Family Day Care Educators set their own fees as part of the management of their own business. Families should consult the Educator's Fee Schedule for charges and conditions.
FEE REDUCTIONS FOR FAMILIES
YMCA Family Day Care is an approved Child Care service and Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate are available.
CHILD CARE BENEFIT
Child Care Benefit is income tested and is usually paid directly to approved child care services to reduce the fees that eligible families pay.
CHILD CARE REBATE
The Child Care Rebate is an additional payment ot the Child Care Benefit which helps families cover the out-of-pocket costs of child care. It is not income tested and covers up to 50 per cent of out-of-pocket child care costs, up to $7,500 per child, per year. Out-of-pocket child care costs are calculated after deducting any Child Care Benefit payments that are received. You can apply for the Child Care Benefit in person or online through Centrelink. To apply online visit: humanservices.gov.au/childcarebenefit
Click here for Child Care Rebate brochure.
When families require a permanent change in their booked hours they are to consult with their educator and a new Care Arrangements form would be completed.
CANCELLATION OF CARE
Please consult your Educators Fee Schedule regarding cancellation of care. If claiming Child Care Benefit your child/ren will need to be physically in attendance on the last day of care otherwise Child Care Benefit will not be processed.
Families will be required to inform their educator of any absences by their child/ren as soon as possible. There may be fees payable for absences. Child Care Benefit may be applied to these fees.