Jump to content

Can I pay for 2 days daycare but only send DS to 1?!


  • Please log in to reply
14 replies to this topic

#1 TillyTake2

Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:51 PM

Ok, this is probably a really silly question!

I have found the perfect preschool for DS. It runs a 2 day program for 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 yos & a 3 day program for the older kids. It has the option of longer hrs on some days so is funded for CCB etc

I can get my son a place now & this would mean he's gaurenteed a place for once te baby comes BUT I'm not ready for him to go two days. Two is their minimum enrollment but could I hit pay for 2 but only send him 1 to start? Is their some rule with CCR/CCB about this?!

#2 Tobias'smum

Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:57 PM

I think you can only have a certain amount of absent days before benifit get cancled


#3 tibs

Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:57 PM

Our preschool only takes kids once they turn 3 and we have people pay for a spot for their child from the start of the year just so they can hold the spot for when their child turns 3 in April or whenever.

#4 AnnBB

Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:59 PM

I think you are allowed 42 days absent before you dont get the CCR. I don't know anything about CCB.

#5 The Falcon

Posted 11 February 2013 - 01:01 PM

I don't know if there is a CCB rule about it but our centre only takes kids for a minimum od 2 days because the kids a have too much trouble settling in on only 1 day and it disrupts the other children if they have 1 child crying all day.  This is reduced when they are there 2 days per week as they settle in much quicker.

#6 charlie23

Posted 11 February 2013 - 01:02 PM

You only have a certain number of "allowable" absences before your CCB / CCR can get cut off / decreased.

Can you send him two x 1/2 days? Why don't you want him going the 2 days?

I would talk to the Director and discuss with her, they may suggest doing 2 x 1/2 days to start with and then increasing to a full day + 1/2 day until he is settled & then increasing to the full 2 days.

It may take several weeks for him to be happy with more than 1/2 days or he may be fine.

Good luck.

#7 SlinkyMalinki

Posted 11 February 2013 - 01:05 PM

Is there any reason he can't go the 2 days?

#8 Gembac8019

Posted 11 February 2013 - 02:17 PM

You may not be ready but he may be. I dont see the point of doing just one day. He would probably benefit getting used to that kind of environment cos when he starts school you wont be able to keep him home. Anyway by him going two days it will give u the chance to bond with the baby better and get more things done.

#9 Wigglemama

Posted 11 February 2013 - 02:40 PM

Op, also think about other families who may want the spot but can't have it because you are paying for it but aren't using it. That doesn't seem fair to me.

Edited by Wigglemama, 11 February 2013 - 02:41 PM.


#10 EBeditor

Posted 11 February 2013 - 02:44 PM

I think it can be easier for them to settle in if they go two days. Maybe just do two short days?

#11 roses99

Posted 11 February 2013 - 02:51 PM

QUOTE (princeza @ 11/02/2013, 02:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You may not be ready but he may be. I dont see the point of doing just one day. He would probably benefit getting used to that kind of environment cos when he starts school you wont be able to keep him home. Anyway by him going two days it will give u the chance to bond with the baby better and get more things done.

I agree with this.

Our centre won't let kids in that age group do one day a week. They must do a minimum of two days. The reason isn't financial (so it wouldn't matter if you paid for two days but only used one), it's because - in their experience - kids often find it REALLY hard to settle when they're only doing one day a week. A week is a long time in a little person's life, and they find it hard to go so infrequently.

As others have suggested, why not do two short days a week? Such as 9-2. And then, as you get more comfortable, you could extend the hours a little bit if you need to.

