Our Centre’s operation is dependent on charging fees. Please read the following information carefully:
Anyone experiencing difficulties in meeting their fees can speak to the School Principal to make a mutually suitable payment plan. Failure to do so may result in the cancellation of your child’s place.
Families who meet the Australian residency requirements may be eligible for Child Care Benefit (CCB). You can apply for this payment at the Family Assistance Office, which will reduce your child care fees or entitle you to a lump sum payment at the end of the financial year. Families may also be eligible for Child Care Rebate which is a rebate on 50% of your out of pocket expenses up to the maximum amount of $7500. Families that are not eligible for CCB may still be eligible for CCR. CCR is not means tested. For further information please see the Centre Manager.
Families’ income is assessed and is used to determine the amount of CCB. The Family Assistance Office will notify the family of their entitlements. You must provide the Centre with the date of birth and customer reference number (CRN) for the parent who applied for CCB and your child’s date of birth and customer reference number (CRN). Please note that without Customer Reference Numbers and date of birth information for parent and child, the Centre will be unable to pass on your fee reduction.
Families who wish to receive a lump sum payment instead of having their fees reduced during the year still need to have a Customer Reference Number and be assessed by the Family Assistance Office. The service still needs to have your Customer Reference Number and date of birth for parent and child so your usage can be submitted to the Family Assistance Office.
Each family is entitled to 42 days absence per year while claiming Child Care Benefit. An absence may be defined as a sick day, holiday or occasional absence. Once the 42 days of allowable absences have been taken, full fees will apply for subsequent absences, as Child Care Benefit cannot be claimed for these additional days. Parents need to ensure that absences are signed for on the attendance record next time they visit the Centre to remain eligible for CCB. When all allowable absences have been used CCB entitlements are payable on all approved absences. These must be recorded with the appropriate documentation e.g. Medical certificate