Why is there the attitude about the OP having daycare though? If I were home all the time without work I think I'd NEED the daycare even more! Sometimes daycare is about more than just mum or dad getting income. It's about everyones emotional and intellectual wellbeing as well as mental health.
There are lot's of reasons to want to use daycare, and any time you find a 'solution' only to be knocked back for monetary reasons you're going to feel down about it, and I for one am happy for OP to vent.
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16-04-2012 18:25 #21
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16-04-2012 18:43 #23
OP can you put both kids in 1 day/week, you might be able to afford that. Your CCB should go to 104% with 2.
16-04-2012 18:49 #24
does your daycare do a sibling discount? worth asking about
16-04-2012 18:53 #25Senior Member
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if u receive carer allowance as u mentioned u are entitled to ccr without meeting work study requirements due to having a child with a disability. so u should still get that too which is 50% of your out of pocket.
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16-04-2012 19:12 #26Senior Member
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If long day care is too costly are there any occasional care program's where you can book in for a few hours as an hourly rate is usually cheaper. Or a good family day carer in your area. I agree that $36 is cheap but maybe not to everyones budget.
16-04-2012 19:13 #27
I thought the OP said she wanted to look for a job but wanted to get her kids settled in daycare first.
But really, that's irrelevant, because it doesn't matter why she wants to use childcare, she's entitled to use it just like everyone else.
I also didn't think she was having a whinge about what they receive, just stating facts ie its going to be tough finding the money.
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16-04-2012 19:33 #29-
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There are some pretty sickening attitudes in this thread.
OP, have you thought about home daycare? In most cases, it's much cheaper.
16-04-2012 19:34 #30
Ok so perhaps I was a little out of line earlier - apologies OP I was having a grumpy moment.
However, regardless of whatever the reason you chose to utilise child care (none of my business whatsoever) I still am slightly insulted that despite a fairly generous subsidy you are still unhappy about a minor percentage that you are out of pocket.
There are many others who work damn hard (and no I'm not having a dig at SAHMs, I am envious of you all) that pay significantly higher CC costs than the figures you have quoted.
That is my personal sore point. The whole system is flawed and could benefit from a complete overhaul.
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