's. Fresh transfer BFP
Sept 2012 - remaining emby didn't survive the thaw
Lucky last cycle early April before we get off this train once & for all
As a carer & a mum.
As a carer I feel confident most of the bubbas do actually have fun at daycare, I dont think I would personally put a bub under 2 in daycare, nor do I think daycare is "necessary". But they're not spending all day rattling the bars of their cots plus they get to do stuff I wouldnt do at home, like messy craft amd sensory activities etc.
As a mum I know jasper loves daycare. Every night we ask him what he'll dream about and usually he wants to dream about daycare... Or penguins... Not sure why the latter. Lol.
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Princess Katelyn - My Successful VBAC Baby - 09/03/12
Jasper Turbo - Beautiful Booby Boy weaned at 3 - 19/11/08
I haven't read anything but the OP and a few posts on the first page.
I am a 'SAHM'. My DS1 went to 'childcare'. We received some form of rebate. He went to that centre because there were no places for him at the non-childcare Kindy, but there were plenty at several childcare centres with Kindy programmes.
That's kind of unfair to say we should have paid more because we wanted him to go to Kindy but don't have two incomes.
I put DS2s name on the waiting list for a proper Kindy. Their fees are very similar to what I was paying for DS1 at the childcare centre.
I haven't read the other posts but agree strongly that sahm should not get the fifty percent rebate...and they don't. They should get help with reduced fees according to income...but maybe this should be adjusted due to age of child (eg reduced fees for kindy/preschool kids only).
It would bother me, as a partnered mum who works because she doesn't have a choice, if people got a 50% reduction in their fees so that hey could have time to themselves. Mothers who work do not get that luxury. I can only dream of it. If you want hat luxury I agree you should pay for it yourself through full fees.
Of course non working mothers don't get the 50% back...so the system seems reasonably fair to me. :-)
Even for just one hr a week/fortnight you have done one of these things:
paid work or self employment
setting up a business
training or studying
looking for work
voluntary work to improve your work skills
on annual leave or long-service leave or
on sick or other paid leave or
on paid or unpaid parental leave, for up to a maximum of 12 months, or
on self-employment leave (including sick leave) or
receiving Carer Payment or
receiving Carer Allowance or
caring for a person with disability or
on carer leave or carer sick leave or
you are on a disability support payment
If you don't satifsfy any of those I would get access to online services and update your work study training details
Teach children through love not fear.
I receive full CCR and CCB however I get JET as I'm studying. My CC costs me 10c per hour to a Max of 36 hours.
This is the only reason I'm utilizing child care, otherwise we simply wouldn't afford it so I think some help is great.
NURSING STUDENT & SAHM
FUR BABY DUE OCT 2012