If you are moving to Perth or Western Australia you will find childcare is available for children from 6 weeks at some child care centres with the option of all day or part time care. The cost of childcare may seem very high but this is in part because of the legal staff/child ratios restricting those caring for children under 3 yrs old. Family Day Care is is where carers look after children in their own home, which makes this a smaller more personalised option but they may not have the facilities (playground/climbing frames etc) that the larger centres have. Nannies are increasingly popular and live in or live out with a working week ranging from 40-60 hours per week. Au Pairs come from overseas and are also available who live with the host family receiving a small allowance in exchange for mostly childcare and some light household duties.