Child Care Subsidy and Benefits

The service will comply with the Australian Government requirements to be an approved education and care service for the purposes of Child Care Subsidy (CCS). The on-line Child Care Management System (CCMS) reporting requirements and any other requirements for claiming and administering CCS will be maintained by the service.

The Child Care subsidy will be paid directly to the service.

Basic requirements that must be satisfied for an individual to be eligible to receive Child Care Subsidy include:

– The age of the chid(must be 13 years of under and not attending secondary school)
– The child meeting immunisation requirements
– The individual, or their partners, meeting the residency requirements

Families level of Child Care Subsidy will be determined by:
– Combined family income
– Activity level of parents
– Type of child care service

It is the parents/guardian’s responsibility to complete and lodge their CCS activity application with the FAO. Families need to apply for each type of care they will use i.e. Long Day Care, Before School Care, After School Care, Vacation Care, Family Day Care.

Families will only be eligible for CCS if child care attendance records are accurately completed and using ESI or signed by the parents/guardian or other responsible adult and other eligibility requirements are met.

Children that are absent more than 8 consecutive weeks will have their enrolment ceased by the Centrelink and CCS will be withdrawn from the service.

Child Care Subsidy is provided by the Commonwealth Government to approved long day child care centres. This subsidy is then used to reduce the amount that parents are required to pay to the centre. Full fees will be charged if you do not have a current assessment. The federally funded Child Care Subsidy Scheme is designed to ensure all families can afford quality Childcare.

Please contact the, The Department of Human Services on 13 61 50 between 8am & 8pm Monday to Friday.