#12 Natttmumm

Posted 11 February 2013 - 02:55 PM

Yes you can do that but won't get the rebate after a certain amount of absent days.
If you are ok financially I don't see an issue with it. If morally you are worried about taking up the place be upfront with the daycare and they maybe able to fill the spot for the time being.
Other alternative would be to do 2 shorter days. This isi what I would do as day 1 in the week they usually find it harder but then love day 2

#13 Tammy Swanson

Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:25 PM

OP when I went back to work when DD was that age she had one day with my IL's, my mum and then one day at daycare. It was a nightmare as PP she didn't really settle in as she was only going one day on weds. she cried every weds for a year as she hated going and I could never work out why and then it dawned on me that the carers never knew her name and all the other little kids who went more often played together and did not really know who she was so they must of changed the rules and only allow 2 days for this very reason. I also used to get upset as well when I came to pick her up and none of the carers would know DD by name when I asked for her (they pretended that they did but they didn't) I hated that carers would have been looking after my precious baby all day and not know which one she was but who could blame them as she was only there once a week.

So in answer to your question don't it as it is not fair on anyone and plus once he starts going once a week even if you are paying for 2 you will find it pretty easy to fill another day!!!


#14 katrina24

Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:31 PM

I have been told by a number of childcare staff over the years that children who attend one day a week find it hardest to settle.  If it is an option I would probably go for two short days or two 1/2 days.  This way you could start late and finish early and miss out on the times of the day when less is happening (in my experience of childcare the first hour or two of the day and last hour or 2 are less scheduled and more relaxed as children arrive and leave staggered over a period of time).

Edited by katrina24, 11 February 2013 - 03:33 PM.


#15 TillyTake2

Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:25 PM

Thanks for the suggestions. He could do two 1/2 days and come home for his nap. That would be perfect!




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Special Ticket Offer, Save $8!

The Essential Baby & Toddler Show is back this April! Save $8 off the door price for a limited time only!

Finding baby name inspiration in unusual places

Sometimes the greatest baby name ideas come from the most unexpected places, as these EB members show.

The case for inducing at 37 weeks

While we often think of pregnancy as a 40 week affair, experts agree that 37 weeks is actually “full term". So is there an argument for inducing all births at 37 weeks?

Does controlled crying really work?

Controlled-crying techniques may help some babies sleep through the night, but for many exhausted new parents, it's just a recipe for more tears all round.

How I taught my infant to use a toilet

As people become more aware of these benefits, I hope more parents will practice this method, so we can cut down on nappies and improve baby bonding.

'I thought it was impossible': Emily Symons pregnant at 45

Aussie actress Emily Symons has announced she is pregnant with her first baby.

Shallow water blackout kills fit, healthy dad

A little girl will grow up without her father after the fit and healthy 34-year-old passed away while doing something he had practised his whole life.

Afternoon naps may be bad for toddlers' sleep

You could be doing yourself a disservice by encouraging your toddler to have an afternoon nap, according to new research.

Best gifts for newborns, new mums and christenings

We've compiled a guide to some of the most popular presents for newborns and new mums, and for christenings and naming days.

Jaime King to be a mum again

Actress Jaime King is pregnant with her second child, giving 16-month-old James a sibling.

Nannies should receive government funding

The Abbott government should extend funding to nannies, and direct childcare payments to low and middle income families, a landmark study on childcare has found. 

Common skin irritations in newborns (and how to treat them)

As many as one in two newborn babies suffer from skin irritations in their first few weeks. So what are the most common rashes and irritations to look out for?

10 wall decals for the nursery or playroom

Wall decals are the answer to creating a beautiful nursery or children's space without lifting a paint brush, a spirit level or even a hammer.

Preschooler walks 2.4km home alone

Three-year-old Cain Trainor headed off home after his first day at a new preschool without telling anyone.

Video: Why mums get nothing done

In spite of being in an almost constant state of motion while looking after the kids and trying to keep things together at home, it can seem as though parents have managed to get nothing on the to-do list done by the end of the day.

The middle name game

The middle name is no longer an afterthought, and parents' inspiration comes from many places.

Have a baby or your money back - but there's a catch

A new IVF scheme offers couples the chance to fall pregnant and give birth - or get their money back. But there's more to it than you might think.

A rare glimpse inside the womb

A baby born still inside the amniotic sac gave US doctors a rare glimpse at life inside the womb.

Battered mum forced to write to her attacker ex in jail

Three years ago Jason Hughes viciously attacked his ex-partner. Now she has to write to him three times a year.

