Jump to content

Family Day Care, is your child in it?


  • Please log in to reply
7 replies to this topic

#1 Barefoot

Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:37 AM

I am starting up a family day care. Due to being made redundant, and my wish to work and study education, I feel this is the best fit for me until my studies finish.

The scheme I am joining has deregulated fees so I can charge whatever, but I would like to know what is "normal" I don't want to overcharge, that is for sure.

I will be the only FDC provider in my local area, but there is another one just 3 suburbs away.

Also, anything else about FDC I should know/do?

#2 NinjaMum

Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:47 AM

I don't currently use FDC as I couldn't get a place on the days I need, so I'm afraid I can't help much with things you should know or do.

That said, I was quoted $8.60/hr for FDC in the inner northern suburbs of Brisbane. original.gif

#3 FreeRangeMum

Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:11 AM

We are in suburban Brisbane, and my kids have always used family daycare. My daughters carer (who unfortunately retired last year) charged $6 an hour between the hours of 8-6, and $10 an hour after those hours. We provided everything else (nappies, food, drinks).

My DS's carer operates a bit differently. She is open 8-5 Mon-Friday and charges $55 a day. Again, we provide nappies, food, drinks etc.

Edited by FreeRangeMum, 11 January 2013 - 08:12 AM.


#4 Tesseract

Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:13 AM

Im not in it but am looking into it. Most unregulated providers in my area charge about the same as a daycare centre, so $80- $90 a day, of course then parents get the govt rebate. I'm happy to pay a FDC mum what a centre costs if I feel that it is a professional operation with a focus on early childhood development, good educational toys, a nice mum, good food, no tv on in the house etc.

#5 brindle

Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:24 AM

I am in Melbourne. Our council is also deregulated. My carer charges $10.50 an hour. She is by far the most expensive in the area... but is worth every sent.  I am happy to pay this for the outstanding service she provides for the kids. They are happy and stimulated. She does great projects with them, changes toys and rooms around. Something always new is going on.

Prior to that I paid about $7.00 ph with another carer. She provided a basic environment. Nothing more than a babysitting service.

Good luck

#6 Bluenomi

Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:37 AM

The pricing for family daycare near us is really complicated.

$8.20 per hour normally, $9.20 an hour for casual.

Then you have to add various amounts for meals, nappy changes (not nappies, the fact someone has to change them!) and a weekly admin fee. Plus you have to pay a bond and only some fees apply to the CCB and CCR.



#7 ubermum

Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:47 AM

I pay $6.80 per hour, capped at $38 per day if I use 38 hours or more per week. I supply my own nappies but I do pay for meals (makes the kids open to different foods and means a meat and vegies lunch most days). It's $2.50 for a breakfast, lunch or dinner per meal and $1.50 per snack.  There is also the option of overnight with my carer, but I can't remember the cost because it was 2 years ago I last used that service. You don't have to provide meals, most carers don't, mine was just a chef before doing fdc so doesn't mind and often encorporates making lunch into the daily list of activities. The kids make fresh pasta, cheese/pizza scroll things and assemble wraps. They also have lots of soups, stews and curries because all food has to follow strict nutrition guidelines.

#8 Barefoot

Posted 11 January 2013 - 09:39 PM

Oh, that would be cool. I love kids in the kitchen. Not sure I could handle more than 1 doing that though.

Thanks ladies for your input.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

A mum's tragic battle against inflammatory breast cancer

At just 37 years of age, with two young sons, Vicki was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer. Now her family wants all women to know the symptoms.

The business of babies around the world

Pregnancy and birth is an intriguing process no matter where you are in the world. One soon-to-be father gleans wisdom from a new guide.

Finding a positive path through IVF

It’s not surprising that IVF is often seen as a negative journey towards the ultimate positive, but having a glass-half-full approach can make a big difference to the experience.

Giving strangers the gift of parenthood

A mum explains why she and her husband are choosing to gift their leftover embryos to help strangers achieve their dream of parenthood.

Does morning sickness get better or worse with each child?

Just as every baby is unique, so is every pregnancy. And that means morning sickness can vary a lot, too.

