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#51 4littlemonkeys

Posted 08 June 2008 - 10:55 AM

The centre I am hoping to start my kids at (we are waiting on confirmatin) is $60 per day before CCB and this includes all nappies, food etc, and is open 6.45am - 6.00pm. One of my kids is in the 2-3 yr room and the other two in the pre-school room (so a bit cheaper than the babies room). After CCB I will pay approx $30 per child.

Edited by ~*Rach*~, 08 June 2008 - 10:56 AM.

#52 EsmeLennox

Posted 08 June 2008 - 11:05 AM

As of July our rates are going to be:

0-2 room - $74 a day (currently $70)
2-3 room - $70 a day (currently $65)
3-5 room - $69 a day (currently $65)

That includes all food and nappies where necessary (but not formula if you use it), and if you have 2 or more children in care you get a 5% discount on fees.

We get no concessions for sick days/holidays/public holidays etc. It is a not-for-profit cente in Perth.

ATM after CCB we way about $30 a day, after the end of the financial year we'll be paying about $50 a day. Thank goodness we only have (I hope) about 6 more months of two children in care!

Edited by Jemstar, 08 June 2008 - 11:07 AM.

#53 *~justaworkingmum~*

Posted 08 June 2008 - 11:17 AM

DD & DS both go to daycare 5 days a week.

Their centre charges are:
$50/day (babies room)
$48/day (3-4yr old room)

#54 insertemotion

Posted 08 June 2008 - 11:20 AM

$50 per day and we supply food & nappies (no more, yay)

#55 ~MaidenWarrior~

Posted 08 June 2008 - 10:51 PM

I pay $11.00 a day for Hunter to go 2 days per week. This is after the CCB? Sorry, he has only been going for 4 weeks, I'm not really up on all the terms yet. His centre is for 2-6 yr olds.

I supply nappies, a piece of fruit for morning tea that is cut up and all the fruit is shared, and I supply lunch aswell.

We love our centre, it is only 4 blocks away from our house so I'm nice and close if there is a problem.

#56 adelaidemumof2

Posted 09 June 2008 - 12:15 AM

my DD attends a ABC centre in SA.
She is in the pre-kindy room atm. The prices are $54 a day. after CCB is taken out i only pay about $11 a day. she can have 50 hrs a week at the reduced rate. She goes 2 days a week atm. i send a nappy to go home in and they provide drinks, morning and afternoon tea and nappies throughout the day.
which is pretty good i reckon.
I expect it to be cheaper as soon as she is out of the nappies which will be soon hopefully biggrin.gif

#57 Bridandzar

Posted 09 June 2008 - 12:22 AM

My DD attends a private center and is in the baby room, the cosy is $52.50 a day.  Everything is supplied and they are open from 6.30am until 6.30pm.

#58 3rdtimemummy

Posted 09 June 2008 - 12:36 AM

We pay $62/day for babies room in Perth, all food supplied, we supply formula and nappies

#59 brazen

Posted 09 June 2008 - 04:14 AM

ours is just about to go up to $62.50 per day and that doesn't include any food or nappies unsure.gif

i do get a staff discount (10%?) as i also work for the community organisation who run it.

oh and i'm in canberra

and oh again, i have 3 in care of course. my wage only just covers the childcare (my mum also has them one day a week)

#60 swissmum

Posted 09 June 2008 - 04:36 AM

oh dear...
well ladies be happy with what you pay...
here in switzerland the going rate is about $130 day for kids under 2yrs. We provide all the food for the day plus nappies.
We per month...so it is bad luck if a public holiday falls on the day you usually go - you still pay.
And if you go on holidays....yup - you still pay. rant.gif  rant.gif  rant.gif

#61 cheerilee

Posted 10 June 2008 - 08:20 PM

My centre is $50 a day for all age groups. This includes all meals, nappies and even formula for babies.

#62 Dons

Posted 10 June 2008 - 09:32 PM

The centre I manage charges $70 pd - includes morning/arvo tea, lunch, nappies supplies.

We don't charge for public holidays either

ohmy.gif swissmum!