Woman pleads not guilty to ultrasound scam

A West Australian woman will fight allegations that she scammed expectant mums by selling them fake ultrasound pictures of babies.

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

Brain damaged mum receives compensation

A Sydney mother who suffered brain damage when she was hit by a car while pushing her newborn baby in a pram has reached a confidential out-of-court settlement with the driver's insurance company.

Indigenous midwives break down the barriers

A culturally sensitive midwifery service has gained the trust and respect of Aboriginal women.

The Katering Show's next big delivery

Most mums-to-be plan to take things easy and perhaps have a little break from work as the birth of their baby draws near. Not Kate McCartney.

53 creative pregnancy announcements

Announcing that you're expecting can be a time to express your creativity, sense of humour and imagination. Check out how other parents and parents-to-be have broken the news to friends and family.

Why I have mixed feelings about Cindy Crawford's leaked photo

Last week an un-retouched photo of model Cindy Crawford surfaced, showing the 48-year-old mother-of -two posing in underwear.

How to create a Peppa Pig pancake

Thought your toddler could not love pancakes any more than they already do? How about if the breakfast treat came in the shape of every two-year-old's favourite cartoon character?

'It's a little life, not a little loss': pregnancy after miscarriage

I thought I was never going to be able to have a successful pregnancy. I decided that I wasn't going to form an emotional attachment with this baby.

Bonds Baby Search 2015: what you need to know

February 18 marks the start of one of the most prolific annual baby competitions in Australia: the Bonds Baby Search. And this year is going to be more special than ever.

Who will manage your Facebook account when you're gone?

This is not something that people like to talk about, but Facebook has announced that it will grant users more control over what happens to their pages after they die.

Struggling mum of four wins $188 million

Mother of four Marie Holmes was financially struggling after quitting her jobs at Walmart and McDonald's in order to care for her children.

Pregnant obese women a 'relatively new problem', coroner hears

A first-time mother whose daughter died hours after her frightening birth insists she was never told of the risks of being obese and pregnant.

'I'm angry as hell': the story behind mum's passionate vaccination plea

She has labelled parents who do not vaccinate their children "misinformed imbeciles" - and for that, she makes no apologies.

IKEA hacks for the nursery and kids' rooms

Are you one of those that know the whole IKEA catalogue by heart? Love their stuff but want to personalise it? Here's some inspiration to help you realise the potential of IKEA furniture and fittings.

8 different kinds of tantrums

I never thought I’d say this, but for a brief moment last week, Kim Kardashian and I had something in common: both our kids had public tantrums.

Polycystic ovary syndrome: symptoms, treatment and your fertility

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common female hormonal condition, affecting roughly one in 12 Australian women.

What's the best position for giving birth?

If doing it on your back is out, what's the best position for labour and birth?

Wife forgives snake catcher husband for car surprise

With Valentine's Day coming up, Nat Gilbert could be forgiven for thinking her husband might be planning a surprise for her.

Kids who meet milestones at their own pace

We usually only hear the success stories: tales of the two-year-old who’s talking, running and completely toilet trained. But other stories need to be told too.

Ruby shines as Bonds Baby

Sarah Kiss has a word of advice for proud mums and dads who are keen to enter their babies in this year's Bonds Baby Search Competition - just have fun.

Why dads should go to sleep school

If your family needs to go to sleep school, go with them. You are part of that family and you are part of the solution.

36 baby names inspired by food and drinks

A French court may have ruled out Nutella as a baby name, but that doesn't have to stop you from taking inspiration from the supermarket (or bottle shop). See what parents in the US have chosen for their delicious little ones.

Clever breastfeeding products

Check out this range of products designed to help make your breastfeeding journey more enjoyable, manageable and convenient.

 

Win a KitchenAid Mixer

Let's celebrate 300,000 fans on Facebook

To celebrate, and to thank our amazing fans, we?re giving away a KitchenAid Artisan Tilt-Head Stand Mixer.

 
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.