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    Quote Originally Posted by SoThisIsLove View Post
    so u still have to pay fees if ur child is usually there on say a Monday but its a public holiday and they are closed?
    The staff still get paid for public holidays, so if it's a public holiday and your child is usually there that day, you have to pay. Seems reasonable to me, my work still pays me when it's a public holiday

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    At my centre you don't pay for public holidays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lil Smurfy View Post
    The staff still get paid for public holidays, so if it's a public holiday and your child is usually there that day, you have to pay. Seems reasonable to me, my work still pays me when it's a public holiday
    Hmm i dont agree, how is it relevant that your employer pays you for public holidays? . Just like any business that closes on a PH have to pay their fulltime and permanent PT staff even tho they too arent open for business and missing out on earnings for the day.

    The centre arent looking after your kids that day, therefore i dont think its reasonable that parents should pay for care they arent receiving

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    My daycare increased my fees half way through 2015, because of the increased ratios in 2016.

    Is there any watchdog for child care fees and the increases? I hardly think it's fair I've had to pay for something 6 months earlier than it is to be implemented.

    I will have two children in care in 2016, I haven't worked out my out of pocket expenses, I really don't want to. I know I will run out of the rebate early, as I ran out 3/4 through the year with just one child in care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoThisIsLove View Post
    Hmm i dont agree, how is it relevant that your employer pays you for public holidays? . Just like any business that closes on a PH have to pay their fulltime and permanent PT staff even tho they too arent open for business and missing out on earnings for the day.

    The centre arent looking after your kids that day, therefore i dont think its reasonable that parents should pay for care they arent receiving
    Oops meant to quote not thank. ..

    The other option is building the extra cost into the everyday fee - eg extra $5 or $10 per day everyday. It would all work out the same in the end (for kids going everyday - people just paying for Mondays get a bit hard done by at the moment given that lots of public holidays are Mondays).

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustJaq View Post
    Oops meant to quote not thank. ..

    The other option is building the extra cost into the everyday fee - eg extra $5 or $10 per day everyday. It would all work out the same in the end (for kids going everyday - people just paying for Mondays get a bit hard done by at the moment given that lots of public holidays are Mondays).
    Totally agree with this

    One way or another, we will be paying for the staff's wages for public holidays, whether it is charging for public holidays when the kids aren't there, or higher daily rates throughout the year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdornedWithCats View Post
    At my centre you don't pay for public holidays.
    Possibly they've built it into the $108 you pay daily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoThisIsLove View Post
    Hmm i dont agree, how is it relevant that your employer pays you for public holidays? . Just like any business that closes on a PH have to pay their fulltime and permanent PT staff even tho they too arent open for business and missing out on earnings for the day.

    The centre arent looking after your kids that day, therefore i dont think its reasonable that parents should pay for care they arent receiving
    I'm merely saying that I'm getting paid by my employer when I'm not doing any work on a public holiday, so it's only fair that the childcare staff are also getting paid when they aren't there. Childcare centre's make their money through the revenue they raise from parents paying for care, so if they have to pay staff for public holidays, they have to earn it somehow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lil Smurfy View Post
    Possibly they've built it into the $108 you pay daily.
    Yes, probably. But I think that's the more appropriate way of doing it. Just like you would have to in any other business!

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    The daycare I'm moving my son to is shut for 4 weeks at Christmas to late jan. My partner and I are just going to have to work it out with work (both of us working from home somehow during that period), it's FAR from ideal though

    Once my second bub comes along it will cost us 33k a year for both in full time CC OOP. Really looking forward to them going to school!!

    FWIW I've had to pay for public holidays in all the centers (4) my son has been to.

    Plus the reduced parental pay *grumble grumble*
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