Fees subsidies and payments

The 2022 fees for childcare, kindergarten and outside school hours care are listed here.  You'll also find information about subsidies that are available for families and how payments are made for each service.

Child care subsidy (CCS)

The following information is for:

  • Long day care
  • Outside school hours care 
  • Occasional care
  • Casual care

Families may be eligible for Government support with fees for many of our services. The fee support is provided through Centrelink (Services Australia) in the form of the Child Care Subsidy.

Families who are eligible for the Child Care Subsidy will pay a reduced fee. To register for Child Care Subsidy you must have a myGov account and complete an assessment.

To claim the Child Care Subsidy, you will need to accept the bookings you make with us through your myGov account. Before commencing care, you will also need to sign a paper based agreement with the service your child will be attending.

Please note that Child Care Subsidy approvals may change the level of benefit you currently receive. Full fees will be charged until CCS claims are approved; which can take up to 4 weeks.

For more information please visit the Victorian Government Childcare website.

You can also phone Centrelink on 136 150 or visit the Services Australia website for further details. The line for non-English speakers is 13 12 02.

If you need help  to start claiming the Child Care Subsidy, visit Centrelink online account help - Claim Child Care Subsidy - Services Australia

CCS for Kindergarten

Families may be eligible for Government support in the form of Child Care Subsidy (CCS) to help with fees in an integrated program.

Sessional kindergarten subsidies are provided by the Victorian Government to make kindergarten free for: children attending either three or four year old kindergarten and who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent and also children known to Child Protection.

This subsidy also extends to children attending three or four year old kindergarten and who hold, or whose families hold a current Health Care Card or accepted refugee/humanitarian visa.

Children's Services Fees

Download the 2022 Children's Services fees. Or find the fees for your child's program listed below:

 

Payments

Long day care

Long Day Care families must set up a direct debit. Payment will be debited from your nominated bank account inclusive of the current fortnight plus 2 weeks in advance. 

Kindergarten

Kindergarten families must set up a direct debit. Payment will be debited from your nominated bank account 2 weeks prior to the commencement of each term (4 per year). 

No funds will be debited if your account is sitting in credit (-$) or has a zero balance. 

Additional Child Care Subsidy (child wellbeing, transition to work, temporary financial hardship and grandparent) is a payment from the Australian Government for families who need practical help with the cost of child care.

Casual and Occasional care

All families who use casual/occasional care must have a direct debit set up (from either a bank account or credit card). Your account is charged every two weeks. 

Changes or cancellations

If you need to cancel a confirmed casual or permanent after care or vacation care booking, please provide two weeks’ notice to avoid being charged. We can refund fees if a medical certificate is provided.

Contact the centre coordinator for any changes to bookings or cancellations for any of the other childcare services.