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IN HOME CARE

INNOVATIVE CHILDCARE SOLUTION

Peachie Kids is an approved In Home Care service provider and will support your family through the application process. Peachie Kids works in conjunction with the In Home Care support agency to determine families eligibility. Once approved Peachie Kids will match families with the appropriate educators that best suits their individual family situations.

In Home Care

In Home Care (IHC) was introduced as a flexible form of childcare design to accommodate shift working families that are unable to access mainstream childcare and where the family meets one or more of the following criteria:

  • The parents or carers are working non-standard or variable hours, outside normal child care service hours

  • The child has, or lives with another child who has an illness or a disability

  • The child’s guardian (or guardian’s partner) has an illness or disability that affects their ability to care for the child

  • Parents or carers are geographically isolated from other types of child care, particularly in rural or remote locations

In Home Care Criteria

In-Home Care is for families eligible for Child Care Subsidy (CCS) who can demonstrate that other types of approved child care are not suitable and where one or more of the following apply:

  • Parents or carer work non-standard or variable hours, outside normal child care hours

  • Parents or carer are geographically isolated from other types of approved child care, particularly in rural or remote locations

  • The family has challenging or complex needs, including where families are experiencing challenging situations

Childcare Subsidy

To access IHC, families must be eligible for CCS. Given the unique family aspect of IHC, a family’s CCS entitlement for IHC will be based on a family hourly rate cap of $32.00 per hour and not an hourly rate cap per child.    

Basic requirements must be meet for an individual to be eligible to receive Child Care Subsidy for a child. These include:

  • The age of the child must be 13 or under and not attending secondary school

  • The child’s immunisation is current

  • The individual, or their partner, meets the residency requirements

Family Management Plan

Families applying for IHC are required to negotiate a Family Management Plan in conjunction with the In Home Care Support Agency.

The purpose of a Family Management Plan is to:

  • Identify the family's unique circumstances and child care requirements

  • Identify if a family may be eligible for additional assistance through other relevant support programs

  • Develop a strategy to transition the family to other approved child care service types over time, where available and appropriate

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