The majority of families in our centres do not pay the full daily fee because they receive Child Care Subsidy (CCS) from the government.
The subsidy you may receive through the CCS will depend on:
- Your combined family income
- The number of hours you work, study or participate in recognised volunteer work. This is called the ‘activity test’. If your child is in the year before school, if you are on a very low income, or if you are on parental leave, you will not have to pass the activity test to receive some CCS.
Your child will need to meet immunisation requirements and you will need to meet residency requirements to be eligible to receive the CCS.
You can calculate what your out of pocket child care costs will be on the government’s child care subsidy calculator.
If you’ve read this information and you’re still unsure about what you’ll pay, please call us or book a centre tour. We’re happy to answer your questions.