Posted by: My2princesses
Posted by: mum2daniel
The other daycares you pay for the day no matter how short or long a period they are there for the day and again you must nominate what days your child attends.
Is that true of all centres in Aussie? In NZ some centres do let you only pay for half days. Most centres do both all day care and part day care. you can choose the hours/days that suit you and are charged accordingly. My DD was going 2 half days and I was only charged for the half day she was booked in for. Seems a bit of a rip off to be paying whole day when you only ask for half!
Thanks mum2daniel! My2princesses, yeah that is what Im finding and seems to be the norm sad
My cousin's DD does 2 half days in the UK and pays accordingly, so may just be here.
I found out some info about the child care benefit. I assumed being a SAHM i'd pay the full amount but I get some discount. I dont understand fully but think he said I would pay the gap after $36? So looks like I will being paying half of what I thought anyway so am not to worried now, think I will book her in for a day and then pick her up when Im ready rather than sticking to a time. I think she would be exhausted after a full day but guess I should let her see how she goes with it.
In the mean time I have decided to send her to family day care for few months/weeks. My neighbour does it so I will be sending her there. I was visiting today and she has a fantastic set up. She used to work in a centre but now does this as she has 2 girls. She is flexible and will have her half a day a week for a few weeks and take it from there. I think she would be better in a centre but thought this would be a good way to ease her into it as she hasnt been left with anyone but my mum before, and she is with someone I know and she will be over the back fence so if she cries and is unhappy I will hear lol