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Old Oct 27th 2006, 6:59 pm
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Although we shall be going out on my job, my husband hopes to get a job once the kids are settled. Just wondering what child care was available,as i was reading in the forum that a lot of mothers stay at home.. As much as i would like to stay at home with them to i know that would not be possible, so what is available?
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Originally Posted by katracy
Although we shall be going out on my job, my husband hopes to get a job once the kids are settled. Just wondering what child care was available,as i was reading in the forum that a lot of mothers stay at home.. As much as i would like to stay at home with them to i know that would not be possible, so what is available?
We would be going out on the back of my wife (theres a first ) and was going to do the same as you, work around the kids. Do you know what the school days are ie times?

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Well when we get out there, I'm training to become a Childminder again!

I'm currently a Registered Childminder here (UK) and love being at home with mine (aged 11m and 2 yrs) and don't want to have to leave them when we move, so depending on where you are and where we end up .... lol

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School times are similar to the UK, ie just before 9 to just after 3 for primary.

As for child care, there are lots of options available - commercial childcare centres, home based, Kindy, nanny, kohanga etc. Cost wise slightly cheaper than the uk for centre & home based.

Look here for a starting point .
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School times are similar to the UK, ie just before 9 to just after 3 for primary.

As for child care, there are lots of options available - commercial childcare centres, home based, Kindy, nanny, kohanga etc. Cost wise slightly cheaper than the uk for centre & home based.

Look here for a starting point .
Great link. Cheers

D'oh doesnt cover the areas we are looking at though
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School times are similar to the UK, ie just before 9 to just after 3 for primary.

As for child care, there are lots of options available - commercial childcare centres, home based, Kindy, nanny, kohanga etc. Cost wise slightly cheaper than the uk for centre & home based.

Look here for a starting point .
Thanks for the link, will look into. OH thinks he is going to be a beach bum, think again
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I use a full time nursery for my daughter (3yo) and their hours are 7.30-5.30pm. Costs $150 per week, includes food, but not nappies.

The boys are school age and they attend SKIDS (Safe Kids in Daily Supervision) that runs in the school hall from when school finishes to 6pm. This costs $48 a week each.

Now, because we're permanent residents, we qualify for childcare support and Working for Families tax credits.
This is the calculator for Working for Families tax credits... https://interact2.ird.govt.nz/forms/famcalc2007/

And this is the chart for childcare subsidies...
http://www.workandincome.govt.nz/get...r-subsidy.html
They refer to childcare - meaning full time day care and something called OSCAR - this means specifically afterschool care.

Hope this helps! It was one of my biggest bug-bears that I had such trouble sorting care out for my kids!
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Originally Posted by Jack Daws
We would be going out on the back of my wife (theres a first ) and was going to do the same as you, work around the kids. Do you know what the school days are ie times?

Cheers

Eveing/Afternoon

Gotta a new link given to me today re education www.teamup.co.nz

Had a quick browse and looks quite helpful
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Eveing/Afternoon

Gotta a new link given to me today re education www.teamup.co.nz

Had a quick browse and looks quite helpful
Many thanks

I will get the wife to scan it later
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I use a full time nursery for my daughter (3yo) and their hours are 7.30-5.30pm. Costs $150 per week, includes food, but not nappies.

The boys are school age and they attend SKIDS (Safe Kids in Daily Supervision) that runs in the school hall from when school finishes to 6pm. This costs $48 a week each.

Now, because we're permanent residents, we qualify for childcare support and Working for Families tax credits.
This is the calculator for Working for Families tax credits... https://interact2.ird.govt.nz/forms/famcalc2007/

And this is the chart for childcare subsidies...
http://www.workandincome.govt.nz/get...r-subsidy.html
They refer to childcare - meaning full time day care and something called OSCAR - this means specifically afterschool care.

Hope this helps! It was one of my biggest bug-bears that I had such trouble sorting care out for my kids!
thanks for that information. i shall be looking at it later today. Both my boys will be at school so it will after school and some holiday care. cheers
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Has anyone experience with childcare in the hutt Valley area?

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Although we shall be going out on my job, my husband hopes to get a job once the kids are settled. Just wondering what child care was available,as i was reading in the forum that a lot of mothers stay at home.. As much as i would like to stay at home with them to i know that would not be possible, so what is available?
I would recommend getting your kids onto waiting lists now, if when you arrive its an absolute no you can always say you have sorced alternative care. in Hawkes Bay the waiting lists are so long for the sort after centres that 9 months is not unusual.
We pay $33 a day, includes morning tea, hot cooked lunch and afternoon tea.
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