Applications are now open for service providers to deliver the Australian Government's new Nanny Pilot Programme.
The $246 million Nanny Pilot Programme will subsidise the cost of nannies for families struggling to access mainstream child care services and support around 10,000 children across the country.
The two-year pilot will formally commence in early 2016 when service providers begin matching nannies to participating families. It is expected that the take up of the pilot will grow over time as more nannies and families are progressively matched and care commences.
Service providers have until 2pm AEDT on 22 October to apply to deliver the pilot. Service providers will be selected by the Department of Social Services through an open competitive selection process assessing their capacity, experience and competency.
The Nanny Pilot Programme guidelines outline the application and assessment processes, and confirm funding arrangements, roles and responsibilities.
More information is available on the Department of Social Services website.