Childcare Subsidy Information (CCS)

As a recognised childcare provider, we are registered for the Government Childcare Subsidy (CCS). The CCS was launched in 2018 and designed to help make early learning and childcare more accessible for a large number of Australian families.

What is Childcare Subsidy (CCS)?

As a recognised childcare provider, we are registered for the Government Childcare Subsidy (CCS).

Only About Children is here to support you as you begin to discover your family’s CCS entitlements and the varied enrolment options available. We can help guide you to make the most of your CCS, so your child or children can benefit from the exciting opportunities that the right early learning or preschool/kindergarten environment can offer.

How does the Child Care Subsidy work?

The Child Care Subsidy will be paid directly to providers to be passed on to families as a fee reduction. Families will make a co-contribution to their child care fees and pay to the provider the difference between the fee charged and the subsidised amount.

How To Calculate Childcare Subsidy

Child Subsidy Calculator

You can use the Centrelink Payment & Service finder to calculate your estimated entitlement

  1. 1

    Your combined family income

  2. 2

    The activity level of your family

    Recognised activities that enable a family to claim
    (eg paid work, volunteering, studying, self-employed work, actively job seeking)

  3. 3

    The type of childcare your child or children are enrolled in

    For Only About Children, this is Long Day Care services

Child Care Subsidy FAQs

 

Am I able to claim Government Child Care Subsidy if I enrol with Only About Children?

Yes, we are a registered childcare provider which means that eligible families are able to claim the Government Child Care Subsidy relating to your childcare.

The  Child Care Subsidy (CCS) is designed to help make early learning and childcare more accessible for a large number of Australian families. Child Care Subsidy will generally be paid directly to your approved childcare provider/s to reduce the fees you pay.

Only About Children is here to support you as you begin to discover your family’s entitlements and the varied options available. We can help guide you to make the most of your CCS, so your child or children can benefit from the exciting opportunities that the right early learning or preschool/kindergarten environment can offer.

 

How does Child Care Subsidy work?

The Child Care Subsidy will be paid directly to providers to be passed on to families as a fee reduction. Families will make a co-contribution to their childcare fees and pay to the provider the difference between the fee charged and the subsidised amount.

 

How do I know if I am eligible for Child Care Subsidy?

There are certain requirements that must be satisfied for an individual to be eligible to receive the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) for their child. These include:

  • The age of the child (must be 13 or under and not attending secondary school)
  • The individual, or their partner, meeting the residency requirements
  • The combined family income meeting the specified requirements
  • The child meeting immunisation requirements
  • The activity level of your family – See the Department of Education’s Child Care Subsidy Activity Test

To find out more information about CCS and eligibility please visit:

 

How to Claim Childcare Subsidy

Your best online source of information for this is the Services Australia website page: How to Claim.

 

For more information

Talk to our Enrolments team today about how we can help you with your Only About Children enrolment!
138 622

 

Checking entitlements through MyGov

To learn more about claiming the CCS, you can log into your MyGov account and complete an assessment task.

You’ll need your registered CRN to do this.

Learn more about the Childcare Subsidy

Log into your myGov account and complete your CCS assessment task using your registered CRN.

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