15 August 2019

Child care centre terminates places after mothers query $20 a day fee rise

| Ian Bushnell
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Ms Moller has had three children at the centre since 2013 and it was a disappointing end to the relationship.

“We’re not suggesting that child care centres shouldn’t make profits, however profits to this extent are just exorbitant, and to be treated with such contempt on the back of being long-time customers is disgraceful,” Ms Moller said.

The Education Department says anyone who is concerned about their child care provider’s business practices being non-compliant or illegal to contact the Department on 1800 664 231 or on tipoffline@education.gov.au

Macquarie Childcare Centre was approached for comment.


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I’ve got a suspicion there is more to this story than is being reported here

Renata Plesa Stipanovic5:01 pm 16 Aug 19

Centrelink forgot to mention that only after 8 weeks from last day of care they deduct any overpayment of CCS from the service instead of from the parent. So the service is left to chase up the monies from the parent who has already left the service. Such a shonky set up. Shame on you centrelink. All services and Educators have been forced to do the same. Once the 8 weeks has cleared we refund the parents all their bond if there are is no debt risen from centrelink at the 8 week mark. Many many educators & services have been left out of pocket due to this sneaky setup. Fancy not acknowledging any of it in their comments above.

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