My son will be 3.5 and my daughter 8 when we arrive in Oz (hopefully!). I am wanting to be able to work straight away for financial as well as social reasons but have some questions about childcare as Charlie would have to go to nursery and Olivia After School Care. In Scotland kids are entitled to a free part time childcare space at nursery when they are 3 and we top up the costs if we need full time (sometimes helped by child care tax credits depending on income).
In Australia, how does the system work? Would I have to get him a full time nursery space and all of the pay the costs ourselves? Is childcare expensive compared to UK? I currently pay £32 for a full day in nursery and £11 for a 3hr ASC session
Any info much appreciated