Our centre is an approved child care centre which means that you will be entitled to Child Care Benefit (CCB) and Child Care Rebate (CCR) from the Department of Human Services (DHS).
To be eligible you need to meet all of the following:
Use approved or registered child care
You are responsible for paying the child care fees for your child
Your child is immunised, on an immunisation catch up schedule, or is exempt from the immunisation requirements
Meet the residency requirements
To receive more than a zero rate of Child Care Benefit you must meet the income test.
Even if you do not qualify for CCB under the income test, you may still be eligible for CCR, which equates to 50% rebate on your child care fees.
You can decide whether you want your CCR to be paid to the centre, further reducing your fees, or to you directly. The Child Care Rebate is capped at $7,500 per financial year.
You must be registered with Centrelink to receive the payments. You can contact them on 136 150 or visit their website www.humanservices.gov.au