Rising costs haven't really affected us.
It was already going to be too expensive for us to have even 1 or 2 children in care so we decided instead to have 2 more children to complete our family and i would stay home. We planned them as close together as possible to lessen the time that I would need to be home full time and so will have 4 children 5 and under once baby #4 arrives in September.
I work as a child care worker and my wage wouldn't have been worth returning to work for once we had to use Childcare.
We planned for me to study so that my return to work would be possible once all the children were at school/kinder so Childcare would not be an issue for us in the future.
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23-06-2012 05:53 #41
23-06-2012 09:39 #42
They have the same 'hourly rate' but FDC also has a 'multiplier' that increases the actual rate you get back.
Centre-based long day care (2) outside school hours care and occasional care: $3.78 per hour – for one child in care (1)
Family day care and in home care - Rate for standard hours:$5.04 ($3.78 x 1.3333) x per hour – for one child in care (1) (up to a maximum of $189.00 per week) (3)
23-06-2012 10:46 #43
We live in WA and child care for my daughter is crippling! At $95/day and a wait list of a minimum 4 months for centres (a friend just applied to our centre and was told she won't get in until her daughter is at least 2 - MARCH 2013!!!) with no FDC available either! We managed to get in on a day we don't really need care as it means she jumps the wait list for the other days! It's prohibitive yet there is no other option for us.
26-06-2012 09:16 #44Senior Member
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Mine HAS gone up .80c a week for two days (one child FDC) but I have only been working P/T for $100 a week and we get 81% CCB. I am studying too so get quarterly CCR except the rate I get back is no longer 50%.
18-07-2012 09:03 #45Junior Member
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the costs went up slightly - but now there are more staff to attend to my kids, so i am happy.
17-08-2012 23:09 #46
So far we are managing with one, but once number 2 is older and I go back to work I guess we will see. Its definately a prohibitive factor in having 3 kids.
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