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What is Child Care Subsidy (CCS)?

Child care subsidies are a great way for parents to help cover the cost of child care. With the high costs of child care services, subsidies provide a much-needed relief for many families.

 A child care subsidy is a form of financial assistance provided by the government to help parents pay for the cost of child care for their children. The program is typically administered at the state or local level and can provide direct payments to the child care provider or provide a discount on the cost of care. 

To be eligible for a child care subsidy, parents must first meet certain income requirements. The amount of the subsidy depends on the family’s income, the number of children, and the type of care needed. 

Once a family has met the eligibility requirements, the subsidy can be used to help pay for a range of child care services, including day care, after-school care, and even home-based care. It’s important to note that not all child care providers accept subsidies, here at Ai Kids Academy we accept subsidies and we are here to support families.   

In addition to helping cover the cost of child care, NSW also provides additional benefits to families who qualify for a child care subsidy. These benefits can include access to health care services, nutrition programs, and even educational opportunities.) Child care subsidies can be an invaluable resource for parents who are struggling to make ends meet. By providing some financial relief, subsidies can help families stay afloat and give their children the care they need.

Who is eligible?

To get Child Care Subsidy (CCS) family 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 residence rules
  • meet immunisation requirements.

Ho much is your family entitled to claim through the CCS?

This will depend on each family’s circumstances. Family can estimate the likely out of pockets costs using Child Care Subsidy Calculator.