Most families are also eligible for Child Care Benefit (CCB). The combination of both these government payments can mean that you pay only a fraction of the daily fee, depending on your family income and arrangements.
Every family’s fee information is different. Grandma’s Place will advise families of daily fees during tours and prior to enrolment.FEE INFORMATION
The below table shows average daily fees in the Mackay area in 2016. This demonstrates how much (or little) child care actually costs after Child Care Benefit (CCB) & Child Care Rebate (CCR) benefits are applied.
Average fees for Mackay area
These out of pocket fees include CCR of 50% of out of pocket expenses.
If your CCB is 80% and you are eligible for CCR, your out of pocket child care expense ranges from $18.90 to $28.90, depending on the daily fee. A huge difference from the full daily fee.
EXAMPLE: Take the example of Jacinta & Barron Jones, a local couple with 2 small children, Samantha and Riley. Barron works for a local business and Jacinta works part time at a hairdresser in the city. Their family income is $90,000 and both Samantha and Riley attend child care three days a week. The family’s assessed Child Care Benefit (CCB) is 57.32% and the Jones’s will Kindergarten and childcare fees will be just under $185 per week. That’s an average of $30.80 per day per child, fully inclusive of meals, incidentals and an awesome early learning program!
If your family earns $165,000 + per annum (disqualifying you for the CCB) you won’t miss out – the 50% Child Care Rebate (CCR) is paid to those families where parents meet the work/study test*, regardless of what the family income is.
Few families miss out on eligible rebates, making the cost of quality Kindergarten and childcare more affordable than previously thought.
For more information about Child Care Tax Rebate & Child Care Benefits, visit the My Child website for more information.
* See Family Assistance website for further information about meeting the work/study test.
The information regarding CCB & CCR on this page is for explanatory purposes only & we take no responsibility for incorrect information, nor future changes to government funding for child care services. Please contact Family Assistance Office (Ph: 13 61 50) to discuss your individual circumstances & determine your individual entitlements.
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