In-Home Childcare Scheme
Barristers should call McArthur Management Services direct and ask for Bernadette Dunn, Louise Soglimbene or Melissa Sciglitano.

Emergency childcare

McArthur Management has provided emergency childcare to members of the Bar since 2003. McArthur can make carers available in emergencies or when regular childcare arrangements break down. If, for example, the child’s usual carer is unwell, or if the member is detained in court, the carer from McArthur could be called upon to provide childcare at short notice.

All McArthur In Home Carers are fully screened in accordance with the law, have an early childhood certification/qualification and are personally interviewed and assessed by McArthur. The hourly rate for in home childcare is $43.50.

Families wishing to retain McArthur for in home child care are requested to register in advance, although this is not essential. Following registration McArthur will conduct a Home Safety Check. This is not an intrusive process, but it is required for McArthur to meet its workplace health and safety obligations. It is recommended that families who would like to have the same carer available to them when needed retain the services of that carer for a minimum of 4 hours per fortnight

McArthur can also arrange for the placement of permanent in home carers. The fee for the recruitment of a carer is 11% of the annual salary plus superannuation.

Members with an enquiry, or who wish to make a booking, can call Melissa Sciglitano or Bernadette Dunn from McArthur on 02 9277 7000. Calls made outside of business hours go to a pager service and a McArthur consultant will be advised of your enquiry/request for a carer.