Child Care Subsidy

Please contact our centre to find out what fees apply per day.

 

Fees are charged on a fortnightly basis to correspond with the Child Care Subsidy and we accept all methods of payment including Direct Deposit, Direct Debit, and EFTPOS.

 

Our long dare care centre is “Government Approved” and therefore is heavily funded by the Government in the following ways:

The Australian Government may provide financial assistance towards the cost of your child’s care. If you would like to access this assistance, you will need to complete a Child Care Subsidy assessment with Centrelink by following the below steps:

  • Sign in to your myGov If you don’t have one, you will need to create a myGov account at https://my.gov.au.
  • Select Complete your Child Care Subsidy assessment task.
  • Work through the steps to provide new information and confirm your current details.
Child Care Subsidy

The Child Care Subsidy is a payment from the Government that will provide financial assistance towards the cost of your child’s care and reduce the cost of your total child care fees. It is available to you if you are a parent, foster parent or grandparent with a child in your care who is attending a child care program approved by the Government.
There are certain requirements you need to meet to be eligible for CCS. Until your CCS has been approved and has commenced, we will require full payment of your child’s early learning and care fees.

There are three key factors that will determine how much Child Care Subsidy families may receive:

The Child Care Subsidy will be paid directly to providers to be passed on to families as a fee reduction. Families will make a co-contribution to their child care fees and pay to the provider the difference between the fee charged and the subsidy amount.

Entitlements when Child Absent

Like most early learning centres, your child's place is reserved when they are absent and therefore the day is still charged for. Every financial year, your child's place is reserved when they are absent and therefore the day is still charged for. Every financial year, the Family Assistance Office will pay your child's Child Care Subsidy entitlements for the first 42 absent days. For any absences beyond the first 42 absent days, CCS will only be paid if you are able to provide evidence to demonstrate the absence has occurred under permitted circumstances. There is no limit on these days, but you will be required to provide medical documentation to support the absence.

Public Holidays

Our centre is closed on all public holidays, however fees still apply if any of your usual days of attendance fall on a public holiday. Nevertheless, if your fees are up to date, the centre will credit your fees for any public holiday as an incentive. 

Holidays

Holiday discounts are available provided the centre is provided with 2 weeks written notice of the expected holiday period. Fee payments must be made up to date to receive any holiday discount.  

Withdrawal from Care

Families must provide two week’s written notice to cancel your child’s booked attendance at Montessori Merrylands Childcare.

Changes to your Child’s Booked Attendance

We endeavour to support the changing needs of families and their children. Two weeks’ written notice is required to change or cancel your child’s regular booked days of attendance.

If you would like to swap your child’s regular days, and the alternative days you want are available in the same week, this can be offered at your Centre Director’s discretion. We will notify you during the week prior if we are able to accommodate your request, as vacancies cannot be confirmed until this time. If your child does not attend on the requested alternative days, or if the requested alternative days are not available and your child does not attend on their regular days, your usual charges will apply for the absence.

Additional days can be requested at any time and taken immediately if available. If unavailable, your request for additional days can be added to your centre’s waiting list