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  1. Hello! I am new to pomsinoz but I would really appreciate any help you can provide. I have been a kindergarten/preschool director for 5 and a half years and before that I have been an early childhood teacher for three years. I have a Bachelors Degree in Pedagogy of Primary and Preschool Education. I am planning to migrate to Oz as a Child Care Center Manager (ANZCO 134111) with the Direct Entry stream - 186 visa. The first step in this process would be to get a successful assessment from TRA. I think immi requires a BA for this position (because it's at skill level 1). As a kindergarten director I have done all the tasks (and more) listed on the immi website for this job and the kindergarten where I have worked resembles in a lot of ways a Childcare Center (after-school, offered lunch, nap time, etc.). I believe these should be enough but I am not sure what TRA is looking for... Do you think I am qualified enough and have enough work experience to get a successful assessment from TRA? Any advice you could give me would be great
  2. Hey there, looking for some advice about moving to Australia next year! My whole family are looking to move for 5 years as my dad may be getting a new job out there! I am 21 and I’m a qualified nursery nurse, my qualification is called ‘IOA level 3 Diploma in early years and childcare’ I’m just looking to see if any body knows how I would go about getting my qualification recognised! I know where we would be moving to would be Sydney! Has anyone been in my position before or is a nursery nurse expat living in aus? Thanks, Christie
  3. onura

    How efficient is AMEP?

