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Post by 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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Post by 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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Post by 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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Post by 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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Post by 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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Post by 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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Post by 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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Post by 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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Post by 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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Post by 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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Post by Lorina » Sat Jul 18, 2015 6:53 am

nanavic wrote: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.

What's your qualification?

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Post by jadey01 » Sun Sep 13, 2015 4:03 pm

Hi,
Throughout my career, I have had many different pays. my first job only paid 7.25 an hour. HA! Crazy.

As an assistant, I believe I earnt around $12-18 ....was 17 when I started and unqualified.
As a Lead educator, I earnt around $20-21ish dollars
As an Assistant Director I earnt around 22 dollars.
As an ECT, I earnt 25ish and now 28 dollars per hour.

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Post by Lorina » Mon Sep 14, 2015 4:51 am

jadey01 wrote:Hi,
Throughout my career, I have had many different pays. my first job only paid 7.25 an hour. HA! Crazy.

As an assistant, I believe I earnt around $12-18 ....was 17 when I started and unqualified.
As a Lead educator, I earnt around $20-21ish dollars
As an Assistant Director I earnt around 22 dollars.
As an ECT, I earnt 25ish and now 28 dollars per hour.
Thanks for sharing!

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Post by MarlyW » Thu Dec 03, 2015 3:23 pm

Hi everyone :)

I work as a certificate educator level 3.5 I believe and I get paid $20.76 an hour FT. :)
I work for a not for profit community centre :).

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Post by socialispiice » Wed Dec 09, 2015 8:47 pm

In my current job i am doing it without pay and planning for new start up

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Post by ozziemum » Sun Dec 20, 2015 9:07 am

Hi guys, l work in brisbane in a large national chain of child care centres, l am a Cert 3, second year permanent part-time an receive $21.52 an hour, hope this helps and l will be following!

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Post by Rosie9 » Sat Jan 23, 2016 12:24 pm

Hi everyone,
I work in an OSCH as an assistant educator (casual) I am studying my cert III in early childhood education and care. My hourly rate is $22.30.

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Post by moon45 » Fri Mar 04, 2016 5:01 pm

What is rate per hour of educator working in a family day care (home based)
What is the rate of admin levy fee in Nsw in year 2016 ?
It's urgent .reply soon

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Post by linsaa fdc » Mon Mar 07, 2016 2:47 pm

Hi Moon45,

Family Day Care Educators set their own fees. The admin levy is set by the scheme you work for and every scheme is different so shop around.
In regards to educator fees if you have no idea what to charge I recommend getting onto careforkids.com.au and type in your area, up will come a whole lot of educators, centers, oshc and their fees, this will give you an idea of what is charged in your area. Hope this helps :thumbup:
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Post by moon45 » Mon Mar 07, 2016 3:22 pm

Thanks dear

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