The Australian Nursing Federation has supported moves to consider subsidised nannies as a child care option for nurses working shifts.
ANF federal secretary Lee Thomas said nurses were frustrated at the lack of round-the-clock child care options.
“There should be mechanisms in place to meet the costs of child care for shift working parents such as nurses,” Ms Thomas said.
“Nurses continue to express frustration at the lack of long hours child care available.
“While there are some longer hour child care facilities available they are not commonplace.”
Ms Thomas’ comments came after Federal Opposition leader Tony Abbott stated he would request the Productivity Commission cost an extension of the child-care rebate to cover private nanny care.