Archive for category: We Need a Nanny
Let me ask you this – when was the last time you had dinner and a movie? With your partner; a friend, your sister?... read more
At Placement Solutions we only employ qualified, experienced nannies so you know your children are in expert hands. Our aim is to make sure that all children we care for are safe, happy and healthy. You children are so precious – we understand that – so we take the greatest of care when you put your trust in us. Placement Solutions nannies have a minimum of 3 years experience, have a formal qualification (or are working towards one), they have undergone “Speak Up” training so your child is protected, and of course they all have current Working with Children & Police Checks. In addition, all our nannies have current Level 2 First Aid certificates.... read more
So you are pregnant with your first child and maybe feeling overwhelmed. You originally thought this would be a walk in the park (with a pram) and your ‘motherly instincts’ would kick in and tell you how to manage. Now the time is nearly here and you are only weeks away from having your whole life turned upside down!... read more
Are you on the hunt for a nanny to suit your family but need some help from a Recruitment firm to assist with all of the checks? Look no further!!!... read more
At Placement Solutions we pride ourselves in having the best quality professional nannies. Parents can rest assured and sleep easy at night knowing their children are in safe hands. We strive to always have happy, healthy and most of all safe children on our watch.... read more
Winter, rain and muddy puddles - This is a regular concern parents have with this time of year when you can’t just play outside, go to the park or soak up some sunshine! As much as Melbourne Winters can be graced with rare days of beautiful sunshine, the majority of it is cold, gloomy and wet! It is always good to plan ahead before you find yourself stuck for ideas and the kids nagging you in the morning causing you headaches and unnecessary stressors. Below we have listed some ideas/events of how you can amuse your children/what child friendly activities are on this June holidays!... read more
Here at Placement solutions we believe that a happy Nanny equates to happy children and a happy home. A nanny is not just a babysitter or a little bit of help to the family he or she is so much more than that. A Nanny is a mother’s helper; they are the one-on-one care for your most precious assets while you need to be at work or other such commitments. A Nanny comes into your home to provide care and education for your children and to help keep them happy, healthy and safe.... read more
With winter fast approaching we are finding ourselves slowly losing daylight, sunshine and the lovely warm days! We will soon be cooped up inside with heaters on, rugged up, hot chocolates and going stir crazy! Now is the time to start planning ahead to ensure that you have plenty of ideas to keep the children happy and ensure that they are not consistently asking for things to do!... read more
Did you know there is help out there for families going through crisis whether it is financial or medical? We are especially experienced in helping such families. Some people may receive funding offered by the government. Those families approved are allowed to access full child care funding to help them through a time of crisis.... read more
We have hit the road running to make this pilot work! We started our travel through regional Victoria to meet with high priority families that know exactly what they require for a nanny. We are also meeting with recruitment companies in each area to ensure they are on the lookout for some great nannies with our minimum recruitment requirements.... read more
Nanny sharing is a great way to reduce the cost of in-home child care while adding some extra socialisation into your children’s day. However it works best when it is approached in the right way. While Placement Solutions keep things ‘clean’ by invoicing each family separately, holding joint client liaison meetings and so on, there are a number of factors nanny-sharing families should bear in mind.... read more
Did you know that the nanny pilot has started?! It is a ‘new’ initiative proposed by the government to assist families who cannot access normal rebated care. Basically it is the same eligibility as normal in-home care requirements except you aren’t using up your CCR/CCB. We as an agency have been selected for regional and rural Victoria and hope to help as many families as we can.... read more
Have you started thinking about going back to work? Have you thought about putting your child into child care? Is there no room? Sounds like something we hear often from a lot of parents that contact us. There seems to be a shortage of child care centres for the ever growing Victorian population. Many parents are turning to in-home child care agencies to help find a solution to their problem.... read more
Hiring quality staff members can be quite challenging at times. Regardless of a thorough resume screening, detailed interview questions and analysis of personal behaviour during all forms of interaction will only show you one side of the person. The recruiter will hardly ever experience the applicant in a working environment. Especially when working with children it can be a difficult situation since we as recruiters don’t have children on hand to see the interaction of applicants with children during interviews. The difference between presenting at an interview and caring for pre-school aged children is also quite huge. Needless to say, we need to hire good quality staff and ensure that they perform as Nanny to the highest of our standards.... read more
Everyone would love to have a Nanny in their home - that extra pair of hands to help you out. A Nanny can bring a huge amount of assistance and knowledge to your family, as well the advantage of having a one on one interaction regarding your child’s development that cannot always happen in a day care setting. We know what you’re thinking; “how can I ever afford a nanny?” Well we’re here to tell you that this is actually possible for a majority of families. Government assistance and rebates are available to most families and at Placement Solutions we can help you access these facilities.... read more
I know I’ve written about this before, but the imminent report to government of the Productivity Commission inquiry into future options for child care and early childhood learning has had me thinking about the issue again: the problem of the ‘underground’ cash-in-hand in-home child care industry.... read more
PLACEMENT SOLUTIONS NEWSLETTER – OCTOBER 2014
Reinventing the funding wheel is not the way to improve child care access.
Regular readers of this newsletter will be aware that we have been closely watching the Productivity Commission’s Inquiry into Childcare and Early Child Learning. We have also made submissions to the inquiry and appeared before it. The Commission released an draft report earlier this year and will soon release its final report.... read more
An issue Doctor G has seen many modern parents grapple with is resilience. It’s so easy to do things for our kids these days, but that doesn’t mean that we should. Building resilience often means kids not automatically getting things their own way – and unfortunately when in-home child care is involved, it can be the Nanny who bears the brunt of the push-back when this happens.... read more
“No matter someone’s background – their education level, their socioeconomic resources, their culture, their religion, their language – no matter what their family looks like in a picture – everybody struggles with parenting.”... read more
Here are our views.
http://www.thebabyproject.com.au/2014/05/bringing-up-baby-your-childcare-options-explained/... read more
How to entertain the kids (cheaply) during the winter school holidays: top twelve tips from the nannies
School holidays often provide an excellent opportunity for parents to spend quality time with their children… nevertheless everyone can also go a little stir-crazy!
With their years of experience in entertaining children all day, the nannies (in-home childcarers) at Government-approved agency Placement Solutions have put together their top twelve tips to make the most of school holidays in Melbourne, without going broke.... read more
One of the things I often hear people say about hiring a Nanny is that it is “only for the rich”. While it is obviously true that using in-home childcare will be more expensive than using a childcare centre, the benefits of a Nanny can be made more accessible when a Nanny is shared.... read more
The Commission of Audit has recommended...
“the Child Care Rebate and Child Care Benefit be replaced with a single, means-tested payment reimbursing parents for a proportion of their child care costs”.
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The ABC program 7.30 recently discussed child care. The program focussed on the disincentives to return to work, the Productivity Commission inquiry into child care and the prospective review of the childcare payments system.... read more