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Last week to apply for a Nanny Pilot Programme



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THE HON DR SHARMAN STONE MP Federal Member for Murray

Thursday 22 nd October 2015

Last week to apply for a Nanny Pilot Programme

There is one more week to apply for the Australian Government’s new Nanny Pilot Programme.

“Standard child care hours don’t always fit the needs of parents who don’t work standard jobs, for example people who live in rural and remote areas, or those who work shifts, like police officers, hospitality workers, nurses and emergency services workers,” Federal Member for Murray Dr Sharman Stone said.

“The Australian Government’s innovative $246 million Nanny Pilot Programme gives families another choice in how they balance their family and work demands and will give workers in rural and regional areas with children some extra peace of mind.

“This is a great opportunity for parents who need flexible child care, such as an in home nanny, in order to work or get back to work and I encourage families to put in their applications by 30 October to avoid missing out.”

“For farm workers doing early morning or late afternoon milking or manufacturing workers doing shift work at any hour of the day or night, who have children, having a nanny is the only child care option that suits their work hours,” Sharman Stone said.

Families are eligible for the Nanny Pilot Programme if they earn less than $250,000, both parents (or in the case of a sole parent family, the sole parent) work, train or study at least eight hours a fortnight, and at least one parent is an Australian citizen or permanent resident.

Applications for families close on Friday 30 October. More information is at www.dss.gov.au/nannypilot or by phoning 1800 249 873.

Media contact: Callum Whitehead 0437 096 982

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