Childcare for changing shifts

Childcare for changing shifts

Using in-home nannies to care for multiple children

Guillaume Vidal

For people with higher order multiples, such as triplets, it can be very challenging to find a reasonable child care situation that allows them to return to work. Here are some reasons that an in-home care nanny can be the ideal solution. 

An easier morning

Rather than needing to pack up three day care bags and make sure everyone is ready for the care, you can get up at your normal time and let the kids go about their normal morning routine. The parent simply waits for the nanny to arrive, and then they can walk out the door knowing that everything the kids or nanny needs is in their home. It's a much less stressful and time-consuming start to the day, which allows the parent to arrive at their work feeling fresher and more able to start their work day on a positive note.

Saves time

Adding a stop to your commute, even if the day care is conveniently located, can take quite a few minutes. Even a 15-minute drop off can add up to 2.5 hours lost over a week—or over 2 weeks lost per year. That's a lot of productivity you can gain over the year by nixing the extra drop off—or extra time that you can spend with your kids at the beginning and end of the day.


Most day cares centres have a hard finish time and charge a fee per child per minute that you are late. That means that if the boss grabs you for an important chat at the end of the work day, you'll be quickly racking up huge late fees at daycare with multiple children. If you need to stay back or even just get caught in traffic, you can always call your nanny to negotiate a later arrival and know that the kids are safe and not stressed out. 

Competitive pricing

If you have high order multiples, you can organise for your nanny to be classed as an in-home care arrangement, and you should be eligible for the government tax rebate on childcare. This can be a very important aspect of the care situation, as it can make it financially viable for the parents to head back to work even when paying for care for multiple children. 

If you are looking for child care for high order multiples, you should contact a nanny agency, like Abracadabra Brighton Domestic Agencies Pty Ltd, to explore the idea of using in-home nanny care.


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Childcare for changing shifts

We have the trickiest time finding childcare for our baby, as we both do shift work. My husband is a police officer, and I'm a doctor, so we always seem to struggling to get someone to look after our son when we are at work at nights. We want to know that he is being loved and cared for even when we are not there. Luckily we have a great childcare service that is flexible, and sometimes we can leave our son longer if we need to work later or if emergencies arise. This blog is about juggling childcare for shift workers.