Eden Woolf is a Not for Profit Organisation set up to achieve the following goals
For many families traditional child care is not an option - your child may be sick too frequently, you may work long hours and be unable to pick your child up by 5pm, or the cost of childcare may be such that it is not worthwhile for you to go to work. From 2nd July, if your family earns over $170,000 your Australian Government child care subsidy will be reduced by 50%, if your family income is over $350,000 you will no longer qualify for any Australian Government childcare subsidies.
If any of the above sound like your situation, live-in childcare is the answer you have been looking for.
Some families (regardless of income) may be eligible for Funded In-Home Child Care, where the Federal Government helps subsidise the cost of in-home child care.
Funding from the federal government for In-Home Child Care is available to support certain types of families. You may be eligible for funding if you are dealing with: Physical Disabilities, Mental Health Issues, Domestic Violence and /or Drugs and Alcohol Rehabilitation, fully or partially funded in-home child care is available to families whose children meet the following criteria:
1. Cannot be cared for by other child care services or whose circumstances mean that an existing child care service cannot meet their needs, and
2. One or more of the following applies:
a) The child has, or lives with another child who has, an illness or a disability (including sensory, physical, emotional or intellectual disabilities)
b) The child’s guardian (or guardian’s partner) has an illness or disability that affects their ability to care for the child (including sensory, physical, emotional or intellectual disabilities)
c) The child lives in a rural or remote area
d) The work hours of the child’s guardian (or guardian’s partner) are hours when no other approved child care service is available
e) The child’s guardian (or guardian’s partner) is caring for three or more children who have not yet started school
More information about In Home Care Eligibility is available from the Department of Education and Training
The ability to live an independent life is something that most value over all else. Eden Woolf’s approach in providing care to those with different abilities is focused on client independence and flexibility. Rather than restrict your care options to a specific set of tasks and activities, our carers will provide personalised support – tailored to whatever you request.
We understand the stress that caring can put on family members - carer burnout and fractured family relationships are inevitable without appropriate support.
Using the Eden Woolf platform, you can specify the type and frequency of care you wish to access and the characteristics and skills of the people who you want providing your support.
Many of our carers are registered with the NDIS and are ready to support your family in which ever way you need it.
Many families in Australia are facing a dilemma: how best to help an aged or elderly loved one continue to live independently in the dignity, comfort and empowerment of their own home, without compromising privacy, safety or personal attention.
What if there was one company that could provide everything they needed to stay at home?
An Eden Woolf carer can do almost anything a family member would do for someone they care about. Our at home care services are extremely flexible and are tailored to meet each individual’s specific needs.
How do I exchange unpaid care?
It's easy! All you need to do is find a family like yours who is also looking to exchange unpaid care. Discuss your needs and availability and arrange what days you will provide care, and what days your peer family will provide care.
Sarah from Greenwich NSW works part-time, stays at home to look after her son every Thursday and Friday, and pays for childcare Monday to Wednesday.
Julie, also from Greenwich NSW, works part time and stays at home to look after her daughter on Monday and Tuesday, and pays for childcare on Wednesday to Friday.
Both Sarah and Julie are finding it challenging to pay for childcare, but do not want to take more time off work. Sarah and Julie met each other through the Eden Woolf Search Families function. Together they arrange for Sarah to mind both children on Thursday and Friday, and Julie to mind both children on Monday and Tuesday.
Each mum saved $340 per week, saving a total of $32,600 per year for both families.