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

Chabad Glen Eira Creche is approved for the purpose of Child Care Subsidy by Department of Human Services. To find out if your family is eligible please contact The Department of Human Services on 136 150 or go to Department of Human Services.

Please note that the following is only a guide. You must contact the Department of Human Services to find out exactly what amount of subsidy you are entitled to.

Positive changes

In July 2018, the Federal Government introduced a new Child Care Package to bring more support to more families across Australia. The package replaced the Child Care Benefit and the Child Care Rebate with a single, means-tested Child Care Subsidy.

The new subsidy is more generous for low and middle income families, but less generous for very high income families. Therefore each family could be affected differently by the new package.

As well, the annual cap has been removed/increased for low and middle-income families.

For families with a combined income of less than $186,958 pa there is no cap. It has also been increased (from $7613 to $10,190 per child per year) for families with a combined income between $186,958 and $351,248 pa.

Calculating the Child Care Subsidy

The amount of the new Child Care Subsidy 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 of subsidy the Government will contribute to your child care based on your combined family income:

Combined family Income pa. Subsidy Received Notes
$0 – $66,958 85% Up to rate cap of $11.77 per hr
$66,958 – $171,958 50-85% 1% less per $3000
$171,958 – $251,248 50%
$251,248 – $341,248 20-50% 1% less per $1000
$341,248 – $351,248 20%
$351, 248 + No subsidy

Family Activity Level

Hours of Activity per fortnight Maximum number of hours of subsidy per fortnight
8-16 hours 36 hours
16-48 hours 72 hours
48+ hours 100 hours

Payment

Additional subsidy

A new Additional Child Care Subsidy (ACCS) will replace the Special Child Care Benefit, JETCCFA and Grandparent Child Care Benefit. The ACCS provides a higher level of subsidy than the regular Child Care Subsidy, in recognition of the circumstances the child and/or family is facing (including families at risk etc).

Hourly Rate Caps

The Government has set a rate cap for centre based care of $11.77 per hour.

 Example scenario of how the hourly rate caps are calculated:

A family 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 of $11.77, the family would be entitled to a subsidy of 85% of the capped rate of $11.77.

85% x $11.77 = $10 per hour subsidised
$16 – $10 = $6

This means that the family’s out of pocket expenses would be $6 per hour of care.