Sudmalis pitches for local nanny trial

PARENTS are ecstatic over the federal government’s $246 million announcement to support nanny home care services. Gilmore MP Ann Sudmalis said it would be great news for South Coast families if the two-year pilot program went ahead in 2016. “This program is ideal for parents who are nurses, police and ambulance officers, firefighters or shift…

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MEDIA STATEMENT

The Australian Nanny Association (ANA) welcomes the confirmation in the federal budget announcement of a $250 million Interim Home Based Carer Pilot Programme (Nannies Trial) to extend subsidy support to eligible families using nannies. The pilot programme will extend fee assistance to eligible parents of approximately 10,000 children. Subsidised support for families included in the…

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New nanny initiative to support shift-workers

Tuesday 28 April 2015 Canberra has announced a trial to subsidise the cost of nannies for some families. It’s hoped the new program will provide options for parents who can’t access traditional childcare services. TRANSCRIPT Adele Croker has been a nanny for nine years. She looks after Sofia and Ari for three to four days…

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Guest blog: Lisa’s Story

“I have been working as a nanny with my current family for the last five years. My employers are very good at making sure everything is right and done by the books. This includes ensuring I have a fair wage and am paid what I’m worth, paying my tax, superannuation, annual and sick leave, and…

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Australian Nanny Association Special Days

Nanny picnics – multi-city. Nanny Appreciation week – is always the last week in November with many fun social events and interesting speakers. Wednesdays – job posting day in the private Facebook group. Fridays – ‘Dear Nanny Friday’ Ask a nanny a question. This event is hosted on the Facebook public page. National training nights…

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Nanny access a chance for Illawarra families

Illawarra families may soon have access to government payments for nannies if recommendations made in a major childcare review are adopted. The long-awaited Productivity Commission report, tabled in Parliament on Friday, aims to make childcare more affordable, flexible and accessible. Among the suggestions made in the 1000-page document was an extension to subsidies to include…

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Childcare report gets thumbs down from sector

Childcare experts and parents have been left scratching their heads at the Productivity Commission’s long-awaited blueprint for childcare reform, arguing its proposed new funding system is too difficult to understand and that many families would be worse off under the plan. One childcare sector representative told Fairfax Media the Abbott government would be “crazy” to…

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Childcare report: Coalition can show it is serious by restoring funding, says Labor

Labor pledges bipartisan approach to Productivity Commission  pledges Labour pledges bipartisan approach to Productivity Commission recommendations but says families are still hurting from last year’s budget cuts made to family payments in the last budget. The commission’s final report recommended changes including combining subsidies into a single payment which would be means-tested and paid directly to…

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