    Hello all, We have granted our PR's and we will move to Brisbane soon. We paid VIC2 (4890 AUD) payment for AMEP for my wife. Her English is equal to approx IELTS 4,5 level. We did not hesitate to pay AMEP because we are told that system also provides free childcare service for our kids during the AMEP class hours, which is vital for us considering we have a 3 year old daughter. We are hoping that by participating all 510 hours of English course and by hard working, she would improve her English to a better level, to IELTS 6,5-7 maybe? In the meantime, our daughter will be looked after in childcare service (she will learn English as well!). So that my wife and my daughter will spend approx 1 year like this and I hope they will both improve their English. Is that a realistic plan? How efficient are those AMEP courses in Brisbane? Is there anything we are missing, or should we consider any points for this plan? Thank you in advance for all replies.
  4. My husband has the opportunity to get a job in Sydney and i always said it was the one place i would go... so here we are considering shipping our little family early next year which is rather daunting. My son is 3 (29th May 2014) so i presume he won't be starting school for a while which seems odd as he seems school ready here but that might just be because of the nursery/pre-school he is at here. And my daughter currently does 2 days at a nursery. We're thinking we'll live there for a few years and then return to the UK but i worry about my son being behind in terms of education when we come back because of starting school so much later in Oz. Has anyone found this? and when would he actually start school? I presume we're not entitled to any sort of funding like you get in the UK with the 15 hours. Is there the opportunity for them both to do morning child care on a few days a week? We're look at living in the suburbs around Manly which i presume we need to secure first before even looking at child care places. Thank you for any advice - feeling totally clueless and rather daunted by the prospect!
  5. Hi there, My husband and I will be moving to Melbourne next year and we liked what we read about Maidstone and we're really considering it. We have a daughter who will be 2 when we go. The question is... Is it easy to find childcare in the area? Are there long waiting lists? or not? Also, how's it to libe in Maidstone? Is it a good suburb for families? Thanks a lot.
  6. Hi, I'm looking to move to Melbourne in January next year on a temp sponsorship visa (am a midwife). I know perm residents are entitled to 50% childcare rebates as a minimum. Are temp visa holders entitled to this too? Tried googling to no avail. Can anyone help???????????????????? Cheers:ssign16:
  7. Looking for experienced child carers to look after my nearly 4 year old daughter - in exchange for FREE room and most meals. Big room with double bed - can easily fit in another bed (or more!). Would suit single, couple, two friends, or single mum and child. House is in Paynesville, East Gippsland, Vic. A 2 minute walk to lake, with swimming beaches, bush walks, koala island... the list goes on! Need help with child care on Wednesdays & Friday IMMEDIATELY and throughout school holidays. I work from home, so will be close on hand to deal with any problems. Daughter is 4 just after Christmas, in to everything and very easy to entertain :-) I would love a little help with cooking, cleaning and gardening (we have a organic vegie garden going strong!) ...but for most of the week you will be free to enjoy summer on the lake! Looking for fun, creative, trustworthy people who'd like to spend some time enjoying our home and our beautiful town. Qualifications / references would be fantastic! If you are interested, please pm me I can send photos & more details - will be listing it on Helpx etc. but thought it might be worth trying a forum first. Thanks for reading! :-)
  8. Looking for experienced child carers to look after my nearly 4 year old daughter - in exchange for FREE room and most meals. Big room with double bed - can easily fit in another bed (or more!). Would suit single, couple, two friends, or single mum and child. House is in Paynesville, East Gippsland, Vic. A 2 minute walk to lake, with swimming beaches, bush walks, koala island... the list goes on! Need help with child care on Wednesdays & Friday IMMEDIATELY and throughout school holidays. I work from home, so will be close on hand to deal with any problems. Daughter is 4 just after Christmas, in to everything and very easy to entertain :-) I would love a little help with cooking, cleaning and gardening (we have a organic vegie garden going strong!) ...but for most of the week you will be free to enjoy summer on the lake! Looking for fun, creative, trustworthy people who'd like to spend some time enjoying our home and our beautiful town. Qualifications / references would be fantastic! If you are interested please pm me I can send photos & more details - will be listing it on Helpx etc. but thought it might be worth trying a forum first. Thanks for reading! :-)
  9. A beautiful little country setting is looking for an experienced early years worker to come and work with our great team. We are a 19 place centre whioch was close to closure a couple of years ago. A young lady from the UK came and helped us stay open and has started training us but unfortunately she is leaving and we need someone to take her place. Our centre is split into 2 and currently has 5 staff, 4 of which are training. We have a team directorship model which means that we all undertake an aspect of the business management and work really closely on the floor together, we aspire to be one of the best centres in the Wheatbelt and have come so far that our director won Western Australia' director of the year before achieving the Australian National Director of the year back in June 2014. Our philosophy is based on the practices of Reggio Emilia and Steiner theories. We are a happy and hardworking team that believe in working together and have so much love and time to give the children in our care. We are approximately 2 hours away from Perth and although it can be hard working in the country, you are guaranteed that the experience you will get here will be a credit to your C.V. If you are enthusiastic, dedicated and would like to come and help us finish our qualifications and help our centre become even more amazing then we would love to hear from you. We are able to offer RSMS sponsorship to the right candidate but we need you to be innovative, creative, open minded and not afraid of hard work! Get in touch for more information
  10. repataus

    Au Pairs in Australia

    We are moving to Australia in 2015 and will need an Au Pair for our two children (3 and 4). There seem to be a lot of agencies and they are pretty much the same apart from a slight difference in fees. Does anyone have any recommendations or any suggestions on which agency is best to use or how to go about finding an Au Pair. TIA
  11. Guest

    Childcare co-ordinator

    Slightly perplexed about this!! Childcare Co-ordinator is now on the SOL (1295-11) & the description of this job title details that a person in this position would be responsible for all aspects of a childcare setting, including one that provides before/after school & vacation care. (I have run a club in the past for over 2 yrs & did all the duties described!!) Surely with this in the description it would seem that this is describing a UK kids club, so why are they asking for a degree in order to apply for this??????? All seems very wrong if this is the case, as over here in UK you need a NVQ 3 Playwork minimum to run a club & they would be alienating a vast number of extremely talented Playworkers who have gained a high qualifcation in a fantastic field of childcare. Or am I barking up the wrong tree (sure I'm not!!) Help please!! Thanx!!
  12. Hi. We are moving to Sydney at the end of Jan on a 457. We have two daughters, aged just over 2.5yrs and 10 months. If we were staying in the UK, our eldest would have been due to start nursery school in September, to do 12.5 hours per week. I already send them for two 2.5 hour sessions because they have the opportunity there to do things that I have neither the space, equipment or nerve for at home! Plus, whilst they are at nursery, I have to opportunity to do the boring stuff like housework and shopping. I have googled but I can't find out what the norm is for childcare and schooling in NSW. I know that the school year runs from Jan-Dec, and I know that on a 457 we will have to pay for it ourselves (although intending to apply for PR if we like it), but I can't find info about when they start pre-school or anything like that. I seem to remember seeing a long time ago that she won't be able to start until the January after she is three (she is three in April so would be only four months off being four when she starts) but I can't find where I saw it or find out if she can start earlier at all. If anyone has any info, I would be very grateful!
  13. mtb1979

