Child Care Subsidy Changes; What You Need To Know

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If you have a child who has ever been in childcare, I am sure you understand the crazy costs involved! Sometimes it’s difficult to manage these costs on your own, which is why the Government offers two subsidies to help families cover their childcare fees. Currently, these subsidies are the Child Care Benefit (CCB) and the Child Care Rebate (CCR).

It was recently announced that the current subsidies will be changing as of July 2nd 2018. Instead of the the Child Care Benefit and the Child Care Rebate, eligible families will now receive Child Care Subsidy and Additional Child Care Subsidy.Continue Reading →

Surviving the Daycare Drop Off

This week Sherene Abrahams, a mother of two who returned to work part-time when both of her children were 9 months old explains how she deals with Daycare drop offs. Sherene has had a successful career in Human Resources, which means she has both experienced and seen how difficult it can be to juggle the demands of work and family life. The Working Parents Hub grew from a desire to help other working parents find their balance – regardless of what their family and their work looks like. She is also the owner of the wonderful Working Parents HubYou can follow Sherene on Facebook ,Instagram or visit her site here

 

I’ve been a daycare mum for almost 7 years. After all that time I should be a pro – after all, my family is part of the furniture at the centre. However, drop offs are still an absolute nightmare for me. I actually think that they’re worse now than they were right back in the beginning.Continue Reading →

Why childcare can actually be beneficial for your child

Parents use childcare for a variety of different reasons.  It could be because they work, because it’s important for children to socialise, or simply because they just need a break.

Whatever the reason it’s not at all uncommon for mums to feel a little guilty.  Mum guilt is released at birth and can crop up even when it’s not necessary!  We think it’s our child and we should be looking after their needs 24/7, it can feel wrong to want time apart from them.

As much as these feeling are perfectly understandable they are not actually the most rational thoughts we’ve ever had.

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What Is The Right Age For Your Child To Start Childcare?

There are a lot of factors that you have to take into account when starting your child in childcare such as your financial situation, work commitments, family support and the overall needs for your family. It is usually a difficult decision for parents to make. If you are flexible in those decisions, what age would you send your child to childcare?

To ensure you make the right decision for you and your child, parents must also consider the health of their child, if your baby is still breastfeeding, arrangements that will be made when your child is too sick for care and if emotionally the parents and child are ready to begin the childcare journey.

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What Should Your Children Wear to Childcare?

If your child is entering childcare soon, you may be wondering what they should wear. Yes, there are appropriate and inappropriate clothes! But before you start to stress, I’ll show you that it’s not complicated when you stick to considerations of practicality, safety and wellbeing.

Here are my FIVE key tips for dressing your child for childcare:

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How to prepare for your child’s first day in daycare

Starting childcare is a big milestone for both you and your baby. It is not one to be taken lightly and is something that will require a fair amount of preparation. It is not really something you can decide on at the last minute!

Here we will outline the 5 most important steps to consider before your child’s first day

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