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Nannies in the USA

Nannies in the USA

An Australian perspective following on from the conference of the International Nanny Association in Las Vegas.

Following on from Louise’s article last month focusing on legallynanny.com and 4nannytaxes.com, both of which we met at the INA conference, I thought this month I would talk a little bit about what I learnt about the Nanny industry in the USA as a whole during my time in Las Vegas. As Louise mentioned, the industry in America is enormous. There are thousands and thousands of Nannies working in a whole range of situations.

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Australia's First International Nanny of the Year Finalist

Australia's First International Nanny of the Year Finalist

Clare Carlisle Stranger and the INA Conference

The International Nanny Association (INA) conference in the United States is over for another year. The conference was enormously successful again, not least for Placement Solutions as we introduced Clare Carlisle Stranger, our inaugural Nanny of the Year and our first nomination for the association’s international Nanny of the Year award.

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PANDA Announces Placement Solutions as New Sponsor

PANDA Announces Placement Solutions as New Sponsor

The Post and Antenatal Depression Association (PANDA) announced Placement Solutions as a new sponsor for 2014-15.

 

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Response to Productivity Commission Draft Findings In-home Childcare/Nannies

Recommendations in today’s draft Productivity Commission Report that money be allocated towards expanding childcare options for working parents is the “voice of sense” according to one of Melbourne’s leading in-home childcare/nanny agencies.

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What types of childcare are available?

Here are our views.

http://www.thebabyproject.com.au/2014/05/bringing-up-baby-your-childcare-options-explained/

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Owned and run by the original owner,operator

We are proudly owned and operated by the original operator, Louise Dunham.The company is now in its 26 th year and going strongly with the help of the 9 office staff and our new General Manager, Andrew McLorinan.

 

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Save the date - Carer Professional Development

This is an exclusive invitation for Placement Solutions carers to attend our upcoming Professional Development training day.

Saturday August 9th -9.15am-1.00pm

 

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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.

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Placement Solutions supports VAMCHN

Placement Solutions supports VAMCHN

Placement Solutions supported the Victorian Association of Maternal and Child Health Nurses (VAMCHN) bi annual conference in Bendigo on the 27th of June 2014.

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Women in Medicine

Placement Solutions was proud to sponsor the Women in Medicine event from the AMA.

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Successful Nanny Sharing

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.

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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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Importing child care not the answer

In the 31 March edition of the Daily Dilemma segment of the Network 10 program Studio 10, the question was asked “should we import low paid nannies from Asia?” 

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Tackle Nanny Taxes says submission

The McMillan Shakespeare Group has called for changes in the tax treatment of child care in its submission to the Productivity Commission.

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NSW says simplify the system

The NSW Government has called for the simplification of the Child Care Benefits and Child Care Rebate system in its submission to the Productivity Commission.

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Child care for corporate competitive advantage

Greater work force participation by women is seen as important for national competitive advantage and child care is a key solution but what about corporate competitive advantage?

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Business Council of Australia submission to Productivity Commission inquiry into child care

The recent Business Council of Australia (BCA) submission into child care in Australia highlights the significant financial disincentives associated with getting child care in Australia.

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Child care rebate unfrozen?

The Australian newspaper  is today reporting that the government has allowed legislation to pass that doesnt provide for a child care rebate freeze. Labor went to the election promising a child care rebate freeze and the Abbott government looking for budget savings has reiterated it is seeking to lower costs here. Labor now stands with the Greens in opposition to a child care rebate freeze.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/childcare-rebate-freeze-set-to-end/story-fn59niix-1226863763029#

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Placement Solutions in the news

Placement Solutions CEO Louise Dunham and Nanny of the Year Ms Clare Carisle Stranger were interviewed for an article that appeared in The Age on Sunday March the 23rd.

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/nanny-with-no-fear-of-challenges-20140322-35ad9.html

The article reports on Ms Stranger's success as Nanny of the Year in Australia and being short listed for the International Nanny of the Year competition to be announced in Los Angeles on March the 27th.

Australia will be represented at the International Nanny Association (INA) annual conference by Louise Dunham who is on the INA board.

 

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Sharing the love call to make nannies more affordable

Making in-home care more affordable through extended nanny rebates and the promotion of ‘nanny sharing’ should be a focus of the Productivity Commission, industry expert Louise Dunham said today after the release of the Commission’s issues paper. 

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Alert for Private Nannies

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