The great childcare debate
THE debate about childcare fees is something most parents engage in early every year, however, it seems that this year the frustration for parents is more focussed on paying the daily fee for public holidays when the centre is closed.
Coming off a four-day weekend, parents have become aggravated as those who use childcare services on Mondays and Fridays were in most cases, charged for these days despite the centres being closed.
A Melbourne news outlet released information earlier this week and suggested that over the Easter long weekend, the Federal Government had spent $50 million on childcare subsidies with parents spending $30 million themselves for care that was not available.
The figures sparked debate with multiple parents questioning where their money goes and why they should need to pay for a service they did not receive on that given day with some suggesting days in lieu should be offered, a 50 per cent reduction or fees not to be charged at all.
See full story in Thursday’s Spectator.