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TIPS FOR PARENTS PREPARING TO GO BACK TO WORK

Preparing to go back to work after you have had your child can be overwhelming, so the earlier you start planning, the better. Here are some tips to get you thinking about the right child care option for your child.

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Start thinking about your options before you need them, including the days and hours you might need them for.

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Ask your relatives, friends and neighbours about their experiences. 

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Research which type of care suits your family.

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Don't be afraid to visit the services you're interested in and ask  questions. 

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Most services have a waiting list so put down your child's name for more than one place to better your chances of finding a service you are happy with.



To find quality approved early education and care in Australia visit
www.startingblocks.gov.au/find-child-care/