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    Default Childcare fees set for hefty increase in 2016

    http://www.9news.com.au/national/201...ildcare-system

    Thoughts?

    Id love to go back to work a couple of days a week but the cost of childcare is crazy, $118 a day at our local centre. We would hardly be better off at all and its depressing.

    For those with your kids in care, how will this affect you? How much are you already paying after rebates?

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    Default Childcare fees set for hefty increase in 2016

    DD starts in feb and it is $78 or $88 per day (I can't remember). We get a 50% rebate. So out of pocket $40ish per day. I will use the full day (12 hrs) so it works out to be $3 per hour, which I think is very reasonable.
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    I will have 2 in care this year. $120/child/day here in Canberra so after rebates I will be OOP $120/day/2xkids.

    I earn $350/day before tax so I should be up 170-180/day after tax and CC.

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    I pay $88/day per child & get 50% rebate and will be using childcare 2 days/week. Thats for x2 children. My oldest will be in before & after school care at $62/day with 50% rebate.

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    I haven't looked at the link but our centre is going up $5 a day to $108. I'm hoping after rebates etc that it won't make much difference to our budget. We're in a slightly different situation where I'm studying so regardless of cost it will be worth it in the long run once I graduate.

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    Frustrating that the increased fees don't get passed on to staff in wages.

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    We pay $104/day and after current rebates about $40ish per day. Ds will be going in 3 days/week soon but my income is increasing so I think we will be losing some/all of ccb anyway. Not sure exactly how much it's going to cost us yet. It's expensive but the carer ratios in the next room he's going into are way better so I'm happy to pay that increase tbh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamasupial View Post
    Frustrating that the increased fees don't get passed on to staff in wages.
    I think the increased fees are to hire more staff?

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyno1onboard View Post
    I think the increased fees are to hire more staff?
    Correct. Childcare staff don't get paid enough though considering what parents are charged.

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    I'm confused, in NSW its already a 1-10 ratio for preschoolers


 

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