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Discussion in 'Socialising & Get Togethers' started by shoegal68, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. shoegal68

    shoegal68 New Member

    Hi all , after much umming and aahing we have finally decided n springfield/springfield lakes to settle, my hubby is out there now hes in ormeau at mo but is in process of sorting us rental for when me and our son arrive.


    Our son goes to nursery 4 days a week in UK at present and we intend to arrange some day care for him. Does anyone have any recommendations? Would initially just be looking for somewhere he can go for a few hours 2/3 times a week.


    once I return to work after a few months we would be looking for somewhere that could provide long days like 8am-6pm? Does anyone know of places they can recommend?


    Also wondering what a rough idea is for rates for these places?


    and my final question is.... Are there any toddler groups/get togethers I can take him to? I figured that would be nice for both of us to get to meet people:wink:


    thanks xx
     

  2. Ktee

    Ktee Administrator

    Hi have a look here for providers. http://www.familydaycare.com.au/index.php/main/Home#M55
    Personally I would look at family daycare (childminder)
    Also I'm not sure what visa you are on but look at these two links.
    Child Care Benefit http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/subjects/assistance-with-child-care-fees

    and

    Child Care Rebate http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/subjects/assistance-with-child-care-fees



    Typical cost of childcare are

    Centre-based childcare A$60 to A$100 dollars per day
    Family day care A$4.50 to A$7.50 per hour
    Nannies A$10 to A$25 per hour (when they live in your home) Or A$15 to A$35 per hour (when they live elsewhere)
    Au pairs (living in your home) A$80 to A$120 per week
     
  3. shoegal68

    shoegal68 New Member

    Hi ktee thanks for that.

    i would like our son to continue time in nursery setting as he has really benefitted from it in uk but I don't want him to go in all day.

    Do you know of anywhere I can pay for him to go for just a few hours eg a morning or afternoon? Or do I need to pay for full days?

    does famly day care tend to be in a home setting?

    ta x
     
  4. Paula

    Paula Guest

    Hi there,

    For long hours daycare (and also part time), I would highly recommend Kindy Patch which is down by the University. It is a beautiful centre with wonderful teachers, very clean and with lots of things to do. My boy was very happy there and I was also happy with the centre. He came home happy every day and excited to tell me everything that they had done. My one thing I didn't like with the centre is that they didn't provide meals - but they were looking at bringing that in later this year. I quickly got into the swing of things with having to prepare his lunch each day though. Off the top of my head it was about $400 p/w for full time care - long hours. If you are eligible for Centrelink then this reduces it down immensely.

    Cheers

    Paula
     

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