QUOTE (SeaPrincess @ 28/02/2013, 09:11 PM)
For FDC, you could try calling the Child Care Access Hotline. They might be able to put you in touch with someone locally.
For in-home care, I interviewed 3 carers who were available for the times I needed, then I had the same one all the time. It's fine as long as they're reliable, but there's no backup if the carer is sick. Ours used to bring her daughter with her during school hols (which I didn't mind).
I'm looking into in home care at the moment. I'm in WA and will be working night shifts 4pm til 4am for a few days a week so I need someone to pick up kids from school and stay with them until I get home. I also need someone to get the kids up and dressed and taken to school a few mornings a week (I will be leaving house at 5.30am and no daycare etc open at that time) then collect kids from school and have them until I get home in the afternoons.
Can you tell me who I need to speak to about organizing this? I tried calling centrelink and they were no help at all. Thanks for any advice!