Don’t give away your cot just yet

Jan 23, 2013

Families are spending less on childcare as a percentage of their household budget than they were almost a decade ago, according to a recent report.

The report by the Department of Employment, Education and Workplace Relations, found the changes to the childcare rebate from 30 per cent to 50 per cent of out-of-pocket cost and the opportunity for families to receive the rebate fortnightly or quarterly, had greatly improved many families’ disposable income.

In 2011, a two-parent family with one child in full-time childcare spent an average of 7.5 per cent of its disposable income on care costs last year, compared to 13.4 per cent in 2004.

This means that having a second, third or even fourth child may now be more of a possibility.

Instead of throwing out or giving away our cot or change table, why not let us store it for you. With just one phone call, Containaway can bring our mobile storage modules to your door. You can fill them with your baby furniture. Then we take them to one of our secure lock-up self storage facilities in case you need them at a later time.