Childcare is a big step for families and understanding what financial support is available can help ease the transition into early learning.

Below is useful information about the Child Care Subsidy for first time parents.

What is CCS?

The new Child Care Subsidy was introduced in July this year by the Federal Government. The Child Care Subsidy (CCS) replaced the Child Care Rebate (CCR) and Child Care Benefit (CCB).

The CCS helps eligible families to access approved and registered child care, by subsidising some of the cost. This subsidy could be as high as 85% of the cost of child care.

How is the CCS calculated?

The CCS is calculated by a number of factors such as:

  • Activity Level – the amount of recognised activities you complete in a fortnight such as paid work, study, volunteering.
  • Combined Family Income – how much your family earns each year.
  • Service Type and Hourly Rates – the type of service you are using such as long day care or outside school hours care.

How can I access CCS?

We are a registered provider, so your next steps are checking out the useful links below:

For more information on the CCS you can visit the Department of Human Services website.

Our Clyde North Tuckers Road YMCA ELC team will support you to best understand the Child Care Subsidy. We delighted to offer our families the option to choose a session length that best suits your circumstance and optimise your subsidy.