Feeling heartbroken

Lynzee - posted on 08/11/2016 ( 13 moms have responded )

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So I know this might not be the usual thing y'all talk about but I'm feeling heartbroken..I've basically been with my daughter since the day she was born. she's a year old today and my husband and I made a decision last night that I have to go back to work because he can't handle all the bills. I have to find an overnight job because 1. We only have one vehicle and 2. I don't trust anyone to watch my baby girl. So this is completely breaking my heart and I am literally in tears because I want to stay home so badly. I absolutely love being at home with my husband and daughter.. Any advice on how to get through this tough time would be lovely!! Thank you

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Michelle - posted on 08/13/2016

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But being accredited in Australia is tough. They have auditors out regularly and the rules they have to abide by are tough.
The daycare I have been sending my kids to supply lunch if there are children there all day. Lunch has to be a balanced cooked meal (using all the food groups). They have to have evidence of what they are providing for the children (photo's and recipes) for when the auditors come out.
Also to work in a daycare here there is a course that has to be completed as well as a working with children's check. I guess that's how we know that those that are working in the daycare actually want to be working with children.
In Australia you don't hear all these horrible daycare stories so the accreditation works to keep our children safe and parents are able to trust the carers enough to be productive at work.

Terrina - posted on 08/13/2016

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Not so true :) I do watch kids after school several days a week and you'd be surprised how desperate some parents are to find anyone who's able to watch their kids while they have to go to work (single parents, dual income parents etc). It's not too much money, but you don't have to leave the home. You don't have to get licensed either. Just put up an ad on kijiji, put up some flyers around the neighborhood. If you chose to watch even two kids from monday to friday from 8 to 5pm you could earn up to $100 a day. That should pay some bills :)

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Terrina - posted on 08/13/2016

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"more issues than those under licensing"... :) I have heard horror stories on both ends of the scale. I guess we will just have to agree to disagree. No offence taken and none given I hope! :)

Terrina - posted on 08/13/2016

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Just because a daycare is licensed doesn't mean they care for your kids more than a home day care provider would. It is all very relative to the person providing the care.

Michelle - posted on 08/13/2016

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That's horrible. I guess we have such tight regulations here that I couldn't even contemplate sending my children somewhere that is regulated.
Here we also have government subsidies though. If you send your children to an accredited child care you get rebates to help with the fees. Our minimum wage is also higher here though so it helps everyone.

Michelle - posted on 08/13/2016

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I can't believe that just anyone can start an at home daycare. That is scary to me as a parent.
I personally would only send my child to an accredited daycare as I know the tough rules (in Australia) they have to abide by to get accredited.

Lynzee - posted on 08/13/2016

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That's a great idea!!! Bit sadly my husband and I hardly know anyone here...were home bodies lol. I'm sure they're are people who are just like I am.....not really wanting to trust anyone with their babies which I can understand..

Nellynunes148 - posted on 08/11/2016

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Why don't you try running a home daycare, that way you're bringing in an income and you are at home with your child

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