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    For god's sake. I just had a look around another centre today and they are asking for $100 to just go on the waitlist!

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    Wtf $100 to go on a waitlist.... What if a spot never comes up do they refund you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meags82 View Post
    Wtf $100 to go on a waitlist.... What if a spot never comes up do they refund you
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    $65 full price but I pay $7 a day. When my son was in full time it was $70 a week
    I work and am a single parent
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    Quote Originally Posted by FearlessLeader View Post
    And I think child care for SAHPs is a luxury, not a right. I think the benefit system is way out of whack on that one. *ducks for cover*
    ETA I think there should be assistance for lower income earners, but not for middle class families. I personally know plenty of people who pay a pittance for child care, who probably don't actually need it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kw123 View Post
    For god's sake. I just had a look around another centre today and they are asking for $100 to just go on the waitlist!
    Yep, I paid $50 for DS1 to be on a waitlist in inner west Melb. It's been 17mths since I paid that fee and still no call

    We are now finally in another centre (previously paying a nanny) and the daily rate is $94. With rebates my OOP is about $35-40 per day (it fluctuates). I really hope that drops when I have to put DS2 in at te end of the year. Otherwise being a new single mummy it will be very hard.

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    We've paid $150 application fee each for DD and soon to be DS to go on the wait list for ELC (DD will start next year and DS the year after). It's 18months that they take them from. That's not guaranteed but the ELC is attached to the school they will attend so I've been told DD is in and basically that means DS will be too.

    Once accepted and they start it's $200 enrolment fee (each).

    All non-refundable.

    Then DD's fees will be $95/day for 48 weeks of the year. We only receive the 50% thing back so I'm assuming we get the full 50%? Therefore our out of pocket fees will be approx $4500 for the year. Based on her going 2 days per week.

    Cheaper than what her school fees will be.

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    Nice to know similar figures from people nearish my area. Gives me an indication on what to roughly expect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kw123 View Post
    After CCR and CCB, per day? And where are you based?

    The differences seem to be vast!

    Mine is $75 per day and that's inner Melbourne, pretty much in the CBD.

    That's based on $125 per day which for three days a week, paying 50 weeks a year is $18,750. The rebate is max $7,500 so our out of pocket is $11,250, or $75 per day for 150 days a year.
    $10 a day. DD goes 1 day a week 10-3pm.
    Before ccb and ccr it's $86 a day.
    I am based in country vic.
    We are on one wage and i am studying, the benefits we recieve help us alot. We could never afford $86 a day. I am a SAHM with 2 kids and i dont see CC as a luxury - i hate DD being there even though she loves it, i feel she's supposed to be home with me and i feel guilty about her going.
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    We pay $110 per day x 3 days a week. Take out the $7500 rebate and yearly bill is $9660. I am inner city Melbourne. No CCB just CCR.


 
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