Childcare costs are a big part of the bill for parents.
But a new ChildcareGuide.com offers the most affordable way to save money on childcare.
The ChildCare Guide, launched by The Child Care Association, takes a look at how to cut down on your childcare costs.
Read moreThe Childcare Guides aim to make it easier for parents to save time and money while helping them save money as they start to get into their child’s life.
There are four sections, covering everything from the basic cost of childcare, to what you can expect from a nursery to a full-fledged childcare home.
The guide also offers tips and advice for getting the best price from a childcare provider.
Read our review of The Child CARE Guide and its four sections.
The first two sections cover what you should expect when it comes to childcare and the third covers what to expect when you’re looking to start your own childcare business.
The second section also offers guidance for choosing the right childcare provider for your child, and a third offers tips on how to find the right place to spend your time, and how to make the most of your time together.
The Child Care Guide also offers information on childcare support, and the cost of paying for child care, as well as tips on choosing the best childcare provider, as part of its ‘Childcare Tips’.
“With the advent of technology and digitalisation, it is now easier than ever for parents and parents-to-be to have a better understanding of the cost and benefits of childcare,” says Dr Anne Kelly, Chair of the Child Care and Carers Advisory Committee at The Child and Family Care Council.
“There is much to gain by sharing this information, especially when parents are having to juggle childcare needs and financial planning as well.”
The Child CARE Guides aim is to make childcare more accessible to parents, and make it affordable to both parents and their children.
“It is really important that parents understand the benefits and cost of a childcare option when they are shopping for childcare,” Dr Kelly says.
“Having more information on what to pay for a childcare home is a great start to ensuring that families have access to the best care for their children.”
What is childcare?
Childcare is a term used to describe childcare arrangements that allow parents to spend time with their children while still keeping them from going into a full day-to of school or work.
It is typically for the purpose of helping parents with the transition from school to work, and also for the purposes of childcare in the home.
“Many families choose childcare to be a safe space for their kids and family to spend more time together, rather than for their own use or use as an escape from school,” Dr Nick Kavanagh, a lecturer in Child Care at the University of Melbourne, said.
“For many families, this can mean spending up to two days with a child each week and spending time together in a relaxed environment with a positive bond.”
How much can a child pay for childcare?
If you’re thinking about choosing to go on holiday, or a family is looking for a place to take your child for a holiday, it can be a big decision, with the option of paying up to $1,500 a year for a full time nursery.
The cost of care for children aged two to four can vary wildly depending on where they live.
Depending on where in the country they live, it may be more expensive than what’s covered by the government’s child care guarantee scheme.
“The amount that you pay for child-care varies, depending on the age of the child, how much time they spend with the carer and whether they are able to go back to school at the same time,” Dr Kavanag said.
For those parents who are looking to set up their own childcare arrangement, the cost will depend on the type of arrangement, whether it is a private or shared arrangement, and what services the carers are available for.
The cheapest childcare you can afford will depend upon what you need for the care of the children and how much you want to spend.
“If you need a nursery or carer for your children, then the cost is likely to be around $1.50 per hour for a nursery,” Dr Taylor said.
The costs of childcare will depend in part on where you live and how long you plan to stay there.
“The cost for childcare at home is likely less, as a parent and carer will be able to spend their own time with the children,” Dr Lacey said.
Read More and more families are opting for a more cost-effective arrangement, rather then a child care contract, where parents share the cost for the childcare with the childcare provider and then share it with the child.
“If you choose a child-caring arrangement where there is a fixed cost per hour, then you’ll be able for a child’s first year of life, if they’re under one year of age, to pay $3.50 an hour for the first year