    Day care/nursery's in Melbourne

    Hi I'm new to Poms in Oz and would like to seek out advise from people who have actually relocated to Melbourne and gone through or going through something similar. We will be arriving in Melbourne early January, still unsure of the exact area we will live however we have a family member based in the Mont Albert area. Does anyone have an idea about child care costs for daycares/nursery's, we will have a 17 month old with us and are really unsure what to do. Are the waiting lists times the same as over here in the UK? And does anyone know what the rough costs per day are. Thank you in advance Hayden
  14. So I'm in Australia at the minute I'm currently here on a Working Holiday Visa but I have just applied for a De Facto Visa with my boyfriend and it should be processed in the next 7-10 months. But I'm currently working at a childcare centre as a casual and want to study and can't until I'm on my new visa. But the immigration told me I can study as long as the institute is not in Australia so I was going to do an English online course and just complete it here? but firstly I'm not sure what course is best to do thats equal to a certificate 3 here and secondly which site is best to do it on? and thirdly if they would allow me to do it that way?:wacko: So if anyone had any ideas or help it would be great.
  15. Guest

    Moving to Melbourne

    Hello, I'm new to this website and have joined as I have recently obtained a permanent residency visa, sponsored by Victoria. I'm moving out on 21st August with my husband and son (he'll be 10 months by then) as we have to validate our visa by 31st August 2012. I am a nurse and currently looking for a job, however I am still waiting for my registration with AHPRA to come through, my application has been with them since January & I'm hoping it's going to come through soon!! Hence I'm rather nervous about the move as my husband doesn't have a job yet either. We still have 3 months though so I'm hopeful, although I get the feeling we'll be more successful with jobs once we're actually in Melbourne. Does anyone have any tips to help with the move? We're currently looking into shipping our furniture etc over. Also need to sort out childcare for my son, but as we don't know where we'll be working...or living it's a bit difficult at the moment. Any advice people ca offer will be greatly received! I'm really excited to be making the move and can't wait to get out there! LK.:biggrin:
  16. Hi Everyone! I'm new to poms in oz and thought I would give this a shot to see what advice I can get! So, I am currently in Brisbane on a international student visa and have just completed the Certificate III in children's services. I would really like to work and live in Australia and really do not know what route to take next?! Does anyone know whether if I go onto doing the Diploma of children's services will I be any more eligible to get a permanent visa?? If I go through the skilled migrant option do you need higher qualifications such as bachelor degrees rather than Diplomas?? My partner is also over with me and is also from the UK and he is currently the de-facto partner on my student visa which expires in March. I'm really worrying as Ive kinda been putting things off ignoring the fact my visa expires and I will have to go home! I'm running out of time :unsure: If anyone has advice please help me........ Thankyou!!! :cute:
  17. apickerell

    Bursting!

