The service here in WA is WANSLEA. There might be something similar where you are?
But that is their choice, get a cheaper house, if you are struggling so bad that you need to work to survive then move somewhere cheaper. I did, we had to move 300km from my only family so that we could afford for me not to work while the kids are young. There are two sides to every story, someone may have heaps of young kids with no medical issues but still feel they need a break. Nothing wrong with that.
And not saying that moving away is for everyone, but it is all choices, and a stay at home mum might really need that spot as much as a working mum. You have no idea what is going on inside a family, you could be dealing with PND or something, or stress or whatever. Who are we to judge who should and shouldn't use childcare??
Last edited by beebs; 25-09-2012 at 14:51. Reason: sp
Nomise not sure if you know you can hire a registered carer (if you can find someone) and claim CCB and CCR from home?
Registered care is child care provided by nannies, grandparents, relatives or friends who are
registered with us. In some circumstances it can also include child care provided by individuals in
private pre-schools, kindergartens and some outside school hours care services. Your child’s
carer must be registered with us for you to claim Child Care Benefit. Your child carer can call us
on 136 150 for information on how to become registered.
Sorry if you already know about this option
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