Child Care News for Parents & Carers
February 7, 2018
Welcome to 2018. This week, everything you need to know about the new Child Care Subsidy and five fab ways to reclaim family time. Plus, some cost-effective options for after school care.
Changes to
child care funding:
What you need to know
It's out with the old and in with the new, because the government has announced sweeping changes to how child care funding works for families.

From 2 July 2018, there will be a New Child Care Package, consisting of a single Child Care Subsidy and the Child Care Safety Net.

The government aims to provide more assistance to low and middle income families, and here's what the package means for all parents using early childhood education and care services.
Cost effective options for after school care
Struggling to find before and after school care for your primary school aged kids? Join the club! As we keep hearing in the media, spaces in these exclusive little clubs are rare as hen's teeth and seem to be the exclusive domain of parents with exceptional organisational abilities and enough sense to put their child on a wait list when they are 18 months old.
5 ways for families to make the most of weeknights
By the time parents get home from work, family evenings can fall into the same old pattern of ‘eat, sleep and repeat' – with baths and bedtime stories thrown in.

However, there are ways to make the most of the hours between home time and light's out.
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