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    Default Have rising child care costs put extra pressure on your family?

    A number of media outlets want your opinion on the rising costs of childcare.

    See the full story here:
    http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/...11-union-study

    If you'd like to offer your opinion you can on this thread (or you can just answer the poll question ...)

    Have rising child care costs put extra pressure on your family?

    Tell us why:
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    No - For now as my kids are currently going to Family Day Care and it's really affordable.
    We are moving and unless I find another Family Day Carer I will have to put them back into a Childcare Centre.

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    We are seeing more and more people turn to our agency , deciding to opt for having a carer in their home. In many cases this is because (1) child care at a centre is becoming so expensive that if you have 2 + kids it is more economic to have a nanny look after your kids in your own home (2) it is almost impossible in some suburbs to gain access to a child care centre - waiting lists are huge and places are limited.
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    Anyone else experiencing issues with childcare costs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cromo View Post
    No - For now as my kids are currently going to Family Day Care and it's really affordable.
    We are moving and unless I find another Family Day Carer I will have to put them back into a Childcare Centre.
    Is family daycare cheaper then normal daycare?

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    I won't be going back to work as the higher cost is making it only worth $100 or so a week in my pocket and I can't justify missing out on my child for $100.

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    At the moment the 2 days I use are affordable but after dd2 arrives and I go back to work that will change - my job is very low paying and my childcare costs will be almost half what I earn a week working pt and then once centrelink takes it into account I'm pretty much working for no extra cash just my sanity!!!

    Already looking for another job but will probably have to re-train/re-qualify and cost of studying on top of childcare will make that hard too.

    I do wonder if it's worth it and then I think of my sanity lol

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    I am hoping to have 12 months off work next year after this baby is born so I don't have to have 3 in daycare.

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    No amount of fee relief is going to solve the demand for child care positions, 180 teachers leaving every week!! What does that tell everyone? Child care teachers need a decent wage

    To answer the OP no it doesn't.

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    The govt pays more towards the cost of fdc than s traditional childcare centre.


 

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