#63 jaydee

Posted 11 June 2008 - 09:18 AM

well ladies be happy with what you pay...
here in switzerland the going rate is about $130 day for kids under 2yrs. We provide all the food for the day plus nappies.

Wow Swissmum, that sounds like a lot!
Is that the $AUD equivalent?
How do wages, cost of living, taxes and benefits compare to Australia?


#64 msro82

Posted 12 June 2008 - 08:08 AM

we are in Tas and pay $229 for a full week, I believe the daily rate is $50 though

#65 JMJF

Posted 13 June 2008 - 07:43 PM

My son has been going for almost 3 yrs at daycare, it costs $53 a day that includes morning,lunch,afternoon meals. He attends a local long day care centre the opens from 7.30am till 6pm. We have him there for a least 8 hours to prepare him for kindergarten next year.

With the help of centrelink it does get reduced if parents are working/studying full time and can claim the maximum child care benefit for 30- 50 hours (though it does vary from each family combined taxable income)

We do believe it's expensive though it's our only alternative for me in order to work; but when it's tax return time we're eligible for a child care rebate which is kind of like savings given back that following year.

Hope that helps

#66 trainee-mum

Posted 14 June 2008 - 08:49 PM

DD has just got a place at our preferred centre. It is not for profit & will be $75 per day including food. I want to know where all these $50 centres are!!

#67 Obesa cantavit

Posted 15 June 2008 - 10:22 PM

$56 a day (full fee) open 7:30am till 6pm

Breakfast provided on request, all other food provided
Disposable nappies for under 2's provided
Washing of soiled clothes for under 2's

Do not pay for public holidays or 2 week break over Christmas/new year when closed

Private centre (not ABC) southern Tas

Edited by DancingPrincesses, 15 June 2008 - 10:28 PM.

#68 cinnabubble

Posted 15 June 2008 - 10:30 PM

$97/day in the Sydney CBD.

All food, nappies and bedding supplied. Carer:baby ratio is 1:3 in the 0-18 months room and 1:4 in the 18 months to 2 years room.

#69 Mum2_bjr

Posted 16 June 2008 - 01:43 PM

we pay $50 per day full fee which includes morning tea lunch and afternoon tea opens from 8-4 only and if nappies are needed they have to be supplied. but from reading pps it seems normal, there are some cheaper centres around that operate on 9-3 school days and only charge $25 but pareents supply all meals for the kids there. should add though at the centre the boys are at you have to pay for all sick days and public holidays and they dont give make up days!

Edited by britt-jack-ryans-mummy, 16 June 2008 - 01:45 PM.

#70 Michelle1

Posted 16 June 2008 - 08:15 PM

We pay ~$55 per day, not including food.

Just to shed light on the 'Swiss' factor. I worked there for 2 years. The wages are double what we get here, but the living costs are also more, i.e. things are more expensive. Our rent for a small apartment (1 bedroom) equated to A$2000 a month.  Another thing though, which I didn't expect, was that most Swiss mums don't work - even when kids are at school, they go home at lunch time for 2 hours!

#71 happyhere

Posted 16 June 2008 - 09:08 PM

$64 in Tas too.
food included but not nappies. Ratio is 1 to 3 in the baby room 0-18 months.

#72 adelaidemumof2

Posted 16 June 2008 - 11:09 PM

oh gee thats expensive!!

Ours still charges for public holidays as well!! sucks i say!
And ABC centre's fees are going up as of the 1st July too!!

#73 ~Mummy~Mel~

Posted 17 June 2008 - 11:40 AM

$78 p/day includes organic meals and nappies.

#74 ~Rebekah~

Posted 17 June 2008 - 01:02 PM

My DS is starting daycare next week, just one day a week biggrin.gif

We've been on the waiting list since the beginning of the year as it's a very good centre.

We will be paying $60 per day but that includes all meals.  All we have to provide is a change of clothes and nappies/wipes!

We're on the Gold Coast.

#75 Guest_Lochsmum_*

Posted 17 June 2008 - 02:20 PM

Our current daycare charges $56 per day without food/nappies.  I am going to have a look at another centre tomorrow and I believe they charge $63 per day.  Looks to me like that is the going rate for my area (BNE).

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