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    Default Changes to Childcare...

    http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2015-0...ildren/6426568

    Thoughts?

    I'll add my thoughts soon, although working in the sector I may have a very personal view.

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    Ok so my thoughts on this are..

    Shift working parents having 24hr subsidised care- yay! All for it.. But..

    Do I think people without qualifications or the system not being regulated through the NQS is a good thing .. No way.

    Family day care educators already offer this to parents and they have to jump through all the legal hoops to be regulated and comply with legislation so why not utilise this?

    I also think this is going to open the floodgates for overseas workers to become nannys in Australia, therefore creating a even widening hole between upper and lower class.

    I also worry for the educators now who already don't get enough recognition for the work they do.

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    The Government is probably going to fund this by cutting the CCR bill (income limits etc)

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    It's interesting but would love more information. For example, I wonder what will qualify as "special needs".

    Also I wouldn't be happy if this is being funded by cutting back on the current subsidies. I've been all for providing financial assistance for nannies but not at the expense of subsidising traditional childcare

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    Guess we need to wait and see, but I really don't think it's going to be a good thing. Thanks for your opinions

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    I think it is unfair to limit it to regional/country areas.
    What about shift workers in metro areas? They have difficulties finding care too.

    Also, it is ridiculous to not expect some sort of formal learning. I would not be happy with someone unqualified looking after my kids.

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    From reading the article, It sounds like children with a disability of some kind.

    Quote Originally Posted by TeaM View Post
    It's interesting but would love more information. For example, I wonder what will qualify as "special needs".

    Also I wouldn't be happy if this is being funded by cutting back on the current subsidies. I've been all for providing financial assistance for nannies but not at the expense of subsidising traditional childcare

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    I am not liking the proposed changes to childcare and FTB payments though. Not looking good for those of us on lesser incomes who have kids in daycare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beebs View Post
    I am not liking the proposed changes to childcare and FTB payments though. Not looking good for those of us on lesser incomes who have kids in daycare.
    I'm not sure what the current value of CCB is, but I read an article today saying people with an income of less than $60k will get an 85% rebate instead of CCB and CCR. I guess depending on their income, I don't imagine it would be a huge difference, if any.

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    They are saying a family on an income of 65000 would be $6000 worse of a year. They are talking about cutting both CCR/CCB and FTA & B to find savings.

    Quote Originally Posted by JR03 View Post
    I'm not sure what the current value of CCB is, but I read an article today saying people with an income of less than $60k will get an 85% rebate instead of CCB and CCR. I guess depending on their income, I don't imagine it would be a huge difference, if any.


 

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