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Child care v’s occasion care which is better if I only won’t to put my daughter in for half day twice a week


Posted by mums-info, 6th May 2014


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  • so great to read

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  • Occasional care is a better option for occasional care.

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  • Occassional Care is cheaper if your only wanting to use a few hours a week. Childcare centres charge you the full day whether your their or not :(

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  • thanks everyone i looked into it and decided occasional care was best for us and she is loving the 3 hours a week

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  • Need to find out more about this. In my area it cost about $90 per day.

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  • I find a half day is a little confusing for them. It’s better and and more stable for them if they do a full day, as they will spend it with the same kids.its also better to have set days a week, the. Your child will get into then routine.

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  • I think family care is more flexible but worth checking costs on both

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  • I think it comes down to cost really as family day care will be much cheaper than child care.
    i used to put my son in child care monday and friday mornings but if i had family day care near me i would of gone with that for sure, as you have to pay for the whole morning session which was from 6.30am till 12.30pm but i never got him there till 8.30am so missed out on 2 hours that i still had to pay for where with family day care you only pay for the actual amount of hours they are there.


    • O wow didn’t no that will look into it I no with occasional care near me it’s $10 per hour but I don’t no about day care cost yet until after child care rebate is put in

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  • i did notice that day care is a little more flexible in times than occasional care :)

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  • you can pick how long you want them in day care it can be one day two days and pick up time is up to you as well as drop of time

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