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Family Day Care fees

Child Care Subsidy (CCS)

The Child Care Subsidy (CCS) is a payment made by the Commonwealth Government to assist families with the cost of quality care. To register for CCS, please contact the Family Assistance office on 136 150. Find out more about the CCS on the Department of Human Services website.

When you have been assessed according to your income level, you will only pay the educator the discounted fee at the end of each week.

Note: If parent payment is not made at the end of each week, care may cease until debt is paid.

Booked Care Casual Care Public Holiday Service Fee (retained by co-ordination unit)

Standard Hours

7.30 am - 5.30 pm
Monday to Friday
$9.20 per hour

Standard Hours

7.30 am - 5.30 pm
Monday to Friday
$11.20 per hour

All care provided on a
public holiday

= $16.60 per hour

Hourly rate includes a service fee of $1.80

Non Standard Hours

All hours before 7.30 am and
after 5.30 pm Monday to Friday

Plus Weekend hours
= $12.90 per hour

Non Standard Hours

5.30 pm - 7.30 am
Monday to Friday

= $13.70 per hour


There is a minimum booking of hours per day (excludes casual care) - five hours for non school children and two hours for school children.

Meals and travel

  • Breakfast = $4.00
  • Lunch = $4.00
  • Dinner = $5.00
  • Snacks = $3.00 (Each) -- Max. 2 per day
  • Travel is calculated each day $3.20 every 5 km. Travel to school and kindergarten is charged only on one child per family if all attend the same venue.

Communication fee - (booked care only)

Failure to notify the educator of any changes prior to 15 minutes of the booked time may attract a penalty rate of $5.00.

Note: - CCS is not paid on the penalty rate.

Absences and holding fees

  • All absences are charged at the normal rate and CCS is paid for 42 allowable absences, across all services per financial year (which includes public holidays, illness, curriculum day etc).
  • CCS cannot be claimed for absences taken for more than 6 consecutive weeks.
  • When a family goes on leave, fees need to be paid and attendance records signed in advance.

School children holidays

Children in care during term - If school holiday care has been booked and then not required, educators will need to be notified one week prior to the school holidays. Holding fees will then be applicable on the term booked hours. If less than one week notice is given, booked long day hours will be charged for holding fees.

If school holiday care is required (long day hours) and a public holiday falls in that time – a holding fee on those ‘long day hours’ is charged.

If families only book school holidays - 4 weeks’ notice needs to be given or holding fees will be charged.

Note: New booking or change of booking - you will receive an online Complying Written Arrangement (CWA) from the office. You will need to accept or decline.

Back up care

The booking arrangement will be based on the days that are required as per your back up care CWA Once this booking has been made, if a child is absent, a holding fee will then be applied to that absent booked day. This agreement will exclude public holidays.

CCS can only be paid towards one educator/service at one time. Therefore if you are required to return to your ‘normally booked’ educator at a specific date but remain with the back up Educator (or return earlier than arranged) – a full fee will be applied to one Educator’s fees (No CCS).

Termination of care

Either parent or educator must give one week’s notice.

** Note: CCS cannot be claimed for holding fees ending with an absence.

Availability of educator

If the educator is unavailable to provide the care – no fee is charged.

Fee schedule

Download the 2019 fee schedule (effective from 1 July 2019).