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In Home Care – Government funded program

Do you find that mainstream child care does not suit your needs? Do you need an extra set of hands to meet your daily demands? Little League can help you find the right Educator / Carer to look after your children at home.

In Home Care is a flexible alternative for those families who are not able to access mainstream child care services.

As a government approved service Little League In Home Care can provide you with access to in home child care funding, provided you meet the criteria set out under "Government Funding".

In a situation of ongoing care we provide you with the choice to interview potential educators or simply to bring your own carer/ educator to the scheme.

All our educators have experience with children, are reference checked, hold current Working With Children Check, a first aid certificate and are monitored while at work.

Our educators are involved in training to help them bring fresh ideas to your home.

For information on the application process please email ihc [at] littleleaguechildcare.com.au or phone us.

Little League In Home Care Is a member of:

Australian Home Childcare AssociationEarly Childhood Australia

Government Funding

If you meet the In Home Care criteria outlined below you may be eligible for government assistance to meet your in home child care costs!

You may be eligible for subsidised In Home Care if you answer yes to any of the questions below and an existing child care centre does not meet your needs:

  • Do you or your partner work outside standard child care hours available in your local area?
  • Do you or your partner have a disability?
  • Does your child or any other child in the household have an illness or disability?
  • Do you have three or more children who have not yet commenced school?
  • Do live in a rural or remote area?

Types of funding:

The Child Care Benefit (CCB) is means tested.  This reduces the upfront cost to the client and will be deducted from our rate.

Parents may also be entitled to the Child Care Rebate (CCR). Up to 50% rebate of out-of-pocket expenses, capped at $7,500 per child per year.

If a family is experiencing hardship or crisis they may be entitled to The Special Child Care Benefit*.

You must be registered with the Department of Human Services to receive funding - http://www.humanservices.gov.au/

For further information on approved child care visit: https://mychild.gov.au/

* (conditions apply and supporting evidence must be provided)

Higher needs and complex cases:

Little League will work with Government departments and NGO’s to provide in home child care to families in need.

What is an In Home Carer’s role?

An in home carer, or educator is responsible to meet your children’s daily needs and additionally engage the children in developmentally appropriate activities. This includes ensuring emotional and physical safety of the children and provision of educational activities using the resources available in your home.  The in home carer will complete meal preparation and tidying of activities and areas used in the course of care or as necessary to maintain child wellbeing.   Other child related domestic tasks are kept to a minimum and general household tasks are not included in the service.