04 MayChild Care Subsidy is changing

Posted on 04 May 2023

Most families using early childhood education and care will get more Child Care Subsidy (CCS) From July 2023.

Here’s what providers need to know:

  • the maximum amount of CCS is increasing from 85% to 90%
  • families earning $80,000 or less will get 90% subsidy
  • families earning over $80,000 and under $530,000 will get a subsidy that tapers down from 90%, depending on their income. The subsidy will decrease 1% for each $5,000 earned
  • families earning below $362,408 with more than one child aged 5 or under in care can still get a higher rate for their second and younger children.

Providers can help families understand what the changes mean for them by:

  • directing families to the CCS Calculator at http://www.startingblocks.gov.au/ to find out what their future rates may be
  • printing and displaying this posterand factsheet at your service
  • sharing social media with your families using this kit
  • telling your families when the CCS changes will take effect with regard to your service’s billing practices.
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