Child Care Subsidy Manly

The Child Care Subsidy (CCS) is a means and activity tested payment provided by the Australian Government to assist families will the cost of Early Childhood Education and Care fees. Little Lane Early learning – Hawthorn is a CCS approved service and families enrolled will be eligible to claim the payment depending on their personal circumstances.

For more information about CCS, you can visit the Starting Blocks website or contact the Department of Human Services. The framework offers a vision where ‘all children experience learning that is engaging and builds success for life’. It has been designed so that early childhood services will be able to develop their own strategies to implement its objectives.

Eligibility for the Child Care Subsidy in Manly

Some basic requirements must be satisfied for an individual to be eligible to receive Child Care Subsidy for a child. These include:

  • The age of the child (must be 13 or under and not attending secondary school)
  • The individual, or their partner, meets the residency requirements.
  • The child meeting immunisation requirements
  • To be eligible for Child Care Subsidy the individual must be liable to pay for care provided, the care must be delivered in Australia by an approved child care provider, and not be part of a compulsory education program.

How does it Work?

There are three factors that will determine a family’s level of Child Care Subsidy. These are:

The combined income of parents

The activity level of both parents

Type of the chosen child care service

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 subsidy amount.

The New Child Care Package will also provide targeted additional fee assistance for vulnerable families through the CCS Net.

Priority of Access for Child Care Centres

It is a condition of approval and continued approval for Child Care Benefit (CCB) purposes that services must comply with family assistance law.
The Priority of Access Guidelines are set out in the Child Care Benefit (Eligibility of Child Care Services for Approval and Continued Approval) Determination 2000.
The Priority of Access Guidelines must be used by approved services to allocate available child care places where there are more families requiring care than places available.
When filling vacant places, a service must fill them according to the following priorities:

A child at risk of serious abuse or neglect

A child of a single parent who satisfies, or of parents who both satisfy, the work, training, study test

Any other child

Within these main Priority categories, priority should also be given to children in:

Under the Priority of Access Guidelines a child care service may require a Priority 3 child only to vacate a place to make room for a higher priority child. The service can only do so if

Contact us for more information regarding childcare in the Northern Beaches, Balgowlah, Warringah and Fairlight. Little Lane Manly is the place to call if you need an early learning centre or day care centre.

Learn more about the Childcare Subsidy at the dedicated site of https://www.humanservices.gov.au

“The wider the range of possibilities we offer children, the more intense will be their motivations and the richer their experiences.”

Loris Malaguzzi