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    Isn't claiming the govt rebates for 10 hrs but only allowing certain parents to use 8 hrs of care also defrauding the government?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unschooling4 View Post
    Maybe as a sahm put your kids in occasional care instead of long daycare. A friend of mine has her son (2) in occasional care 3 hours one day a week and costs $15. She does her grocery shopping or appoinments.
    Where i live there is no occasional care centres.

    My DS attends daycare 1 day a week.

    Next year and the year after he'll go 2 days a week as we have no pre-school within an hours radius of our home but his daycare is only 10mins away.

    Not all areas have all options and that doesnt mean children of stay at home parents should miss out n the learning and peer socialising of daycare should their parent decide & pay for them to attend

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    Quote Originally Posted by RmumR View Post
    Where i live there is no occasional care centres.

    My DS attends daycare 1 day a week.

    Next year and the year after he'll go 2 days a week as we have no pre-school within an hours radius of our home but his daycare is only 10mins away.

    Not all areas have all options and that doesnt mean children of stay at home parents should miss out n the learning and peer socialising of daycare should their parent decide & pay for them to attend
    This is our exact situation too
    Daycare centre is a 5 minute walk away next to the primary school.
    Attends 1 day a week, bumping up to 2 next year in preparation for school.
    There is no occasional care here, and no proper "preschool" options either.

    It's never that simplistic, and rather rude to assume it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RmumR View Post
    Where i live there is no occasional care centres.

    My DS attends daycare 1 day a week.

    Next year and the year after he'll go 2 days a week as we have no pre-school within an hours radius of our home but his daycare is only 10mins away.

    Not all areas have all options and that doesnt mean children of stay at home parents should miss out n the learning and peer socialising of daycare should their parent decide & pay for them to attend
    Agree. And sahm's may well need more than 3 hours. Some of us study at uni, we may have medical appointments, help out at the school or care for a disabled loved on on that day. Or hell, just need a break!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosey82 View Post
    When DD was in the babies room we were asked to write an approx pick up time in their little day book, but I always thought it was more so they could schedule feeds/naps etc.
    Fair enough to ask parents to nominate the hours per day they think they will need to organize staffing ratios, but not fair to start charging late fees or enforcing those hours if everybody is paying the same rate.
    I would be moving my child if I was expected to pay for the full day but "not allowed" to use it because I was a SAHM.
    My centre doesn't mind me changing our hours, but just wants to know beforehand so they can plan. So if I need to drop her off half hour earlier, they don't have an issue, but need to know so that they can make sure they still abide by their ratios

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    Surely there has for to be more to this story????
    - eg the pre-agreed hours for preschool kids who had a SAHP was 4pm max?. My DS's preschool closes at 3pm after that kids who are booked into after school care to to that. If your kid isn't booked into after care and you are late with pick up you are in trouble.
    - And some parents were abusing that and bring slack with pick up causing everyone inconvenience?

    Surely the preschool wouldn't change the rules after the fact??? And expect people to pick up their kids at 4pm when they were paying for care until 6pm???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cicho View Post
    If they are truly non working/non studying/not caring for a sick relative/child then sure, they should be able to collect by 4.00pm. I don't think it's an unreasonable request.
    What if they have to go and have a Pap smear at 4:30 as that was the only slot available ? Or if they had another kid in therapy from 4-5?

    There are a million and one (valid) reasons why a SAHP may need care for their child past 4pm. If they have paid for care until 6pm then that's just something the centre needs to deal with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Surely there has for to be more to this story????
    - eg the pre-agreed hours for preschool kids who had a SAHP was 4pm max?. My DS's preschool closes at 3pm after that kids who are booked into after school care to to that. If your kid isn't booked into after care and you are late with pick up you are in trouble.
    - And some parents were abusing that and bring slack with pick up causing everyone inconvenience?

    Surely the preschool wouldn't change the rules after the fact??? And expect people to pick up their kids at 4pm when they were paying for care until 6pm???
    Apparently it was a long term day care that closed at 6. Our pre school is 3.15 and if you are late you pay extra. But that's bc they are only funded to that time, and everyone is charged if they are late not just SAHPs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    What if they have to go and have a Pap smear at 4:30 as that was the only slot available ? Or if they had another kid in therapy from 4-5?

    There are a million and one (valid) reasons why a SAHP may need care for their child past 4pm. If they have paid for care until 6pm then that's just something the centre needs to deal with.
    Agree. And what about the working mums that finish at 4pm? Should they have to pick up at 4? Of course not, bc they are paid to 6pm.

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