Can a Child care keep changing the day for child goes because you dont work? We live in Qld not sure if different.

Melissa - posted on 12/16/2012 ( 10 moms have responded )

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Hi, I have my 2 children in Child care and in the past year we have had to change our day 3 times im just wondering if because i dont work i dont get any option but to change. Its not fair on my kids or me. Im not sure what the rules are for Qld as this is where we live would love some feedback Thanks In advance :)

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Michelle - posted on 12/18/2012

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I agree with not needing child care if you aren't working. I have 3 children and when I was on maternity leave I never put the others into care. My kids were in there when I was working except for my youngest when I was in between jobs for a month.

Kids are more resilient than we give them credit for. They have no idea what day of the week it is unless they are told. Changing the day they go really isn't a big deal. The routine they know that happens at daycare is the same every day they go, it doesn't change each day so it's not a big deal in that respect.

Nikki - posted on 12/18/2012

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Ashley, I work in childcare, changing days is not a big deal, it's just something non working parents have to deal with if they attend a full childcare centre. It's an inconvenience for the parents at times but it rarely impacts the children. We have very strict Educator/child ratios which need to be upheld so switching days is often a necessity to ensure our working parents can work.

Jodi - posted on 12/17/2012

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Well, if you are not a working parent and are choosing to put your kids in daycare (yes, CHOOSING), then you just have to suck up the schedule changes. Believe it or not, the kids will cope.

Jodi - posted on 12/17/2012

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And so working parents SHOULD get priority.....that is all.

If you don't work, why is it priority that you have childcare? That is a real question....

Michelle - posted on 12/17/2012

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I'm in Western Australia and the way the child care works here is that parents working full time get first priority then part time and then non working.

If they have part time working parents whose days change etc then you will be required to change your day if the other day is full. You may not think it's fair but the parents who have to work need the care more than you.

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Ashley - posted on 12/17/2012

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Michelle: I understand you keeping your child in 1 day a week to keep her place. you knew you were going back to work. i also understand that the working parents need first priority, and that the days should change for the non working if needed for the working parents. i just dont understand why she has had her children in daycare for so long when not working. and i also believe that children really do need a routine, and changing days they go all the time is not good for them. i live in missouri, and our daycare's are set up to take so many kids in each class, so many part time, and so many full time, and they do not change the days they go unless the parent is requesting it for there own child. if they are not able to arrange it the new days or hours without changing another child's schedule, then they have to wait until there is a new opening for the new days they need. i think it would be great if our day cares worked the same as yours, but they dont. the only thing i would not like is my child's schedule constantly changing. but i am at home with my children now, so i dont have to worry about that.

Michelle - posted on 12/17/2012

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Ashley: I don't know where you are but in Australia we get subsidized child care if we are working. If a child care centre has a lot of children then they may need to juggle the children around as some day are busier than others. When I was out of work for a few months I kept my youngest in 1 day a week just to keep her place and had to change days to the quietest ones.

Ashley - posted on 12/17/2012

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they should not be changing it. the children need stability and a routine. the child care center should know this and do thier best to provide it. since they are not, you should look into another child care center. but, i do have to ask, why are your kids going to a daycare if you dont work? do you go to school? and i do agree that working parents should have the priority, but i still dont think that it is right for them to keep changing the days. i dont work, so my kids stay home with me. i believe i can teach them more than a daycare can, because im able to give them the one on one time they need and deserve. i personally believe that if a parent does not work or go to school, then they do not need child care. i also understand that as parents we occasionally need breaks from our children, and that children occasionally need breaks from us, but that is why we have family, husbands, and the occasional babysitter for a couple hours. not sending our kids to daycare for 3 full days a week so we can sit at home and do nothing or go out and do things. i love spending the days with my children. and honestly, i would be bored out of my mind if i sent them to daycare.

Nikki - posted on 12/17/2012

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Yes, working parents get priority childcare, it's regulations. You have to understand the governments priority for childcare is to get mother's back into the workforce driving the economy. This is why working parents get extra subsidies and priority care.

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