Fees & Subsidies

Fees

Please Contact Us for our Fee schedule. Please note that a security levy is included in the daily rate.

Fees are payable at the end of each fortnight by credit card or direct debit. For security purposes, we have a NO CASH POLICY.

 

Child Care Subsidy (CCS)

The Child Care Subsidy (CCS) is a government subsidy that offers different levels of financial assistance to help cover the cost of childcare for Australian families. How much you receive depends on your individual circumstances. 

Chabad Glen Eira Creche is approved for the purpose of Child Care Subsidy by Department of Human Services. 

Please note that the following is only a guide. To find out if your family is eligible and what amount of subsidy you are entitled to please contact The Department of Human Services on 136 150 or go to Department of Human Services.

 

Calculating CCS

The amount of the CCS you will be entitled to will depend on three key things:

  1. Your combined family income
  2. Your fortnightly family activity level
  3. The child care fees you pay

 

Family income

Here is a breakdown of the percentage the Government will contribute to your childcare based on your combined family income. Please note this is NOT a percentage of Chabad Glen Eira’s fees, rather a percentage of an assigned amount by the government.

Combined family Income pa. Subsidy Received Notes
$0 – $70,015 85%
$70,015 – $175,015 50-85% 1% less per $3000
$175,015 – $254,305 50%
$254,305 – $344,305 20-50% 1% less per $1000
$344,305- $354, 305 20%
$354, 305 + No subsidy

 

Please note: These amount are accurate until July 2022.

Annual Cap: Removed as of December 2021.

Second Child Higher Rate: From March 2022, families with more than 1 child aged five or under in care will get a higher subsidy for their second child and younger children. This applies to families who earn less than $354,305. The second and subsequent children will receive a 30% – 95% higher subsidy.

 

 Family Activity Level

Hours of Activity per fortnight (of lower parent) Maximum number of hours of childcare subsidy per fortnight
8-16 hours 36 hours
16-48 hours 72 hours
48+ hours 100 hours

 

Things to know:

 

Extenuating Circumstances

Additional Child Care Subsidy (ACCS) provides a higher level of subsidy than the regular CCS, in recognition of the circumstances the child and/or family is facing (including families at risk etc). This has replaced the previous subsidies such as Special Child Care Benefit, JETCCFA and Grandparent Child Care Benefit.

 

Hourly Rate Caps Example Scenario

The Government has set a rate cap for centre based care of $12.31 per hour.

Family Goldsmith meets the activity test and has a combined family income of $65,000. They are therefore entitled to a subsidy of 85%.

Their child care centre charges $160 per day and is open for 10 hours (8am – 6pm). This comes to an hourly rate of $16.

Because this is more than the maximum hourly rate cap, the Goldsmith’s are only entitled to a subsidy of 85% of the capped rate of $12.31.

85% of $12.31 = $10.46 per hour subsidised

$16 – $10.46 = $5.54

This means that the Goldsmith’s out of pocket expenses would be $5.54 per hour of care (or $55.40 per day at their centre).