For love and money

More and more grandparents are caring for their own grandchildren while their parents work. If you find yourself in this position and have the time and energy, then starting up your own family day care may be a profitable option.

No one is suggesting that you look after your own grandchildren to make money but with the economy as it is, any income may be welcome. For example, if a family income is less than $36,573, a Grandparent may be eligible for the maximum rate of childcare benefit, paying $362 for two children cared for five days per week.

To be registered as a Family Day Care business, you must be looking after two children however, you can take on other children, up to a maximum of four pre-school children and three school-age children. This also means additional income.

So if you find yourself in the position where you have the time, energy and a suitable property, why not consider a Family Day Care business.

For more details on starting up your own Family Day Care, contact Family Day Care Australia.

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