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Flexible Childcare: Australian Nanny Trial

Nanny Trial Australia

The Australian Government recently announced a $250,000 million Nanny Trial trial targeting parents in regional areas and shift workers. Currently the detail is being nutted out and we spoke to Annemarie Sansom, Vice President, of the Australian Association of Nannies (ANA), the first body to represent Nannies in Australia under the ...

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What your child carers don’t want you to know

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1. They know all your secrets Lets face it, anyone under 5 is basically a leaky sieve. Littlies have an inability to keep secrets, especially on the most delicate of subjects. If you’ve had an argument, with your partner, have a habit of mowing the lawn in your bikini or ...

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Draft childcare report explained in 2mins

Baby in childcare

What was the Commission asked to report on? The Commission was tasked with looking into childcare, finding out what was wrong with it and as a result make recommendations on how to fix it in the best interest of child development and workforce participation. What the Commission heard from parents? ...

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We’ve hit the national press!

Mary Poppins

We’ve very excited appear in Women’s Agenda, our daily read:) Share your opinions with us about your child care concerns and we will voice them to the nation! If you haven’t already, check out Women’s Agenda for all things, work, career and child care: Check us out http://www.womensagenda.com.au/talking-about/opinions/nanny-rebate-could-see-mary-poppins-sweeping-australia/201407144317#.U8dJ75S1ZZ9

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The Mary Poppins Effect

Mary Poppins

The Australian exclusively reported last week that the nation’s childcare system was facing a significant overhaul, with the draft Productivity Commission report suggesting families have access to one simplified, means-tested payment that would cover the use of nannies. Hooray shouted parents everywhere. I’d love my own Mary Poppins! But the ...

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The great rebate debate

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Juggling, worrying, debating, deciding, stressing…..all symptoms of returning to a more structured work environment. I was recently offered a 3 day a week fantastic opportunity. My first thought was ‘yes please!’ My second, third, fourth, fifth … thought was how on earth was I going to juggle it all. With ...

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10 tips for choosing the best child care

Baby in childcare

1. Investigate your options, from your mum and dad through to long day care. How do you know what you want if you don’t know what’s available? Check out our fact sheet on defining day care. 2. Don’t wait until you have your baby to decide on your daycare options. ...

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Daycare Defined

Baby Bump

Whether you are an alien from outer space, recently emigrated from overseas, or a first time mum. Unless you have friends who have ‘been there, done that’, deciding on day care for your child can be scary, complicated and stressful. Understanding what is available in Australia is the first step ...

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