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Wot's in a name?

“Wot’s in a name,” she sez? Some common sense, please.  Remember when ‘human resources’ was called ‘personnel’? When ‘team members’ and ‘associates’ in department stores were called, simply, ‘staff’? Over the years the names of many jobs have been changed in an attempt to improve perceptions of them. Sometimes these changes makes sense, but sometimes they do nothing but cause unnecessary confusion.

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Melbourne Nannies are not just baby sitters.attend back to basics professional development.

It was very refreshing to hear the two speakers at our first professional development seminar of the year, which we held last month. Both were down-to-earth and keen to bust some of the myths that have grown up around childcare. Our Melbourned based nannies at Placement Solutions are not just babysitters. We pride ouselves on the professional development we run and the quality of the nannies we attract as a consequence. Better nannies make for better quality childcare all round and the nanny services we offer across Melbourne are exemplary.

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Commission of Audit advocates for simpler system

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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Carer Professional development at Placement Solutions

Placement Solutions is proud to announce its latest and next professional development day for its highly valued carers.

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Commission of audit looks at reforming child care benefits

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. 

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Grattan Institute highlights the Canadian system

Grattan Institute highlights the Canadian system

In a submission to the Productivity Commission the Grattan Institute has highlighted the Canadian child care tax and welfare system

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INA Conference proves invaluable

INA Conference proves invaluable

Placement Solutions Operations Manager Rachelle Teycheney reports on her recent participation in the International Nanny Association (INA) conference in Los Angeles.

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Child care not valued - The Age

The Age reports that childcare is "under valued, underpaid" in today's edition.

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Nanny of the year announced

The International Nanny of the year was announced in Los Angeles recently.

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Child wise - protecting children's futures

Child wise - protecting children's futures

Placement Solutions staff recently received training from the Child Wise organisation to help our staff identify and prevent child abuse. 

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