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We work on behalf of long day care owners and operators to ensure families and their children have an opportunity to access affordable, high quality early learning services throughout Australia.

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We've put together a checklist of items that your early learning service should be ticking off to ensure that you are ready for the transition to the new Child Care Subsidy on 2 July 2018. 

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Under the new Child Care Subsidy regime, the Additional Child Care Subsidy (child wellbeing) will provide targeted additional fee assistance to families and children facing barriers in accessing affordable child care.
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As the new Child Care Subsidy will be means tested, it is vital that families have updated all their details correctly in MyGov by completing the Child Care Subsidy Assessment task.
This includes:
  • family income estimate (combined family income)
  • activity test
  • Child care/schooling details
  • Confirm Enrolment

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Families can calculate the level of fortnightly financial support they can expect under the new Child Care Subsidy using Centrelink's Payment and Service Finder.  

The online tool asks families a set of questions about their circumstances, including their shared income and estimated hours of work/study along with the hourly rate of their particular early learning service, to provide an estimate of their fortnightly Child Care Subsidy.

In order for families to answer all these questions, in most cases they need calculate their early learning service's "hourly rate".