For Early Childhood
If you live in NSW or the ACT, In Home Care may be the best answer for your family.
NSWIHC are a well-established not-for-profit and we are proud to have been part of numerous local communities for over 30 years.
NSW In Home Care (NSWIHC) is a special type of Early Education and Care for families that cannot use mainstream childcare for their specific needs. We deliver services across NSW and the ACT, and act under the Australian Government’s In Home Care program which subsidises costs for eligible families.
How Does My Family Access In Home Care?
Families are eligible for this program and our service if they fit into one of the three categories on the right: geographical isolation, non-standard working hours and complex needs.
If you believe you are a family (or know a family) that fits this criteria, then contact the In Home Care Support Agency.
Families that are geographically isolated from other types of approved child care, particularly in rural or remote locations. Families need to live in a location designated as very remote, remote, or moderately accessible and demonstrate that they are isolated from approved child care services based on the distance from their home to the nearest available appropriate child care service.
Families where the parent or carers work non-standard or variable hours outside the normal child care service hours. This needs to be backed by evidence from employers and work rosters for example.
Challenging or complex needs could mean the following:
- A child with additional needs or a disability whose early childhood education and care requirements cannot be catered for in another approved child care setting, or through other government funded or community-based services.
- A family where a parent is undergoing treatment for a serious illness.