Please contact our Director Penny on 9907 9442 or email her on firstname.lastname@example.org . She will be able to help you through any of your enquiries. Child Care Benefit (CCB) The Child Care Benefit is a Federal Government childcare fee discount system. It is means tested and therefore not every family will qualify, but for those who do the discount can be as high as approximately $35 per day. There are two ways to receive the CCB fee subsidy, which are:
- Reduced Fee: the amount of your fee subsidy is deducted from the daily fee you pay to us, and we collect the CCB subsidy on your behalf from the Government; or
- Full Fee: you may elect to pay the full daily fee to us, and then you claim a lump sum refund via the Family Assistance Office at the end of the financial year.
Please note: If you choose the Reduced Fee option we are not permitted to reduce your fee until we have received written notification about your registration directly from the FAO. However, we are allowed to back-date your CCB fee subsidy for up to three weeks, and therefore please ensure that you apply to the FAO as soon as possible after confirming the enrolment of your child. Child Care Tax Rebate The Child Care Tax Rebate (CCTR) provides eligible families with a 50% rebate of their out-of-pocket child care fees, to a maximum of $7,500 per annum per child, indexed each year. That is, it is 50% of the fee paid after deducting the CCB subsidy referred to above, and as of the start of the 2008/09 financial year the CCTR will be paid at the end of each quarter. As it is NOT means tested it means that most families will qualify to receive this, even if their CCB % rate is zero.
Further information and the eligibility details can be found on the Family Assistance Office website www.familyassist.gov.au Registering with the Family Assistance Office Registering with the FAO can be done as follows: In person: At Medicare offices, Centrelink offices or Tax Office Shopfronts. Internet: www.familyassist.gov.au Phone: 13 6150 (8am to 8pm Monday to Friday) When speaking to the FAO please advise them that we are designated as a provider of “Approved Care”, and you will also need to confirm that we are operating under “CCMS”.