I start uni later this month and I've been asking around my family and friends if anyone can care for my 2 (age 2 and 4) one day of the week so I can attend classes but it doesn't look like anyone is able to.
Does anyone know of a reputable babysitting agency or can recommend a babysitter in melbourne, northern suburbs?
Or maybe a nanny, how much would that cost for one day a week, from around 7.30am til 4pm?
We can't afford child care at the moment but I really don't want to have to withdraw/defer/study part time. What are my other options?
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06-02-2013 11:37 #1
Help! What are my options?
10-04-2013 01:28 #2Junior Member
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I'd think a nanny would be a much more expensive option than childcare. Nannies charge a minimum of $20 per hour & then you'd have agency fees. If you are set on a nanny I'd recommend jeni @ citybabysitters. Fantastic agency with reasonable rates and she'll find you a nanny at short notice. Other option would be advertise on gumtree or findababysitter.
Long day Care or family day care would be your best option. You get 50% childcare rebate so you only need to pay half the cost and depending on your income you could be entitled to CCB reducing fees even further. Also if you're a student there maybe other options for fee relief available to you like jet where you wouldn't have any out of pocket costs at all. I would call centre link to discuss your entitlements & contact local childcare centres or family daycare. You can find local family daycare providers on careforkids, gumtree listings or through your council.
10-04-2013 04:25 #3-
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Nannys are around $17-$25 pr/hr.
Try family daycare as can be cheaper + rebates or post add on gumtree/at the uni for a sitter swop.
Basically another mum in the same situation as you and you agree to have her kids on x day and she has yours on y day free of charge. You'd be surprised how many working/studying mums are in the same situation as you. Hugs hope you find someone you like.
10-04-2013 04:35 #4
Does the UNi have childcare? Mine use to not sure of fees
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