We are committed to keeping our fees affordable and ensuring families make use of any subsidies that are available to them. Our service will advocate with all levels of government for all children’s right to access early education and care regardless of their family’s financial situation.
THE CHILD CARE PACKAGE – CCS
The Package is helping parents and carers who want to work or who want to work more, while making early childhood education and care more affordable and accessible. The Package includes the Child Care Subsidy, which is generally paid directly to approved child care providers to reduce the fees you pay.
CHILD CARE SAFETY NET
The Package includes a Safety Net to give the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children, as well as those from regional and remote communities, a strong start through access to quality early learning and child care.
ADDITIONAL CHILD CARE SUBSIDY
Included in the Child Care Safety Net is an Additional Child Care Subsidy. If you meet the eligibility requirements of the Child Care Subsidy, you may be able to get extra help with the cost of approved child care if you are a:
- family that requires practical help to support your child’s safety and wellbeing
- grandparent who is a primary carer
- family experiencing temporary financial hardship
- family transitioning from income support to work.