Ours is roughly $80 a day for 2 children. We have them in 3 days a week (not worth it after that). For a week we pay $270. This is based on a centre that charges $93.50 a day per child. This is in Canberra and not a bad price for this area as most charge around the $100 mark!!
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14-05-2013 08:57 #11Senior Member
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14-05-2013 08:59 #12
At present mine are in twi days a week. It's $74 a day or $296 a week.
DS goes to kindy next year so his costs go to $28 a day
That's in Townsville
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14-05-2013 09:00 #13Senior Member
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1 child in care (other at school - with ASC costs!)
NT - $425/ week (6months - 2 years)
No CCB (FTA or FTB), only CCR 😀
50% out of pocket to a max of $7500
= $22100 per annum, less $7500 = $14600 out of pocket (a small fortune!)
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14-05-2013 09:09 #14
Why are some people saying they don't get CCR? It's not means tested. Are you not citizens?
The differences are amazing aren't they? It really irks me when people say that high income earners don't "need" it. Maybe we wouldn't need it if we lived in places where childcare was so much cheaper! But that's not the case.
Mine would be $375 per week instead of $225 per week if we had no CCR. That would tip it over into me officially getting less than a days pay in my back pocket for three days work.
I'm sure many people on here would just say, fine, I won't work. But that tends to be people who don't have an actual career that they worked hard for and enjoy.
And honestly, working has a positive impact on the economy and society. Not saying that everyone should, but surely those that want to should be able to afford to?? More tax dollars AND not claiming benefits which leaves more for those who need it.
And the societal impact of more and more women dropping out of the workforce would be enormous. 1950's here we come!
I think the CCR should be a flat 50%. Tons of people wouldn't even claim the full $7.5k as their fees are so much lower so I reckon it would even out in the wash. CCB... Well I accept and think its right that there is a means tested aspect to assistance.
But flat 50% CCR and letting it be claimed for nannies to take some pressure off the daycare system is the way forward!
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14-05-2013 09:17 #16
I was old I couldn't get ccr because I wasn't meeting the studying or working criteria( am a stay at home mum) though apparently that will change because I'm now working part time.
14-05-2013 09:19 #17
14-05-2013 09:19 #18
I have ds1 in care two days a week. We pay $45 a day after rebates etc. I am outer south east Melbourne. I don't currently work so its for social interaction. Ds2 is 6 months old.
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14-05-2013 09:25 #19
DD is on for 2days per week.
$71 per day with no rebates. once i get ccb and ccr i pay $13.96 per day ($54.76 per fortnight)
Hmm Why do I pay so little?! (Not that I'm complaining!) don't want to have to repay anyone lol
I'm on perth WA (nor)
14-05-2013 09:27 #20
I pay $89 per day and get the full 50% rebate, as DS is only in 2 days. I get the rebate back at tax time, so it's bonus money for us. This year I'll be relying on it to supplement my maternity leave. I don't agree with 50% non means tested rebate for everyone. I think it should stay as is, but if you are working full time you should be able to claim the rebate for a full week in care. I don't think someone who studies part time and has like 2 contact hours a week should be able to claim for a full week's child care. I think the amount of hours now is fair as a base point, but those who actually *need* more hours should be able to claim them all. And I think child care for SAHPs is a luxury, not a right. I think the benefit system is way out of whack on that one. *ducks for cover*
ETA I think there should be assistance for lower income earners, but not for middle class families. I personally know plenty of people who pay a pittance for child care, who probably don't actually need it. If I weren't on mat leave and didn't work, we would be eligible for CCB (without my wage)- I think that's ridiculous. I would probably keep DS in one day a week, but I wouldn't expect the government to assist us.
ETA, again: my child care is also inner Melbourne, probably less than 2k away from yours, OP ours is a community run centre (another factor that can make a big difference, IMO. The council run places seem to be the cheapest- and the best.)
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