Lifelong Learning Centres have made it easier than ever for families to access the Federal Government’s Child Care Subsidy (CCS). Depending on your circumstances, you may never have to pay full price for child care again, because we are an Australian Government approved child care centre.
The CCS reduces your child care by giving you a customised percentage discount off the daily cost. This is available to you for a set amount of hours each fortnight, as determined by Centrelink.
The percentage of CCS you will receive, and the number of hours each fortnight, depends on your circumstances. There are three criteria:
• Your family’s income
• Hours of ‘recognised’ activity you and your partner do
• The “hourly rate cap” based on the type of approved childcare and your child’s age
If you are entitled to receive CCS, the payment comes directly from the Government to our centre to reduce the fees you pay. This means you don’t have to pay full price for your fees and then wait for a refund; you get discounted fees upfront.
You also don’t have to do any of the payments administration; the centre takes care of this for you.
To make the most of the CCS available to you, we also offer the option of 10-hour or full-day sessions. This means your fortnightly CCS hours can be spread out over more days.
Talk to one of our Family Support Consultants on 1800 CHILD CARE. We can help you determine if you qualify to receive the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) and provide you with a quote.
Some families can also get extra support on top of the CCS through the Additional Child Care Subsidy (ACCS).
To estimate your Child Care Subsidy or other entitlements you may be eligible for, please visit Centrelink's Payment and Services page.
Make your Child Care Subsidy work for you! Choose the session which best suits your needs. Speak to our team today on 1800 CHILD CARE.
Families whose pick up and drop off times vary each day.
Families who require the full session of hours to allow for travel time to and from the centre.
From centre open to close.
10-hour Set Session
Families who can consistently pick up and drop off their children within a 10-hour or less window.
Families who want to maximise their Child Care Subsidy entitlement.
7:30am - 5:30pm, or 10-hour session can commence at time of drop-off.
30 minutes past due pick-up time.
$5 per family, per 30 minutes past due pick-up time.
* Session time: The number of hours care is available to your child within a single day booking.
** Grace period: The allowance we make for late pick-up before Out of Session fees apply.
Please note: 10-hour Set Sessions are subject to availability, Government rules and changes to centre operations. Out of Set Session fees are charged in 30-minute blocks for late pick up after Grace period expires within normal operating hours. Pick up outside of normal operating hours will incur standard late fee charges. Parents must conﬁrm all arrangements with Centre Manager at the time of enrolment. Set Sessional care may be changed or revoked at any time by providing 14 days written notice.
How To Enrol
When you enrol in our centre, we'll work with you to complete a Complying Written Arrangement (CWA) which lists your normal permanent days, and also allows for convenient casual care bookings. At the time of enrolment, you will be required to pay two weeks' fees - the current week and a week in advance. Fees are paid via direct debit and family accounts are to be kept a week in advance at all times.
Fees are charged for all statutory holidays unless your Centre Manager advises otherwise.
If you wish to cancel your child's booking, four weeks’ notice is required. You will be required to complete an electronic cancelation form, which can be requested from your Centre Manager or by emailing our enrolments team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check What's Provided in our Child Care Fees, and speak to our Centre Manager about the current fees when you visit for a tour.