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For Niño Early Learning Adventures current fees and other frequently asked questions, please email: info@ninoELA.com.au

Child Care Rebate (CCR)

The Child Care Tax Rebate assists eligible families with their child care costs, covering a percentage of care expenses and providing a rebate to a nominated dollar amount (indexed) per child per year.

For more information go to familyassist.gov.au

Child Care Benefit (CCB)

The Child Care Benefit is a payment available to eligible families which assists with the costs of their approved child care. To apply for the Child Care Benefit, visit your local Family Assistance office. Please lodge your application for CCB directly with Family Assistance Office prior to commencing care at Niño Early Learning Adventures: the CCB payment only applies from the date of lodgement. You may apply for fee relief at your local Family Assistance Office, by visiting familyassist.gov.au or by calling 13 61 50.

The New Child Care Subsidy (CCS): What you need to know

From 2 July 2018, the new Child Care Subsidy (CCS) will come into effect, replacing the current Child Care Benefit (CCB) and Child care Rebate (CCR). The new system is a means and activity tested subsidy designed to make it easier for families to access childcare.

How the new subsidy works

The main components of the new CCS are based on activity, family income and type of childcare service and will affect the percentage you are eligible to receive.

The activity test, determines how many hours of childcare per fortnight you will receive subsidy for. Both parents are required to work, study or volunteer for a minimum of 8 hours per fortnight.

Your family’s combined income will calculate the CCS percentage you’re entitled to. It’s based on a grading system, with more financial support available to lower income families.

How to estimate your CCS: online calculator

To determine what your CCS might be, you can use the Governments online calculator.

 What you need to do

Before the new subsidy commences on 2 July, you’ll need to register for CCS through your MyGov account and provide Centrelink with:

  • Your projected family income for the 2018/2019 financial year
  • Your activity levels
  • The name of the childcare centre your child is currently enrolled at.

You’ll then receive confirmation from Centrelink informing you of your new CCS percentage and hours of subsidy.