Government Funded Nanny Pilot Programme
Nanny Pilot Programme
The Australian Government have announced that they will be investing $246 million over two years for a Nanny Pilot Programme. The pilot programme will provide subsidised care for about 10,000 children to help families meet the cost of using a nanny. It will support families who struggle to access child care services because they work non standard hours, or live in regional or remote areas or away from existing child care.
The Nanny Pilot Programme Guidelines provide further information on how the pilot programme will operate, including eligibility criteria for service providers, families and nannies. A Nanny Pilot Programme fact sheet and frequently asked questions are also available.
The pilot programme will commence in early 2016 when service providers begin matching nannies to participating families. The start date for a nanny will depend on a family’s requirements, and when a suitable nanny is available. It is expected that the take up of the pilot programme will grow over time as more nannies and families are progressively matched and care commences.
The pilot programme will run until 31 December 2017. An independent evaluation will take place throughout the prrogramme to help the Government develop future policy for care provided in the family home.
Applications for families and service providers now open!
Service provider applications are now open until 2pm AEDT on 22 October 2015. Further information can be found on the HERE.
Applications from families wishing to participate in the pilot are open until 5pm AEDT on 30 October 2015. Further information can be found on the HERE.