What's so wrong with looking 'mumsy', anyway?

Why is it that the word ‘mumsy’ has connotations of such a negative nature – but seems to be the only other option apart from ‘yummy’?

Trying to speed up the inevitable

As the waiting game of late pregnancy continues, this mum considers a few things that might hurry things up a little.

One month later: where is William Tyrell?

It has been a little over a month since William Tyrell disappeared from his grandmother's home, 33 long sleepless nights for his family as they mourn the absence of their cheeky young boy.

Winter's child less likely to be moody: study

Babies born in the summer are much more likely to suffer from mood swings when they grow up, while those born in the winter are less likely to become irritable adults, scientists claim.

Single mum of two creates award-winning baby app

Suddenly single with a baby and an 11-year-old son, Tara O?Connell developed an app to improve the lives of mothers who were similarly overwhelmed.

Food for thought: looking after yourself as a new mum

As soon as your baby enters the world, everything else takes a back seat - even the necessities of daily life such as eating are severely compromised, right when you need energy the most.

'Grabbable guts' campaign aims to cut toxic fat

The Live Lighter campaign will take people inside the human body to show the internal dangers of being overweight.

The best and worst month of my life

A new mum's first month of motherhood didn't pan out as expected when she lost a family member weeks after her baby's birth.

Facebook and Apple offer to pay female staff to freeze their eggs

Facebook and Apple are hoping to provide women with the freedom to build their careers without the added pressure of having children at or by a certain age.

How a pregnancy contract could work for you and your partner

The idea of making a 'pregnancy contract' with your partner may sound a bit silly at first, but it can help make the transition to parenthood a lot smoother.

Finding a mum-friendly personal trainer

Burping babies vs burpees – yes, new mums and personal trainers live in different worlds. But they can work together - once you find the right match for you and your lifestyle.

Alleged baby snatch incident a ?misunderstanding?, say police

Police say that an incident in which a man pulled on a woman?s pram while walking a popular Sydney route late last month was a misunderstanding.

Ebola killed my aunt and is shutting down my country

Three weeks ago, my auntie, a midwife, developed a fever. Sitting here in Sydney basked in Australian sunshine, that shouldn't be big news.

The night my ovary burst

One mum shares her frightening experience and vows to never take her health for granted again.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

16 parenting truths you won't find in the baby books

I am five years into this parenting gig and I’ve learnt that sleepless nights and changing dirty nappies are child’s play.

Win 1 of 5 Canon Powershot D30 cameras

Capture life more easily with the Canon Powershot D30. Shockproof, waterproof and dustproof, you can take it almost anywhere and shoot beautiful images, time after time. Enter now!

Best and worst potty party cakes

It's nice to celebrate a child making the shift from nappies to 'big kid' undies, but do we really need a semi-realistic used toilet cake to do it? Here are some of the best and worst cakes parents have used at 'potty parties' around the world.

7 tips for a financially festive Christmas

Plan ahead - and do it now - to ensure festive season expenses don't break the bank.

'Go the F*** to Sleep' author's new book for frustrated parents

A sequel is coming soon to the 2011 hit book 'Go the F*** to Sleep' - and this time, it's about mealtimes.

Great birthday party buys from Etsy

Handmade crafts to decorate and personalise your child's next birthday - from banners to cake decorations, we've got gorgeous party finds from Etsy.

Creative storage ideas for the kids' rooms

Creative and practical storage ideas for the kids' toys and books can also add some stylish decor to your home. Visit babyology.com.au for more stylish modern finds for hip kids & parents.

Student shocked by surprise baby

Kate Hudson, 22, was on a dream European holiday with friends. She didn't realise she was about to become a mum.

To the mum in the doctor's waiting room

Maybe the mum I saw in that waiting room, seemingly disconnected from her baby, doesn’t have the support she needs.

10 space-saving nursery ideas

Starting a family doesn't always mean moving into a bigger house - not yet, anyway.

 

What's in a name?

Baby Names

Looking for a classic name, or an unusual name? Our Baby Name Finder is for you, search or browse to refine your shortlist.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.