Did you know about the funding available for childcare in Queensland?
Every child should have access to quality early learning programs. That’s why there are a number of funding schemes available to help families manage the cost of childcare and education through the early years. Here is an overview of what you can expect when it comes to government funding, as well as additional information about the eligibility of childcare and kindergarten providers.
Government funding is available
Trying to understand the benefits and rebates available to parents can get confusing. The preschool or kindergarten you choose will be able to provide you with more information, but here are few answers to some questions you may have.
What is Child Care Benefit (CCB)?
Child Care Benefit is a payment from the Australian Government that helps you with the cost of your childcare.
Who can get CCB?
You may be eligible for CCB if you are a parent, relationship parent, foster parent or grandparent with a child in your care who is attending childcare services approved by, or registered with, the government.
How much CCB will we receive?
This depends on:
What is the Child Care Rebate (CCR)?
- Your income
- The type of care you use (approved or registered)
- The amount of care you use
- The reason you are using care
- How many of your children are in care.
The CCR is a payment from the government that helps working families with the cost of childcare. If you’re using approved childcare and meet the work-study test, the government will provide you with 50% of your out-of-pocket childcare costs, up to the annual cap of $7,500 per child.
These funding schemes are in place to ensure every child has access to quality childcare. For more information about government funding, visit mychild.gov.au
to download the fact sheets about childcare assistance produced by the Australian Government.