We provide an environment where children, parents, families and educators feel safe, secure, supported, respected and comfortable and are able to contribute to our service.
To get this you must:
• care for a child 13 or younger who's not attending secondary school, unless an exemption applies
• use an approved child care service
be responsible for paying the child care fees
• meet residency and immunisation requirements.
To work out if you are eligible for the Child Care Subsidy you will need to complete an assessment using your online Centrelink account through myGov.
If you’re thinking about enrolling your child at Kindy Kids, you should do this as soon as possible.
What you will need:
• Combined family income
• Activity level of parents
• Type of child care service
Please be aware that assessments can take up to 28 days to be processed, and during that time you will be required to pay full fees. Once your assessment has been processed, and you are eligible, your payments will backdate to the date that Centrelink has approved.
To start, you need to ensure you have an active myGov account, once you have done this you’ll need to link Centrelink. We have provided an overview below.
1. Sign in to myGov and go to Centrelink.
2. Select Payment and Claims from the menu, then Claims, then Make a claim.
3. Under Families, select Get started.
4. Answer all the questions. Each screen has information to help you complete the claim. This includes how to submit your supporting documents.
5. Submit your claim.
For help, use the online guide to claim Child Care Subsidy.
If you get Child Care Subsidy, you have an ongoing responsibility to keep your information up to date.
You need to report if:
• your family’s income changes
• your or your partner’s activity levels change
• your relationship status changes
• there are any other changes to your or your partner’s circumstances.
Australian Government Services need accurate information about your family circumstances to pay you the correct amount. They may overpay you if they don’t have accurate and up to date details. If this happens, you’ll have to pay back the amount you owe.
Keep in mind, some things may affect your Child Care Subsidy amount. These include if:
• your family income is close to $186,958
• your family income is close to $351,248
• you get both Child Care Subsidy and Family Tax Benefit
• you increase your child care hours.