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    A sideline daycare question - I noticed on DDs daycare-to-be FB page that they are open 8-4 over the xmas / NY period. They are normally open 6:30-6:30. Is that normal for centres to do that? I'd still have to work and need care from 6:30-6:30. Slightly concerned that they can just change the hours!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kriista View Post
    I'm in Qld. Our ratios are now 1:11 for 3-5 years , 1:5 15months-3 years and , 1:4 0-15 months. Our fees are not going up (yet) and we will need at least one extra staff member at a day. when fees increase it rarely gets passed on for extra wages / wage increases etc. I've been in the industry a long time....

    Hopefully smaller groupings means better care for the children!!
    Yes I'm very excited to only have 22 in my class each day this year!

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyno1onboard View Post
    A sideline daycare question - I noticed on DDs daycare-to-be FB page that they are open 8-4 over the xmas / NY period. They are normally open 6:30-6:30. Is that normal for centres to do that? I'd still have to work and need care from 6:30-6:30. Slightly concerned that they can just change the hours!
    Wow. We aren't legally allowed to do this. Maybe give them a call and discuss it. I've never worked at or heard of a centre that has done this.

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    Our daycare has only closed public holidays, we got the option to pay half fees to keep her home but we are still working and need care. The hours are unchanged

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyno1onboard View Post
    A sideline daycare question - I noticed on DDs daycare-to-be FB page that they are open 8-4 over the xmas / NY period. They are normally open 6:30-6:30. Is that normal for centres to do that? I'd still have to work and need care from 6:30-6:30. Slightly concerned that they can just change the hours!
    Mine actually closes for 2 weeks over xmas! I'm in SA I don't know if there are rules about hours/holidays or if it is up to individual centers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gingermillie View Post
    Mine actually closes for 2 weeks over xmas! I'm in SA I don't know if there are rules about hours/holidays or if it is up to individual centers.
    I'm in Qld and ours closed for 2 weeks over xmas too. I've had to use up my annual leave to stay home with DS as we have no other care arrangements. Not that I really mind, I've enjoyed the time off, but my boss wasn't too happy about it as everyone else wanted/needed leave at the same time.

    As for the op - We haven't been told that our fees are increasing, so fingers crossed they're not!

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    Ours closed at 4:00pm on Christmas Eve and New Years eve

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    Ours also closes for 2 weeks over Christmas and News Years. Kind of annoying as I would have preferred not to take time off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wobblermummy View Post
    Our daycare has only closed public holidays, we got the option to pay half fees to keep her home but we are still working and need care. The hours are unchanged
    so u still have to pay fees if ur child is usually there on say a Monday but its a public holiday and they are closed?

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    Yep, she originally went mondays ive swapped to thursdays now i think its a bit unfair as her centre doesnt offer other days if the kids dont go cause of public holidays. Have to get mum to watch her Australia day so i can sleep, lucky she doesnt work public holidays now.


 

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