Childcare Subsidy Information

What is Child Care Subsidy (CCS)?

Otherwise known as the CCS, the Child Care Subsidy is a government fee assistance program that assists families with the costs of childcare. The program was introduced in July 2018 and is available via all Approved child care centres. The subsidy is paid to the centre for eligible families.

Sierra Early Learning Centre is an Approved Child Care provider. Please contact us and we can assist you further in understanding the CCS.

Who is eligible for Child Care Subsidy?

To receive the CCS, there are several Australian Government requirements that must be satisfied.

An application will need to be submitted to Centrelink and they will determine if you are eligible for the CCS.

For further information, Click Here to visit the Services Australia Child Care Subsidy information page.

How does Child Care Subsidy work?

If you are eligible for the CCS, you will receive a benefit that is calculated based on criteria set by Centrelink. This benefit can range from 0 % to 85 % of the fee payable to the approved service provider. The Australian Government will pay the approved subsidy direct to SVELC and it is the family’s responsibility to cover the remaining fee.

For further information, Click Here to visit the Services Australia Child Care Subsidy information page.

How much will I receive from Child Care Subsidy?

The benefit received will be determined by Centrelink and is calculated based on their eligibility requirements.

Eligible recipients can receive up to 85 % of their daily child’s fee covered by the Australian Government.  Any amounts not covered by Centrelink are the responsibility of the family.

How do I apply for Child Care Subsidy?

An application will need to be submitted either online (Mygov Portal) or at Centrelink.

To learn more, please Visit Here.

Families with special circumstances

For those with special circumstances, there is some extra help that the Australian Government can provide for eligible people.

To learn more, please Visit Here or feel free to speak to us directly and we can assist you over the phone.

Any other questions?

If you have any further questions, please Contact Us and we can answer any of your queries either over the phone, or in person at our centre.