Family Child Care Choices

With the increasing restrictions of Family Day Care options our choices as parents for care of our children only becomes harder to find. The choices of child care that remain will only become increasingly difficult to access for many of us.

The closest alternative to family day care are long day care centers in either a corporate or not for profit model. It is often heard that there are new child care centers popping up all the time however accessibility, flexibility and finally affordability remain the real challenges for parents working irregular hours. The ability to access care when and where it is needed and by whom,  flexibility of the care days and most importantly being able to negotiate the cost of that irregular care.

What will become an increasing alternative for people to formal child care is unsupported informal childcare and the Statistics in Australia are surprising. Statistics show that more than one million children are being informally cared for by people other than their own parents or guardians. 

An example in 2016 Community Profile Data on unpaid childcare shows that 17,527 people in the City of Greater Geelong alone provided unpaid care for children other than their own. These are unsupported options that many people are being forced to adopt in the current child care market in order to make ends meet. 

Families know what sort of child care suits them best and are the best judge of what is best for their own children.  If it is your child and the care you use should be entirely your choice not governments or business's and that is where Clann offers a real alternative for families.   It is time local communities took back more responsibility and control of our childcare and reduce the risk of pre-school disadvantage. 

Our Children Our Choice

What we have imagined with Clann is to have a Family Care centre in every local community where there is a need for more convenient and flexible childcare. So we created the Clann Platform which is an online marketplace like the Airbnb, Uber or Airtasker of child care.

Clann enables families and family carers to develop detailed profile's giving them the opportunity to fully transact with each other independently but with the ongoing support of Clann.  

Clann also offers access to training pathways as well as choices of learning materials for ongoing professional practice in family care.

On the Clann platform you can review, rate or report any Clann family carer or family in a very transparent manner. Ultimately it gives you as a parent greater confidence, control and choice over our child care.  

With Clann it is your Child. and it is your Choice