As we approach the end of the year, you might now be considering your child care requirements for 2018.
An important consideration for you will be the Government’s New Child Care Package which commences on 2 July 2018.
Under the new package, the existing Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate will be replaced by a new Child Care Subsidy.
The amount of subsidy that families will receive will be based on three things:
- your combined family income
- the level of ‘approved’ activity you undertake
- the type of child care service you use.
The easiest way to work out how much subsidy you may be eligible for is through the Family Child Care Subsidy Estimator. It’s easy to use and only takes a few minutes to fill out.
If you would like to know how this will affect your gap fees, please meet with your centre manager who will be able to advise you.