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: 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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nanny appreciation week 2014

Nanny Appreciation Week 2014

Here at The Australian Nanny Association we have started Australia’s first Nanny Appreciation Week which is running from Monday 24th of November to Saturday 29th of November 2014. We are really excited about this special week and would love to see as many people get involved as possible. How can you help celebrate your nanny…

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Nanny rebate battle stepped up

THE newly incorporated Australian Nanny Association will meet Childcare Minister Kate Ellis’s advisers next month to push its case for taxpayer subsidies and warn the government that the family daycare model will not solve the nation’s childcare woes. The news comes after Ms Ellis this week said expanding family daycare would solve the flexibility problems…

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Flexible childcare needs a rethink, say Nannies

The Australian Nanny Association (ANA) has called for the strict criteria for those seeking government-funded in home care to be relaxed, in order to allow a broader range of families to access non-centre based childcare. The ANA made the call to Women’s Agenda after the Labor government yesterday released the names of the recipients of…

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Nannies back Labor’s move toward regulation

THE Australian Nanny Association says it is relieved to finally be acknowledged as a legitimate form of childcare and wants to join the government-funded in-home care program. ANA us co-president Tracey McDermott said the organisation was keen to “work towards putting in place minimum national standards and guidelines for nannies and agencies”. “We feel that…

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