DHS - Nanny Pilot Programme - 18th September 2015

DHS - Nanny Pilot Programme- 18th September 2015

The Australian Government is investing $246 million over two years for the Nanny Pilot Programme.

The pilot programme will provide subsidised care for about 10,000 children to help families meet the cost of using a nanny.

It will support families who struggle to access child care services because they work non standard hours, or live in regional or remote areas or away from existing child care.

The Nanny Pilot Programme Guidelines provide further information on how the pilot programme will operate, including eligibility criteria for service providers, families and nannies. A Nanny Pilot Programme fact sheet and frequently asked questions are also available.

The pilot programme will formally commence in early 2016 when service providers begin matching nannies to participating families. The start date for a nanny will depend on a family’s requirements, and when a suitable nanny is available. We expect that the take up of the pilot will grow over time as more nannies and families are progressively matched and care commences.

The pilot programme will run until 31 December 2017. An independent evaluation will take place throughout the pilot to help the Government develop future policy for care provided in the family home.

Key documents: