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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomsie View Post
    Let's just clarify- no one was getting huffy.

    I said I was upset that I don't have a place and I may have to quit teaching until my own children are of school age- but I never said I was peeved at SAHM's for taking up care spots. In fact I believe I said that it's their right to use them, or something along those lines.
    To clarify, I never said anyone was huffy. I said *I* wouldnt get huffy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomsie View Post
    Even so, I cannot afford the cost for even one child, never mind an additional $5. It's more than I make in a fortnight, let alone paying rent, utilities, groceries, fuel etc.
    Yes I know you said that in your original post. That's why I mentioned the service for nannies for kids with multiples. I thought if you were desperate it might be worth looking into as you can get rebates.

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    The service here in WA is WANSLEA. There might be something similar where you are?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    The service here in WA is WANSLEA. There might be something similar where you are?
    Thanks I'll have a look

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    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??

    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    I'm not saying SAHM's shouldn't have access to a *little bit* of daycare. And I'm not necessarily saying they should give up their spot to working parents. But I'll flat out say that except in cases of medical issues the need of someone to have care so they can earn$$ to pay the bills is greater than the need of someone to have care so they can do the grocery shopping or have a nap.
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    I live regional and the waiting list is a year for all the childcare centres in town!

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    Thankfully living regional means you get pick of the crop.

    I am 100% for SAHMs using daycare. Everyone needs a break every now & then and not everyone has that support network where they can leave bubs/kids with someone to clean/run errands!

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    Quote Originally Posted by London View Post
    My humble apologies for making a simply wrong statement. This still doesnt change MY OPINION that I dont care what a persons reason for using daycare, home care or before/after school care is. If I go into a centre and am told there are no place, Im not going to get into a huffy imagining some SAHM getting things done and 'taking up my spot'. That being said, like I have said, near my area (and areas I have lived/worked in) there are/have been plenty of centres within range so it wouldnt be an issue for me.
    I agree with you. My only issue was with you saying there was enough day care to go around which there isn't. That's why it's called a national childcare crisis.And I am huffy. But not with any parent - with the Government.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kw123 View Post
    I agree with you. My only issue was with you saying there was enough day care to go around which there isn't. That's why it's called a national childcare crisis.And I am huffy. But not with any parent - with the Government.
    Why are you huffy with the government? There is a child care shortage because 180 odd staff leave the industry each week, the pay is crap! I left after 7 years and earn't more an hour as a dockhand with no experience!

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    Nomise not sure if you know you can hire a registered carer (if you can find someone) and claim CCB and CCR from home?

    http://www.humanservices.gov.au/spw/...018-1205en.pdf

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by kw123 View Post
    I agree with you. My only issue was with you saying there was enough day care to go around which there isn't. That's why it's called a national childcare crisis.And I am huffy. But not with any parent - with the Government.
    Quote Originally Posted by headoverfeet View Post
    Why are you huffy with the government? There is a child care shortage because 180 odd staff leave the industry each week, the pay is crap! I left after 7 years and earn't more an hour as a dockhand with no experience!
    Be huffy with the community in general, who don't place any importance on carers. If the general public sentiment was to value these types of roles we'd see governments responding by expanding services, and allocating them adequate funding.


 

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