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What is In Home Care?
Have you found accessing mainstream childcare difficult or not even an option? Hessel is an approved provider of In Home Care, a flexible form of child care that is provided in your home by an approved educator. This program enables families with unusual work, location or care requirements to access approved child care in their own home.
The best part, In Home Care forms is one of the Governments Childcare funded services. Attracting both the Child Care Benefit (CCB) and Childcare Tax Rebate (CCR).
In Home Care can look different for every family, with the number of subsidised hours available per week based on your family’s circumstances. That is why we spend the time to learn about your family and find the best solution for you. We make sure to involve you in every step of the process including the selection of your educator.
Most importantly we won’t forget about you and will continue to support you throughout the duration of care provided.
What is an Educator?
An educator is the approved carer working within the In Home Care Program. Educators are required to work under the National Quality Framework for Australia and are governed by In Home Care Standards.
Your educator will chat with you, to learn about your child and will create individual plans with a learn through play environment. You will see first-hand the benefits to your family and child from having an educator in your home.
Am I Eligible?
You may be eligible if you do not have access to existing child care services, or your circumstances means that an existing child care service doesn’t meet your needs and your family meet one or more of the following criteria:
- Does one of your children have an illness or disability?
- Do you or your partner have an illness or disability that affects your ability to provide care for your child?
- Do you live in a rural or remote area?
- Are you unable to access other Child Care Benefit (CCB) approved services as a result of your work hours?
- Are you or your partner caring for three or more children who have not started school yet?
Not sure? Contact Hessel and we can walk you through the eligibility criteria.
Have you registered for the Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate?
Before you can apply for In Home Care you must be registered with the Australian Government Department of Human Services to receive CCB and CCR benefits. Haven’t done it? To help you with this process please contact your nearest Centrelink office or visit the website to learn more.