Step 1 - Activity Test

Step 2 - Family Information & Financial Status

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Step 3 - Children & Child Care Information

Step 3.1 - Fill in details for child 1
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Early Learning Centre


Example:

Your child (below school age) is attending an Early Learning Centre (ELC). The hours for the Early Learning Centre are 8.10am-3.10pm at $120, with After School Care at $20 from 3.10pm to 6pm. The Centre also runs Vacation Care during the School Holidays that runs from 8am-6pm for $100 per day.

Your child is enrolled in the ELC care and After School Care 5 sessions per week for 40 weeks per year. In addition your child is enrolled in Vacation Care 5 sessions per week for 10 weeks per year in the same centre.

How to Fill in the Inforamtion:

The Sessions per week are all same across different care types so you only need to convert the session fees and session hours to the average over 50 weeks.

The ELC part is simple as it is Centre Based Day Care:

    The Session Hours = (7hrs X 40weeks) / 50weeks = 5.6hrs per session

    The Session Fees = ($120 X 40weeks) / 50weeks = $96 per session

The tricky part is the after school care and Vacation Care as both are Outside School Hours Care:

    The Session Hours = (3hrs X 40weeks + 10hrs X 10weeks) / 50weeks = 4.4hrs per session

    The Session Fees = ($20 X 40weeks + $100 X 10weeks) / 50weeks = $36 per session

Now you need to choose "No" for the "Is this child attending school?" question.

Then you enter your numbers into the calculator as shown below:

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Long Day Care + Family Day Care


Example:

Your child (below school age) is enrolled at two child care centres:

    (1) at a Centre Based Day Care 3 sessions (10 hours per session) per week at $120 per session for 50 weeks per year;

    (2) and at a Family Day Care 2 sessions (10 hours per session) per week at $110 per session for 50 weeks per year.

How to Fill in the Inforamtion:

For the Centre Based Day Care:

    The Sessions = 3 sessions per week

    The Session Hours = 10hrs per session

    The Session Fees = $120 per session

For the Family Day Care:

    The Sessions = 2 sessions per week

    The Session Hours = 10hrs per session

    The Session Fees = $110 per session

Now you need to choose "No" for the "Is this child attending school?" question.

Then you enter your numbers into the calculator as shown below:

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After School Care + Vacation Care


Example:

Your school aged child is enrolled in both After School Care and Vacation Care (both are Outside School Hours Care):

    (1) in the After School Care 4 sessions (3 hours per session) per week at $30 per session for 40 weeks per year;

    (2) and in the Vacation Care 5 sessions (10 hours per session) per week at $90 per session for 10 weeks per year.

How to Fill in the Inforamtion:

For the After School Care, you need to convert the numbers to 5sessions per week (same as the Vacation Care):

    The Sessions = 5sessions per week

    The Session Hours = (3hrs X 4sessions) / 5sessions = 2.4hrs per session

    The Session Fees = ($30 X 4sessions) / 5sessions = $24 per session

    Weeks per Year = 40weeks

For the Vacation Care, you need to convert the numbers to 40 weeks (same as the After School Care):

    The Sessions = 5sessions per week

    The Session Hours = (10hrs X 10weeks) / 40weeks = 2.5hrs per session

    The Session Fees = ($90 X 10weeks) / 40weeks = $22.5 per session

    Weeks per Year = 40weeks

Now you need to choose "Yes" for the "Is this child attending school?" question.

Then you enter your numbers into the calculator as shown below:

    The Sessions = 5sessions

    The Session Hours = 2.4hrs per session + 2.5hrs per session = 4.9hrs per session

    The Session Fees = $24 per session + $22.5 per session = $46.5 per session

    Weeks per Year = 40weeks

Make sure you change the Centre Based Day Care Session (Daily) Hours & Family Day Care Session (Daily) Hours to 0!

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Summary Weekly Average Quarterly Average Yearly
Child Care Fees $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Child Care Subsidy $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Child Care Subsidy Withholding $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Child Care Subsidy Paid to Service Provider $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Out-of-pocket Child Care Cost $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Child Care Cost after EOY Reconciliation $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Results Summary (For All Children)

Summary Weekly Average Quarterly Average Yearly
Child Care Fees $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Child Care Subsidy $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Child Care Subsidy Withholding $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Child Care Subsidy Paid to Service Provider $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Out-of-pocket Child Care Cost $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Child Care Cost after EOY Reconciliation $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Additional Child Care Subsidy (ACCS)

The section below shows how much CCS you can get if you are eligible for Additional Child Care Subsidy (ACCS). The ACCS provides assistance in the following circumstances:

  • ACCS (Child Wellbeing) for families who require practical help to support their child's safety and wellbeing;
  • ACCS (Grandparent) for grandparent primary carers on income support;
  • ACCS (Temporary Financial Hardship) for families experiencing temporary financial hardship;
  • ACCS (Transition to Work) is available for parents transitioning to work from income support.

Families eligible for ACCS (Child Wellbeing), ACCS (Grandparent) or ACCS (Temporary Financial Hardship) will receive a subsidy equal to the actual fee charged, up to 120 per cent of the CCS hourly rate cap. Those families will not be subject to the activity test, and will be entitled to up to 100 hours of care per child, per fortnight.

ACCS (Transition to Work) is available for parents transitioning to work from income support. Eligible families will receive a subsidy of 95 per cent of the actual fee charged or up to 95 percent of the CCS hourly rate cap, whichever is lower. Hours of subsidised care will be determined by the Child Care Subsidy Activity Test.

The five per cent (5%) mandatory withholding of Child Care Subsidy entitlement will not apply to ACCS payments and neither will the annual cap.

Note: You can only get 1 type of Additional Child Care Subsidy at a time. If you meet the criteria for more than 1 type, you will be paid the one that benefits you the most. For more information please refer to Additional Child Care Subsidy from Australian Government Department of Human Services.

Weekly Summary ACCS (Child Wellbeing, Grandparent, Temporary Financial Hardship) ACCS (Transition to Work)
Child Care Fees $0.00 $0.00
Child Care Subsidy $0.00 $0.00
Child Care Subsidy Withholding $0.00 $0.00
Child Care Subsidy Paid to Service Provider $0.00 $0.00
Out-of-pocket Child Care Cost $0.00 $0.00