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Re: How much do you get paid in Childcare? Open Discussion on Childcare Wages....

Postby Ineedcaffeine » Thu Nov 20, 2014 12:04 pm

Hey all!

I've been working in day care since 2010, and I have done a few years permanent and a year fully casual. Earlier this year, I briefly went full time in a day care centre before being transferred to Out Of School Hours care.

I've battled to get signed up for my diploma, and at the moment I am waiting for my books to arrive.. I'm currently on 18.06 an hour.


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Postby madiha.jamil » Sat Nov 22, 2014 12:11 am

I have been working with childern in a long day care service sice 2012 I finish my cert 3 last year and getting $20.70/hr.....I just finish my diploma but still working as assistant educator. ..how much pay rise will I got after getting my diploma?

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Postby JuJu » Fri Jan 30, 2015 7:01 pm

I'm still a student studying towards my final year (4th year) at university to become and ECT in Sydney. I have started working casually recently at a privately owned LDC and get paid as a cert3. I am paid $25/hour, as the centre I work in pays above award wage which I think is pretty good :)

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Postby Lorina » Sat Jan 31, 2015 5:41 am

Yes that's good! :thumbup:

Casual rates are always higher than full time/part time work...

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Postby linsaa fdc » Mon Feb 02, 2015 2:23 pm

Hi All,
I'm in FDC and we set our own rates. I charge $6.50 an hour per child {scheme adds .75c per hour per child] and I make sure I have 4 children booked in every day.
It is good when we have a few extra school children because then we are paid for 7 or 6 children at $6.50 hr.
Once all your set up is paid for, it is consumables etc that comes out of our pay but that's all.
We can be as busy as we like or choose to only work a few days a week, or only overnight care, or weekends or school age care only.
Linsaa fdc 8-)

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Postby blissneso » Sat Jul 11, 2015 3:16 am

Is it true in an After Hours School Care situation that the extra money paid by the parent for the 'late pickup fee' gets split between the educators working at the time?
This is something i heard in the classroom and would like to confirm it.

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Postby Lorina » Sat Jul 11, 2015 6:53 am

blissneso wrote:Is it true in an After Hours School Care situation that the extra money paid by the parent for the 'late pickup fee' gets split between the educators working at the time?
This is something i heard in the classroom and would like to confirm it.


Yes, this also includes in a long day care centre as well. When a parent pays a "late fee" the money is divided up between the staff that had to stay back with the child. It doesn't happen very often because the late fees are pretty hefty! Typically it's $1 a minute for the first 10 minutes then it goes up to $2 a minute thereafter. However, if a parent is only 5 minutes late then you can let it pass...you have to be reasonable....

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Postby Catherine.a.walker » Tue Jul 14, 2015 5:49 pm

i think it depends on who you work for council centre and are casual i get $32.71 per hour and $24.55 from a private center

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Postby Lorina » Wed Jul 15, 2015 7:37 pm

Catherine.a.walker wrote:i think it depends on who you work for council centre and are casual i get $32.71 per hour and $24.55 from a private center


What a big price difference!!

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Postby nanavic » Fri Jul 17, 2015 3:26 pm

I have been working for the past 12 months part time at a long day care centre and have been getting paid $19.33 per hour.


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