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I also sent off forms to a local FDC company. I am anticipating their fees to be less because I will provide all food, drinks and nappies (hoping to tt dd soon anyway) and they won't ask a ridiculous up front fee.
The gamble is whether I can get 5 days with the one carer.
Just on the tt/ nappies part, ages 0-3 is $108 per day, 3-5 is $98 per day. Is nappies the $10 difference per day here? Because $10 per day is a large difference for only nappies? And if I tt dd I would have difficulty parting with an extra $50 per week that I wasn't actually benefiting from, you know? (I could be wrong on that assumption though. I have a terrible track record with ccc's!)
explain once you're back in paid work, it won't be a problem but that until you have a regular cash flow happening again, you're a bit stuck.
alternatively, could centrelink ofer you a short term loan?
I only paid $250 as a deposit and I thought that was a bit rich! Definitely see what you can sort out. That's ludicrous.
well maybe some people are good at saving? I'd have the money ready to go but I realise not everyone is the same. I work 4 days per week, hubby is 5 days. we'll be going down to one wage when I'm on mat leave end of jan then hopefully ppl will help us out once bubs is born.
but I'll be heading back to work in September (hopefully! pending a childcare spot!). it's a little unfair to assume those who have $2k ready to go "don't need childcare". I need childcare. we have no family around to watch bub for us so if we don't get a childcare spot, I guess I can't go back to work.
childcare is for everyone.
Rejoicing that DS wore shoes for the first time today! All day!
At 15 months he was starting to look like the little kid no one loves. And OMG so dirty all the time!
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