At my centre you don't pay for public holidays.
The centre arent looking after your kids that day, therefore i dont think its reasonable that parents should pay for care they arent receiving
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.
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).
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*
Last edited by Bongley; 02-01-2016 at 15:07.
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