Applications open for service providers to deliver Coalition Government’s Nanny Pilot
Minister for Social Services, the Hon. Scott Morrison today announced service providers can now apply to deliver the Australian Government’s new Nanny Pilot Programme, which will provide subsidised care for about 10,000 children.
“Service providers will be selected through an open competitive selection process that will assess their capacity, experience and competency,” Minister Morrison said.
“This is an opportunity for service providers to provide flexible child care for parents who struggle to access mainstream services because they work non-standard hours, such as nurses, police officers, and paramedics.
“The Coalition government has listened to the sector during recent consultations to ensure we implement this pilot in a way that is practical for families, nannies and service providers.
The Nanny Pilot Programme is part of the Australian Government’s $40 billion investment in child care, including investing $3.5 billion for the Jobs for Families child care package to make child care simpler, more affordable, and more flexible.
“We know the cost and accessibility of child care are barriers for parents who want to work or work more,” Minister Morrison said. “The Coalition’s childcare measures will provide better access to child care that suits the working needs and budget of parents.
“The Jobs for Families child care package will be better targeted, and provide more assistance for low to middle income families for all children. Families using child care in 2017, on family incomes of between $65,000 and $170,000 will be about $30 better off each week. Those on higher incomes will, on average, continue to receive the same level of support.
“By better meeting the needs of modern families, our Jobs for Families child care package, including the Nanny Pilot Programme, will encourage an estimated 240,000 families to increase their involvement in paid employment, including almost 38,000 jobless families.
Applications close 22 October 2015. For the application form and further information visit: www.dss.gov.au/nannypilot