A Child who has a Disability

Family with Special Needs Child

Jennifer & Rex

  • Total Yearly Income: $120,000
  • Number of Children: 3

Corey was born with spinabifida. He has two siblings Marsha (2) and Ellis (4). When Corey was born it turned life upside down for Mum Jennifer and Dad Rex so they decided to investigate the possibility of a nanny; that was simply the best option for the intensive care and attention that Corey required.

Their nanny, Chloe had worked for Nurture before and told them how helpful her Visiting Teacher had been. Jennifer and Rex felt they needed all the help they could get and phoned Nurture. Their Visiting Teacher visits the family on a monthly basis and provides great support to the whole family, including all the children, but especially Corey. Between them they are finding Corey a blessing – with a unique contribution to the world. As well as the regular Nurture subsidy the family qualified for Work and Income subsidies and 20 ECE hours for Ellis which made the cost for their Nanny more affordable.