Confused about the child care subsidy and what it means for your family? Let us explain it for you...
Entering early education can be a daunting process and quite confusing. Many of our families have questions about how the childcare subsidy is calculated. The childcare subsidy (CCS) is a government subsidy that provides financial assistance for Australian families to assist with costs. The amount of funding you receive depends on your family’s individual circumstances.
The amount you receive depends on your income, activity level, and the hourly rate your provider charges. The CCS will calculate higher if you have more than one child in childcare. To estimate how much your family will receive, please click here to use this simple CCS calculator.
Understanding the CCS can be complicated, so we have broken it down. If you have any further questions, please contact one of our friendly team at Genius.
Your combined family income will determine how much CCS you receive. If your income changes, contact Centrelink and let them know. This can be done by calling them on 136 150, logging into your MyGov account and updating online or using the Express Plus Centrelink app. Please see below the percentages of CCS for 2023.
The CCS is also calculated from your family's level of activity. Level of activity is the amount of time your family contributes to the Australian economy, both paid and unpaid. This is calculated from the family member who contributes the least amount of hours per fortnight.