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Understanding the childcare subsidy

Childcare Subsidy

Child Care Subsidy (CCS) is a payment made by  the Australian Government to assist families with the cost of quality childcare. Registering for  CCS is  the  responsibility of the parent and can be done using your Centrelink online account through MyGov. Information and forms can be accessed from your nearest Family Assistance Office, calling 13 61 50 or logging onto www.humanservices.gov.au

Once you have completed your claim for CCS the Centre will submit enrolment details for your child. You will need to confirm the enrolment details using your Centrelink online account through MyGov.

With the introduction of the Government’s Child Care Management System (CCMS), families are now linked through computer software to receive CCS through fee reductions.

Your enrolment form clearly outlines the information you need to provide to our Centre to receive your CCS reduction.

If families are not eligible for CCS, or become ineligible at any time, full fees must be paid.  If you need any help in applying for the CCS or understanding this process please let us know.

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How Much Child Care Subsidy Will I Get?

As an approved provider of early childhood education, we are registered to receive the CCS payments from the Government.  The subsidy will be paid directly to us and passed on to families as a fee reduction.

In calculating how much CCS you are eligible for, the Government will assess your family’s income as well as how many hours of activity you and your partner do and your child’s age.

In order to claim the Childcare Subsidy visit this link