Families looking to access approved In-Home Care need to meet a set of specific guidelines including the inability to access other types of approved child care.
In-Home Care places are targeted to families who:
Have no access to existing child care services; or
Their circumstances mean that an existing child care service cannot meet their needs and at least one of the following criteria also applies:
- The child or child’s guardian (or guardian’s partner) has an illness or disability that affects their ability to care for the child
- The child lives in a rural or remote area
- The work hours of the child’s guardian (or guardian’s partner) are hours when no other approved child care service is available
Families wishing to find out more about this service should contact the In Home Care Support Agency on 1800 940 906 or ihcsupportagencyact.org.au