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Cost Of Childcare

30 Articles
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How much does child care cost?

An overview of the cost of the different types of child care in Australia and a cost widget to identify the average cost of care in a location.

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What is the Child Care Subsidy?

Learn about the Child Care Subsidy (CCS), the main government payment supporting families with the cost of care, and the factors which influence how much you receive.

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Family Tax Benefit PART A and PART B

An overview of Family Tax Benefit Part A and B: which families are eligible, payment rates, how to claim and more.

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Paid Parental Leave

An overview of Paid Parental Leave including what it is, who it is for, who is eligible, how long it lasts, how much you receive, how to apply and more.

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Dad and Partner Pay

An overview of the Dad and Partner Pay subsidy for parents including what it is, how long it lasts, who is eligible, payment rates, how to claim and more.

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Additional Child Care Subsidy (ACCS) - Grandparents

The Additional Child Care Subsidy (Grandparents) supports grandparents with child care responsibilities.

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Additional Child Care Subsidy (ACCS) - Transition to Work

In July 2018, the Additional Child Care Subsidy (ACCS) (Transition to Work) support families with the cost of care as they undertake activities to help them get back to work.

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Cost of child care tool kit

Child care is increasingly expensive. This toolkit offers an overview of costs and the financial support available to help families manage and application info.

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Can families get the Child Care Subsidy for nannies and au pairs?

Child Care Subsidy Eligibility criteria with regards to nannies and au pairs, can be confusing, this article clears up the questions.

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The National Disability Insurance Scheme

An overview of the National Disability Insurance Scheme for families with children with a permanent and/or significant disability.

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Child care subsidies available to grandparents

Information on the subsidies and financial assistance available to support grandparent carers, along with eligibility criteria and information on how to access the payment system.

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How to avoid a Child Care Subsidy overpayment

How to avoid being overpaid CCS and ending up with a debt to pay back.

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How do Australian child care costs compare with other countries?

Learn how the cost of child care in Australia compares with other countries.

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Higher CCS and no annual cap coming soon!

The Department of Education has announced a range of changes to the Child Care Subsidy (CCS), which will be introduced incrementally from December 2021.

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Child care gap fee waiver for COVID-19 closures

How continuation of the Child Care Gap Fee Waiver until the end of 2021 will impact parents using early education services.

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It’s time to confirm your income for the Child Care Subsidy

Why it is important for families that use early childhood education and care services to confirm their income before the Government deadline of 30 June.

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Child care gets a Budget boost in 2021

Child care gets a Budget boost in 2021.

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Sick days, public holidays and unplanned closure fee policies

Why parents are charged fees even when their children aren’t in care and why it’s important to read the fine print when you register with a service.

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The Child Care Recovery Package

The Child Care Recovery Package.

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What you need to know about the end of free child care

What you need to know about the end of free child care.

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Free child care is ending: What you need to know

Free child care is ending: What you need to know.

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Free child care - What you need to know

Free child care - What you need to know.

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Payment of Child Care Subsidy and COVID-19

Payment of Child Care Subsidy and COVID-19.

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An evaluation of the new Child Care Package

It's been a year since the introductin of the Child Care Package, complete with a single means- and activity-tested Child Care Subsidy.

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What you said Child Care Subsidy mini-poll

What you said Child Care Subsidy mini-poll.

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It's official – The New Child Care Package has landed

It's official – The New Child Care Package has landed.

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Tools to help you prepare for the new Child Care Subsidy

Tools to help you make a smooth transition to the Child Care Subsidy.

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What you need to do to get ready for the new Child Care Subsidy

The single Child Care Subsidy takes effect on 2 July, completely replacing the existing Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate.

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Changes to child care funding: What you need to know

The government aims to provide more assistance to low and middle-income families, and here's what the package means for all parents using early childhood education and care services.

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The CareforKids.com.au Cost Widget

Our Child Care Cost Widget enables you to instantly find and compare the average cost of child care in any geographic area using a postcode.