    OMG I had to tell someone! I just finished my second interview for my job in Canberra and It went well! They want to offer me the job! I have one more final interview and if all goes well I get the sponsorship! WOOHOO! ! God is soo good!!! Next its time to process the visa. Question. I am going to a childcare position on a 457 visa. I have my AAS and my BS in Early Childhood Education. Will I be asked for a background check? I am from the US and i know it takes time to get it. Soo excited right now!!! :biggrin::tongue::goofy:
  18. hello all new to this bt after living in sydney 6years ago as a nurse on a sponsored visa, me and my oh now with with our 2 children age 5 and 5 months are considering returning. dont think a permanent visa would be too hard to get but seeking any advice from people who have moved re cost of living. As a family we could prob be earning around $130000, bt is this enough for a good standard of living? would prob move to queensland as few friends moved there bt cars childcare rent etc is making us wonder. we partied and travelled when was last there so lived alot like students!!!! but would now want family living in the sunshine, here in uk both work full time and would do the same there. Any info from others families greatfully recieved x
  19. Petals

    Childcare cost increases

    http://www.news.com.au/national/childcare-crisis-as-fees-set-to-soar/story-e6frfkvr-1226211847123 Costs of child care are set to rise now due to the centres having to employ more staff and reduce no of children looked after. I am not affected by this but when I was my children's welfare was foremost in my mind and I think that if childcare comes cheap, then staff also has to be cheap and do I want the most inexperienced people to be looking after the most precious people in the family. I know people have to work, or have to work to have the trappings of modern society, but I guess it comes down to the fact that as with everything, it has to be paid for. Also I believe child care workers are wonderful people and they deserve to have small ratios and more money for the job they do. They also are working for the modern trappings of life and their families. Will you be affected by an increase?
  20. melaniecharlton

    Childcare Issues

    Hi All, I am a mother of 3 kids. One is 9 and I have 4 year old twins. I am desperate to get back to work but am wondering how this will be possible. Do you know roughly how much before and after school care costs? What on earth do I do with them in the holidays? Are childminders expensive? What about nannies? Any thoughts and ideas would be much appreciated, Thank you kindly, Melanie
  21. do's anyone know any good childcare agencies in the illawarra region. we are an irish couple moving to shellharbour in next few weeks and will need to organise childcare/babysiting for our 8year old son at times.any info much appreciated :biggrin:
  22. Hi all, We have recently moved from UK to Perth and we live in Kinross. I am looking for full time child care for my daughter who is 2 yrs 8 mths old. There seem to be only 3 nurseries in our area - the Kinross Kidscare, the West Kinross Kidscare and the Currambine Kidscare. The first one has no vacancies at present, second one only has Mondays available and third one has a year long waiting list!!! My husband already works full time and I would like to get a job too but I have noone to care for my darling daughter. I really wanted her to attend nursery but it looks like the Family Day care may now be the only option. Does anyone know of any good Family Daycare in Kinross/Currambine area? And if anyone can offer any comments on the above childcare centres I would really appreciate it. West Kinross Kidscare said they may be able to give me more days a bit later but I haven't been there as yet to have a look at the place. If anyone has children cared for in Kinross or Currambine and you can recommed someone realiable I would really appreciate it. Many thanks Katarina:arghh:
  23. alex260176

    Avalon childcare options

    Hi, we're emigrating in Dec to Avalon/Bilgola in Sydney and I have found the school for my daughter but haven't even looked into the childcare options for my son yet. He turned 3 in May. He currently goes to pre-school over here and I wanted to know what options are available over there, whether it's kindie or daycare or pre-school?!? Does anyone know of any childcare places in Avalon or Bilgola Plateau that they could recommend? I would be looking for either 2 full days or 4 mornings a week. Thanks
  24. Hi, Just joined as we have just started our application for state sponsored visa to Western Australia. Trying to get to grips with the different suburbs, and so far like the look of some of the areas around Lake Joondalup, was wondering if anyone knows if there are issues in getting childcare? By time we actually get out there we'd have 2 boys in school (they're currently 4 and 5), can anyone let me know what before / after school childcare there is available? Do any schools offer breakfast clubs or after school clubs? Thanks in advance for any help.
  25. Hi all, im looking at the possibility at being accepted into a Uni in St Leonards, Sydney. Can anyone offer any advice as to where would be nice to live that is good for children ie.teenagers for good, state schools and babies for childcare etc.... also any knowledge on where are nice areas but not too expensive.... I was looking at rental properties with 3/4 bedrooms and they were going for nothing under $850 a week!! Is that correct? soooooo expensive! Please guys give me some good news! Thanks xx
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