Fees, Forms and Further Information


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To help you with the cost of your child care, the Australian Government provides the following assistance:

Child Care Subsidy

The Australian Government provides financial assistance in the form of Child Care Subsidy (CCS) to eligible families to help cover the cost of child care. CCS is paid directly to the service, who then pass this on to families in the form of fee reductions. Families will then pay the difference between their subsidy and the fees charged.

Child Care Subsidy levels are different for each families and depend on your individual circumstances. Child Care Subsidy is determined by an activity test based on three key factors:

The activity level of both parents

Your combined family income

The type of care required

A board range of activities will meet the activity test requirements, including paid work, being self-employed, doing unpaid work in the family business, studying and volunteering.   

For further information visit education.gov.au or  https://www.education.gov.au/child-care-subsidy-0


Child Care Tax Rebate

The Child Care Tax Rebate is additional assistance to you if you are using an approved child care for work, study or training related reasons.

The Child Tax Rebate covers 50 per cent of your out-of-pocket costs for approved childcare up to $7500 (indexed) per child per calendar year. You will need to pass the Child Care Benefit work, training, study test. There is no income test for the Child Care Rebate.

For more information call the Family Assistance Office on 13 61 50 between 8am and 8pm (local time) Monday to Friday, visit your local Family Assistance Office or go to the website  

Family Assist Website

The following links will explain the changes to the Child Care payments and the rebates that families can receive:

New Child Care Package brochure - digital version

New Child Care Package Website Page



ELC Parent Handbook 2020

SSP ELC Expression of Interest Form

ELC Child Profile Sheet

ELC Long Day Care Enrolment Form

ELC Direct Debit Form