In order to receive subsidies, families need to ensure that they provide the necessary information to the Y Ballarat and take the appropriate actions through their myGov account.
Childcare Subsidy (CCS) enables families attending an Early Education Centre to receive a discount directly off the daily service fee. The amount of subsidy families will receive is based on three things.
If your child attends the service on a:
As Y Ballarat services are approved for CCS, please ensure you provide us with your CRN number and both the date of birth of your child/ren and the parent/guardian who receives CCS.
Families will receive their Child Care Subsidy (CCS) off the fee once they approve their booking through their myGov account. It is important that families approve their attendances, as you will not receive or be backdated any CCS for any days that are attended before this approval occurs.
Changes to income
Services Australia sends our service updated listings via internet connection every day; however, the contract remains between Services Australia and individual families. It is therefore your responsibility to notify Centrelink of any changes to your income.
From 10 July 2023, there will be increases to the family income limits for CCS eligibility and also the subsidy percentages.
Find out more here.
If your child does not attend or is absent for periods of time, this can impact on the CCS you receive. Please note:
Some families may be eligible for an additional subsidy to reduce the overall cost of childcare in an approved service. To receive this, you must be eligible for Child Care Subsidy, and you need to meet at least one of the following criteria:
The Y Ballarat directs all queries regarding grandparent, transitioning and temporary hardship to Services Australia for assessment. The provider may claim on behalf of the family for cases where there is a vulnerable or at-risk child involved. The Y Ballarat collects, and documents all required information to support the claim prior to processing the application.
You can estimate your subsidy here> Child Care Subsidy Estimator