The Australian Nanny Association (ANA) congratulates Treasurer – Minister Scott Morrison on the 2016/16 Australian Federal budget.
The delay in the implementation of the ‘Jobs for Families’ Child Care package is a positive move and will allow further consultation and opportunity for consideration to changes and industry recommendations. We continue to offer our support to the Government in this area.
We are pleased to note that the Interim Home Based Care Nanny Pilot Programme has been extended until June 2018 and that the subsidy rate for eligible families has increased from the maximum of $7 per hour per child to $10 per hour per child commencing on the 1st of June 2016.
We welcome the announcement that from the 1st of June 2016, more families can apply for enter the programme which was previously closed and that current service providers will be able to assist and register families directly.
The ANA has previously provided feedback to the Department of Education on our recommendations of increasing the subsidy rate and re-opening the pilot to new families.
We look forward to seeing further results of the ongoing Pilot assessments and would like to see further consideration given to an adaptation of the regulations around training of nannies participating in the programme.
Australian Nanny Association